[WikiEN-l] Trivia and popular culture sections

Ben Yates bluephonic at gmail.com
Fri Feb 24 15:56:28 UTC 2006

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 at 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).
> John
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