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What's in a name? Your name, baby names, terrible names, awesome ones

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  • yotesyotes Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    You ever try pronouncing a complicated four-syllable name after a half gallon of vodka? Everything's going to end up at "SSShshsush" at one point.

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  • TaximesTaximes Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    My best friend's mom married a Dave, she has a brother named Dave, and her sister married a guy named Dave. Everybody in that family has 2-3 Uncle Daves.

  • TincheTinche No dog food for Victor tonight. Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    My name's Tin, after the greatest Croatian poet. It's short for Augustin. The correct way to pronounce it is to draw out the I, so it sounds like "teen".

    I used to get a lot of laughs from the Brits in my WoW guild. :/

    We're marooned on a small island, in an endless sea,
    Confined to a tiny spit of sand, unable to escape,
    But tonight, it's heavy stuff.
  • SheepSheep Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2008
    Well if you can't tell, my name is Phil, I almost never meet any other Phil, so I don't think it is very common.

    The only I know pulled a gun on me once because he was mad that the woman he was having an affair with behind his wife's back had slept with me a year before the two of them met.

    :(

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  • Phil G.Phil G. __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2008
    Sheep wrote: »
    Well if you can't tell, my name is Phil, I almost never meet any other Phil, so I don't think it is very common.

    The only I know pulled a gun on me once because he was mad that the woman he was having an affair with behind his wife's back had slept with me a year before the two of them met.

    :(

    ... I didn't know you frequented these forums. There is not enough room for the two of us...

    I kind of wish pi day would take off like 420 has. I could back a "eat pie at 3:14, erryday" movement.
  • SheepSheep Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2008
    Phil G. wrote: »
    Sheep wrote: »
    Well if you can't tell, my name is Phil, I almost never meet any other Phil, so I don't think it is very common.

    The only I know pulled a gun on me once because he was mad that the woman he was having an affair with behind his wife's back had slept with me a year before the two of them met.

    :(

    ... I didn't know you frequented these forums. There is not enough room for the two of us...

    Well Phil, if you remember correctly, I did warn you that if you shot me I was going to take your gun and shoot you back.

    ;)

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  • HedgethornHedgethorn Associate Professor of Historical Hobby Horses In the Lions' DenRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    My nephew has a kid in his kindergarten class named "Thunder." Apparently the kid has two brothers, "Bolt" and "Achilles."

    I feel sorry for those kids. Unless they grow up to be American Gladiators.

  • CherrnCherrn Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    My name is Anders, which is a relatively common Scandinavian name. Means "man", after "andro", so at least you can be sure I'm packin' heat. No one foreign can pronounce it properly, so it's kind of annoying whenever I have to tell someone what my name is. I guess it's getting a boost due to Battlestar Galactica, but they don't pronounce it properly either :P

    I've always wanted a more nordic name. I found out my parents wanted to name me Odin, which would have been so godsdamn metal.

    All creature will die and all the things will be broken. That's the law of samurai.
  • PantsBPantsB Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Andrew_Jay wrote: »
    Medopine wrote: »
    Andrew_Jay wrote: »
    Emer, Saoirse.
    How do you pronounce those irish names?
    Ay-Mur and Sear-Sha

    Until I was 5, I lived in Brighton, MA which (at least at the time) had a sizable straight-off-the-boat Irish population. We lived next to three kids within a few years of me with the names Hubert, Atracta (just Tracta usually) and Seamus. When Seamus is the least Irish name in a group.....

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  • INeedNoSaltINeedNoSalt Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    My name is Kory but was originally going to be Cornelius.

    I don't know if I dodged a bullet or what.

    (Edit: Now that I'm old enough to not have to deal with lol corny jokes I have considered changing my name to Cornelius.)

    sometimes you just gotta do a thing
  • lizard eats flieslizard eats flies Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Elendil wrote: »
    Oboro wrote: »
    Medopine wrote: »
    kilroydos wrote: »
    On a related note, I am now the proud father of a baby girl whose name is Ophelia June. Any advice on potential nicknames or shortenings would be appreciated. Obviously, OJ is right there, but with the multiple murder and robbery association, that might not be the best bet.

