Hitler

  jz 20:47 15 Mar 2008
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This is something I've been wondering about for several years (don't ask me why)...

Is the surname Hitler still in use in Germany? If not, is this because it was a very rare surname in the days of Hitler, or is it because lots of people had their names changed?

Sorry for asking such add odd question.

  belfman 21:19 15 Mar 2008
  Quickbeam 21:45 15 Mar 2008

I have an unusual surname... does this make me evil too? (Quickbeam is not my real name).

  Grey Goo 21:48 15 Mar 2008

I wonder how far the genetic disorder that caused the original "testicular challenged" individual has spread. Or does the defect result in some sort of self regulation.

  Bingalau 22:08 15 Mar 2008

Grey Goo. I take it you have been listening to the words of the song.... It was actually Goebels who had none at all... (in the song that is).

  Grey Goo 22:42 15 Mar 2008

Didn't mean to imply complete gelding, just impaired.

  jakimo 23:45 15 Mar 2008

Hitler only had one,and sung to the tune of the "Colonel Bogey March".
Hitler is a common name in Austria (his birthplace)

  DANZIG 00:14 16 Mar 2008

Don't know if this is true or not but I've heard that by German Law, German parents are not allowed to call their kids Hitler..

  jz 17:02 16 Mar 2008

Thanks for your replies everyone. That's my curiosity satisfied.

  josie mayhem 20:26 16 Mar 2008

If I remeber rightly, that there was a close relation that shared Hitler name, but he changed his name and move to America, he and his wife choose not to have children... I think that he assumption the line will die out with them....

  Miros 11:28 17 Mar 2008

There was a pub in Ballincollig Co Cork, known has Hitler's, reputed to sell this best pint in the town, never tried it out myself although I lived close by for ten years.
I think it was known by that name because of a landlord that sported a mustache like Hitlers.

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