In answering a question about "John Doe," I cited the name "Meyer." Then quoted a World War II leader as saying "If the Allies bomb Berlin, my name is "Meyer."
Someone mentioned that I was "tasteless." (And by implication old fashioned, with my other example, "vereinsmeyer.")
I am an older person (over 50), so a lot of what I know comes from what I heard in the "old days" (as opposed to the Internet). And that's in "German America" (at clubs and parties in America attended mainly by Germans).
My remark was meant to be about a name or figure of speech (Mundart?), not about the war itself. Was I wrong?