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What is a very "old person" name?

What is a very "old person" name?

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Elma. It was the little old lady who lived in my house twenty years ago but somehow I still get mail for her.


yalikebeez

Elma means apple in my language and it’s just absolutely adorable to me


MarcusMace

I once met a little girl named Temperance. I’m personally a fan of those sort of virtuous names, in theory, but in practice it’s a little odd to meet a small child with the name of a witch-burning Puritan.


Baxxb

Back in high school, there was a set of triplets, charity, hope, and temperance. They were all holiness (long skirts, very modest) by name only. As soon as they got out of school they went wild, hope and charity especially. Hope ended up getting pregnant and while she was pregnant, charity slept with her baby daddy. Then they both got hooked on pills. Temperance is still holiness and lives with her family last I checked


HugsAndWishes

My mates cat was Temperence. I think hers was after Bones, though.


PAGodzilla

Eustace


Wrong-Hat9549

"There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it."


crazypyro23

His parents called him Eustace Clarence and his teachers called him Scrubb. I can't tell you what his friends called him, for he had none.


SALTYPOTATOETHE3RD

Stupid dog!


KrystalWulf

#YOU MADE ME LOOK BAD!


redheadphones1673

OOGA-BOOGA-BOOGA!


Y0L0_Y33T

**AHHHHHHHHHH**


brykewl

**BONK** What did I do??


Gewehr98

That's it! I'm getting me mallet!


MoscowMitchMcKremIin

WHAT'S UR OFFER?!


shoopdahoop22

I AM NOT GETTING OUT OF THIS CHAIR


LiamYanon

Muriel


firstgen84

"You're terrible, Muriel."


freshlysqueezed0C

All the Aussies upvoted you.


caleb8462

“It could be worse; it’s not like he’s calling me ‘Muriel’.”


Malgaras

Return the slaaaaaab...


Rabidpikachuuu

Thats it. I'm gettin me mallet.


ihaze111

What's your offer?!


Muspon

Eustsce ‘Captain’ KIDD


shreyas16062002

I always find it weird how most of the other pirates have cool epithets like 'Surgeon of Death' Law, 'Roar of the sea' Apoo, 'Massacre soldier' Killer, then there's Kidd, who's epithet is just 'Captain' Kidd.


accio_niffler

This thread is perfect. I name all my animals in Stardew old lady names


where_are_the_grapes

This also happens in real life. My grandpa would name his dairy cattle after the women in church, namely those he got annoyed by.


AvatarAiron

My grandparents were Edna and Urban, they were born in the 1920s! Never met anyone else with those names Edit: just realized I had some grammatical errors!


maitlandinmaitland

My grandmother’s name is Edna! She used to use her middle name, Faye, because she disliked her first name. I think it’s a sweet name, especially as Edna-Faye, when put together in that double barrel name way.


libra00

My dad's parents had unusual names too, Arlo and Mahala.


StyleSavage

Gertrude


madpiratebippy

That’s my great grandmas name and she hated it.


Thisisthe_place

Mine too. She went by Trudy


avendu

Same. My nan is nanny Trudy and if you think about calling her Gert or Gerti then you are dead to her.


chaotica78

My dad said he wanted to name me Gertrude Myrtle and call me Gert the Myrt. Not sure if he was serious, but seems a bit too specific to not have been. Glad mom won that one


TitaniumDragon

My parents wanted to name my sister Megan Blythe and call her "Megabyte" as a nickname. This was back in the early 1980s.


beatsgoinghammer

Name yours Tara


Dr_Skeleton

Names of elderly people in mine and my wife’s family: Earnest, Horace, Morris, Mergatroyd. Irene, Enid, Eileen, Hypatia. Edit: glad everyone seems to like the name Mergatroyd! 😅👍 He was an amazing guy, God rest him. To add some fuel to the name fire, their last name was just as good: **Mergatroyd and Hypatia Bodycote** 😄🔥


magnificentballsack

What the fuck is going on with Mergatroyd and Hypatia


ASzinhaz

Hypatia's a badass name imo, she was an [ancient mathematician](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypatia). Mergatroyd, on the other hand......wat.


