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Notable Names of Famous Fathers

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Sometimes the names of the fathers who sired future super achievers turn out to be a lot more interesting than those they bestowed on their progeny. For example, Truman Capote’s dad’s name was Archulus, Humphrey Bogart’s was Belmont, Bela Lugosi’s Istvan and Marc Chagall’s Khatskel. Intriguing appellations, yes, but we’ll go here with the more wearable ones.

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Last month we gave a Nameberry shout-out to the moms of best-named babies in the past year, so how could we not do the same thing for the dads on Father’s Day? Again, we were looking for names with a real sense of style, a spark of originality, an eye for vintage treasure—and in one case even some playful gender-bending.

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It’s Father’s Day, and once more this year we commemorate the holiday with a list of some notable names of the paternal parents of celebrities of various times and places, with some truly unusual examples, as in Archulus (Truman Capote) and Belmont (Humphrey Bogart).  It turns out that quite a  number of past (and a few present) notables have had Dads with interesting, and sometimes surprising, names.  Here are some Father’s Day names to prove the point:

AbrahamBob Dylan

Alfred (called Freddie–  John Lennon

Allan Herman Melville

Andrej –   Andy Warhol

Andrew –   Roy Rogers

Archulus —  Truman Capote

Augustine —  George Washington

BaileyRay Charles, Maya Angelou

Belmont –  Humphrey Bogart

Cassius —  Mohammed Ali (Cassius Clay)

Clarence –   Ernest Hemingway, Billie Holiday

Clyde John Wayne (born Marion)

Cornelius –  Tennessee Williams (born Thomas)

Delbert–    Gene Autry

Elias –   Walt Disney, Cary Grant (born Archie)

Emile –   Henri Matisse

Ernest–   Robert Rauschenberg

Fernando –  Luciano Pavarotti

FloydTina Turner

Francis –   Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Zappa, Georgia O’Keeffe (his middle name Calyxtus)

FraserMichelle Obama

Gadla –   Nelson Mandela

Gerard –  Laurence Olivier

Gerrit–   Rembrandt Van Rijn

GuntherHeidi Klum

Gustav –   Arnold Schwarzenegger

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FATHER’S DAY NAMES: Celebrity Dads

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Once more this year we commemorate Father’s Day with a list of some notable names of the paternal parents of celebrities of various times and places, with some truly unusual examples, as in Archulus (Truman Capote) and Belmont (Humphrey Bogart). As with the moms we displayed on Mother’s Day, it turns out that quite a  number of past (and a few present) notables have had Dads with interesting, and sometimes surprising, names.  Here are some examples to prove the point:

ABRAHAMBOB DYLAN

ALFRED –  JOHN LENNON

ALLAN HERMAN MELVILLE

ANDREJ –   ANDY WARHOL

ANDREW –   ROY ROGERS

ARCHULUS —  TRUMAN CAPOTE

AUGUSTINE —  GEORGE WASHINGTON

BAILEYRAY CHARLES, MAYA ANGELOU

BELMONT –  HUMPHREY BOGART

CASSIUS —  MOHAMMED ALI

CLARENCE –   ERNEST HEMINGWAY

CLYDE JOHN WAYNE

CORNELIUS –  TENNESSEE WILLIAMS

DELBERT –    GENE AUTRY

ELIAS –   WALT DISNEY, CARY GRANT

EMILE –   HENRI MATISSE

ERNEST–   ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG

FERNANDO –  LUCIANO PAVAROTTI

FRANCIS –   ELIZABETH TAYLOR (shown)

FRASERMICHELLE OBAMA

GADLA –   NELSON MANDELA

GERARD –  LAURENCE OLIVIER

GERRIT –   REMBRANDT VAN RIJN

GUSTAV –   ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER

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It’s Pop’s turn!  For Mother’s Day we took a look at some of the more interesting names of the mothers of distinguished people, and now we do the same for the paternal parent.  Once more,  it turns out that an unusual number of past (and a few present) notables have had Dads with interesting, and sometimes surprising, names.  Here are some examples to prove the point:

ABRAHAM –Bob Dylan

ALFRED (called Freddie) — John Lennon

ALLANHerman Melville

ALLESSANDRO — Maria Montessori

ANDREJ — Andy Warhol

ARCHULUS — Truman Capote

AUGUSTINE –  George Washington

BAILEY –  Ray Charles, Maya Angelou

BELMONT — Humphrey Bogart

CASSIUS –  Mohammed Ali (pictured)

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