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BS: Names that have gone out of style...

Little Hawk 20 Feb 06 - 07:00 PM
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Subject: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 07:00 PM

Augustus - short forms: "Auggie", "Gus". Used to be quite popular in the 1800's, judging by cowboy tales. Not any more.

Agatha - short form: "Aggie". Almost unknown now except for Agatha Christie. Try finding a female named Agatha who is younger than 80.

Cora - Once quite popular. Not any more.

And...?


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Bert
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 07:10 PM

Well that is obviously not a serious attack so any reasonable clone will just laugh and let it go.


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 07:13 PM

Cecil
Cedric
Algernon


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 07:15 PM

Jerry.

Never sure that it was in style.

Elmer... my Father's name and my middle name.

I am so out I'm in.


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Cluin
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 07:17 PM

Aloysius


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 07:18 PM

You're right, "Little Hawk" is out of style.

It was hugely popular with North American Indians in the old days...translated, of course, from their various original languages...but it's almost unheard of now. That's okay, because my real given name in this life is out of style now too. It is presently reserved only for silly animals on TV comedy shows, really dumb husbands on TV comedy shows, and odd cartoon characters. Too bad. It was such a fine name for centuries...

It could have been worse, though. My parents could have named me "Ralph"!

Here's another name that's gone out of style:

Prudence - short form: "Pru"


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Beer
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 07:19 PM

Ignore it. Works as well.

Alice was big as was Gloria and Joan.
Could be wrong but I don't think they are around much in the younger generation.


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 07:19 PM

Daphne - WAYYYYY out of style....


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Cluin
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 07:19 PM

Your first name is my middle name, actually. named for my grandfather.

Midle names is where a lot of out-of-style names end up.


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Auggie
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 07:20 PM

Hey, I resemble that 1st post !


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Cluin
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 07:21 PM

Edith, Edna, Enid, Eulalia


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Beer
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 07:23 PM

Agree with you on the middle name thing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: SINSULL
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 07:23 PM

My mother and step mother were both named Edna. Mildred is another you don't hear much anymore. Or Ida. Or Genevieve. May.
All aunts of mine.


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Bert
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 07:23 PM

Bert


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 07:24 PM

"Eulalia"?????? You gotta be kidding!

Here's a book title: "The Ululations of Eulalia", a Victorian drama of a young women who perishes of consumption after losing her beloved in the Sepoy Mutiny.


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 07:24 PM

Bert is rare. Even rarer than Burt.


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 07:25 PM

Thelma, Elma, and Selma.


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 07:30 PM

Clinton


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 07:32 PM

My grandfather used to tell me that he had heard of 'Honest John', but never heard of a 'Robin John' before he met me...


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: number 6
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 07:33 PM

Jason, Justin, Troy, Amber, Gertrude.

I actually like the name Elmore (Elmore James) ... wanted my daughter to name my grandson that ... for some reason nobody was receptive to that.

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Cluin
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 07:37 PM

My Dad's family: Alecta (what?), Winnifred (nody would do that to their kid today), Edward (not heard as often now, but not rare either), Floyd (my dad, with a middle name Calvin because my grandmother heard it in a song about a mining disaster and liked it... the name, not the song), Phillip and Phyllis (the twins) and the youngest Cathleen (a common name in the family.. there where 3 cousins of theirs with the name).

My grandfather's family had some old names too, not necessarily the names themselves, but in the nicknames... Walter (called Toddy), Alex (Sandy), Teresa (Tess), Alonzo (Bing)(???), Albert (Ab)... I forget the others, about half a dozen more.

My buddy named his sons Will and Jack. Jack is not short for anything; that's his given name.

Why is 'Jack' usually considered "short" for 'John'?


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Ebbie
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 07:39 PM

I know people with just about every one of those names! (Little Hawk, Selma Hayek?) Some of them are 70 years old and up - but I know a young (14) Alice, a 9-year old Gloria and a baby, Joan. As well as an Edna and an Edith.

Don't know a Eulalia or an Algernon but I do know an Aloysius and a a Tadeuz.

Some other names in my life that have turned with the wheel: Eli, Elias, Elijah, Noah, and Moses (know several of those: Moses, Mo and Mose.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Beer
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 07:40 PM

My son's name is "Aaron" and my only grand child is "Noah" Maybe not out of style but sure is out of date.


