SCRABBLE, ANYONE? #1: “Acceptable Words That Are Also Common Names”

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. Everyone knows that you can’t use people’s names in Scrabble, because they are proper nouns and must be capitalized- right? …

. Not so fast.  Many words we may think of as familiar names can also carry other meanings that are NOT proper nouns and ARE playable.  Some of them may surprise you.

NEW ADDITIONS INCLUDED IN THE UPDATED 5th EDITION ARE LISTED IN BOLDFACE TYPE.

AL

ALAN

ALEC

ANGEL

ANNA

ARIEL

ART

BARRY

BENJAMIN

BETH

BILL

BILLIE

BILLY

BO

BOB

BOZO

BUTCH

CAIN

CARL

CARMINE

CAROL

CHAD

CHARITY

CHARLIE

CICELY

CICERO

CLARENCE

COCO

COLLEEN

COLIN

CONNOR

CORY

CURT

DAVY

DEAN

DICK

DIRK

DONNA

ED

EDDY

EINSTEIN

ERICA

FAY

FIDO

FLORENCE

FRANK

FRANKLIN

GAY

GLORIA

GRAHAM

HAMLET

HANK

HARRY

HEATHER

HECTOR

HERB

HERCULES

IRIS

JACK

JAKE

JANE

JASMINE

JASPER

JEAN

JENNY

JERRY

JESS

JESSE

JILL

JIMINY/JIMMINY

JIMMY

JO

JOE

JOEY

JOHN

JOHNNY

JONES

JORDAN

JOSEPH

JOSH

JOY

JUDAS

JUDY

JUNIOR

KELLY

KELVIN(s)

KEN(s)

KENT

KERRY

KIP

KIRK

KRIS

LANCE

LARS

LAURA

LAUREL

LEA

LEAR

LEE

LENO

LEX

LILY

LOGAN(s)

LOUIE(s)

LOUIS

LULU

MAC

MACK

MADONNA

MARC

MARCEL

MARGE

MARIA

MARK

MARTIN

MARYJANE

MATILDA

MATT

MAXWELL

MAY

MEL

MERLE

MERLIN

MICK

MICKY

MIKE

MILO

MILT

MISTY

MO

MONTE

MONTY

MORGAN

MORRIS

MOTT

MUFFIN

MURPHY

MYRTLE(s)

NAN(s)

NANCY

NAPOLEON(s)

NELLIE(s)

NELLIE(s)

NELLY

NELSON

NEVE

NICK

NICOL

NORM

OLIVE

OLLIE

OPAL

OSCAR

OTTO

PADDY

PAM

PAT

PATSY

PEG

PELE

PENNY

PERRY

PETER

PIP

PRUDENCE

QUIXOTE

RALPH

RAND

RANDY

RAY

RICK

RIDLEY

RILEY

ROB

ROBIN

ROCK

RODNEY

ROCKY

ROGER(s)

ROLF(s)

ROLLIE

ROMEO

ROSCOE

ROSE

ROSEMARY

RUBY

RUTH

SAID

SAL

SALLY

SANDY

SAUL

SCOT

SHADRACH

SHANTI

SHAW

SHAWN

SHAY

SHEILA

SHELLY

SHERLOCK

SHERRY

SHYLOCK

SIBYL

SIERRA

SISSY

SKIP

SMITH

SONNY

SPORT

SPOT

STAR

STELLA

STEW

STING

SULU

TAB

TAD

TAMMY

TARZAN

TED

TEDDY

TERRY

TIFFANY

TOBY

TOD

TOM

TOMMY

TONY

TROILUS

TROY

TUCK

TUCKER

TWIGGY

UTA

VAN

VERA

VERONICA

VICTOR

VICTORIA

VIOLET

WADE

WALLY

WARD

WARREN

WEBSTER

WILL

WILLOW

WILLY

WOODY

ZIPPY!

> Well what do you think of that, Jack?

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This list © Kevin Paul Keelan and lastcre8iveiconoclast 2011. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Kevin Paul Keelan and lastcre8iveiconoclast with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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