We at ApMtn can’t decide if we’re thrilled by the evidence uncovered by Michael Sherrod and Matthew Rayback in their new book Bad Baby Names, or a bit disappointed.

I’ve yet to read the book, but wanted to recommend the New York Times article.

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Whether you're naming a baby, or just all about names, you've come to the right place! Appellation Mountain is a haven for lovers of obscure gems and enduring classics alike.

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  1. What a *fabulous* site! And congrats on the birth of Eli. He’s darling – and looks quite pleased to have escaped going through life known as Dragon. 😉

  2. Hey! I am one of the authors of the book you’re talking about. Thanks for commenting on it here. I hope it lives up to your expectations. And if you or your readers want to know more, check out my blog at http://www.badbabynames.net. Thanks again!