Thursday, November 15, 2007

Lauren--This is for you!

Day Names

The first Africans in North America often bore day names - names that signified the day of the week on which they were born. Through the years, the African day-naming custom was Anglicized and expanded to include months, seasons, and even holidays

> Afternoon
> Aries
> August
> Autumn
> Calendar
> Christmas
> December
> Early
> Easter
> Gemini
> January
> Light
> March
> Monday
> Morning
> Noon
> November
> October
> Scorpio
> Season
> September
> Spring
> Summer
> Sunday
> Winter

hmmmm. . .I think I like Monday Morning, unless you think Christmas Calendar is better!

3 comments:

lauren said...

ha ha. funny.
too bad i know an autumn and a december. and those names are HALF as bad as ABBBBNER or mabel. :)

Megan C. said...

Phil and I were thinking that since our last name is Camp we should name our baby Summer Camp or Autumn Camp. What do you think? ;) JK we've laughed about those names but would NEVER use them!

Chaz & Kari Dull said...

PRETTY INTERESTING! I cant believe some of those names!