Okay, so I'm going to come at this from another angle. I actually know a Dude. An adult Dude. Who adopted the name legally because he preferred it to his given name. Seriously. He's a pretty successful guy and it suits him surprisingly well.
That said, he had a different name growing up, and picked this name on his own. He chose it and did the paperwork to get it on his own. He was a successful entrepreneur first, and then picked the name he liked best and changed it legally.
Even though I like him and think he's awesome, I won't lie. I seriously thought "WTF" when I met him. Because really, WTF?
So although I know a Dude and he's great, STILL please don't give this name to your kid. He will definitely get called Doody and have a hard time getting work.
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