The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #49257   Message #744862
Posted By: Lonesome EJ
09-Jul-02 - 12:41 AM
Thread Name: BS: British vs. American names
Subject: RE: BS: British vs. American names
Why is Percy a sissy name? Is there something about its sound that is inherently wimpy? Or were there a succession of Percys (Percies?) who minced their way through history, casting a stigma on the name? Percy Bysshe Shelly looked a lot like Bernadette Peters, but he apparently was a hit with the ladies. Maybe he was a poet, sure, but so is Bob Dylan, or so reports say. I don't get it.

Ernie ( a name usually only used these days by cabdrivers and short-order cooks)