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catching_signals

Bob. Literally never met a person my age who went by "Bob." I've known a Bobby but he refused to be called Bob.


Positronicon

You can't call a baby Bob.


sensualsoup

Not with that attitude. I refer to my extended families newborns as *The Thing*


bmbmwmfm

Knew a family that had a child named Thane. We're southern. Took me years to realize they weren't calling him THANG I remember thinking how cruel they were to name him THANG.


thatnewaccnt

But you can call a baby Bobert


RippinNTearin

Wehadababyitsabob


SkinAggravating5432

Now THAT is a deep track.


PAWts14

Sometime in the not so distant future, Bob may no longer be anyone's uncle


Brisselio

Because there is a progression of the name, as a kid you are robby or Bobby or something like that, teenager you go by rob or Robert and eventually you hit your mid 20s and decide to go by Bob.


Stinky_Stephen

You read the comic, right?


Gogo726

I have a friend who went by Bob as early as age 7.


Hank-falcon

This is a great little doc about how the name bob has gone extinct in sports https://youtu.be/lvh6NLqKRfs


xYoSoYx

Earl


TomatoOnToothpics

As a kid there was an Earl in my class, 30yrs ago, and he was relentlessly teased and shamed for his name


koobus_venter1

The inspiration behind the show “my name is Earl”?


FeralBottleofMtDew

Or the Dixie Chicks' "Earl Had to Die"?


MadWhiskeyGrin

"Goodbye Earl"


VaughnFry

Had an Earl in my 7th grade class. Name like that is hard to overcome without athleticism.


TomatoOnToothpics

He was a farmer. We didn't live in a farming area. As a kid we'd take school field trips to his house and all his relatives would Hillbilly it up for us, which I'm sure didn't help his cause.


Gildian

Oh no that poor kid


Cannanda

I used to hook up with a guy named Earl. At the time he was 21. He definitely came from MONEY though.


Responsible_Low3349

Earl Earl of Moneymore


Not-here-4-upvotes

I have a list of people I have done wrong and I need to make things right. My name is Earl.


jimonabike

If any show deserved an extra season or two, it's that one. Any show that got both Norm McDonald AND Burt Reynolds is a home run.


Fantastic_Nebula_835

Any name for a sexy woman from an older James Bond movie


whatsupskip

I dont know, I can see roll call, Tiphany Higgins, Britainy Hughes, Mickayleah Gaddy, Pussy Galore. Doesn't sound so bad in context.


Travie7861

The spelling is cursed


_j45m1n3_

We used to tease my little nephew by calling him Pearl. He’s 24 now but I forget that he’s an adult and use the nickname from time to time. He still answers to it though and it’s makes my heart burst. I’m just happy he forgot that we used to sing “Goodbye Earl” by the Dixie Chicks to him when he was like 2 or 3… he would get so mad. 😅😬😣


high_on_acrylic

Fun fact: I had an older family member that due to complications was name Infant for the first half of his life. He was called R.J. by people who knew him, but R.J. didn’t stand for anything.


imrealbizzy2

My uncle had only initials, too. Two other uncles had no middle names but the military told them they were required to have at least a middle initial. WW II vets. The Air Corps uncle chose D, Navy one chose A. D actually used the name Dee for the rest of his life.


Joba7474

I was in the military with a guy who didn’t have a middle name. For some reason, the person input his middle name as UNK(surely for unknown, but his middle name wasn’t unknown.) so this dude had to spend 8 years putting UNK on all of his paperwork.


high_on_acrylic

Oh cool!


Offerasuggestion

Gary. Look at this little baby Gary. Doesn't work


Expensive-Ad-4508

Meow.


Nervous-Patience-310

I love you


ShadowCobra479

I don't know Gary Oak was 10


Known-Advance-7352

I worked at a kids camp around 5 years ago, there was a 6 year old Gary and a 5 year old Vinnie, I felt weird saying their names. Though Vinnie always came in really smartly and expensively dressed so maybe he was a tiny Italian gangster


Julia-Louis-Drypuss

Hey. I have a cousin named Vinnie. Big Italian family-there was bound to be a few vinnies


Positronicon

Maybe if you have a whole bunch of them. Gaaaaary...


