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Thread: Ernie?

  1. #1
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    Jun 2012


    Is Ernie usable? I know the Sesame Street reference and wonder if its still usable.
    Also, Are there any full names for the nickname Ernie?
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  2. #3
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    Oct 2011
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    Ernest is the first full name that came to mind.

    I don't care for Ernest at all, sorry. It doesn't have to do with the Sesame Street reference but more the fact that I find Ernest to be in the same category as Agatha and Beulah.
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  3. #5
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    Ernest is a full name for Ernie. I like Ernest, but don't like Ernie at all (mainly because of Sesame Street!). I think if you named your son Ernie, he would definitely be teased.
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  4. #7
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    Jun 2012
    Ernie is definitely the short form of Ernest. I do think Ernie is pretty strongly associated with Sesame Street, but I don't necessarily think that's a horribly negative association. It's not like he's a war criminal or a serial killer. It could get old to hear the jokes/references, though. "Hey, Ernie, where's Bert?" might come up a lot. I had a teacher named Ernie, though, and nobody said anything about it. I think it might be more of a playground thing, but I doubt it would persist into adulthood.

  5. #9
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    Dec 2012
    Lijiang, China
    Ernest is a pretty cool name. One of those antique kinda names that feels like it could work for this generation. And it's got a cool meaning to go along with it. I like it quite a lot. Ernie I don't like as much, aside from the Sesame Street association (which I don't think is really a big deal), the main thing for me is the rather 'nasal-y' sound of it (hopefully you understand what I mean by that, I don't really know how else to express the somewhat high-pitched, back of the nose sound that is emitted when saying Ernie). It's just got a sound that irks me a bit. But it could be an okay nickname for a youngin', just not something that I think holds very well into adulthood.
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