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Names people just don't have anymore...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by TigerVols, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    ...so I was reading the Claude Felton comments on the UGA thread and I realized I've always liked that name -- but I honestly can't think of anyone under the age of 60 named Claude.

    On the woman's side, I'd say Harriet is about as rare as a sane Lindsay Lohan comment these days. What other names do you miss?
  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

  3. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    My buddy named his daughter Mabel last year. I told my coworker about it and, while I'm not crazy about the name, I defended it by saying, "You ever hear of a stripper named Mabel?" His response: "You ever hear of a senator named Mabel?"
  4. MacDaddy

    MacDaddy Active Member

    Not too many Adolfs anymore.
  5. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    My friend has a two year old daughter named Elsie. Another friend has a 7 year old named Frieda. Two bad names.

    Judd Apatow has a daughter named Maude. She's been in a couple of his movies.

    Egbert and Edsel would be good cartoon character names.
  6. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I worked with a woman named Frieda at a newspaper. She was cool.
    When I was fresh out of college, I worked at a bank with a girl named Elsie. She was cool and attractive.
    Throwback names are cool for girls, and Mabel is close to the top of that list.

    Maude = don't like
  7. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    When I was a kid, it seemed like everybody (including me) had a grandma named Maude. I guess it was the Mary of its day.
  8. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    The world needs more Gertrudes and Guadalupes.
  9. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Lebron. You just don't hear that one anymore.
  10. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Mabel was on the short list for our daughter. Good name.
  11. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    I like Elsie a lot. When our boy was born, we named him John and one nurse said she hadn't cared for a new baby with that name in several years. Made me weep for society.
  12. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Also, I'm not crazy about Mabel, but I think that's partly because it goes absolutely HORRIBLY with my friend's last name. Too many Ls in close proximity.
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