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what's in a name?

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    VeldrinVeldrin Sham bam bamina Registered User regular
    My first name, Kane, apparently means fighter or tribute, depending on whether you're going with the Gaelic or Celtic.

    My middle name is Lee. The side of a hill that the wind doesn't blow on.

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I've never liked that I share my dad's middle name and by extension, his initials.

    How self important do you have to be to name a kid after yourself?

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    Helpless RockHelpless Rock Registered User regular
    I have the same middle name as my dad, but that's it. I'm okay with it though since it gives me the initials CAR which is super rad.

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I have the same middle name as my dad, but that's it. I'm okay with it though since it gives me the initials CAR which is super rad.

    I wish my middle name was Oscar or Oliver or Oswald or something because then I'd be GOD.

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    ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    I think my name comes from a Gaelic word that means something like: "the lusty bottom breeze which walks alone upon the moonlit hillside."

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    Yeah.

    Naming people after yourself feels pretty weird.

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    BYToadyBYToady Registered User regular
    ChicoBlue wrote: »
    I think my name comes from a Gaelic word that means something like: "the lusty bottom breeze which walks alone upon the moonlit hillside."

    Pretty sure the literal translation would be "bog stench"

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    AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    my dad named me after himself.

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    LalaboxLalabox Registered User regular
    One of my last names means Spiderman in Polish.

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    AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    "spiderman in polish" is an oddly specific name meaning

    must be german

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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    On my Dad's side, the oldest sons have had the same middle name for four or five generations for some reason.

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    HeadCreepsHeadCreeps NOW IS THE TIME FOR DRINKING! Registered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    and now a bunch of people are going to awesome that because it's apparently the funniest thing in the universe

    It's tradition

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    JavenJaven Registered User regular
    In a lot of ways I'm actually envious of people who are able to 'create' their own names, because it's often a very intimate decision so by that very nature is going to be significant

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    Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    Antimatter wrote: »
    my dad named me after himself.

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    Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited March 2014
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    Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    the implication of the gif kinda seems like a reaction you would have, like "ah fuuuuck"

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    WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    My parents both have different spellings of the same middle name, Gene and Jene. So my dad gave me and my sister the same middles names, just like him and mom. And he gave my sister the feminine version of my name.

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    AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    it made mail and accounts for things in town and appointments difficult i tell you what

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    Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    my dad and i are mistaken for one another on the phone. imagine a frown, any frown. i now frown harder than that frown

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    AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    i also had the same thing happen.

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    Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    sad ladies club

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    Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    i need a scooper, a some sprinkles and some chopped walnuts for this frownie right here

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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    My name means watchful or alert. That's a pretty alright meaning. I mean, I am okay with my first name.

    I do not like my middle name.

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    ElaroElaro Apologetic Registered User regular
    My name is ironic. It means "Frenchman from Lucania" (Lucania is a region in Italy). No, it's a compound name.

    Also, my dad (and my granddad, and my great-granddad) are all frank teutons, so there must have been some miscegenation going on in the barbarian tribes of Western Europe!

    Also, being saddled with the name "teuton" in French-speaking anywhere is a recipe for bullying. Because Teuton -> Teton meaning tits. Specifically the part that babies suckle on. Yeah.

    "Denhez" just frightens and confuses people. Also it's really hard to understand the pronunciation from reading. Also, due to your nasty habit of pronouncing the letter after the "e", Englishpeople cannot pronounce "den". Also, I don't think you have a distinct "é" sound, so you can't do the "hez" either.

    Children's rights are human rights.
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    DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    i need a scooper, a some sprinkles and some chopped walnuts for this frownie right here

    Now I want some ice cream, thanks a fuckin lot

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    Mr FuzzbuttMr Fuzzbutt Registered User regular
    My name means my butt is fuzzy.

