It’s not so much that Chuck is chosen to sound out of style, like Floyd or Wilfred. It sounds immune to style, a steady island of everyman in a river of sophisticates and metrosexuals. It’s such a perfect choice than you can take the inverse of Chuck and find the fashion of the moment. Chuck’s a nickname, therefore formality must be trendy. Chuck’s all hard consonants, so smooth vowel-laden names are all the rage.
“Immune to style, a steady island of everyman.” Yep, that’s me. I’m just not sure that’s a compliment.
The moral to this story? If you’re not trendy, just wait. You will be again. Although it might take 50 years.
The way I quote myself works is not entirely understood.