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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

People don't use the name Rembrandt much anymore...

If there's one thing you learn in school, it's not to have a funny name. One that can be manipulated in to something that will haunt you for the rest of your natural life, kinda like the legendary permanent record.

Those traumas run deep. So deep that I know people that changed their names to leave that part of their lives behind. I can relate. (Hiller with first L crossed) But the other blowback from the teasing and bullying about somebody's name is that a lot of perfectly good names have fallen out of use, Rembrandt being just an example.

Oh sure I know,  famous artist had it too. But the fact remains that it's a perfectly good name.
After all people didn't stop using Leonardo, did they?A ninja turtle and an actor type share that one.

Other Perfectly Good Lost Names
Icarus
Godfrey
Hortense
Heathcliffe
Jeshua
Flip
Jingles
Aloysius
Romeo
Roseofsharon
Gidget
Montmorency
Humphrey
Sherlock
and, sadly, Smeagol
Oh for the Good Old Days...

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