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  1. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by renrose View Post
    Sorry, but personally I think it's silly. Gentry refers to an upper echelon of the class system. It's not a human name.
    This exactly. It sounds ridiculous and pretentious.

    There is, however, an ASOIAF character named Gendry. Sounds a little less ostentatious than Gentry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shvibziks View Post
    This exactly. It sounds ridiculous and pretentious.

    There is, however, an ASOIAF character named Gendry. Sounds a little less ostentatious than Gentry.
    I second Gendry. I think it has the cowboy vibe everyone mentions for Gentry. It's also easier for me to say. I always trip over Gentry.
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  3. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by renrose View Post
    Sorry, but personally I think it's silly. Gentry refers to an upper echelon of the class system. It's not a human name.
    I concur. I don't get 'Gentry' as a name.

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    But a lot of people in America have watched downtown abbey and the craw fords are the gentry! It sounds very pretentious to me. Sorry
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