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Gangerr #1 Posted 17 July 2011 - 10:01 AM

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As anyone since 1945 been named Adolf since birth or has the name 'Adolf' been forever tainted due to the man himself.  I believe the name was popular before WWII but not so after.

In my life I have only known one person named Adolf (friend of the family), but he was born in the 1930s in eastern europe somewere and came to live in the UK.

Torsoise #2 Posted 17 July 2011 - 10:12 AM

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Adolfs still exists!

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MaxDlius #3 Posted 17 July 2011 - 10:22 AM

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My grandfather was named Adolf and he was German (and no, his last name was not Hitler). And my girlfriends dad, who is from Uruguay is called Adolfo. These are the only ones I know, but I'm guessing it's still quite a common name, especially for that Spanish equivalent then.

GorDoink #4 Posted 17 July 2011 - 10:30 AM

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On a related theme, there was a comic from the UK who tried to "reclaim" the toothbrush moustache, yes, that moustache.  Not sure how successful he'll be though, the usual response to anything like that is goose-stepping and (in)appropriate saluting.

mcmillis #5 Posted 17 July 2011 - 10:30 AM

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thats brilliant answer....congratulations :-)

Hanki #6 Posted 17 July 2011 - 10:59 AM

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I think most of the people with this name were born before 1945, in my hometown in germany there is only one Adolf i know of and he is over 70.

Gangerr #7 Posted 17 July 2011 - 01:48 PM

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I found the Top Ten Famous Adolf's in the world....

http://listverse.com...le-named-adolf/

Bardus #8 Posted 17 July 2011 - 02:01 PM

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There was couple years ago story when some parents named their kids to Adolf Hitler, Honszlynn Hinler and Aryan Nation. http://www.foxnews.c...,479904,00.html

Aqnde #9 Posted 17 July 2011 - 02:05 PM

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View PostGangerr, on 17 July 2011 - 01:48 PM, said:

I found the Top Ten Famous Adolf's in the world....

http://listverse.com...le-named-adolf/

Doesn't have Adolf Ehnrooth. Thus the whole list is invalid :P

Legion_ #10 Posted 17 July 2011 - 02:06 PM

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Adolf is an old german name but since 1945 he isn´t anymore that popular.

Vlad92 #11 Posted 17 July 2011 - 02:20 PM

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there is a famous yugoslavian rock singer Adolf Dado Topic

typhaon #12 Posted 17 July 2011 - 03:24 PM

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Adolf is not really gone after WWII because of the dictator's name... I guess it disappears along with many other old names... normale progress... other thing is Hitler... only one person named "Hitler" in whole Germany (according to telephone book).

Aqnde #13 Posted 17 July 2011 - 05:16 PM

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View Posttyphaon, on 17 July 2011 - 03:24 PM, said:

Adolf is not really gone after WWII because of the dictator's name... I guess it disappears along with many other old names... normale progress... other thing is Hitler... only one person named "Hitler" in whole Germany (according to telephone book).

Well, Adolf Hitler was Austrian.

And I'm quite sure many Hitlers changed their name after the war for some reason  :lol:

Sandcross #14 Posted 17 July 2011 - 08:07 PM

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Since 1945 not really good  :P

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ammarmar #15 Posted 17 July 2011 - 11:01 PM

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I hope that one day, someone named "Adolf", against all odds, will become a famous scientist, artist or philanthropist. And history will know HIM as the most famous "Adolf" there ever was.

Rostlaube #16 Posted 18 July 2011 - 10:14 AM

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well, it´s still used and i met a couple of people, even my age (26), named Adolf. the common nickname for Adolf is "Adi" and most people will use this anyway.

but i think the name is used less and less. not because of hitler, more because popular names change over time. i can of course only speak for austria, because usage of first names here is differing to germany.


an other topic:
during ns-dictatorship it was popular to give new born childs "germanic" names. some people did it because they where nazis themselves, some because they thought it would increase their children´s career chances in the regime. so there are a lot of people born before ´45 named Siegfreid, Gerfried, Brunhild, Gerhild or wathever.
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Rostlaube #17 Posted 18 July 2011 - 10:18 AM

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View Postammarmar, on 17 July 2011 - 11:01 PM, said:

I hope that one day, someone named "Adolf", against all odds, will become a famous scientist, artist or philanthropist. And history will know HIM as the most famous "Adolf" there ever was.

meet the Adolfs: i´m a link

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Stahlbiest #18 Posted 28 July 2011 - 03:39 AM

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The Adidas brand was named after Adolf "Adi" Dassler (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adidas)

A couple of years ago I was searching for funny names on that famous german D-Info CD (is was one of the first german telephone book CD-ROMs which was suddenly illegal a few weeks after its release) and remember to have found someone named "Adolph Hittler"... well it's spelled diffently but it's pronounced the same way :)




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