Article #156 - Origin of Names


[The author has apparently been asked to write about the origins of names, which he or she ascribes to characteristics of individuals or to incidents in their lives.]


There are many other names, of course, whose origin we are unable to trace. Nor do I know that it would be profitable further than to gratify an idle curiosity to pursue the subject to any considerable length. I shall therefor[e] with these vague remarks drop it.