From The Challenge of Ideas (1961)
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He was a workhorse of a name, once solidly established in the US Top 100, but now fading fast.

Thanks to Lola for suggesting Wayne as our Baby Name of the Day.

File Wayne with other obscure occupational surnames.

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  1. I love Wayne. Always have. My grandfather-in-law is named Wayne, and that’s made me love it more. It’s definitly at least middle name material for a future son. One of my best friends has a little boy named Hunter Wayne. Somehow Wayne makes me like Hunter better 🙂