What are we talking about today?

Some days have themes. I don't necessarily post something in each of these topic areas every week.

Sunday: Church-related or spiritual things.
Monday: Running.
Tuesday: Books.
Wednesday: Transportation.
Friday: Green living.

09 April 2012

H is for Henry

You know, when I started with this theme, I probably should have checked my list of characters more closely to see if I actually had enough names to keep it going for the entire alphabet. But, the idea came to me in the middle of the night when I was trying to fall asleep, so I didn't argue with the voice from the sky.

Uncle Henry. He should have had
more lines. Source.
Anyway. No H-characters for me. But, I was talking to someone on Twitter a few days ago about The Wizard of Oz, so... Henry it is.

Henry
English form of Heinrich, which means "home rule". Had the peak of its U.S. popularity in the 1880s, when it was #8 for boys.

Famous Henrys: Henry Ford, Henry James, Henry David Thoreau, Henry Kissinger, Henry Fonda

Fictional Henrys: Uncle Henry Gale (The Wizard of Oz), Henry Blake (M*A*S*H), Henry Higgins (My Fair Lady), Henry Alden (The Boxcar Children)

My Henrys: None that I know well, but Chad has some friends from college who have a little Henry. I've seen pics. He's a cutie.

Do you know any Henrys? Are you a Henry? Do you still cry at the the end of Henry Blake's final M*A*S*H episode, every time, even though you know how it ends? (That may just be me.)

Sources:
Behind the Name
Baby Name Wizard

5 comments:

Donna Martin said...

Hi...I'm hopping over from the A to Z challenge. Lovely post...good luck with the challenge.

Donna L Martin
www.donasdays.blogspot.com

Ruth said...

I have a neighbor named Henry.
It was sad when Henry Blake died.

welcome to me

yummy stuff

Tracy said...

I love the Wizard of Oz and good thought on Uncle Henry...and YES, I did cry at the end of Henry's final episode...still miss the entire show!

Su said...

@Donna: Hello! *waves*

@Ruth: Yes. SO sad. :(

@Tracy: Me, too! I watch it obsessively when it's on TV Land or whatever.

Karen Peterson said...

I've always liked the name Henry. I'm happy it's having a resurgence in popularity.