Stephen Greenblatt: Isn’t that a Jewish name?
21 September 2000
“... America of my parents and grandparents. My Hebrew name is Yaakov Shlomo, after some deceased relatives, no doubt born in Lithuania. But my parents carefully gave me approximate English equivalents, Stephen Jay, reversing the order presumably because they thought it looked or sounded somehow more elegant, and, for the same reason, using the Greek spelling of my first name, the name of the first ...”