The "god" part stands out to me.
someone-  5/4/2020
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.
― Anonymous User  12/2/2019
I think the first syllable, "God", would make this a quite heavy cross for any boy to bear.
― Anonymous User  11/5/2018
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.
― Anonymous User  10/19/2018
Has a good meaning, but there's an obvious reason why this wouldn't be a good choice.
kayisforkeen  8/7/2018
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.
― Anonymous User  6/1/2014
Update to my previous comment: I no longer hate the name Bethany anymore.
― Anonymous User  10/18/2015
Godfrey of Bouillon was an 11th century crusader not 10th. [noted -ed]
Vagn  8/23/2012
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?
erb816  12/28/2010
I think this is a very cool name that's ready for a comeback!

God - Come inside now, your dinner's ready!
― Anonymous User  7/23/2008
Hopelessly old-fashioned, and also quite pompous and stuck up-sounding. The nickname God would be funny, though!
slight night shiver  4/23/2008
Godfrey de Bouillon, one of the leaders of the First Crusade, is a notable bearer of the name.
yeahbuddy2  1/22/2007
Godfrey Cass was a character in Gearge Elliot's novel "Silas Marner".
― Anonymous User  4/27/2006

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