Dec 2, 2009

Consider 'Consider Bardwell'

The best part of my pre-work morning was learning,via Anne Saxelby's "Cutting the Curd" podcast that Consider Bardwell Farm (in West Pawlet, Vermont), was named for a man named Consider -- apparently one of several generations of Bardwell men of the same strange, beautiful first name. (He was born to a woman named Experience!) Just as I started thinking about how distant and archaic that name felt from today, the NYC Department of Health released a list of the city's most popular baby names for 2008: 26 baby boys named 'Sincere' this year (rank: 155).

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