It helped :p
The bible should help as well, but I didn't read it (just part of it, and in french. The names are a bit different :p )
I think in many places names have been very unoriginal and limited, sometimes even with brothers of the same name. That has become less and less and I think around 2000 (there is no abrupt line but by then it was a majority) people started naming their kids original things. I think part of it is, religion in most places does not dictate everyday life anymore so biblical names and naming after saints becomes less.
plus the world has become much "bigger" definitely with internet but also because almost everyone has a car now. Nobody normal would use to see the world beyond their town, so traditions and family were a bigger thing. Not that they dont matter now, but it used to be all encompassing.
Fun quiz overall though. I missed a couple whoppers.
Harold comes from the roots for army (here (not pronounced as the english word here but more like herre) and rule/power (wald, compare wield)
So definately not the same name. Of you course people can gives other people any nickname they want. (Some people give others random names, like calling every new person in class bob or something eventhough they are called mitchell) But Harold and Hen(d)rik are two distinct names.
Then I think I tried thinking of writers ( and singers ) but I couldnt think of many haha.
Now my question: am I wrong thinking William should trigger Liam?
Surprised Peter, Fred, Muhammed, Sam weren't there
I was brain-dead, locked out, numb, not up to speed
I thought I'd pegged you an idiot's dream
Tunnel vision from the outsider's screen
I never understood the frequency, uh-huh
You wore our expectations like an armored suit, uh-huh
I'd studied your cartoons, radio, music, TV, movies, magazines
Richard said, "Withdrawal in disgust is not the same as apathy"
A smile like the cartoon, tooth for a tooth
You said that irony was the shackles of youth
You wore a shirt of violent green, uh-huh
"What's the frequency, Kenneth?" is your Benzedrine, uh-huh
Butterfly decal, rearview mirror, dogging the scene
You smile like the cartoon, tooth for a tooth
I couldn't understand
You said that irony was the shackles of youth, uh-huh
I never understood, don't f- with me, uh-huh