Inspired by @kermitwormit’s post here, what names went out of use because they became associated with a particular thing or person?
I remember my German teacher in school pointing out one lesson that despite what you’d think from the homework he’d marked, Adolf was a very uncommon name in Germany.
There are no Gary’s anymore, why is that?
Do find it strange that Gary’s going yet Barry lives. Probably due to Barry from Eastenders
Was it popular before the Simpsons?
which creates more questions than it answers
Ruchard Gere’s son is called it
Apparently Nabokov once said that one of his achievements was pushing the name Lolita out of popularity
Don’t get many of them anymore either
You don’t see many Johns these days because of John Thaw
Don’t see many kids called “Chairman” since Chairman Mao
Is that true? I didn’t realise that John Thaw was such a divisive person
Still get plenty of Joe/Joseph’s.
Stalin the acceptable middle class brutal dictator.
Now that you mention it, John remains a popular name and John Thaw was nothing but a well-respected actor…
Poor post on my part really
Ah that’s a shame, do you think this will be a one-off, or do you think this may be the start of a long-term reckless posting period for you?
Impossible to tell really, I really tend to do things “off the cuff” so my quality levels are absolutely all over the fucking place
I have to admit, as a casual observer to all of this, that prospect leaves me excited
I get the feeling that “Karen” will have dropped off a cliff in popularity