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Monday, July 18, 2011

Naming help needed

Okay, I need a name. A somewhat nebbish male name. A not unrealistic name (e.g, Mortimer or Englebert), but a name that a geeky high school kid should never have been saddled with, that just cements his unpopularity.

The story is modern (literary mystery).
"Who are we playing against?" I asked X who, despite having lived here his whole life (and his father is one of the janitors, because name your kid "X" and then kick him while he's down), cares even less about the [football] game than I do.
Please leave suggestions here (on the blog) rather than FB/Twitter, so I have 'em all in one place. The person who suggests the name I use gets a free book.  :-)

21 comments:

Inea Sako said...

Thaddius XD

Anonymous said...

Really? I was that guy!
Ernie

Aran Darkhelm said...

How about Erin, modern Irish spelling of a girls name.

Steve said...

Godfrey

stabbim said...

Eugene? Seymour? (I have a fondness for the classics.)

crzydemona said...

Gilbert, Eugene, Clancy, Clarence, Rupert, Norton, Herman, Alvin, Francis, Stuart, Oswald, Sheldon, Dwayne... I could do this all night. ;) --Jen

Anonymous said...

Zephyr. Yes this was a friends real name.

Anonymous said...

Howard.

Anonymous said...

Jeffery
Almost every Jeffery I've known has been a nerdy type.
(I don't have a google account so I guess I'm anonymous)
CS

joan said...

Ignotz, Egbert

Anonymous said...

Joel, Vernon, Spencer, Drew
Good Luck!!!
Teri

Meg said...

I vote for Howard, Francis and Stewart. I knew kids with those names in elementary school -- SERIOUS dwerbs, every one (though Stewart and Howard both turned out to be very handsome by the time they got to college. Never saw red-haired freckly Francis again, so don't know :)

Emerald said...

I would say Lewis, though Francis seems it would work well too. (Seymour too...)

Kate Dominic said...

Theodore. It means "God's gift." From well-educated by socially inept parents, it would have all sorts of wonderful historical and literary connotations that would resonate for them but give a kid hives. Bestowed by parents who aren't "readers," it could be tied to their growing up loving "Leave It to Beaver" which would still be not-so-cool for modern kids. The associated nicknames of Ted and Theo would still scream GEEK in middle school.

Kate Dominic said...

. . . well-educated *but* sociall inept . . . .

Kate Dominic said...

I give up on spelling today.

cayswann said...

Ernest. Claude. Maurice.

Steve Montgomery said...

Name it after me you can use my middle name which is Edwin, and I'll make a donation to the CP.

Unknown said...

There was a guy I worked with that admitted he went by Bruce (submission #1) because he didn't like his first name, Herbert (submission #2). Somebody's parents were in a mood that day ...

Rose Prescott said...

Eugene is my choice. :^)

Anastasia said...

Robespierre...its a real name!!!

hugz
Lareej