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Started by GyratingTrampoline on Aug 24, 2021 11:39:50 AM
Names which come to epitomise negative stereotypes

Sharons and Tracys, Kevs. Ruperts, Tarquins.

More recently, Karens, Chads and Stacys

Its all a bit unfair on those of us who have to live with one of these names.

I blame monty python for singling out Brian as a sort of mildly unfortunate type.

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Macpaddy - 24 Aug 2021 11:55:53 (#1 of 215)

David has become a name to avoid. On the one hand you are lumped with David Cameron, David Davis and David Icke, on the other hand with your mates Lee, Gary and Jason.

SorrellA - 24 Aug 2021 11:56:34 (#2 of 215)

And Amazon can steal your perfectly normal name for its smart speaker. Though shortening to Alex or Sasha would seem an option.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-57680173

nemo75 - 24 Aug 2021 12:03:19 (#3 of 215)

That fucking clown fish.

Arjuna - 24 Aug 2021 12:08:51 (#4 of 215)

Amazon says it is "saddened" by these accounts, and that alternative wake words are available

that doesn't really help does it?

Arjuna - 24 Aug 2021 12:12:18 (#5 of 215)

I blame monty python for singling out Brian as a sort of mildly unfortunate type

Brian also took a battering at the same time from Brian Tilsley in Coronation Street or 'our Brian' as his mum constantly called him

levelgaze - 24 Aug 2021 12:14:17 (#6 of 215)

In an online seminar early in the pandemic, I asked one of my students a question, using her name (Alex). They all found it hilarious when a voice from my room intoned "I'm sorry I don't know that one." in reply.

darkhorse - 24 Aug 2021 12:17:04 (#7 of 215)

Henry (as in “Hooray”)

Benny (affable dimwit in Crossroads. Apparently a nickname given to Falklands yokels by the troops stationed there, until they were told to stop using it. So they started calling them “Stills”, meaning, “Still bennies”).

OldLefty - 24 Aug 2021 12:19:44 (#8 of 215)

Isis used to be a girls' name. Not so much now.

And I met someone called Oscar a couple of weeks ago. Don't remember knowing anyone of that name before.

enidcoleslaw - 24 Aug 2021 12:19:49 (#9 of 215)

I was wondering - has it ever been particularly marvellous to be called "Benny"? Apologies to all the Bens and Benjamins out there.

Brian - better known as "Braahhhn" after the Archers.

darkhorse - 24 Aug 2021 12:21:00 (#10 of 215)

I know a woman whose first name is Isis, but she uses her middle name. Double irony, her husband is actually Syrian too.

machiavelli - 24 Aug 2021 12:35:05 (#11 of 215)

Adolf.

FrankieTeardrop - 24 Aug 2021 12:36:22 (#12 of 215)

I know a musician who records as Isis Moray, she's bravely continuing with that name...

Agaliarept - 24 Aug 2021 12:38:41 (#13 of 215)

Barry from Eastenders probably ruined 'Barry' for all eternity.

FrankieTeardrop - 24 Aug 2021 12:39:29 (#14 of 215)

Did "Barry" really need much ruining?

Agaliarept - 24 Aug 2021 12:40:28 (#15 of 215)

GPWM.

widenation - 24 Aug 2021 13:01:58 (#16 of 215)

Harry, Sebastian, Kyle, Jake/Jack - all immediately cunts unless they can convince me otherwise.

carterbrandon - 24 Aug 2021 13:02:29 (#17 of 215)

My wider family contains an Alan and a Brian. In the 70s, the former made the latter suffer because of Monty Python. Later, Steve Coogan and Modern Toss delivered Karma.

upgoerfive - 24 Aug 2021 13:10:44 (#18 of 215)

Donald.

bossab2 - 24 Aug 2021 13:11:20 (#19 of 215)

Bruce.

(Thanks to Monty Python)

moto748 - 24 Aug 2021 13:18:43 (#20 of 215)

Great Bennys

Benny Elias

Benny the Ball

Benny Goodman

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