Edgar Allen Poe - The Raven
Edgar Allen Poe - The Raven; Image by oddsock via Flickr

He’s always lagged a few dozen paces behind the evergreen

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What do you think?


  1. This is my boyfriends name and I love it. Petnames are hard to come by but I call him eggie or eddie. I’ve never heard the name before, but he is so funny and cute that I’ve even thought about giving this name to our future children.

  2. I really dig Edgar. Because of Poe and I think it’s got that very nice goth feeling. It’s quite rare as well.

  3. I had never thought much of Edgar despite liking most Ed- names (particularly Edmund and Edwin). Then I met a friend in college who had the last name of Edgar, and it totally made me think, “Wow, Edgar isn’t too bad!” So it’s funny how a positive association can push the name that much over the line into “usable”.

  4. I secretly call crotchety old men Edgars. It just fits.

    Even the fabulous Edgar Wright can’t change my feelings on this one.