Comments for the name Gertrude

Comments for GERTRUDE:

This is a lovely archaic name that Shakespeare assigned to Hamlet's incestuous mother, the Queen of Denmark.
-- Arrows  11/22/2005
That awful movie, Jersey Girl, had a character named Gertrude.
-- Anonymous User  1/15/2006
Gertrude is the name of the mother of Actress/Ambassador Shirley Temple.
-- Lakota_so_italian  1/24/2006
Ludwig van Beethoven had a pupil named Gertrude, for whom he wrote a piece, which he called "For Gertrude." The other piece he wrote for a pupil is more famous: "For Elizabeth," or "Fur Elise."
-- Anonymous User  7/6/2006
Gertrude the Bird is a character in the musical Seussical.
-- SerasVictoria  7/22/2006
Gertrude Stein (American writer who spent most of her life in France) was a famous bearer.
-- Anonymous User  2/20/2007
Gertrude Banda was a famous British/Indonesian spy during the first half of the 20th century. She was a double agent between the British and the Japanese in World War II, and also a spy for the USA (through the British) in the Korean Conflict. She was rumored to be the daughter of Mata Hari.
-- Anonymous User  12/2/2007
Gertrude is the city of Carvahall's healer in Christopher Paolini's books.
-- Carriebear_Nocare  1/22/2008
A famous bearer was English actress Gertrude Lawrence (July 4, 1898 - September 6, 1952). She won a Tony Award for her role as Anna Leonowens in the first Broadway production of the popular musical "The King and I" in 1952.
-- AndrewJKD  3/12/2008
A famous bearer was American children's author Gertrude Chandler War (April 16, 1890 - August 30, 1979). She is best known as the creator of the Boxcar Children book series, first published in 1942. She wrote a total of 19 Boxcar Children stories. Since her death, more than 120 additional titles have been written.
-- AndrewJKD  4/14/2008
Gertrude Baniszewski was an Indiana divorcee who murdered Sylvia Likens in 1965.
-- Joe-Bob-McRobert  11/11/2008
A bearer of sorts was Hikaru Sulu's Weeper plant in the Enterprise's botanical garden in Star Trek's first season episode The Man Trap. He called the plant Gertrude but yeoman Rand insisted it was a boy plant ("A girl can tell") and called it Beauregard instead.
-- nenmo  3/30/2009
This was the name of the little girl in Jersey Girl.
-- Carolyna  4/29/2009
Gertrude Jekyll (born 29 November 1843 – died 8 December 1932) was a British gardener and a very important horticultural influence of the latter 19th century and early 20th century. :) A great gardener.
-- walesgal92  5/2/2009
Gertrude Baniszewski, the psychopathic divorcee who mercilessly tortured Sylvia and Jenny Likens and eventually killed Sylvia, has ruined this name for me. A thrice divorced mother who encouraged neighborhood children to participate in the torture of these two sisters in her care. May the Likens family not have suffered in vain.
-- gaelruadh19  6/8/2010

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