I just listened to the conversation with Sarah Vowell about Lafayette. I met someone years ago who has a son name Return and I found that very odd so I asked her why? She told me that it was her grandfather's name and as well as several ancestors. She told me that because Americans loved Lafayette so much at that time, there were banners that said 'Return Lafayette'. Some people named their sons Lafayette and Return Lafayette. Eventually her family had several people with just the name Return and has dropped the Lafayette.