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Proper Verbs

If you're going to name children after verbs...
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I have noticed a convention seemingly peculiar to Americans: naming their kids after verbs. e.g. Flip, Chuck, Rip, Bob, Skip etc.

I think we need more of them and more complex words. In fact, make it fun by throwing in polysyllabic transitive verbs as well. Cycle, Stroll, Troll, Regurgitate, Bundle, Perambulating, Annotate...

The world could be so much more interesting.

UnaBubba, Feb 14 2013

The_20Pangs_20Of_20Aphasia [calum, Feb 14 2013]


       People here call their children abstract nouns such as Destiny, and then there's that whole stupid Mushroom debacle. I thought you meant the use of "proper" as in proper noun, i.e. verbs which refer to a single specific action. However, yes, it's good. If i had another child, i could call her Anna and [grayure] could change her surname to Tate.
nineteenthly, Feb 14 2013

       How do you feel about names which are also transitive verbs?
AusCan531, Feb 14 2013

       I wonder if [Dr "Bob"] wil comment on this idea.
hippo, Feb 14 2013

       Technically, 'perambulating' is a gerund...   

       Flip, Chuck, Rip, Bob, Skip etc. are most always nicknames for more formal Anglo-European names like Philip, Robert, and Charles. Then again, I don't expect high understanding of North American naming conventions from a land where everyone's called 'Bruce' (and whose closest neighbors can't recite their full names without genuflecting, waving a machete, and sometimes consulting the family tree).
Alterother, Feb 14 2013

       At one point I considered 'Chase' as a name for little man.   

       Maybe some medical verbs...   

       "This is my son Amputate. We call him Tate for short. His sister Irrigate is around somewhere." Two minutes later: "Irri! Tate! Come over here and stop hitting eachother before I get vexed. And where is Vacci anyways?"
RayfordSteele, Feb 14 2013

       [21] Blue Ivy means Lucifer's Daughter in Latin.(written backwards) Google it, or name a kid Google.
Backwards=Eulb Yvi’
xandram, Feb 14 2013

       Why aren't there more people called Patience, Chastity, Honour, or Uncongunted?
pocmloc, Feb 14 2013

       Well, UB, you and I both have names that are verbs, so why are you thinking this is not Well Baked?!
DrCurry, Feb 14 2013

FlyingToaster, Feb 14 2013

       //a convention seemingly peculiar to Americans: naming their kids after verbs// The English do it too (Rodger).
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 14 2013

       Can't be long before someone names their brat Google.
UnaBubba, Feb 14 2013

       Actually, "Wikipedia" is quite a nice girl's name.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 14 2013

       Actually Wikipedia, I like it.
pocmloc, Feb 14 2013

       //Uncongunted// ????
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 14 2013

       I looked at it and figured it was one of your neologisms, [Max].
UnaBubba, Feb 14 2013

       I never neologize when there's an F in the month.   

       And in any case, it would be 'incongunted'. 'Uncongunted' would be ingrammatical.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 14 2013

       There's already a child called Google.
nineteenthly, Feb 15 2013

       i met someone called Christian. Luckily he actually was of that faith, or you can just imagine explaining everytime.   

       Most apt name I've ever heard is Kurt Persson, as he was described as being so.
not_morrison_rm, Feb 15 2013

       I read somewhere that the Germans have a list from which one must choose baby names. Probably nonGermans are exempted. I do agree that spelling a word backwards generally results in the cleverest name ever invented.
bungston, Feb 15 2013

       //i met someone called Christian// That's a very popular name. Surprisingly, Jew isn't.
DIYMatt, Feb 15 2013

       Does Jude suffice?
RayfordSteele, Feb 15 2013

       //That's a very popular name// I have never met a person named “That”.
pocmloc, Feb 15 2013

       Improper verbs?
not_morrison_rm, Feb 16 2013


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