Dense_Grade_1279

Mergatroyd is like a knock off transformers charactee


asecretspy

The name of my cat breeder is Gertrude. I pay her 100 coins for her kittens.


dancingcop7

Gertrude and Doris


snakefinder

Came here looking for Doris, my grandmothers name.


topdashur

Mildred


spacewater

My grandma’s name was Gertrude Mildred. She got a double whammy!


loveforluna

My living grandma is named Cherry and her maiden name was Rice. She had to deal with a lot of teasing throughout school. My other Grandma was named Shirley which is a classic old lady name. She wasn’t fond of her name either because she had curly blonde hair and everyone would call her Shirley Temple.


Chiliad9

Hugh Hefner lived so long, his first wife was named Mildred and his last wife was named Crystal.


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And his daughter with Mildred is Christie to bridge that gap


K1ng-Dong

He bridged many gaps


FirmLawyer1896

My grandparents were Claridge and Malverine (pronounced MAW-VUR-EEN) EDIT: Claridge was male. His middle name was ‘B’. Just ‘B’. I can’t remember what year he was born but he was drafted and fought in Germany during WW2. Malverine didn’t have a middle name. We celebrated her birth on the wrong date for over 60 years when we came across her birth certificate. They both passed away in their early 90’s.


SurpriseDragon

Off brand x-men


groggyMPLS

His other grandparents must be Strom and Marstique.


ghostproducerboy

\*Icy-Hot-Man entered the chat\*


AlpacaSwimTeam

She can heal parts of her body when damaged but she only heals back this burgundy purple color.


PhishinLine

So it's those Y-Men mutants and them clowns from the Lack of Civil Rights League? Seems about Real Ghostbusters right enough to me.


nasaboy007

Maybe she's born with it, maybe it's Malverine.


rubywolf27

“Malverine” sounds like a color


jaydeekay

Not to be confused with Bartreuse


krazykris93

Æthelberht. This name is so old it has a letter that no longer exist in the English alphabet.


hitthatyeet1738

Can’t even find that bitch on my keyboard smh Edit: Æ FOUND THAT THING WE LIT


indianahein

Alt + 230


mustlovepotatos

Now I need to Find the 230 key


ThisIsSpata

There's a bunch more Anglo-Saxon names with that same vibe (and letter). Crusaders king 3 is really good for generating names, so if you play in the UK you get a lot of these!


j_dizzly

Mortimer


redheadedrec

That’s just the neighbor that wants to bang your sim


ThisIsNotAFox

What will Bella think?!


777decibels

Tortimer


SomeoneElsewhere

Fanny. That's probably even funnier in the UK. My great grandmother's name was Fanny Barrier. Yep. LOL.


Selenouchka

In France, Fanny is actually more of a millennials name. Never met and old Fanny (lol) but I know many my age!


jendelacreme

Worked with a French lady called Fanny. It's especially funny in Glasgow.


arandom4567

My great grandfather was Cecil Poole - everyone called him Ces - Ces Poole. Also, Fanny Chmelar https://youtu.be/jl1Zfz-Widc


OverLogging

My grandmother's maiden name was Blood. One of her ancestors was named Fanny. Fanny Blood. This is in the UK, but was in the 1800s so perhaps not as funny as now!


llcucf80

Prudence


ChildRoland2795

My grandpa’s first and middle names are Clifford Euguene I think that’s a good old person name


AnonymousHoe92

Absolutely. I actually really like the name Clifford, but it's hard to seperate the name itself from the 'Big Red Dog' in my head sometimes. The youngest (and only?) Clifford i know is 38.


DoyleC1

My dogs name is Clifford. It suits him perfectly as he’s a gentle giant


Revenge_of_the_Khaki

This thread is making me realize that women's names change much more often than men's names.


Flaky_Bench_4876

Some women's names used up be men's names, ex. Sydney, Leslie, Addison (which is Mitch McConnell first name), Shelby, Ashley, Lindsay, etc.


reptilenews

Morgan too!


frolicking_elephants

This is true, but it's starting to change a little. Also men are more likely to be named after their fathers than women are after their mothers, which naturally decreases the name diversity


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phyllis


JuliCAT

My grandmother, who was born in 1919, was a Phyllis.