Lachiexyz

When my son was born I told my mum we'd named him Gary. She literally had no words, I got an "oh" and a good 20 seconds of awkward silence. She was so relieved when I told her I was kidding. Best possible reaction 😂


Detective_penguin

Horace


TAPO14

Slughorn


Zerxin

MERLIN’S BEARD DUMBLEDORE


Senju19_02

Ah, I see you are a man of culture as well


mysontheplumber

Much to his mum and dads dismay Horace ate himself one day


Detective_penguin

Why would he do that? Were there signs in hindsight?


mysontheplumber

He didn’t stop to say his grace he just sat down and ate his face


CozcozSBYT

You heretic


Pretty_Revolution974

Eustice


CorgiGal89

"There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it"


cyborg-waffle-iron

I was just about to comment this.


Iscreamqueen

I can only say this name with an angry Scottish accent. It reminds me of Courage the Cowardly Dog. I love that show.


schofield101

RIGHT. I'M GETTIN' ME MALLET!


ZoeInBinary

Anyone with that name just sounds like a real scrubb.


MADDOGCA

Sounds like a guy who can't get no love from me.


Nicholas-Hawksmoor

Some of them almost deserve it, though.


Tacky-Terangreal

My exact thought. It’s a great name though


kyaudiophile

Gertrude.


puffball76

My grandmother was a Gertrude! Her nickname was Trudie. Yes it is a very old fashioned name but I have a positive association with it.


Mental-Size-7354

Mine too. Hers was Gerty.


Purpledoves91

Same, my grandma's name, and she was called Trudy. Never Gertrude.


Enzo03

OP said adult not fossil.


PlantainMurky5507

Another fossil would be any name with a BERT in it! Herbert, Albert, Filbert… imagine a baby any-of-those-Berts 😧😧🫣


Gusty_Garden_Galaxy

How about Bartholomew?


Waste_Disaster2830

Hahahaha


the_real_pam_halpert

My daughters cat is named Gertrude - after the little girl in ET (played by Drew Barrymore)


steakandkidneycake

Mortimer


Lucky-Employee-4979

I can’t imagine a kid with the name “guy”


imrealbizzy2

I had a dear friend named Guy and as cute and fun as he was as a teenager and an adult I can totally imagine little him. He died of AIDS in 1995. We had some outrageously good times.


culturecomfort

I had a friend named Guy too, he lost his battle to depression a few years back in 8th grade. He was a fun kid and somehow looked exactly like I’d have imagined a guy named Guy to look like EDIT: I phrased it in that way because I know how depression eats away at the mind. It’s not an insignificant disease, it’s a daily choice. Do I live or do I die? I graduated last week, I stood trying for two hours not to cry because they should have been there with us. My phrasing was careful because I was then again trying not to cry because I was reminded of those I’ve lost to depression. That’s why I phrase it delicately, because it’s easier for me to write and remember good times than writing it bluntly and remembering the bad.


hux

I appreciate how respectfully you phrased that, and I'm sorry you lost him.


sovereignsekte

That escalated pretty effing quick. Poor guy...


FirstBankofAngmar

My cousin's name is guy. Our family literally just called him boy until he graduated high school.


Bleezze

I can't tell if you are joking or not


Mysterious-Offer8916

My husband's name is Guy and his mom called him "Bear" until he was 13. She said it was weird to chase a toddler around yelling "Guy!". He's a Jr. and his dad was adamant about naming him that. We didn't continue with our boy.


whatsername1180

My father in laws name was Guy. I guess it was like a family tradition to name the males Guy. My MIL hated the name, but still wanted to honor the tradition, so my husband's middle name is Guy. Then she found out her MIL hated the name and just went along with the tradition because she thought she had to. Our sons middle name is William, my FIL middle name, still kind of keeping the tradition but I also dont like the name Guy for a kid, neither does my husband.


SamAreAye

Anything with a "Sr." after it.


Some_wizard_shit

You’re technically correct, the best kind of correct.


akdanman11

r/angryupvote


AWildDon

You son of a gun take my upvote and fuck outta here


BruceBeer

Hortense


kdenko

Balthazar


hclaf

OP said adult not demon


BrokenLink100

"Yo, why don't we see any kids named Beelzebub no more?"


snertkriebels

The biblical balthazar was a wise man/magus/king and not a demon. Pretty majestic.


