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This is a very cool name. Mortimer Goth is a character on the computer game 'The Sims'.
-- the_coolest_person  7/20/2005
Making a guess, the part 'mort' might actually come from the fact that it means 'death' and other words of the like.
-- echo_of_the_past  7/22/2005
I believe that the element "mort" in the name means still, because it is translated as "still water" and ends with "mer", water. When water is still, it could be poetically described as looked dead. I could be wrong though.

I love this name. I think it's unique, but not in the silly way a lot of modern names try to be unique, such as surnames for girls and continuous respellings of Caitlin. Mortimer sounds like a guy I'd really like to get to know.
-- Spider from Mars  6/9/2007
This is the name of Cary Grant's character in the 1944 movie "Arsenic and Old Lace." I used to think Mortimer was a dweeby name, but it's quite charming on Cary Grant!
-- SeaHorse15  4/7/2006
Disney's Mickey Mouse was originally named Mortimer.
-- Anonymous User  6/14/2006
A famous bearer is Abbot Mortimer!
-- Sparky221  4/11/2007
Mortimer Lightwood is a character in "Our Mutual Friend" by Charles Dickens.
-- Kate  5/8/2007
A rarely used name nowadays, maybe, but I don't find it cool at all. I'd never in a million years use that name for my child. Plus (in England, at least) it is more familiar as a surname.
-- freeserve.co.uk  7/25/2007
In Cornelia Funke's Inkheart Trilogy, Meggie's father is called Mortimer. He is one of the main characters.
-- LoQuiero  10/8/2007
Very old-fashioned. The name sounds like the name of a geeky, ugly guy from a hundred years ago, it's a very unpleasant-sounding name. The beginning part also makes me think of words like 'mortifying' and 'mortal'. Ugh.
-- slight night shiver  4/30/2008
Mortimer McMire, rival of Commander Keen in the Commander Keen video game series had this name.
-- Zepton  8/31/2008
Growing up watching "Rocko's Modern Life", this name will always remind me of the evil Mortimer Kahn (Ghengis Khan's less successful brother).
-- not_another_Jessica  12/3/2008
Mortimer Toynbee is the given name of the classic X-men villain, the Toad.
-- TheCheshireKat  1/5/2009
I really like this name for some reason. I tend to be a fan of most old-fashioned names. Granted, I wouldn't use it for my own child, but I sure admire it on others! Shame you rarely hear it anymore.
-- MorbidHarlequin  7/2/2010
Mortimer is the name of the protagonist in Terry Pratchett's Discworld novel, Mort.
-- sweetjane9  7/23/2010
This name sounds creepy. It reminds me a funeral parlor. I would imagine this wouldn't work well on children born nowadays because it sounds so antiquated and musty.
-- sunshinechild67  3/4/2012
Roger Mortimer helped depose Edward II of England with the King's wife Isabella of France, his lover. He was executed when Edward III deposed him and his mother.
-- CassBlack  7/22/2012

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