One-syllable names are hard to shorten, but you can try.
Famous people named Earl:
Painter Earl Bascom; U.S. Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren; rapper Earl Simmons (a.k.a. DMX); actors James Earl Jones and Wentworth Earl Miller.
Earl is the name of an abusive husband who met an untimely (but not necessarily unfortunate) end in the Dixie Chicks song "Goodbye Earl."
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