Midge_Moneypenny

Same with my grandma! Born in 1924.


control-_-freak

Well she's the same age as Michael. There were in school together.


watching-the-office

All of you feel like my family. Ryan, you are my son. And Pam, you are my wife, and Jim... And Angela and Phyllis, you are my... grandmas.


grimmer2000

I've met two old ladies in my life named phyllis. Both were really nice.


fuzzmasterflex

Hortense


thispartyrules

Hortense, the Mule Face Doll


ericdavis1240214

Bertha. Haven’t ever met a young Bertha and not even the hipster parents are trying to bring it back ironically.


dwimbygwimbo

When I hear Bertha, I think "Big Bertha" for some reason and maybe I wouldn't want to pass that connotation on lol


PmMeLowCarbRecipes

I think of cows. Was there a cartoon cow called Bertha in the 90s?


bert1589

Don’t you come around here anymore


Kalfu73

Great, now I'm gonna have to queue up some shows


dickbunandfox

I went to high school with a Bertha. She’s 30 now and goes by her middle name.


jacobreuss

I know a “Bertha Karoline” (danish), also in her late 20s-ish. She usually just goes by Karoline.


Gopnik_Luigi

Gladys


CNE_Spooders

R E L E A S I N G N E U R O T O X I N


mneverett

My great great grandma was a Gladys and I can confirm she was a neurotoxin


y4mat3

"How are you doing? Because I'm a potato"


NightflowerFade

Her last name Lockdown


nibbl3rs

The current NSW Premier is called Gladys (NSW is a state in Australia)


WhatAGoodDoggy

Gladys Binchicken


kobukfrash

Ethel


beeteeOKC

Don't look Ethel!!! But it was too late....


Daeval

I feel like dropping a Ray Stevens reference ages you approximately half as much as the name Ethel. Catching a Ray Stevens reference probably does too…


Babylonian_Cowboy

He was a dribbling


cassafrass024

Ray Stevens was awesome. 😄


float-double

Although I think if spelled Ethyl it would sound pretty organic


jeadv2012

Herbert


eeem1l

I know at least 3 Herberts who are 50+ years old


StayTFAwayForever

Bertha


captain_slack

Don’t ya come around here anymore.


jmoney1119

An older relative of mine was named Peggy Sue Edit: as a bonus, her sister(my great grandmother) was named Betty Lynn


Anthonywantsnoosnoo

My great grandfathers name was Percival which I actually really like when I say it out loud


Happizouki

Percival is pretty badass!


HoraceBenbow

This is definitely a badass name. Percival was the best of Arthur's knights according to the epic medieval poems. Not Lancelot.


WW_III_ANGRY

Gaylord


B0ok_wyrm

Poor Gaylord Robinson


ferzerderlerp

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU MESS WITH GAYLORD! THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS! THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS! THIS...IS...WHAT...HAPPENS!


arnethyst

i always forget thats a name


tehvolcanic

Bridgestone Arena, where the Nashville Predators play, used to be called the Gaylord Entertainment Center. I always giggled when the announcers said it.


bjv2001

If forget which summer camp it was but we went to one for boyscouts and the cubscout camp next to it was named “Gaylord Cub World”. Yeah there were many jokes made you could imagine lmao.


juicyfizz

“You smoke pot, Focker?”


lemystereduchipot

Your name is Gay Focker?


shitdobehappeningtho

Marilyn Martha Focker


dgpx89

“It’s just a game Focker!”


GAW67COD07

Gaylord Focker


Ryan_Castellano

The Godfocker


Baltusrol

Beulah Gertrude


A_squircle

Ferris Beulah


Micro_dissections

Eunice


jamoca_scoop

Many Korean Americans have this name. As well as Eugene and Esther!


ShutUpAndEatWithMe

Eunice, Ester, Edith, Edna, Eustace, Eugene Something about those E names


Moorgan17

Myrtle.


TheVines2002EVOLVED

A 60 year old ghost who likes to watch young boys take bathes.


EvaUnitKenway

Enoch. That’s an old dude name Edit: I mentioned this because that’s my dads Legit middle name, lol.


TAI0Z

RIP Enoch. You were the best Chronicom.


FreestyleTexas

Melvin. my cat is named that from the shelter and it is perfect


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FreeSolvent

Once I was tasked with checking postal votes during an election. These skew old (lots of votes from nursing homes, hospitals etc.) The most memorable, I think, was Euphemia.


jasmoeee

Wilbert


imrealbizzy2

And Elbert.


circus-witch

Methuselah


LunaZiggy

My friend (who’s a teenager) has a pet cat named Methuselah. We call him Meth for short.


BR1SE1S

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Methuselah, you may be entitled to financial compensation.


Mjdillaha

I think Methuselah would be one ailment that you would want to be diagnosed with. “Give it to me straight doc, how long do I have left?” “About 900 years.”


slippin_park

Blanche


1nonsenseusername

My dad wanted to name me after his mom Blanche. My mother protested, they couldn't agree. The nurse got fed up and filled out my birth certificate with the most generic name around at the time.


