Odd male name drawing me in

I’ve fallen in love with [name_m]Burgess[/name_m], unlikely as that might sound. [name_m]Don[/name_m]'t worry - I am not having children at this point in my life. Something I might name a cat or a teddy bear or a stately vehicle.

To me, both how it looks and sounds (especially looks) summons up a hearty, substantial person. Possibly a middle-aged or older person. Trying to think if I can imagine a 10 year old [name_m]Burgess[/name_m]…

I think I can. It’s actually easier for me to imagine than a [name_f]Bloodrayne[/name_f] or [name_m]Driver[/name_m].

Wondering if there is anyone out there who likes it too? I’m just hungry for new (old?) names because I keep teaching the same named kids decade after decade.

I find it very heavy, I dislike the [name_m]Burg[/name_m]- sound myself and just cannot see it on a child at all. On an older guy, yeah I see it working, but not a young one.

Also, all I can think of is (Australian TV Personality; “Wheel of [name_u]Fortune[/name_u]” host for over 25yrs) [name_m]John[/name_m] “Burgo” [name_m]Burgess[/name_m] - not necessarily a bad association, however, all I see is him in my minds eye when seeing [name_m]Burgess[/name_m].

[name_m]Burgess[/name_m] is definitely a name one grows into, I like it though! [name_u]Jess[/name_u] or Bugsy could be youthful nicknames.

Given your amazing name list at the bottom, I can see you are into unusual and splendid names. :slight_smile:

I knew a girl 15 years ago who married a guy named [name_m]Burgess[/name_m]. Not a name I’d go for, personally, but I can see the appeal as you describe it. Their kids have offbeat names: [name_m]Frederick[/name_m], [name_m]Henrik[/name_m], and [name_f]Lemma[/name_f].

Like them all, just not [name_f]Lemma[/name_f], a bit lemming-like.