My apologies if this is personal for anyone, but "Rory" is a STUPID name!!

I really am sorry, because I know that someone with the name will read this, and this is about a word, not a person, but I can’t contain this any more. It was bad enough when it was just Rory Kennedy, but THEN along came Rory McEllroy. Now here comes Rory Farquharson to inflict still more of Roriness on us all.

What is it, all you Rorys, with a name that sounds like something Scooby-Doo would say? (“Ruh-Roh! Rory!”) Will you tell me a story while riding a lorry with a guy named Corey who is a hoary Tory?

Gah! :mad::mad::mad:

How do you get “Rory” from “Lorelai” (Gilmore)?

I would presume the same way you get Bill from William, Dick from Richard, Peggy from Margaret, etc. English is fun but weird.

I watch the Arrowverse shows with my kid, who noted that one of the teamups had two guys named Rory: this one a Jewish superhero with a magic costume, and the other one a hard-drinking adventurer who excels at flamethrower marksmanship.

Quoth the kid, “What’ll happen if they call out for Rory?”

Actually, “Rory” (gah!) is originally Gaelic.

I’m sure that Rory Gallagher thought that Lizard is a stupid name, too.

I watched a lot of westerns growing up, so I must rise in defense of Rory Calhoun.

The name Rory by its of may be Gaelic, but in the Gilmore Girls, Rory is derived from Lorelai through the same process as the other English diminutives like Bill, etc. it’s essentially baby talk.


Don’t forget the British guy, cast as the captain, who stared in Doctor Who as this guy.

Every time they called out for Rory I thought they were calling out for the captain of the Waverider.

Too many Rory’s!!!

Well my daddy left home when I was four, he
Really didn’t leave much to Ma and me
Just this guitar and an empty bottle of Midori
Now, I don’t blame him 'cause he run and hid
But the meanest thing that he ever did
Was before he left, he went and named me Rory

My dog’s name is Rory for some reason.

I’d chance my name to Rory if it meant I could play golf as well as Sabbatini or McIlroy. In fact, I’d change it if all it got me was the ability to drive the ball the way McIlroy can.

The only Rory I know uses it as a nickname for Aurora. Seems legit to me.

When you’ve made the most gratuitous use of the word ‘Belgium’ in a serious screenplay, you’ll be very happy to receive your ‘Rory,’ thankyewverymuch. :wink:

:slight_smile: I see what you did there, I think.

So–not a roricon.

Just want to acknowledge your effort here. I chuckled.

Tsk and bah. :wink:

I wish I had the looks and talents of Rory Calhoun.

Just one Rory (last name), and yeah it’s a stupid name. The other is a Roy, which is a perfectly cromulent name.