Did You Say Your Name Was Jebediah? Old School Male Names We Haven’t Heard In A Minute

January 29, 2013  |  
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I’ve already gotten into all the grannyish little old lady names that we no longer think twice about, and now its time to dig up the male names as well. All mothers want their sons to have a strong, respectable name, which will be the first thing that people identify them by in life, but you also don’t want your son laughed at in school. Here are a couple of boy/grown man names that probably won’t get your son on top of the popularity list:


This name does have a respectable sound to it but let’s be real, what  4-year-old boy wants to go by a name more fitting of his grandpappy?


Tyrone isn’t all that bad, bu it has an old school bad boy ring to it and definitely doesn’t hold as much of an influence as it did in the 70’s or 80’s.  Let’s just say the last time a woman in her 20s called a brotha by the name of Tyrone, Erykah Badu was singing about him.


Being that it’s the name of the characterized father of Chris Rock on “Everbody Hates Chris,”  when I hear this moniker all I picture is an older, working jumpsuit-wearing dad type who is most likely old enough to be my grandaddy.


I have to laugh when I hear this one. Face it, once Martin played the perm-pressed hair wanna-be pimp womanizer ‘Jerome’ the name officially retired.


Once again, who remembers Martin posing as the pot-belly, missing -eeth, gray haired ‘Otis’ on his first 4 seasons of the show? If you remember you most likely see what I see when you hear this name. RIP Otis Redding who brought the name much more class.


Hey Hey Hey! I don’t want any little boy walking around with the same name as the most well-known Albert unless he’s signed for a role by Bill Cosby himself.


Woooo wooo woooo. This name will forever be legendary quite honestly, but legendary doesn’t necessarily mean trendy.


Any variation of “bert” just  screams old school, not to mention “Seasame Street”.  Herbert, Hubert, Herbie, you might not even have grandfathers with this name at this point.


If there isn’t a middle-aged dude with this name and oil spills all over his jumpsuit from working on cars all day, then you haven’t came across and Earl and theres no need to create more users of the name.


Big Willie, Lil Willie, anyway you put it, its played out.


The longer version of this name, Lawrence, is actually a better pick if you had to choose between the two. Otherwise,  all your friends are going to picture when you mention this name ia balding man in his 50’s. It just doesn’t scream youthfulness. Same goes for Harry.


Being that its a biblical name it will always hold weight, but the shortened version, Sam, just has a tendency to put us back in the days of Samford and Son.


Yeah, do we even have to explain this one? Don’t do it to your child. The jokes will never, ever, ever end.


Once again, a name found in the Bible that we wouldn’t necessarily use today just like we switched to paper instead of tablets to write on.


A mouthful right? These days, even Al is a throwback name for men, but when you slap all this other “usiusness” on top of it? Well, it just screams antebellum south (despite it’s Latin roots) and sounds hella suspect.

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