AlmostBitter

Dick


Achilles9609

Greyson? Age 12?


Miles-Stark97

Idk why but i just have this strong feeling if he was created in this day and age the writers wouldn't have name him Dick.


born_again_tim

Anyone named Richard spent their teenage years being referred to jokingly as Dick.


The_Spyre

Bernard.


TEFAlpha9

I hear he's a Saint.


Duppy_Time

Gary


Rhodie114

I dunno, I always think of the douche from Pokemon.


Jeramy_Jones

Greg


Expensive-Ad-4508

Meow.


djdigiejfkgksic

Madge


anonymouschev

Bruce


KnockMeYourLobes

Beaulah


BernieLomax_here

I can see this making a come back.


KnockMeYourLobes

I mean, I think it's a lovely name but I can't see it making a comeback. I also like the name Evangeline. When I was pregnant with my second child (which I lost at around 10 wk gestation), I had a very strong feeling that I was going to have a girl and I wanted to name her Evangeline Grace. I mean, yeah that would've made her initials EGG, but I didn't think that was too terrible.


PhoneJazz

ITT: baby names that will be back in style 30 years from now.


iimuffinsaur

Yeah pretty much. Names tend to cycle. A bit of names that were probably seen like this a a generation/a few generations ago are coming into style.


museumlad

I read a comment on a naming subreddit recently that pointed out that it goes in about a four generation cycle. Names common in: 1. Your own generation = too common 2. Your parents' generation = too boring 3. Your grandparents' generation = too dated 4. Your great grandparents' generation = conventional and distinguished Thus, the "old fashioned" names kids are being given now were last common in the 1900s-1930s.


starmartyr

Some do, but others are likely gone for good. You're not likely to see names like Enoch, Rutherford, Obediah, or Gaylord on any babies any time soon.


mechapoitier

This thread’s going to be revisited in 80 years and there’s going to be a lot of Caden, Brooklyn, Aiden, Addison and Greyson responses. “Caden? That’s a name for a 100-year-old who fought in World War III”


wrinklydreams

Karen


HelixDraxzonyx

I went to school with a girl named Karen so this doesn't work for me. She also had a pretty unfortunate surname that I won't repeat, but it resulted in a lot of dildo jokes in her teen years.


TranscodedMusic

Ol Karen Fuckstick. She was a real card!


Worldly_Society_2213

Coming this Fall from the creators of Law and Order... Detective Fuckstick....


Sure_Witness_1435

Lmfao 😂 how does anyone downvote this. This is the reason I get on Reddit


InverstNoob

I once met a girl named Lesbia


acast053

Oh yeah! Lesbia Honest. She was something else.


Simple_Song8962

Karen Vibratoré?


Tourist_Weekly

Karen Hitachi


ShinyAppleScoop

I'm an elder millennial, so Karen was still popular. Karen, Jessica, Jennifer and Tiffany. I'm thinking it's going to be weird seeing elderly Tiffany 's.


ronald_wumps_wife

Susan.


MinCutie

My sister's name is Zuzana which is Czech version of Susan, when she was little they used to call her Zuzka or Zuzanka and our aunt calls her just Zu


tarelda

In Polish it is Zuzanna, but we abbreviate it to Zuzia ;)


MinCutie

Wow Zuzia sounds good ^^


WestCoastWaster

Horatio.


scarletmanuka

I have never met a baby called Karen. They just seem to pop into existence when they're 35.


SkrogedScourge

Went to school with two, I keep waiting to see them in a viral video.


pastel-mattel

Ethel


THX450

Ethanol


BernieLomax_here

Walter


Spparkkles

Just met a 2 year old named Walter the other day!


Coffee_mug_Musings

Was he wearing a suit? Does he have a nickname ;)


rainavaha

White


munkey13

I just imagined a baby adamantly demanding, "Say my name!"


HunterFella

my name is walter hartwell white, i live at 308 negra aroyal lane, Albuquerque new mexio


engineer_gayming

870104


Hawkins782

This is my 9 month year old sons name Haha


gristc

How long is a month year?


redraider-102

The same length as March 2020


TinyRascalSaurus

Winnifred.


