One of the girls I sailed with at Penn State was a Marianne. My oldest friend's wife is named Marianne. Other than that they were scarce. Still, I know a girl whose secret name is Sabrina just because her dad liked it and those idiots brought the paperwork into the hospital room when whossname was sleeping it off and
You ever wonder that you seldom meet girls whose middle name is 'Shotgun?'
Ah well, most men know that they must sleep and all kinds of horrible things can happen in the dark. Restraint would be our middle name but we just agreed that some limits should be observed.
I'm probably the last generation of those that had parents prepped to name the newborn with a full set of boy names and girl names. 1961 was kind of the last gasp of mystery. Nowadays, we know way up ahead of time. We were working on Scooter's names after the first ultrasound and there was no doubt about which book we should reference since she was clearly going to be a little girl.