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06:49:48 AM Mar 18th 2014
This page needs... serious cleaning. The definition of "wacky name" seems to be... ill-defined, most examples are zero context (they list the names, but not the wacky character part), there are definite non-wacky people, we've got non-Americans, and examples where everyone is American, which doesn't really make sense for this trope as it's about National Stereotypes.
06:44:10 PM Mar 17th 2014
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I suppose that even if Real Life examples were allowed, this American was not particularly wacky, but I always did like the name of 1840s murderer Dr. Valorous P. Coolidge.
08:42:11 PM May 1st 2014
I WISH that they wouldn't delete the ENTIRE Real Life section. Pick through it, take out the specific examples/of living people and LEAVE the general/historical ones!
04:57:17 PM Jan 12th 2013
They really don't have Dwights or Hanks in other Anglophone countries!?
11:26:43 PM Sep 18th 2014
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Do people really think "Hiram" is a common American name?
01:15:00 AM Sep 19th 2014
It's a Semitic name, so it may be more common in Jewish or Arab circles.
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