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Extinct names?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by ninja, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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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.
    3)Jethro
    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?
     
  2. peplaw06

    peplaw06 That Guy

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    Tyrannosaurus Rex
     
  3. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    Bob Sacamano
     
  4. Route 66

    Route 66 Well-Known Member

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    Barney

    Percy
     
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    Duane Well-Known Member

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    Eugene
     
  6. Route 66

    Route 66 Well-Known Member

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    Chester
     
  7. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    :lmao2:



    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

    HoleInTheRoof Benched

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

    Edgar
    Hank
    Henry
    Harriett
    Dick
    Frank
    Frederick
    Gertrude
     
  10. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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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

    ninja Numbnuts

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

    And you can add Francis to the list.
     
  12. Route 66

    Route 66 Well-Known Member

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    Otis

    Wally
     
  13. cowboyfan4life_mark

    cowboyfan4life_mark 5 outta 8 ain't bad

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    Alvin
    Calvin
    Elbert
    Dewey
    Not so many Georges anymore.
     
  14. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    :laugh2:
     
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    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    But not Woodysgirl and CBZ40

    :laugh2:
     
  16. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg That gum you like.

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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

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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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.
     
  19. Signals

    Signals Suspicious looking stranger

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    Ben Dover
     
  20. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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