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I think this is just one of those names that will *never* be able to move past its literary background. (Too bad, because it's an interesting name otherwise.) Hmmm... I always wonder what could possibly serve as a moniker -- Icky? *chuckles*
― Anonymous User  2/17/2006
The main character in Tim Burton's "Sleepy Hollow", Ichabod Crane, bore this name.
― Anonymous User  11/19/2008
Ichabod Crane is the protagonist of the short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving.
Fyrmer  3/25/2009
I think this name is just one of those utterly comical-sounding names. It's not a bad name though, it's kind of quirky, I don't mind it. :)
walesgal92  10/27/2009
The meaning is quite negative, and the Ichabod Crane association is too much for me.
bananarama  1/27/2010
Here comes a Christian comment...

I like this name and about its negative meaning, you could turn it around and name him "no glory" and make his middle name something that means something like "to God be the glory" so he would understand that God should get all the glory, not him.

I love that :)
Liesl  10/24/2010
I would never name a child this. Perhaps and animal. Maybe a quirky character.

Yes... I see it now. Ichabod the mortician. Haha. I like the sound though. It's just so spunky. And it reminds me of frogs for some reason. Ichabod. Ick-a-bod. Doesn't seem like it'd be appealing, but it just makes me giggle. I might use it for a character.
Book_Reader22  3/16/2011
Sorry, but I've read The Legend of Sleepy Hollow a million times and I just can't get over Ichabod Crane. Plus, I don't like the idea of my kid being chased and killed with a pumpkin by some headless loser on a demonic horse. Some parents might, though.
MonsterGrapefruit  5/15/2011
In Italy, my country, Washington Irving's tale isn't very well known. Even if I know this name because of the story, I love it for its sound. Certainly to baptize a child with this name would be an extremely unusual choice.
Eretria  1/18/2014
Nothing against Washington Irving, but I would not want to name a child after a cowardly, greedy gold-digger. This ugly-sounding name would have better associations if the character was a hero, but he was truly not.
Plus, who would want to be nicknamed "Icky"?
Mythology1  8/26/2014

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