Bedivere

by Lemonjello Redenbacher on December 2, 2010

There is no way on this EARTH that any kid with this name will avoid being called Mr. Belvedere for all of his school years.

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Bob December 30, 2010 at 10:33 am

Trditional Welsh name, one of king Arthur’s knights.

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Lemonjello Redenbacher December 30, 2010 at 10:39 am

I love it when people like “Bob” here stop by and post a definition or history of the name, as if to somehow justify its use in America in 2010.

Thomas Crapper had quite a history as the person who revolutionized the modern toilet bowl, too, but it’s not wise to name your kid Crapper, now is it?

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Christopher Hewett December 30, 2010 at 7:58 pm

If Mr. Belvedere were still culturally significant, I might be with you on this one – but the likelihood of contemporary school children knowing a reference to ABC’s 1987 evening lineup is about zilch.

Agreed, it’s probably some obnoxious hipster couple who came up with this abomination, but you have to allow for the possibility that some nice Welsh family might be out there and breeding.

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Lemonjello Redenbacher December 30, 2010 at 8:02 pm

Naaahhhhh…it’s hipsters.

I do agree that no kids would inherently pick up on the Mr. Belvedere thing, it being so antiquated. But their parents would – and they talk. In front of the kids. Which leads to this poor kid being called Mr. Belvedere.

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FG February 10, 2011 at 5:14 pm

I have to interject – more people watched the series finale of Mr. Belvedere than watch Lost, so it still may have some cultural currency.

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Alice August 1, 2013 at 11:33 pm

A. Thomas Crapper is actually a myth, and
B. I highly doubt most people under the age of 40 even know a show called Mr. Belvedere existed. They’d probably just shout lines from Monty Python & the Holy Grail at the kid.

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Lemonjello Redenbacher August 2, 2013 at 1:52 pm

A. Thomas Crapper was not a myth http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Crapper

B. As I stated above, parents will know of Mr. Belvedere, kids listen to their parents, etc.

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Matt December 23, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Well, TV series aside, there’s still the bachelor party scene in American Wedding, which the gay guy in assless chaps introduces himself as Mr. Belvedere to the future in-laws. That just gives the name some very disturbing imagery that may cause the kid to be found at the end of a rope.

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