My wife has this idea for a baby name in the event we decide to have a kid at some point. Boy or girl, the proposed name is…
It was inspired by John Getty but only insofar as my wife enjoys the history of that period, not that John Getty is particularly inspirational himself. I don’t know much about him other than he was a rich oil man and philanthropist.
Love it or hate it, what do you think about that as a baby name? Thanks.
I say you can find a better name. I’m not a fan of unusual, androgynous names, especially not ones that don’t automatically elicit images of the thing you’re trying to honor. Also, most last names don’t make good first names. This, IMO, is no exception.
Besides, neither you nor your wife knows much about this guy, and even then it’s not really about him so much as the era he lived in? Those are poor reasons to pick his name. Pick someone with significant meaning to you.
First place I went - Geddy Lee. Second - Spaghetti. If you’re good with your little girl spending her entire childhood as Getty Spaghetti, go for it! (They say the test of a child’s name is to go yell it out the back door five or 10 times. )