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    SCREECH OF THE FARGSCREECH OF THE FARG #1 PARROTHEAD margaritavilleRegistered User regular
    if my dad had given me his name i would have been Victor the Third which is a rad name imo

    still though, my full name translates roughly as DESCENDANT OF THE WOLF CONQUEROR

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    EtchwartsEtchwarts Eyes Up Registered User regular
    I knew a guy in high school whose name more or less translated into MAN FISH

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    King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    edited March 2014
    The name Jason is a Greek baby name. In Greek the meaning of the name Jason is: A healing. In Greek mythology, the leader of the group of warrior heroes called the Argonauts.


    Im really living up to that.

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    Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    Gregory Morgan [obscure variant of Stephenson]

    My parents chose Gregory because a lot of my mum's friends at the time were named Greg and she wanted to break the mood of family based names. However, Morgan is my grandmother's maiden name. Our obscure variant of Stephenson is a Danish one inherited from my grandfather's adoptive parents.

    Incidentally, I was born shortly before my dad went out to sea on a naval deployment. Gregory Morgan means "He Who Waits By the Sea"

    Incidentally, Stephenson means "Son of the Crowned". Thus making my name Dúnedain as fuck.

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    AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    my birth firstname means king

    my birth middle name is a saint

    my birth last name is some polish nonsense from some szlachta (noble) family that has no meaning near as i can tell

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    #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    I got my first name because it's my dad's middle name and they were expecting a daughter and panicked.

    My middle name is an old family name, the last holder of which apparently founded the town my dad grew up in.

    My last name is very very english, and has two different roots. "Sea Wolf", refers to naval soldiers and "Shelf" refers to living on or near a hill or cliff.

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    Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Proud Father House GardenerRegistered User regular
    I'm named after my great grandfather, and my father's fishing buddy.
    Lots of stories about Virgil Morris. He'd have over 100 church guests at his farm for Sunday breakfast, and was known to be a very generous prankster, and to some, a thief. Lots of stories of him giving tools and money to folk, and a few stories of him simply taking ownership of other people's stuff to pay off the favor. I didn't inherit the name Morris, however.

    I don't know much about Harris the fisherman, but I assume he was a nice enough man to be the middlename-sake of a fourth child.

    Now, my last name hails from french, irish catholic nobility that tried to depose the protestant William III of Orange. They lost, but inspired a good number of catholic peasants to grant their children new last names. It also was a french phrase of endearment, essentially "lil' piggy".

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    But you can call meBut you can call me Grand Divina Angela Registered User regular
    My dad named me after a wrestler. Even before realizing that I'm transgendered i hated that damn name. My chosen name is great, which I guess would be why I chose it. First name comes from the name of an album that is meaningful to me, middle name is what I started going by when I first discovered being trans, and my last name ties into the too complicated for this post story of the girlfriend who caused me to actually pay attention to myself and find out I'm a woman (and then broke up with me because she was transphobic, el oh el).

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    Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    Antimatter wrote: »
    my birth firstname means king

    my birth middle name is a saint

    my birth last name is some polish nonsense from some szlachta (noble) family that has no meaning near as i can tell

    fuck that name

    whats your real name mean

    (you dont have to post the actual one, but im more interested in that one)

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    AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    edited March 2014
    first name means ewe
    last name is derived from crown
    not sure about what i want my middle name to be yet
    just wanted to keep my initials with a nice sounding name

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    nukanuka What are circles? Registered User regular
    My first name means blind, grey eyes. An overly translated version of Cecelia.

    I've posted my last name, Liberty here already.

    Blind Freedom? What?

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    But you can call meBut you can call me Grand Divina Angela Registered User regular
    Nuka the name blind freedom makes me think of doing sick doughnuts in parking lots. I'm not sure why that is exactly, but a name could certainly be evocative of worse things.

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    nukanuka What are circles? Registered User regular
    edited March 2014
    I also share my first name with a porn star, but that in itself isn't entirely uncommon. Was amusing to share this information with my mother though.

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