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 07:44 PM

Doreen


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Joybell
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 08:01 PM

The flowers (and other plants)
Violet, Rose, Daisy, May, Daphne, Petunia, Pansy, Marigold, Iris, Hazel, Hyacinth, Ivy, (Holly's in though) Myrtle, Jasmine.

Then there's mine and it's companion name Gay. Cheers, Joy


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Cluin
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 08:08 PM

The months: April, May, June, August... I've heard January and July used as propernames too.

Then there's Tuesday and Wednesday


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 08:18 PM

Amber and Beryl are about the only gemstone names haven't fallen out of fashion. Ruby, Pearl, Opal and Sapphire are ancient history.


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Cluin
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 08:23 PM

I met a prostitute that went by Sapphire once.
And a stripper that called herself Ruby.


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 08:36 PM

And Jade's never been very popular except as a stage name for (usually) Asian strippers, prostitures and pornstarlets.


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: bobad
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 08:50 PM

Haven't seen the name Cleophus for a long time, had a school principal named Brother Cleophus a long time ago.

Never had any kids but always thought if I had a boy I would have liked to name him Benny, a name which always conjures up a sidekick of Top Cat's from the cartoon shows.


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Cluin
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 08:57 PM

Enos


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Cluin
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 09:01 PM

You don't see Placenta as a name much these days.


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 09:08 PM

Bartholomew and Bart seem to be out of favor as well, not to mention Rufus.


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 09:10 PM

Dudley has also been out of style for a long time.


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 09:32 PM

Lance. (except for dogs)


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Amos
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 09:33 PM

Aramantha, Eunice, Eurydice, and Llewellyn are kind of rare....

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Once Famous
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 09:35 PM

Betty
Dorothy
Hector
Wilbur
Millicynth
Thelonius
Henrietta
Sophie

and of course:

Amos


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 09:39 PM

I know a woman named Sophie, but it's rare all right. So is Amos, for sure. I have met exactly one Amos face to face in this life so far, and that was in 1968.


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Beer
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 09:50 PM

Cyril. I think that is how you spell it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Cluin
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 09:55 PM

I know a Cyril. His wife is named Goldene.


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Cluin
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 09:56 PM

Mavis.


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: bobad
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 09:59 PM

Mabel.


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Cluin
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 10:00 PM

Mabel used to serve Black Label (a Canadian lager our parents were fond of).


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: jaze
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 10:07 PM

Hortense---thankfully can't say I've ever met one!


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: JennyO
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 10:08 PM

MG mentioned my middle name, Dorothy. Yes, it's true about the middle names. Lots of the old family names are tacked on, to keep the old rels happy.

My poor son really copped it. My husband at the time (now my ex) insisted he should be called George, because he liked a plain old fashioned name. On to that, he added Solomon, because he liked it, and I threw in Henry, after my grandfather. If you think that is bad, if I hadn't settled for George, he might have been Cecil or Aloysius, his other serious suggestions. So I didn't have much choice - it was the best of a bad lot - and this might give a clue as to why he is now my ex.

A lot of the plain names like Peter, James, Michael etc seem to be losing ground to the more exotic ones - the two little kids next door to me are named Tyson and Nader.

Jenny


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: kendall
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 10:09 PM

Daryl
Carlton
Bernice
Geraldine


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 10:11 PM

I believe the names of all the great-aunts I had on both sides of my family have been mentioned somewhere in this thread. Except Aunt Mary. I don't suppose that one will ever go out of style.


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: dulcimer42
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 10:36 PM

When I entered school in the late 40's, early 50's, there were 3 Sharons in my class, and two Karens.   This was in a class of about 20 some kids.   You don't hear of many Sharons any more.... except for people about my age.


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Beer
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 10:39 PM

How about:
John
Gloria
Bernie
Bernice
Judy
''''''(My middle name Alphonse)
Norman
Donald
Mary
Leonore
Leonard
Richard
My brothers and sisters


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Subject: RE: BS: Names that have gone out of style...
From: Kaleea
Date: 20 Feb 06 - 11:08 PM

I know Doreen, George, Hortense, Dorothy, Drucilla, Winnifred, Karen & Sharon who are all about 50. Then there's my nephew, Amos who is 33.

    How's about Ezma, Lula Mae, Doris, Zilpha Idella--all my elder relatives!


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