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Montague was the surname of Romeo in 'Romeo and Juliet'.
-- shadow.of.a.dream  11/25/2005
Familiar to all fans of the film "Withnail & I", where Richard Griffiths plays Montague Withnail, mostly refered to as Uncle Monty.
-- Anonymous User  1/23/2006
Name of Slytherin dude in "Harry Potter" who Fred and George shove into a vanishing cupboard.
-- Eilicea  11/22/2006
I suspect that this name was originally pronounced as [mɔ̃tɑ:g] in French, with the "o" nasalised and the "gue" pronounced only as though it were "g". I am uncertain as to how Shakespeare would have pronounced it, however.
-- Bastien Rosier  2/29/2008
A famous bearer of this name was Montague John Druitt who some believe was the true identity of Jack the Ripper.
-- jdb87  7/26/2008
Montague Holbein was a famous British swimming champion.
-- Jonquil  4/19/2009
I think this name sounds ugly, pretentious, and faux-French.
-- bananarama  1/10/2010
In Scotland this name would be pronounced Mon-tay-gay. Not sure why! Source of much mis-pronunciation.
-- ejp1979  6/11/2011
Remember Duck the Great Western Engine, from "Thomas and Friends"? His real name is Montague!
-- Kinola  8/6/2012

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