Hee, hee. I was searching Ancestry.com birth records for one of my Frost relatives, and I found this record for an unrelated person:
Must be a transcription error, I thought. But here’s the original record:
Sure looks like Icy Frost to me. I suppose this little one’s name could be Joy, what with the similarities between the clerk’s capital Js and Is. Elsewhere on this birth registry, I found a James:
and the surname Isaacs:
What do you think? There are more genealogy giggles—these, from censuses—in the November 2011 Family Tree Magazine Everything’s Relative column. If you’ll be in charge of naming a baby soon and want to know what to avoid, this book might be for you.