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  • 06.14.04

The Brand Called… Who? VIII

We may have discovered the earliest instance of a family naming a child after a commercial brand. The Scotsman reports that in the year 1379 — 1379! — a couple named its daughter Diot Coke. Now, Coke was yet to be a brand — it was most likely a variation of the name Cook. And Diot was diminutive for Dionisia, now more commonly used as Denise, but fancy that. Diot Coke. In 1379. A name before its time.

We may have discovered the earliest instance of a family naming a child after a commercial brand. The Scotsman reports that in the year 1379 — 1379! — a couple named its daughter Diot Coke. Now, Coke was yet to be a brand — it was most likely a variation of the name Cook. And Diot was diminutive for Dionisia, now more commonly used as Denise, but fancy that.

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Diot Coke. In 1379. A name before its time.

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