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ODD NAMES

Even ihe name "Appendicitis," which Mr. and Mrs. Jackson, of Oklahoma, have bestowed on a newly-arrived daughter, is no . more eccentric than some'to be found among English gipsies seventy years ago, says the "Manchester Guardian.'1 Talking to a gipsy woman on Stanmore • • Common in 1864, Mrs. Brightwen, the naturalist, learned that her name, was Trinity Smith and that her family of daughters included Levise, Centina, Cinnaminti, Cinderella/ Siberni'a, 'arid' Leviathan', - Asked why the youngest child had been given so weighty a name, she' was ..informed, "Well, ye see, it were the name of the big ship (the Great Eastern was at first named Leviathan), and we thought it such a pretty name that we'd give it to the next boy we got: happened It come a. girl, but we thought it didn't matter much, so gave it to her."

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ODD NAMES, Evening Post, Volume CXXIII, Issue 70, 24 March 1937

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ODD NAMES Evening Post, Volume CXXIII, Issue 70, 24 March 1937

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