Episode #40 – Jennifer and Mallory discuss names from the works of William Shakespeare: names Shakespeare (allegedly) created, how Romeo and Juliet discussed names, Shakespeare names currently on the U.S. birth charts, and what Shakespeare names NOT to name your baby. Also includes this week’s celebrity baby news and name questions from you, our listeners!

Names mentioned in this episode: Eliud, Carston, Janny, Miranda, Romeo, Juliet, Hamlet, Lucrece, Othello, Macbeth, Jessica, Titus, and more!

Sources for this Episode:


Wikipedia: Shakespeare Characters from A-K, Shakespeare Characters from L-Z
Shakespeare, the Conspiracy Theories (Telegraph)
Macbeth, the Real King of Scotland
Royal Shakespeare Company
Shakespeare Online

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Shakespeare Names - The Baby Names Podcast episode 40