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What do you guys think of the name Sherlock? What would your reaction be if you met a little boy named Sherlock?
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Okay, I was just thinking about this yesterday.
I don't see it as a name that is usable because of Sherlock Holmes, but I love it nonetheless.
Sherlock and Shylock both upset me that they are so set in their respective literary worlds because those names are absolutely incredible.
I wish they were more acceptable in an everyday use, but I can't imagine it would be cool to be a boy with that name. However, meeting one would be super cool. Hope he's a genius though or he'll want to jump into a waterfall or off a building top or wherever.
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My reaction would be: "That's awesome!!!!"I like it.
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I like it!Slightly because I want to go against the general consensus, just because, but mostly because I genuinely do, and I'd like to meet a little Sherlock. Having said that, I would assume it was used in honour of the BBC series, which I loathe, rather than the books or Jeremy Brett's Holmes, so I wouldn't be hugely impressed in that regard. But, yes, generally, I'd like to meet a little Sherlock.

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Too much time on Tumblr.
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No, way too much teasing potential and one of them being "No shit, sherlock."
Its just isnt very realistic. I would use sherlocks first or middle name or the authors name.No to sherlock. Perhaps a name simular like Locklan/Lochlan. Sherman
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I do like it, but I don't thing it should go any further that ACD's stories and the movies and shows based off of them. If I met a little Sherlock, I might wonder at his parent's sanity...
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No sh*t, Sherlock... nmnm
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I like it, a lot!
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It's definitely too fantasy to be used in real life. Phrases like "No sh!t Sherlock" and "elementary" would be bandied about endlessly... and you can't even use the excuse that in 15 years Sherlock Holmes won't be popular anymore. It would be an awesome name for a bloodhound or something, but stupid for a child.
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I would think the parents were big fans of Benedict Cumberbatch.
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Who isn't :)
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Me. I have nothing against him, but I don't watch the show. I don't think I've seen him in anything else.
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I would immediately assume their parents were fans of Mr. Holmes. I was just debating this with my husband, though we were more dubious of using Mycroft.
That said, a fan of the series could pull of Irene or just Holmes and people might miss the connection.
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I like the name well enough, but it's a one-owner name and ludicrous on a small child. If I met one, I'd look around for his brother Mycroft, and I'd speculate that the parents were probably the kind of sad people who write fan letters to 221b Baker St.That said, Sherlock and Mycroft would be totally brilliant names for a pair of bloodhounds!
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Aw, my roomie in college wrote fan letters. Though - I am sure she addressed them to a more legitimate address. ;)
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Holmes. Holmes. And Holmes. So on the comical side. I don't think it's usable.In addition, it makes me think of Shakespeare's Shylock, who was traditionally a villain but has more recently become more of a victim. Still not a great association.
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I'd laugh, probably. It's a one-off name and is already solely associated with Sherlock Holmes.
Also, the only time I ever hear people being called Sherlock is sarcastically, when somebody's said or done something very dumb; example, watching the news last night, the anchor introduced a story about a teenage tennis player who came out of nowhere to be a champion. He opened with something like "If you've never heard of Tina Tennisplayer before, this will be the first you've heard of her." Very clumsy and poorly-worded intro, and my husband muttered "No sh**, Sherlock!"
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I knew a girl in college whose catchphrase was "No sh**, Sherlock." I'm surprised I didn't think of it when I made my post.
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