Wiktionary goes into a bit more detail about the etymology of Ichabod: (in English)איכבוד#Hebrew (in English)
This is a great name for a character or pet. Wouldn't use it on a real person though.
I absolutely LOVE this name.
I'm in the process of researching my family history and have found that my 8th Great Grandfather's name was Ichabod.
I recently got 2 kittens so I named them after my 8th Great Grandparents, Ichabod and Abigail.
I also have a great uncle from the same time period named Ebenezer. I'm waiting to get another male cat and that shall be his name.
This name is pretty much extinct.
It sounds so harsh.
Nothing against Washington Irving, but I would not want to name a child after a cowardly, greedy gold-digger. This ugly-sounding name would have better associations if the character was a hero, but he was truly not.
Plus, who would want to be nicknamed "Icky"?
In Italy, my country, Washington Irving's tale isn't very well known. Even if I know this name because of the story, I love it for its sound. Certainly to baptize a child with this name would be an extremely unusual choice.
Sorry, but I've read The Legend of Sleepy Hollow a million times and I just can't get over Ichabod Crane. Plus, I don't like the idea of my kid being chased and killed with a pumpkin by some headless loser on a demonic horse. Some parents might, though.
I would never name a child this. Perhaps an animal. Maybe a quirky character.Yes... I see it now. Ichabod the mortician. Haha. I like the sound though. It's just so spunky. And it reminds me of frogs for some reason. Ichabod. Ick-a-bod. Doesn't seem like it'd be appealing, but it just makes me giggle. I might use it for a character.
I believe you are thinking of “The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad” a Disney movie from 1949 based upon both “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving.
Here comes a Christian comment...I like this name and about its negative meaning, you could turn it around and name him "no glory" and make his middle name something that means something like "to God be the glory" so he would understand that God should get all the glory, not him.I love that :)
The meaning is quite negative, and the Ichabod Crane association is too much for me.
I think this name is just one of those utterly comical-sounding names. It's not a bad name though, it's kind of quirky, I don't mind it. :)
Ichabod Crane is the protagonist of the short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving.
The main character in Tim Burton's "Sleepy Hollow", Ichabod Crane, bore this name.
I think this is just one of those names that will *never* be able to move past its literary background. (Too bad, because it's an interesting name otherwise.) Hmmm... I always wonder what could possibly serve as a moniker -- Icky? *chuckles*

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