Extinct names?

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  1. ninja

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    Some names you just don't hear anymore:
    1)Elmer. First and only time I heard this name was in grade school 38 years ago. Felt sorry for the kid. Never met anyone since with that name. Even the glue needs a new name.
    2)Homer. Richard Gere named his kid Homer, after Home run and baseball. Homer Simpson didnt help this name.
    4)Bertha. Never met a girl with this name. Implies big, very big.
    5)Adolf. For obvious reasons.
    6)Gomer. This name is actually in the bible.
    7)Ester. I had an Aunt Ester back when polyester was in style.

    Any others? Any you wish were extinct?
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    Damn it, you beat me to it!

    Oddly, I'm equally troubled and intrigued, that we think alike. :p:
  8. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    Believe it or not, I went to High School with an Adolf, so I'm betting he's still around somewhere. He was younger than me no less. ;)

    It's funny how some of these names have come to have some sort of connotation to them that is negative. At this point, who is going to name anything other than their dog 'Homer', these days?

    Jethro, depending on your geographical location carries a negative image of some jug eared farmer in bib-overalls.

    I do also know, as Rowdy put up, a Percy (Percival).
  9. HoleInTheRoof

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    You don't see young kids with any of these names...

  10. ninja

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    I also knew a guy named Lester Manley. He would always introduce himself as "Hi, I'm Les Manley." That is, until one day when he was introducing himself and the other person asked "Less manly than what?" After that, it was back to Lester Manley. I'll never forget that day. I was almost rolling on the floor. Nice guy, just got a lousy name.
  11. ninja

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    Ah, yes, how could I forget the name Dick?

    And you can add Francis to the list.
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  13. cowboyfan4life_mark

    cowboyfan4life_mark 5 outta 8 ain't bad

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    Not so many Georges anymore.
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    Big Dog Cowboy

    But not Woodysgirl and CBZ40

  16. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg That gum you like. Zone Supporter

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    My grandmother's name is Agnes. That's pretty much extinct.
  17. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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    Along with my grandmother's name Josephine. And her sister's name Philamena.
  18. Danny White

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    I gotta think the name "Monica" took a serious hit around the late 90s.

    One of my business partners just named her baby girl "Esther" -- I gotta think that's a pretty rare name these days.
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