Friday, June 24, 2011

Name of the Day

Smallhope Bigg

b. 1605, England
d. 1644, Middlesex Co., MA

Come on, now. This is just silly. This is not one of those names that seems funny because the meaning of a word has changed over time or because the alliteration is unusual. Perhaps Smallhope's parents wanted to make sure their son was humble in spite of his surname.

1 comment:

Linda said...

Oh, that's a good one!