    Ellie?
    I've also heard Fee
    Ophel

    Pronounced offal


    Why not go with Lia as a shortening?


    Also, I really like my name: Elizabeth. Its nice and classy, and then I go by Liz for a shortening.. which is kinda fun and spunky

  • Simon MoonSimon Moon Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I have a distant-ish cousin who was very nearly named Glacier National.

    (The last name is Parks.)


    I also met a guy named Chance Rainwater.

    Steam: simon moon
  • Kate of LokysKate of Lokys Registered User
    edited October 2008
    When my parents had children, they decided that they didn't want their kids to get stuck with nicknames, so they gave both my sister and I names that couldn't be shortened. It worked out just fine for my sister (Erin). Then when I was born a year and a half later, I was named Kate.

    Yeah, Kate. Not Katherine or any variation thereof, not Kathleen or Catelyn. My birth certificate reads "Kate Elizabeth [Lastname]."

    So, instead of being given a common nickname - like for instance Kate - I have spent my life explaining to people that no, my name isn't really Katherine, it's just Kate.

    (That said, I like Kate, and it suits me. I'm just amused that my parents' intentions went down such a well-paved path).

    As for my own children... my grandfather's middle name is Russell, and if it suited any son of mine, I'd like to keep it going. The family name will die with my generation - my grandparents had three children, who produced five grandchildren between them, but only one of the grandkids is male. And he's flamingly gay. Which, you know, we're all completely cool with, but the odds of him siring offspring are pretty goddamned low. So, at least calling my son Russell would let a bit of my grandfather live on. And it's a fine name, on its own merits: dignified in its full version, with a kind of rough easy-going charm to the abbreviated form. Plus I could call him Comrade Ruski.

    I also like Elliott, maybe as a middle name, and Arthur (or Artorius, with Artos for short).

    I am convinced that our firstborn will be a son; pixels thinks otherwise, but fine, if we have a daughter first, he can worry about naming her <_<

    I'm here to tell you about voting. Imagine you're locked in a huge underground nightclub filled with sinners, whores, freaks and unnameable things that rape pit bulls for fun. And you ain't allowed out until you all vote on what you're going to do tonight [. . .] So you vote for television, and everyone else, as far as your eye can see, votes to fuck you with switchblades. That's voting. You're welcome.
  • iTunesIsEviliTunesIsEvil Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    My first and middle names are my grandfathers' first names: Guy Robert. I disliked my first name as a kid ("hurrr, if you change one letter in your name it's 'gay'"), but now I like it. It's easy for people to remember at parties and while drinking and such. It's not really common, so that helps too.

    I'm told by my fiancee that our first boy will be named Alastair.
    I pray that god will not curse me with a daughter. I don't want to have to kill young men wearing leather jackets and riding those motorbikes attempting to take my little girl out. :|

  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Rogue Coral Springs, FLRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Christopher here.

    I didn't think it was that popular.

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  • SheepSheep Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2008
    My first and middle names are my grandfathers' first names: Guy Robert. I disliked my first name as a kid ("hurrr, if you change one letter in your name it's 'gay'"), but now I like it. It's easy for people to remember at parties and while drinking and such. It's not really common, so that helps too.

    I'm told by my fiancee that our first boy will be named Alastair.
    I pray that god will not curse me with a daughter. I don't want to have to kill young men wearing leather jackets and riding those motorbikes attempting to take my little girl out. :|

    I'M NOT YOUR FRIEND GUY!

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  • SeptusSeptus Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I'd so much rather allow my kid the options of their full long name, as well as a shorter nickname, than just the short name.

    I know a woman named Chris, and she always gets asked if that's short for anything.

