Bert

August 27, 2014 § Leave a comment

ORIGIN:
Shortened form of “Albert”, “Herbert“, “Robert“, etc.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Bertie, Bertil, Berto, Berty, Burt, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Bert Purcel, Royal’s kid brother, in “The Egg-Boy” from Nora Perry’s A Flock of Girls and Boys (1895).
– Bert Rice, Anna Kronborg’s beau, in The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather (written in 1915 and set in the 1890s).

WRITERS:
– Bert Schierbeek (1918-1996), Dutch writer.
– Bert Stiles (1920-1944), American short story writer.
– Bert Sugar (1937-2012), American sports historian and writer.
– Bert Leston Taylor (1866-1921), American author, columnist, humorist, and poet.

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