Washington Irving And The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.

Is Washington Irving two first names? Two last names? This month’s contribution to the Blog of Funny Names.

The Blog of Funny Names

Chocolate-Espresso Dacquoise. German buttercream. Chocolate ganache. Meringue . . . Oh wait, I forgot where I was.

We’re supposed to be talking about funny names, that’s it, funny names. How about Washington Irving. First name? Last name? Both?

Washington Irving. "Ornamentally styled hair is but one of my many skills." He never said this, but he could have. Washington Irving. “Ornamentally styled hair is but one of my many skills.” He never said this, but he could have.

Imagine if you will, your dad, William, saying to your mom, Sarah, “I don’t care how many kids we have, Sarah, the first one to live is named after me.” Apparently setting the standard for George Foreman.

Eleven children: William, Jr. the first, passed away, William, Jr. the second, passed away, William, Jr, the third, survived. John, solid name, but he passed away. Ann, she’s a keeper, Peter, now that’s a good name, Catherine, we’re going strong now, Ebenezer, okay maybe I shouldn’t have shared that one with Dickens, John Treat, treat—like…

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About Fannie Cranium

Writing since she could first hold a pen, Tracy Perkins formed her alter ego, "Fannie Cranium" at the suggestion of her husband. Tracy understands smiling makes people wonder what she’s been up to.
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