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  • LurkLurk Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Sheep wrote: »
    My first and middle names are my grandfathers' first names: Guy Robert. I disliked my first name as a kid ("hurrr, if you change one letter in your name it's 'gay'"), but now I like it. It's easy for people to remember at parties and while drinking and such. It's not really common, so that helps too.

    I'm told by my fiancee that our first boy will be named Alastair.
    I pray that god will not curse me with a daughter. I don't want to have to kill young men wearing leather jackets and riding those motorbikes attempting to take my little girl out. :|

    I'M NOT YOUR FRIEND GUY!

    I'M NOT YOUR GUY, BUDDY!

    I hope I did that right...

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  • iTunesIsEviliTunesIsEvil Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Sheep wrote: »
    My first and middle names are my grandfathers' first names: Guy Robert. I disliked my first name as a kid ("hurrr, if you change one letter in your name it's 'gay'"), but now I like it. It's easy for people to remember at parties and while drinking and such. It's not really common, so that helps too.

    I'm told by my fiancee that our first boy will be named Alastair.
    I pray that god will not curse me with a daughter. I don't want to have to kill young men wearing leather jackets and riding those motorbikes attempting to take my little girl out. :|

    I'M NOT YOUR FRIEND GUY!
    I get a lot of that too. For the longest time as a kid I didn't realize that a lot of people use "guy" in place of "man/dude/friend/etc" like "hey, man, how's it going". I always got freaked out when someone would be like "Hi Guy" or "Hows it going guy". I thought people stalked me, or I had a problem where I met people but couldn't even recall them in the slightest later on.

  • WashWash Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Damn it, my name's on the popular names list. It's Joshua, which is an okay name I guess, though I'm not sure it warrants being on the list. Probably the best thing about it is that people tell me it sounds a heck of a lot different depending on if you keep it the long way or shorten it to Josh.

    If I ever have kids, I like the names Zeke (though going with the full, Ezekiel, would be like strapping a permanent 'kick me' sign to my kid') Zoe, Chloe, Edward, Charlotte, and Elisabeth.

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  • RubickRubick Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    My name is Kimberly Suresh. I go by Suresh everywhere except work. My mom met an Indian doctor that was named Suresh and liked it, so I got it. It turns out it's a male name in India, I am female. My mom wanted to name me Suresh Brianne, so Suresh could be first, buy my dad said no. I would've preferred that, as people always want to know why I go by Suresh instead of Kimberly. I just like it better! Gawd!

    My brothers name is Jonas, he's 32. It was an unusual name, but I think with the popularity of the Jonas brothers, it might not be for much longer . . .

  • WashWash Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Sheep wrote: »
    My first and middle names are my grandfathers' first names: Guy Robert. I disliked my first name as a kid ("hurrr, if you change one letter in your name it's 'gay'"), but now I like it. It's easy for people to remember at parties and while drinking and such. It's not really common, so that helps too.

    I'm told by my fiancee that our first boy will be named Alastair.
    I pray that god will not curse me with a daughter. I don't want to have to kill young men wearing leather jackets and riding those motorbikes attempting to take my little girl out. :|

    I'M NOT YOUR FRIEND GUY!
    I get a lot of that too. For the longest time as a kid I didn't realize that a lot of people use "guy" in place of "man/dude/friend/etc" like "hey, man, how's it going". I always got freaked out when someone would be like "Hi Guy" or "Hows it going guy". I thought people stalked me, or I had a problem where I met people but couldn't even recall them in the slightest later on.

    Oh, you're that Guy. No, everyone's stalking you, we just use your name like man/dude to throw off the scent.

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  • MimMim Now known as "Bim" It means "Bisexual Mim"Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    My name is Brittney. Ugh. Minus the overabundance of misspellings, Britney Spears jokes, and finding out that it simply means a country in France, it's an OK name.

    I had planned a ton of names for my children. Aidan, Juliette, Dante, and Wendy. I have more, but I'm keeping them under wraps. Beyond that, they're all going to have two middle names: a Spanish middle name (cause I'm half Puerto Rican) and I thought a Norwegian middle name would be cool because my boyfriend is half Norwegian, but he isn't so keen on the idea.

