I was searching through a census database for information about one of my great grandmothers and was rather surprised to discover she apparently had a sibling called Araisbida. No mention was made of the gender of this exotically named child, and searches of forename databases revealed no such name in existence. Had my great, great grandparents decided to invent this extravagent moniker? Or was it a transcription error? After much thought and deliberation (and a little more searching) I realised it was the latter – Araisbida was in fact my great, great uncle, Archibald.
The moral of this story is do make sure you verify any information you find, and if you seem to be drawing a blank in searching for an actual name, try a variation of it, an alternative spelling, or even a complete misspelling.