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Raise the Flag and Damn the Consequences!

There is a temptation to bemoan modern naming habits, particularly among celebrities of a certain B-Grade standing, however for those who have their hearts set on claiming that it's all a product of the age in which we find ourselves, I offer this short piece from Freeman's Journal, 5 June 1867, which I came across this morning while looking for something else entirely. It reads, and I kid you not ...

The 'Lynchburg Virginian' states that in Montgomery county, Virginia, a child has been christened "Andrew Jackson Gordon James Buchanan Raise The Flag And Fire The Canon Dobyns."

One can only hope the child was home schooled ...


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