  • SheepSheep Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2008
    Lurk wrote: »
    Sheep wrote: »
    My first and middle names are my grandfathers' first names: Guy Robert. I disliked my first name as a kid ("hurrr, if you change one letter in your name it's 'gay'"), but now I like it. It's easy for people to remember at parties and while drinking and such. It's not really common, so that helps too.

    I'm told by my fiancee that our first boy will be named Alastair.
    I pray that god will not curse me with a daughter. I don't want to have to kill young men wearing leather jackets and riding those motorbikes attempting to take my little girl out. :|

    I'M NOT YOUR FRIEND GUY!

    I'M NOT YOUR GUY, BUDDY!

    I hope I did that right...

    I'M NOT YOUR BUDDY, FRIEND!

    Yes you did.

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  • Q_PrimeQ_Prime Registered User
    edited October 2008
    evilbob wrote: »
    Never name your child Adrian. It is the worst name.

    what's wrong with my name?

    also my friend from kindergarten is also named Adrian. weird coincidence, and our moms both have the same name..

    my top names are Stephen for a boy and Alyssa for a girl.

  • SheepSheep Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2008
    Any specific reason for the PH over V?

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  • crwthcrwth IDIOT NEWS Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    i used to not like my first and middle names that much (roberto enrique), but i grew to like them. although ever since i was little i've gone by tito. usually i have to explain how my parents went from calling me roberto to calling me tito. i should probably just get business cards with the explanation on them and give them to people if they ask.

    my dad wants me to name my first son ramon, since it's a family tradition to name the first male in the family that. i'm not really too down with that, though. however, i think ramona for a girl is a really pretty name. and i really like joaquin for a boy

    i also like the name kendra, but it sounds a little porn star-ish to me

  • JamesJames Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    What I really like about "Constantine" is that it's old and has history, yet it's not very weird. There was only one person in my graduating class named Constantine, and as far as I'm aware he had no trouble with his name. It's not easy to make fun of, like "Virgil."

    Seems to be a lot of James' and Trevors in here. My middle name is Trevor. Also my first and last name together in google return 558,000 hits.

  • korodullinkorodullin What. Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    My first name is Justin. It was apparently a pretty damn popular name in the mid-to-late 80s, but for some reason I cannot stand to say it out loud or hear it spoken. As one could expect, the first Grandia game was a tooth-grinder. I called the two other Justins in my grade throughout school by their last names, and they mine. My middle name is Earl, which got made fun of so much in school, and while I have no problem saying it, I hate people who address me by my middle name.

  • Q_PrimeQ_Prime Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Sheep wrote: »
    Any specific reason for the PH over V?

    Not really, i just think it looks better.

  • LurkLurk Registered User
    edited October 2008
    korodullin wrote: »
    My first name is Justin. It was apparently a pretty damn popular name in the mid-to-late 80s, but for some reason I cannot stand to say it out loud or hear it spoken. As one could expect, the first Grandia game was a tooth-grinder. I called the two other Justins in my grade throughout school by their last names, and they mine. My middle name is Earl, which got made fun of so much in school, and while I have no problem saying it, I hate people who address me by my middle name.

    Do you have a nickname (that you secretly wish was your first name) or just have everyone call you by your last name?

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  • korodullinkorodullin What. Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Lurk wrote: »
    korodullin wrote: »
    My first name is Justin. It was apparently a pretty damn popular name in the mid-to-late 80s, but for some reason I cannot stand to say it out loud or hear it spoken. As one could expect, the first Grandia game was a tooth-grinder. I called the two other Justins in my grade throughout school by their last names, and they mine. My middle name is Earl, which got made fun of so much in school, and while I have no problem saying it, I hate people who address me by my middle name.

    So everyone calls you by your last name?

    No, usually either "J" (Jay), or Justin.

