I have a new post up at Nameberry today! Some Surprising Surnames to Consider: From Ames to Wilkie.
I had a lot of fun putting together this post — as you’ll read, it was the result of research I spent last winter doing, and I have a bunch more topics to write about from that same research! The book I refer to, A Dictionary of English Surnames by P.H. Reaney and R.M. Wilson, is a treasure trove of interesting tidbits about surnames used in England over the last ten centuries (I wrote a little about it here).
I’m interested to hear what you think about the post, and whether you would consider or have considered any of the surnames as first names for your own children!