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Gee, I hope this never catches on. It sounds quite ugly with the long schwa sound, and it's plain and boring too. Some surnames really are best retained as surnames.
-- slight night shiver  5/18/2008
In England a 'berk' is an idiot. But nonetheless I like the name.
-- Krr  6/26/2008
This name is ugly and kind of snobbish. It also sounds too much like "burqa", which will lead to teasing.
-- bananarama  10/3/2009
Ok, Burke isn't that great of a name (I don't love it or hate it). But it is super annoying when I see comments about what the names sound like that could be teased for. You could say that about any name, and it is almost always a stretch. I completely doubt that if you name your child Burke, people will tease them for sounding like burqa.
-- lilpimpteller  3/13/2015
I honestly love this name in all of its simplicity and strangeness. It is probably my favorite boy's name at the moment. I think that Burke Ezra would be a great combo.
-- kaceyjustine  7/25/2015
Murdered child beauty queen Jonbenet Ramsey's older brother is name Burke.
-- Luvbug86  11/15/2015
Burke Ramsey is the older brother of murder victim JonBenet Ramsey. After his sister's 1996 death, suspicion was cast upon Burke, who was nine-years-old at the time, in certain quarters of the news media. The New York Times: Ramseys and Tabloid Settle JonBenet Lawsuit.
-- cutenose  6/5/2017

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