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July 18th, 2013 10:48 AM #11
I've heard it a few times, but it's usually a family surname. I know one Duke that was named after the university though...♂ | Samuel ◊ Edward ◊ George ◊ Arthur ◊ Ezra ◊ Gideon ◊ James ◊ Quentin ◊ Solomon ◊ Jasper
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July 18th, 2013 11:22 AM #13
I think of it as a dogs name although I don't really like it.
July 18th, 2013 11:50 AM #15Olivia/Livia/Livy/Liv : Thessaly/Darah/Bethel : Noelle/Eve
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July 18th, 2013 12:18 PM #17
I know a Duke, but his real name is Louis. Apparently when he was a kid he was all in the "me do it" stage only it came out sounding like "me duke", so they called him Duke. To my knowledge no one has called him Louis since. So it doesn't sound weird to me on a person, at least not a grown man, HOWEVER I would worry about giving it to a child who would have to grow up potentially being teased because of the similarities to the words dude, doof/doofus, douche, et c.
But on the other hand, it's kind of a badass name. Like I could see a Duke being a really popular, cool, nice guy in high school/college and everyone loving his name, but he'd have to have the personality to pull it off. If Duke was shy and wimpy he'd probably get teased for it a lot.k♥m
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July 18th, 2013 12:24 PM #19Senior Member
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