Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Names in Spain Are Anything but Plain

A town in Spain with a population of just 900 wants to be recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the place with the largest number of inhabitants with uncommon first names—names such as Fredesvinda, Clodoaldo and Baraquisio.

A glance at the census or newspaper obituary pages of Huerta de Rey, located in the central Spanish autonomous community of Castile and Leon, is sufficient to find individuals with the aforementioned names as well as others such as Orencia, Sincletica, Tenebrina, Rudesindo, Onesiforo and Floripes. [Link]
The First International Gathering of Odd Names will be held in Huerta de Rey next year.

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