What's the new girl's name, Mrs. Shipulski?
Goodness, my brain's not working today, is it? Let me look it up!
Ah! Here we go! She's a seventh grader, she transferred from St. Pats, and her name is....
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FIRST!!! First time for first comment, man what a horrible ugly name, sorry nate, forget it
I wonder if theres a backstory to the name Gertrude
Say What Now?
Wasnt Gertrude the name of Edna Birdakle’s Friend from Big Nate Lives It Up??
Uh oh! I don’t know if Nate has some bad history with her or whatever, but the look on his face certainly doesn’t spell fantastic.
If the girl’s cute, you never mind the name.
IMAGINE IF THE GIRL IS HIS DISTANT COUSIN OR SOMETHING
she probably goes by ‘Gertie’ which is a cool name.
Interesting name, but Nate is obviously ruining a good chance for himself.
Use her initial, Nate. G?.
tun tun tuh
“Nathaniel and Gertrude” Sounds like a love story to me.
I think we all want Nate to finally get a girlfriend, but he’s a cartoon character, poor guy. He was screwed from the moment he found out she was a seventh-grader.
Nate and Gertrudesittin’ in a treeK-I-S-S-I-N-G First comes love, Then comes marriage Then comes the baby in the baby carriage!
Why do I have the feling that this time Nate won’t get dumped, but he himself will dump the girl ?
Eh, what’s in a name anyway?
Just call her Trudy!
Thats a weird name
I see now!
I thought her name would be Gina or Jenny or even have the last name Godfrey!
Gravel Gertie!! Heh heh. Nate, you ought to roll with this one!!
back in august 2001 nate has a girlfriend that looks just like gurtrude! maybe its her
Ooh! Nate has a new crush!rubs my two for fingers together
Seriously, if Gertie/Trudy/Gerry likes him back, it,doesn’t matter that her name is uncommon or that she is older ;)
I was kind of hoping her name would be Gina Godferey
Women’s names go out of style much faster than men’s. I’ve never known a Gertrude. It apparently was a very popular name in the 1890s-1920s. You never know, maybe it will come back. But I doubt it.
You will regret this nate
GERtrude? NO! She’s totally a Becca!
gertrude aka trudy was in big nate lives it up
Stephan Pastis once said that having a character react in the last panel is too obvious a sign that a joke has been told, but after this strip and the previous two-no offense-I am beginning wonder whether that is truly the case. To me, Nate’s reactions have only served to increase the comedic effect
Hey, isn’t Gertrude the name of the bird in the book " Winn- Dixie"?
Didn’t Lila, the baseball pitcher for the Cream Puffs when chester had to quit, also go to St. Pats?
Bro that’s my grandma’s name-
That poor,poor girl. (eyes well with sympathetic tears)
She also transferred from St. Pats ALSO WHERE LILA CAME FROM.
WHY IS HER NAME GERTRUDE? It sounds so weird
Gertrude?? Who looks at their teeny newborn and goes: I’ll name her GERTRUDE! It’s like a name for old ladies.
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