Thursday, November 14, 2013

Fact of the Day: Wendy

Before the 20th century, the name Wendy was quite uncommon. The name became popular after James Matthew Barrie's book Peter Pan which featured a character named Wendy Darling. 

27 comments:

Cloudia said...

neat fact, Adam

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Bob Bushell said...

Wendy is a nice name.

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Emmylou said...

Really? That's the power of literature for yah:)

Anonymous said...

With the greatest respect to anyone named Wendy, the ones I have known have all been nuts!

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

Purty good fast food hamburgers too!

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew that one

Margaret D said...

Ah! Never new that either.

DEZMOND said...

I know a few Wendies....

Debra She Who Seeks said...

It's such a happy, fun-sounding name!

A Beer for the Shower said...

And now we even name hamburgers after her.

Pilar Domínguez said...

Very interesting! I thought it was a traditional name of all times. Kisses:)

Sharon said...

I really like that name! I know a girl named Wendy and she is really sweet :)

Nobody's named Sharon anymore :( People always tell me their grandmother's name is Sharon, or they have a very old aunt named Sharon, but nobody under the age of 65 seems to have this name except for me. I don't dislike my name or anything but I feel like it's an old lady's name haha

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I haven't met many Wendys in my life. I did work with one a few years ago.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I knew a girl named Wendy when I was in first grade. She wasn't very nice. I haven't liked the name since lol

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

So true! I read about this somewhere. I've never met a Wendy, though.

stephen Hayes said...

I have a niece named Wendy. She doesn't fly much.

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Maude Lynn said...

I didn't know that!

Christine said...

interesting, I have a cousin named Wendy, come to think of it.

Fundy Blue said...

I didn't know that the name Wendy was so rare in the past! I've know many Wendys/Wendies? I've especially enjoyed seeing the recent photos of your family, and I hope that your mom is recovering well. It looked like Daisy was playing candlepins which is the kind of bowling I did as a kid in Canada. I couldn't quite see if the ball was small and without holes though.

Kati said...

Thanks for your lovely words on my last post!
In Germany we have a girl's horse magazine called Wendy!

Have a great day,
-Kati

Dana said...

I know several women named Wendy. :)

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I only know the peter pan wendy!
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Teddi said...

no way! hooray

Holy Ghost Writer said...

I know one or two

Kay said...

I had to think how many Wendys I know. Two!