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19 April 2012

Q is for Quentin

I don't think I known anyone named Quentin. Quincy, yes; Quinn, possibly, but no Quentins. And for some reason, I desperately want to spell it "Quinton" all of a sudden. The end result is the same, I suppose.

Quentin
From the Latin name Quintinus. Traditionally, it's the name given to the fifth born. Currently the 396th most popular name for boys (although I think it would make a nice girl's name, too) in the U.S., and had its peak in popularity in 1919, when it was 220th.

Quentin Roosevelt in his WWI
plane. Source.
Famous Quentins: Quentin Tarantino, Quentin Keynes (British explorer). There are a bunch of others on Wikipedia that I've never heard of, but I suppose other people have heard of them. Also? Teddy Roosevelt's youngest son was named Quentin, and he died in WWI. Not at all coincidentally, the name went from not even in the top 1000 in 1915 to #220 in 1919.

Fictional Quentins: Quentin Kirrin (Enid Blyton's The Famous Five series), Quentin Travers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

My Quentins: I have one. He's the only Q-character I have, which is why he's here today. He's in Emilie's class, so he may get some air time later on.

Do you know a Quentin? Have you heard of any of the famous ones?

Sources:
Behind the Name
Baby Name Wizard
Wikipedia

6 comments:

Carole Anne Carr said...

Yes, I immediately thought of Uncle Quentin! :0)

M.J. Fifield said...

I thought of Quentin Travers from Buffy and also Quentin Jacobson from John Green's novel "Paper Towns"

David M. Brown said...

Great post.

Tarantino was the only one I have heard of before.

It's not a very common name but it's a good one so I'm surprised there aren't more around.

farawayeyes said...

Hey Checky, nice to meet you.

Don't know any Quintens, but I know a couple of Quinns does that count. Cool name at any rate.

a70eezchild said...

I named my son Quentin. I have always been fond of the name after Quentin Collins, a werewolf character from 'Dark Shadows' played by David Selby, and of course the great Quentin Tarentino. I'm also a big Star Trek fan, so we call him 'Q' after the character of Q, played by John de Lancie.

a70eezchild said...

I named my son Quentin. I have always been fond of the name after Quentin Collins, a werewolf character from 'Dark Shadows' played by David Selby, and of course the great Quentin Tarentino. I'm also a big Star Trek fan, so we call him 'Q' after the character of Q, played by John de Lancie.