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Sure, this name is heavily associated with Homer Simpson, but it's not a bad name at all.
minion947  3/2/2020
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Homer Roberts, a character from the series The OA. A man that the main character, The OA/Prairie, fell in love with while they were held captive for 7 years. Played by Emory Cohen.
Reszeitak  1/25/2020
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"Why you little?" was Homer Simpson's phrase when angry at his son Bart.
RHAWK3935  9/13/2019
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In 2018, 67 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Homer who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 1, 205th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/8/2018
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Besides the Simpsons association, the name sounds really ugly and old fashioned. Imagine meeting a little boy or teenager named Homer.
kayisforkeen  9/12/2018
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Boring, and reminds me of a silly, dumb lazy man, like Homer Simpson.
Curious me  9/11/2018
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Homer Hickam is an American author, Vietnam veteran, and a former NASA engineer. His memoir Rocket Boys, was a New York Times Best Seller, is studied in many American and international school systems, and was the basis for the 1999 film October Sky. Hickam has also written a number of best-selling memoirs and novels including the "Josh Thurlow" historical fiction novels. His books have been translated into many languages.
cutenose  2/16/2017
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The name Homer was given to 29 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/21/2016
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Homer Hickam was a NASA engineer who wrote the bestselling memoir "Rocket Boys," which was adapted into the film "October Sky." (Obviously he's nowhere near as famous as Homer the Greek epic poet or Homer Simpson, the first two Homers that most people will think of when hearing the name.)
lucky777  11/10/2014
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Derives from Greek: "Ομηρος"< ομου+αρω =together+carry, because his work combines all kinds of knowledge.
georgev1112  12/10/2012
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This is the name of my Father, Grandfather, and Great-grandfather, so it naturally carries a wonderful connotation. It is wise, gentrified, and oh-so-much-better than the dreaded Aiden/Bayden/Cayden, etc. group of boys coming of age now. I would consider giving this name to my child, knowing that he has a namesake with much more prestige and history than just Homer Simpson.
― Anonymous User  2/8/2012
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I think Homer is a beautiful, classy and intelligent name. It makes me think of a learned scholar (because of the Iliad/Odyssey association) or an honest farmer (like my great-grandfather). Another thing that helps is that was the name of Mickey Rooney's character in "The Human Comedy". Lovely yet underused name.
― Anonymous User  3/20/2011
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Although this name's most famous bearer is probably Homer Simpson, Homer was also the name of one of the eight heroes in the Australian book "Tomorrow, When the War Began" books. In these books, Homer is brave and intelligent.
doremi97  10/26/2010
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I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Winslow Homer. Homer is considered one of the foremost painters in 19th century American, renowned for his landscape and marine subjects. The son of Charles Savage Homer and Henrietta Benson Homer, he was largely self-taught and is one of the preeminent figures in American Art.
New_Chloe  8/7/2009
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What a wonderful name! I feel embarrassed for those who associate this name first and foremost with a cartoon character - they're really only showing their ignorance.
vomiting  5/29/2009
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"I feel embarrassed for those who associate it with the cartoon character. They're only showing their own ignorance." This is the FUNNIEST comment on this site. Not being super into Ancient Greek poetry is an intellectual crime I guess? You don't have to know anything about Homer to be an educated person. There are snobs obsessed with classic figures like him, who are completely ignorant of modern culture and issues.

Can you really look down at someone for thinking of a ridiculously famous television show, that's on TV all the time and has ads and merchandise plastered everywhere? Are you really gonna name a kid Homer, and then have him explain to his kindergarten class that they're all uneducated idiots for thinking of a modern cultural landmark instead of an ancient poet their parents learned about once in high school?

You're free to love the original Homer, and to use this name in his honor. But don't think yourself superior to everyone because you personally like reading that kind of stuff.
foxgloves  3/29/2018
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I feel soooo sorry for any child that is named this horrible name. (sorry if this offends people.) I mean, come on! I know it's just a typical thing to say, but it's true: Homer Simpson is a great example of what the name Homer sounds like: lazy and sloppy. I've never even seen the Simpsons but I think that Homer is a bad name for any boy or man. And if your name is Homer, I'm sorry if you had to go through anything like being called names or something like that. I would call you like Homes or something funny like that. I don't think I would ever call you Homer. Sorry!
annamarie941408  12/1/2008
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Apparently many scholars now believe that the writer Homer was a female.
Akua Topaz  11/11/2008
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Homer is a character in Nathaniel West's The Day of the Locust.
English26  11/5/2008
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This name makes me think of Homer Simpson. I can picture Homer Simpson sleeping on the couch in his underwear. Not very flattering.
bananarama  8/19/2008
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As long as people watch the Simpsons, using this name for your poor son is stupid. As long as commercial hip hop is glorified, the nickname Homie is bad. And without the character Homer Simpson, this name would simply be pompous and pretentious.
slight night shiver  6/2/2008
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Actress Anne Heche has a son named Homer.
ars musica  4/21/2008
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How this is rated 'unintellectual' is beyond me, has no one heard of 'The Odyssey' or 'The Iliad'?
― Anonymous User  3/30/2008
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Richard Gere´s son is named Homer James Jigme. "Jigme" means "fearless" in Tibetan.
Maggie_Simpson  9/6/2006
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O - "the", me - "not", ros/oron - "see" (the one who can’t see). The ancient Greek poet Homer legends says was blind.
homer122b  7/23/2006
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The 1970 film Homer, with Alex Nichol and Tisa Farrow.
Tudor  6/14/2006
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I like the name Homer, it reminds me of Homer Simpson. :)
mum2bubba  12/3/2005

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