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Topsy (1875-1903) was a female Asian elephant who was infamously poisoned, electrocuted, and strangled in front of a small crowd. Her brutal death was unfortunately filmed, said film being one of the oldest surviving films.
Buneary  3/1/2018
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A namesake is the singer Topsy (real name Gunnel Frankl, from Sweden) of the duo Hai & Topsy, famous for their repertoire of Yiddish songs.
elbowin  11/17/2017
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I always think of the song "Topsy Turvy" from The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
CanadianChibi  12/2/2010
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Ick, I don't know. I think it sounds like a common name for a disease that has an unpronounceable scientific name. Weird, but it's what I think of when I see this "name".
lcgirl20  8/31/2010
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Sounds like a good name for a rabbit, hamster or some other sort of small animal.
number1212  8/7/2010
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Reminds me of a potential name for Peter Rabbit's siblings. Flopsy, Mopsy, why not Topsy?
neverland4962  8/21/2009
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Topsy from the old children's programme Topsy and Tim.
― Anonymous User  8/21/2008
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I think it makes a sweet nickname for Topaz.
WeloveyouJesseLacey  7/5/2008
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Even if you ignore the obvious fact that this name would lead to topsy-turvy jokes, the name sounds really silly, unattractive, and immature.
slight night shiver  5/10/2008
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Not famous, pretty nugatory actually, but there is, or was, a South African author of kiddies' fiction called Topsy Smith.

Two things: Smith is pronounced Smit, and this Topsy is a man.
Anneza  9/14/2007
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Little Topsy from Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe. I think that's where it originated from.
A.R.  7/31/2007

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