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Spin Off: What names do you feel are unusable?

  • lilybell
    lilybell
    Participant

    What names do you think are forever unusable and what are just currently unusable?

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  • lilybell
    lilybell
    Participant

    the only name that comes to mind as forever unusable in Adolph. In My Opinion it will ALWAYS be associated with Hitler.

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    Yeah, I see what you mean. I had a great-uncle named Adolph though who was a really amazing, gentle man. (He was born around 1920 or so.)
    I consider Benedict and Judas permanently unusable. I know some people disagree since Benedict still gets used, but IMO the association is way too strong.
    I personally think of names like Cher, Elvis and Madonna as unusable too, just because they are so strongly associated with one particular person.

    gaamy
    gaamy
    Participant

    i agree with twosaphires.

    i think it all depends on where you’re from. here in america Jesus would be untouchable, but it’s popular in mexico and some south american countries.

    i dont think people should be naming their kids ANY version of Damian or Damon, since most people wrongly think it means “devil/demon”

    Anabel Conner
    Anabel Conner
    Keymaster

    The only name mentioned so far on this thread that I think is unusable is Judas. Adolph doesn’t immediately mean “Hitler” to me, being as Hitler’s name was spelled Adolf. Regardless, it is still used frequently throughout the world. My friend John is the first born son in his family that wasn’t named Adolph, and he is younger than me.

    I would also say that the name Jezabel is pretty much unusable, being that it is slang for harlot and related words. I also think that Dick, standing on its own, would be a not-so-wise choice, although I have two friends named Richard and both occasionally go by this.

    I think that names that are unusable are very rare. I wouldn’t discourage use of Elvis and Madonna, if someone was set on it absolutely, but I would probably be more apt to do so in the middle name position.

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