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Minor Complication: Shirley Ellis’ Name Game

In her quaint hit song The Name Game — you know, the one that goes “Shirley! Shirley, Shirley, Bo Birley / Bonana, Fanna, Fo Firley / Fee, Fy, Mo Mirley / Shirley!” — Shirley Ellis says, (and I quote,) “And there isn’t any name that you can’t rhyme.”


There isn’t ANY name that you can’t rhyme?! Are you sure, Shirley? Because what if your name is really complicated? Like, what if my parents named me Read more