It's still useful; you just have to use your head more -- you have to
think about what the odds might be that a 1st-tier celebrity is named
after the song, and how many other people might be named after it
because of that, for example. It might not be a perfectly
encapsulated summary of the spike in "Jude" names, complete with SVG
charts (and a control group showing no similar spike in "Sharona"
babies in the early '80s) but it'll never grow into that if the
reference is removed off the bat.
On 2/24/06, John Lee <johnleemk(a)gawab.com> wrote:
Ben Yates wrote:
"[[Jude Law]] was named after the song"
That's a useful bit of information, though: it illustrates how
incredibly influential the song was, and the sway the Beatles had over
a british generation.
Not if you don't have a source to back up the latter assertion as well
as the assertion that Law's naming was because of this cultural
influence (instead of, say, his mother hearing the song on the radio
just before going into labour).
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