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Genealogy Howlers.

Calling offspring strange names is not a new trend I found. I have no idea what compels parents to couple a surname with something unfitting, yet going back a couple of centuries in my research I found a couple named Lord, residing in the Bible belt. Their surname was Lord, right? Keep this in mind.

On the event of the birth of their third son, the proud parents named him Thank Ye. Really? A baby boy named Thank Ye, with a surname of Lord? One has to wonder how grateful this child was as he grew into a man with that moniker.  One also has to hope that as it was the Bible belt, it wasn’t too bizarre.

This isn’t the worst name I have come across by any means. I think the all time favorite was a family practitioner named Rhea. His initials were I. and A. and his title was Dr. So we have, in bold lettering on the nameplate, Dr, I. A Rhea. Perhaps a tad apt, given his chosen profession.