DJHott555

Username checks out?


1nonsenseusername

Yup! Means nothing. My brothers all have family names of great significance. Mine? Nonsense.


EndoShota

Archibald Edit: I get that “Archie” is more popular in the UK and Commonwealth countries if not resurgent with the birth of the royal baby. Y’all can stop responding with the same thing.


Sarah-Kayacomesin

Merle.


MaytaSoup

Mavis!


Fin_toiL

Cornelius


ihamid

Beauregard.


baliniri

Agnes


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perfectlyniceperson

When I worked at a library one of my patrons was a little girl named Dorcas Wang. I always thought ‘man she’s gonna get so much shit.’


Averander

I went to school with a Shiny Wang. Poor girl was destined for high school hell.


beer_slogger_suckit

Malorcas


NeuxSaed

Esther & Ethel. Side note: I can't hear those names without associating them with the chemistry terms "Ester" & "Ethyl." **Edit:** Here are some cool stats on these two names: * [Esther](https://i.imgur.com/Ou9hprw.png) * [Ethel](https://i.imgur.com/7Ihykfr.png) Looks like Esther is coming back!


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Isn't it popular in Jewish circles? or am I mixing it up with Ruth?


NeuxSaed

Yeah, Esther is for sure. So is Ruth. Same with Rachel & Rebecca, but those two names are still really popular.


amazingmikeyc

99% of English women between 35 and 55 are called Rachel or Rebecca. (The rest are called Sarah)


weaponizedpastry

Maude


lagervindaloo

In Quebec there are still lots of women in their 20s and 30s with that name. All Francophone, of course.


IMovedYourCheese

Haha I work with a 25yo Maude. And yes she is from Quebec.


I-Love-Youwu-

Bertha, I named my stuffed rabbit that and even gave her old baby clothes and a bonnet


ndab71

Cuthbert


benkenobi5

I've only ever heard this name in the Dark Tower books


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Earl. Can you imagine saying "aw look at cute little baby Earl!". Im convinced all "Earls" sprung into being fully grown, bearded, and with a beer gut.


NinjaEarl

It actually took me many years to develop a proper beard and beer gut thank you very much.


[deleted]

My Name is Earl was a great show


Maitaisonthebeach

Agatha


Ozdiva

Gladys


LeenyMagic

I feel like a lot of these classic names are making a comeback... I know little Walt, Archie, Rose, Etta, and a few Maeves actually. "Edna" is sort of a stereotype and I don't think I've met any young ones with that name.


Bitbatgaming

Wallace


jasonc113

Where's Wallace String?


WhatIfImNamedKaren

Irving


raynethackery

We broke up because of artistic differences.


blissbitch05

I always thought Elsie is a old fashioned name, it is my middle name after my grandma


eermhjmgtma

That's my name!! :) I know 2 other Elsies as well


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DrEnter

Adolph Used to be pretty popular. For some reason it kind of fell out of favor in the 40’s.


Artie4

My Mom’s Dad was Adolph. Jewish. Changed his name to Alan in the 30s.


withbellson

Yup. My father's dad was born Adolph in 1906, changed to Archie in the 30s.


saadism101

Same thing for the name Osama among muslims in the last 20 years.


xforeverlove22

[And Karen significantly dropped in popularity more recently](https://nationalpost.com/news/karen-the-least-popular-name-for-baby-girls-in-the-u-s-now-that-its-a-social-media-slur)


Trainiax

For a while my friend’s mom would introduce herself as “Karen, like the meme.” Gotta admire going along with it.


Cowboys_88

Isis is such a pretty name but took a nose dive because you know...


[deleted]

I feel bad for any daughters of egyptologists that got named Isis The best egyptological compromise name is Cleopatra because Nefertiti and Hatshepsut will get her bullied


ToanGreenlow

Constance


robotlasagna

Horatio


Plantayne

Edith


skettiD

Puthy https://youtu.be/vEA4gzG-ooo


barfbossa

I went to middle school with an Edith (she'd be 22 or 23 now) and I remember thinking that's an old person name but I stopped noticing because she's the only Edith I've ever met


M3at_Waffle

Ruth. Esther. Mildred. Morton. Ralph. Wilbur.


RJKay

I’m Ruth and my sister is Esther. Both in our thirties. Our parents gave us and our brothers all names from the Bible. Just glad it’s not Hezekiah or something like that.