Affectionate_Eye3535

Hocus pocus #2 coming soon


Kangaroodle

Would they go by Winnie as a kid?


AnnoyinglyEarnest

Adorable name though!


sagesplacee

Earl


owl_and_cookies

Norman


mardok69

Mom or Dad


StrawberrySnake55

Adolf. Someone born before WW2 would be my first guess


krav_maja

Here in Austria, Adolf was a very common name until like 1945. Growing up, I knew dozens of men named Adolf. After 1945, no more Adolfs born here.


MikeBear68

In 1976 when I was 8 I knew a guy my age named Adolpho. I don't know if that's the same. He was Latin.


Shrek_Does_Anal

i knew a kid called Adolf like 4 years ago


THEBEASTcraftRS

Do you happen to live in Argentina?


Shrek_Does_Anal

NZ of all places


Cannonfodderkiwi

Yeah I'm going to hold my hand up here. As a country we are fucken stupid when it comes to attempted names https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.huffpost.com/entry/21-baby-names-forbidden-new-zealand_n_5ae1f144e4b055fd7fc95f75/amp


GarthVader45

Some of those are kinda shitty names but kinda surprising that they weren’t allowed… and then there’s Anal, Sex Fruit, Fish and Chips, etc. Those parents are fucking deranged. I was a summer camp counselor in high school and had a kid in the group named “ABCD” - they pronounced it like “absidy”. Always felt bad for that kid.


Content-Draft-380

Barbara


THX450

I feel like Barbara was one of the last to go.


ResidentMidwesterner

They're coming to get you, Barbara...oh wait, they already did. (Hope someone gets the movie reference, ot that'll just sound creepy).


Sufficient_Today_443

Richard


Royal-Tea-3484

Don't you mean dick


Current-Department-4

Mildred


hononononoh

Ichabod


1questions

To be fair I can’t imagine anyone being named Ichabod. A cat perhaps but not a human.


Scoopalupe

I have a cat named Ichabod!


Venomster154

Sherlock


munkey13

Mycroft


educmandy

Harold Edna


Longjumping-Eye-1925

Ruth


omg_choosealready

Little baby Ruth!


Its_Mrs_Nesbitt

Veto.


pipsel03

Unexpected Friends!


smallemochick

Craig


poole1986

Hi im craig and i can confirm i was a child once


MudOk548

Was going to say my cousin is called craig but hes 29 today 😂😂


night-shark

My neighbors 4 year old is named Brenda and every time I hear her mom holler "Brenda!", I can't help but chuckle just a little.


wargamae

Roger


FrankieMint

Romulus


munkey13

Remus


gimme_toys

Clifford


Party-Category-1965

Marge


AtheneSchmidt

Wilbur, Dorothy, Orville.


Unemployed_samurai

Dorothy


Taraisawkward

Bob/Gladys/Ethel


MealEcstatic6686

Eileen


deepaksn

Come on!


MealEcstatic6686

Hahahahaha well played


Future-Advisor-3320

Carl


SonicTemp1e

I see your Carl and raise you a Keith.


mh0333

janice


poopydupes

Albert


Fresh-Honeydew7104

Nah it’s coming ‘back into fashion.’ Shortened to Albie.


Portland-to-Vt

Gertrude


yeahblair

Dorris


dolenyoung

Ned, Linda, Brenda, Art, Pat. Edit to add: I legit know a kid named Henry, a toddler named Mabel, a teen called Keith, and I legit met a baby Diane. It blows my mind that Amandas, Saras, Jessicas and Lindsays and Tylers are adults now.


[deleted]

Beverly


Phase_Dance

Eleanor ....


GammaHunter

Paul


[deleted]

Gay


Healthy_Mushroom_577

Adolf


Darling-princess96

Beryl


futbol09

Gus


SenseiGoogly69

Gertrude Reserved for the grandmas and old ladies.


cybernetic-thor

My fathers name was Keith he was dying when my first son was born and made me promise I wouldn't name my son Keith.


Vegetable_Drawer8409

Gaylord or Edith


wolfninja_

Dave or Steve


angrymurderhornet

If you yelled, “Hey, Dave!” in a dorm in the 1970s, half of the male students would turn around!