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Ebenezer is a biblical name. Back in the day people valued using biblical names to name their children. Now they prefer the names of celebrities. Ebenezer was not considered an unusual/uncommon name around the time of the Civil War. It only became negatively associated due to the first part of the famous Dickens' book. Eben is a more common variation and a perfectly nice name.
― Anonymous User  9/2/2018
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Ughhh. Soo ugly.
kayisforkeen  8/19/2018
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The name Ebenezer was given to 49 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  7/5/2016
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This name was very popular among the Puritans in New England in the 17th and 18th centuries.
kaykay_  1/27/2016
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A beautiful name. Ebenezer Scrooge represents the pivotal story of redemption and grace.
Strangak  8/17/2015
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It doesn't really matter how Ebenezer Scrooge ended up at the end of the novel, when considering his name. When I hear Ebenezer, all I can think of is the character from the book. "A Christmas Carol" has become so iconic that there really is no other association. And unless the novel were to fall out of popularity/off the canon--*highly* unlikely, and it would sadden me if this happened--this name just isn't practical on a child.
erb816  11/13/2010
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I have a strange liking to this name. And everyone forgets that he turns out good in "A Christmas Carol." A good nickname is Ben.
Liesl  11/4/2010
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Ebenezer is the full name of oldest child Ben in the 19th century Five Little Peppers children's series.
Anyechka  9/1/2009
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It sounds snobbish, pretentious, and outdated, if it didn't immediately bring to mind Ebenezer Scrooge. It's just plain ugly.
bananarama  7/23/2009
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Ebenezer Baptist Church was the church that Martin Luther King was the pastor of.
mymymetrocard  12/27/2008
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I can't hear this name without instantly thinking of "A Christmas Carol".
number1212  12/17/2008
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My professor's name and his son's name is Ebenezer, but everyone calls him Eb. I believe he is Brazilian. His son is Nezer (tries not to laugh).
boughmsn  9/16/2008
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This sounds like the name of an old man, and the sound is a bit comical as well. Besides, the name reminds me of a very annoying track from the 90s by The Shamen, titled Ebenezer Goode, I think.
slight night shiver  4/22/2008
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*gag* Just picture a small child. A cute little five-year-old. Then picture him waving and saying, "Hi, I'm Ebenezer!" And try not to laugh.
aqualime  11/17/2006
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Ebenezer Scrooge was the greedy old miser in Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol".
― Anonymous User  6/22/2005
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Oh come on, that's what he was at the beginning and how did he end up? Think on how many people you know that are like the Ebenezer in the end. It means stone of help, it's a great name.
silverzither  2/21/2007

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