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February 7th, 2013 08:12 PM #1
American Supreme Court Justice Names
I have been taking Constitutional law recently so excuse me if this is only of interest to me, but I have found the names of the Supreme Court Justices very interesting of late. Their names are VERY Anglo-Saxon and very classic but there are some surprises in the bunch, names that are over the top with splendor (I'm looking at you Lucius Quintus Cinciannatus Lamar), some that are just weird (who names their baby Salmon?), some that sound very modern (Owen and Wiley) and a LOT of great surnames (firstnames Smith and Potter).
Here is a list of all the justices:here. I would love to hear which ones people think are usable or if they inspire anything. Contrary to my impression, not all 19th century American men were named James and John.
Most of them are male of course, so I thought I'd post here (Although I think Sonia and Elena are amazing names, Ruth and Sandra are less interesting, though Day is an interesting middle).
Last edited by sparrowfinch; February 7th, 2013 at 08:16 PM.Names I enjoy:
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February 8th, 2013 09:49 AM #7Senior Member
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I thought the list was of current ones! Here are my favourites (quirky, dashing and plain weird):
Peter Vivian Daniel
Philip Pendleton Barbour
Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar
Rufus Wheeler Peckham
Horace Harmon Lurton
Wiley Blount Rutledge
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