Friday, February 27, 2015

What Happened to Norton?

Easton, Weston, & Sutton are all up-and-comers, after all. Is it the anti-virus software? I have a vague "nerdy!" association, but I have no idea why.
Anyway, the rise of the directional-town names made me wonder what other direction-surnames are a possibility. I wouldn't necessarily recommend these all on human babies, but they are fun to say. ;)
Enjoy (or cringe)!

East:
  • Astbury (burgh, "fortress")
  • Aston (ton, "town")
  • Eastby, Easterby, Esseby (by, "farm")
  • Eastham (ham, "village")
  • Eastley, Astley, Easley (ley, "field")
  • Eastway, Eastaway (weg, "way, road")
  • Eastwell, Estwell (well, "stream, spring")
  • Estcott, Escott (cott, "cottage")

North:
  • Norbury
  • Norcliff
  • Norcott
  • Norcross
  • Norledge, Northage (weg, "way, road")
  • Norley
  • Norman
  • Norris
  • Northall (hall, "hall"; or holh "small valley")
  • Northam
  • Northey (ea, "river", or eg, "path, road")
  • Northway, Noraway
  • Norwell
  • Norwood

South:
  • Southall
  • Southam, Sotham
  • Southard, Southward, Suthard (worth, "farm")
  • Southby, Sotheby, Sutherby
  • Southcott, Sothcott
  • Southway
  • Southwell
  • Suston
  • Sutcliff, Sutliff
  • Sutherland, Sunderland
  • Sutherley
  • Suthren, Sotheron ("southerner")

West:

  • Westall, Wessell, Westell, Westoll
  • Westbury
  • Westby, Westerby, Westaby
  • Westcott, Wescott
  • Westman, Westerman
  • Westmore (mere, "lake")
  • Wesley, Westley
  • Westoff, Westover ("to the west")
  • Westrey ("westerner")

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Chanel. *blows kiss*

A friend of mine was surprised recently--her top baby name is a new lipstick color! I didn't even know lipstick lines used human names, so of course I had to check it out! What I found was a fascinatingly eclectic mix of names, male and female.

  • Adrienne
  • Antoinette
  • Arthur
  • Catherine
  • Cécile
  • Dimitri
  • Edith
  • Elise
  • Emilienne
  • Erik
  • Étienne
  • Gabrielle
  • Ina
  • Jean
  • Jeanne
  • Julia
  • Louise
  • Maggy
  • Marie
  • Misia
  • Olga
  • Suzanne
  • Vera