    Because I hate hearing it spoken doesn't mean I don't have to hear it anyway.

  • SheepSheep Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2008
    Lurk wrote: »
    korodullin wrote: »
    My first name is Justin. It was apparently a pretty damn popular name in the mid-to-late 80s, but for some reason I cannot stand to say it out loud or hear it spoken. As one could expect, the first Grandia game was a tooth-grinder. I called the two other Justins in my grade throughout school by their last names, and they mine. My middle name is Earl, which got made fun of so much in school, and while I have no problem saying it, I hate people who address me by my middle name.

    Do you have a nickname (that you secretly wish was your first name) or just have everyone call you by your last name?

    I'm officially known as Kyle White to the Baton Rogue/Louisiana Legislature. Comes from having a friend in politics who enjoys playing little social games as much as I do.

    EDIT


    I have a friend name Jaie.

    Not Jay.

    But... I dunno how to type tos. Zshay? French. I don't even attempt to pronounce his last name.

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  • jeddy leejeddy lee Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Mim wrote: »
    I have more, but I'm keeping them under wraps.

    Good idea, keep them under wraps to wow the audience and not let the other namers steal your thunder!

    Your jib is cut excellently.

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  • UltimaGeckoUltimaGecko Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Sheep wrote: »
    My first and middle names are my grandfathers' first names: Guy Robert. I disliked my first name as a kid ("hurrr, if you change one letter in your name it's 'gay'"), but now I like it. It's easy for people to remember at parties and while drinking and such. It's not really common, so that helps too.

    I'm told by my fiancee that our first boy will be named Alastair.
    I pray that god will not curse me with a daughter. I don't want to have to kill young men wearing leather jackets and riding those motorbikes attempting to take my little girl out. :|

    I'M NOT YOUR FRIEND GUY!
    I get a lot of that too. For the longest time as a kid I didn't realize that a lot of people use "guy" in place of "man/dude/friend/etc" like "hey, man, how's it going". I always got freaked out when someone would be like "Hi Guy" or "Hows it going guy". I thought people stalked me, or I had a problem where I met people but couldn't even recall them in the slightest later on.

    Maybe you should break out the old-style pronunciation of Guy. Like "gee", except it's an actual g and not a j/dz sound.

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  • MagicPrimeMagicPrime "We're ready to believe you..." FireSideWizardRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Any other Trey's in the house?

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  • DarkCrawlerDarkCrawler Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    My first name is Otto. I don't like the name all that much, since it mainly reminds me of old German men. And it's written the same way backwards, which for some wierd reason pisses me off.

  • brandotheninjamasterbrandotheninjamaster Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Real Life Name:
    My name is Brandon (pretty obvious from my user name). My mother named me from a soap opera character. Although I was kinda irritated for a while, but the name Brandon kinda grew on me.

    User Name:
    My friend was playing through FFVI and when you name characters there are only 6 spaces allotted. The time came around where he had to name the ninja character of said game. He named that character Brando, then proceeded to leave a series of hilarious messages on my answering machine referring to me as the Brando The Ninja Master; ever since it just kinda stuck.

    Sons Names:
    My youngest son's name and the only name my wife and I could agree on. I wanted the name Vincent (which is his middle name, so HAH!). Gabriel is an awesome name though, and I will never complain about it.

    The oldest son's name is Christian. I'm not his biological father so I didn't have a hand in naming him, but I have no qualms one way or the other.

  • jeddy leejeddy lee Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Since people can spell a name any way they damn well please and claim it is pronounced another way, just say Otto is pronounced "Jeff".

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  • PantsBPantsB Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Q_Prime wrote: »
    evilbob wrote: »
    Never name your child Adrian. It is the worst name.

    what's wrong with my name?

    also my friend from kindergarten is also named Adrian. weird coincidence, and our moms both have the same name..

    my top names are Stephen for a boy and Alyssa for a girl.

    Who wants to break it to him that his friend was imaginary?

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