A Gertrude Is A Gertrude Is a Gertrude

According to the BBC, there were "no Gertrudes" in 2005 in Britain - that is, the name is simply facing extinction. Pity. If, as seems the case, parents are more and more guided by celebrity status in the selection of monickers, some might reflect on the great Ms. Stein, and try to call back into social use the wonderful "Gertrude".

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