Thursday, October 13, 2011
Beyond Hope: Supply
I suppose Supply is related to Increase, as in, "I hope that God will Supply me with faith."
The surname is rather unfortunate, though (especially for a minister). Other members of this Massachusetts family include Experience Clap, Desire Clap, and Preserved Clap. Their patriarch was, of course, Roger Clap.
Terrible names: not new.
ETA: Of course, these names were not dirty/funny in the 17th and 18th centuries. The equivalent word in use then was "pox," a word so dirty that you could be fined for telling a joke that included it.
Beyond Hope is a recurring feature that highlights unusual virtue names.