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I like how this sounds, but I would never actually use this name, ever. The "God" part is unappealing and should only be used biblically.
I think it’s best as a middle name. However I do find the meaning quite interesting.
No No NO! I don't like it and GOD...Frey! I hate it, this name only suits an OLD, OLD, OLD man!
Nice and dignified, but even an irreverent person can pull off this name. For those concerned that a name is too old fashioned, there's always Jadyn.
It is also a surname.
The "god" part stands out to me.
A famous bearer of the name would be Asian-American actor Godfrey Gao, who has modeled in several campaigns for Louis Vuitton and was the first Asian male to ever rise in the modelling industry.
I think the first syllable, "God", would make this a quite heavy cross for any boy to bear.
In 2018, 62 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Godfrey who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 5, 810th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
Has a good meaning, but there's an obvious reason why this wouldn't be a good choice.
I don't care if names seem old-fashioned since it's a silly attribution if it's the main reason it stops you from choosing the name. Old-fashioned names have lots of cool history behind them and are generally respectable names.

Okay, maybe a lot of people like to stereotype Godfrey's perhaps always acting "stuck-up"- I don't think blaming and taking it out on the name is completely appropriate, it's the stuck-up person you've met who you really dislike, isn't it? Then again, it's different for everyone, you might have genuinely hated the name for some other reason before meeting someone called this, then I might understand (like how I've always hated the name Bethany, long before I met a horrible person with the name Bethany). If you haven't met a person but you judge a name ONLY for sounding posh and hate it JUST for that reason, isn't that showing a slight prejudice side in you? There are surely nice posh people out there.

God jokes are quite unoriginal and are a little too obvious, you'd hardly have to think much to create them.

I think the meaning of the charming name Godfrey is wonderful though using "God" as a nickname for a person (well, to be honest, for anyone/anything) is personally something I am totally against... either say it whole or have "Frey" as a suitable nickname (if a nickname is necessary). :)

Damn, I wrote it a lot here. Excuse my bit of a rant. :D.
Update to my previous comment: I no longer hate the name Bethany anymore.
Godfrey of Bouillon was an 11th century crusader not 10th. [noted -ed]
It's not that I dislike the sound, but I don't know if I could ever give my son a name that started with "God." You know?
I think this is a very cool name that's ready for a comeback!

God - Come inside now, your dinner's ready!
Hopelessly old-fashioned, and also quite pompous and stuck up-sounding. The nickname God would be funny, though!
Godfrey de Bouillon, one of the leaders of the First Crusade, is a notable bearer of the name.
Godfrey Cass was a character in Gearge Elliot's novel "Silas Marner".

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