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EnfantTerrible Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-05 05:29 PM
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Is "George" a blighted choice of name?
Edited on Thu Aug-25-05 05:29 PM by EnfantTerrible
Out of abject boredom I googled the etymology of "George". I learned that it means "earthworker"... then I began to wonder if any expectant parents would still name their child George or if the chimp has effectively blighted the name out of existance.

I welcome your thoughts as well as your contributions to a list of those named George who actually made it a name to be proud of...

I'll kick us off

George: Washington
Orwell
Sand (for the ladies)
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-05 05:30 PM
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1. of the Jungle
Edited on Thu Aug-25-05 05:32 PM by Commie Pinko Dirtbag
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EnfantTerrible Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-05 05:32 PM
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2. Curious George
cheeky monkey
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-05 05:32 PM
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3. My Father and his Father
:D
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feminazi Donating Member (911 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-05 05:41 PM
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4. george, my ex-husband
he's a right-winger. that's one reason he's my ex.

now to balance the negative with a positive....

george clooney
:woohoo:

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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-05 05:48 PM
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5. If you can't be proud of this George...


Youve got nothing to be proud of:
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-05 05:52 PM
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6. I'm rather fond of the name actually
though by no means am I fond of all who are so named.



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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-05 05:58 PM
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7. There are starting to be adults named "Reagan". Not only that,
one of them named his son "Reagan II". Ouch.

http://starbulletin.com/2005/08/25/sports/index1.html

Reagan Mauia, like most other football players, doesn't scare easily....

Mauia and Herrion never met. But Mauia, a 325-pound junior defensive lineman, said he has thought about him often since Saturday....

Now an even more important reason to lose weight has been reinforced. Actually two reasons: his wife, Rebekah, and son, Reagan II.


Wouldn't that be considered "child abuse"? At least there are many worthwhile Georges, like Washington, Mitchell, and Harrison. But "Reagan"? :puke:
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catzies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-05 06:00 PM
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8. Harrison.
Obviously.
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EnfantTerrible Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-05 06:04 PM
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10. Obviously.
:smoke:
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Greybnk48 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-05 06:03 PM
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9. My 35 y/o Parrot's name is George (blue-front Amazon)
after George Harrison. Shithead* is a blight on the name, not the other way around.
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EnfantTerrible Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-05 06:05 PM
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11. Well said...
I used to have an orange winged Amazon. Mean bugger...
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Greybnk48 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-05 06:16 PM
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12. George bites everyone but me, I get snuggles n/t
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EnfantTerrible Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-05 06:20 PM
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13. Mine was named Sam
used to take food out of my mouth and nibble my eyelashes. Everyone else lost fingers.
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