Methuselah
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I wonder why no one names their children Methuselah. It does have a sort of strange sound to it, but if people actually used it, I don't think we would find it strange. Anyway, if you want a very unused name for your son, name him Methuselah.
-- Anonymous User  8/14/2006
Not exactly your typical "famous bearer"; but the estimated oldest living organism alive is a tree named Methuselah, in connotation with the biblical figure of course. It is estimated to be 4,839 years old, and the location of the tree is undisclosed to prevent vandalism.
-- skid  3/18/2008
Sounds very snobbish and rather obvious that the parents are fundamentalist Christians. I wouldn't even use this on a fictional character.
-- bananarama  11/29/2008
Well, I'LL be using this name for a fictional character. It reminds me of a wise, kind old man, which I guess was influenced by the character from the Redwall book series.
-- CanadianChibi  11/29/2008
The French form is Mathusalem. The Biblical character is well-known, but nobody is called Mathusalem!
-- Marie-Amelie  11/30/2008
All this name does for me is make me wanna sing "Razzle Dazzle" from the musical "Chicago" where is goes "Back since the days of old Methuselah, everyone loves the big BAMBUSELAH!"
-- not_another_Jessica  12/2/2008
My ancestor was Methusalem, a variant of Methusaleh. It's a good name to give to a kid, being prophetic of long life. It was prophetic in my ancestor's case. He was Welsh, by the way.
I think it's interesting that people wonder why this name isn't used very much. It definitely doesn't sound as long as Bartholomew or even Christopher, but people use them (not that they're bad names). And you can actually use Matt as a nickname with Methusaleh, because of the French form Mathusalem.
-- Anthroponomastics  11/29/2009
It does sound a bit "out there" nowadays, but I think it sounds cool. I probably wouldn't use it, but it's cool.
-- Anonymous User  11/29/2015
This name makes me think of a mythical sea creature, like a massive underwater dragon or Cthulu-like monster. It just sounds like something out of a old fantasy novel featuring mages and dragons. I can't really see it on a human being, but I do like it and would definitely use it in one of my short stories if I ever needed the name for a mysterious lake-dwelling many-tentacled monster that only the oldest man in the village has ever seen.
-- Chariot of Artemis  11/29/2016
Don't like at all. Too bizarre and pretenious and the "Meth" part is way too blatant to me. It sounds like a name either an overly religious or fried-for-brains parent would give their child
-- Anonymous User  11/29/2016

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