Frogley, Cockhead and Crutch: A Celebration of Humorous Names from Oxfordshire's History

Frogley, Cockhead and Crutch: A Celebration of Humorous Names from Oxfordshire's History

Paul Sullivan
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Author:  Paul Sullivan
Condition:  New
Format:  Paperback
Pages:  176
Publisher:  The History Press Ltd
Year:  2015
ISBN:  9780750963008

Willy Cockhead had to live with his name. So too did countless others lumbered with ridiculous monikers, safely hidden away in Oxford's records and censuses - until now.

And what names! Some rhyme (Dick Thick), a few are odd (Silly Waters), others you have to say out loud (Rhoda Turtle) and some are just groan-worthy (Blenda Belcher).

Uncovered by local author Paul Sullivan and accompanied with strange-but-true anecdotes, this entertaining volume of baffling, ill-thought-out and just plain rude examples champions the people and places of Oxfordshire that got saddled with the daftest of names.