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13 Feb 2009, 5:41 am

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If I were female, my name would be Leah.

Leah_Tex?


And we have a winner!

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13 Feb 2009, 12:46 pm

I never liked my name, Michelle. My mom was going to name me Denise until she saw me for the first time. I was bummed because I really liked the name Denise.


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13 Feb 2009, 3:20 pm

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In Ancient Rome it was actually quite ok to just number your children. That's where names like Octavius (the eighth), Septimus (the seventh) etc. come from.


I'd have no qualms about giving my kids a roman name as there second name. But I'm a rome geek...



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13 Feb 2009, 3:26 pm

I have a very unique first name. I've never met anyone that shares it - and I never really minded it - only a little when I first meet nosy people and they want the run-down on where I got it. I find that happens less now that I'm in my twenties. Maybe people are less sure that adults will be polite?

I would name my son something very boring, if I could have one, which i cant anyway.
I have no prefrence for a theoreticl girl.



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13 Feb 2009, 9:12 pm

at least your name isn't Michael Toris


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13 Feb 2009, 10:34 pm

there was something in the news in new zealand a long time ago, about children given inappropriate names that would make them a target of bullies.

The only one I remember was "Bus Shelter 13". :huh:



My german grandmother has seven words in her full name.
Her father is named "Wilhelm Konrad Hosse"!
(pronounced "VIL-helm KON-rad HOSS-a")


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13 Feb 2009, 11:45 pm

My first name "Hartmut" is a traditional German name. It consists of two parts of Old German. "Hart" in the meaning of brave, resolute and "mut" in the sense of "mind" or "mindset". In other words it means "the one with resolute mindset".



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13 Feb 2009, 11:55 pm

Dussel wrote:
My first name "Hartmut" is a traditional German name. It consists of two parts of Old German. "Hart" in the meaning of brave, resolute and "mut" in the sense of "mind" or "mindset". In other words it means "the one with resolute mindset".


I suppose if a name, like a label on a can or bottle, gave an indication of the contents, it might be useful. Unfortunately, there are a lot of Latin-Americans named Jesus and none, as far as I know, carries much of the implied contents.



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14 Feb 2009, 12:07 am

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My first name "Hartmut" is a traditional German name. It consists of two parts of Old German. "Hart" in the meaning of brave, resolute and "mut" in the sense of "mind" or "mindset". In other words it means "the one with resolute mindset".


I suppose if a name, like a label on a can or bottle, gave an indication of the contents, it might be useful. Unfortunately, there are a lot of Latin-Americans named Jesus and none, as far as I know, carries much of the implied contents.


It is/was often also an intention of the parents. In the late 17. and 18. century there was in protestant Germany an inflation of religious names like "Gottfried" ("God's Peace") or in late 18th/19th century an inflation of Maria within Catholics as the middle name for men (prominent example the composer Carl Maria von Weber).

When I would have children, I would give then a name of which I assume will make the least trouble in their live.



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14 Feb 2009, 12:38 am

Dussel wrote:
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My first name "Hartmut" is a traditional German name. It consists of two parts of Old German. "Hart" in the meaning of brave, resolute and "mut" in the sense of "mind" or "mindset". In other words it means "the one with resolute mindset".


I suppose if a name, like a label on a can or bottle, gave an indication of the contents, it might be useful. Unfortunately, there are a lot of Latin-Americans named Jesus and none, as far as I know, carries much of the implied contents.


It is/was often also an intention of the parents. In the late 17. and 18. century there was in protestant Germany an inflation of religious names like "Gottfried" ("God's Peace") or in late 18th/19th century an inflation of Maria within Catholics as the middle name for men (prominent example the composer Carl Maria von Weber).

When I would have children, I would give then a name of which I assume will make the least trouble in their live.


Thereby Oscar Wilde wrote the play "The Importance of Being Earnest".



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14 Feb 2009, 1:57 am

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Personally, I think that people shouldn't even be given names at birth, but rather get the right to choose one when they reach a certain age (age of majority, for instance)... that way people decide what's best for themselves, rather than the stupid "we know what's best for you" line parents love to use...


What goes on the birth-certificate if not a name?

I'm guessing you don't like your name.


Date of birth, gender,


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14 Feb 2009, 8:27 pm

My mom was going to name me Cassandra, which is a name I really like, except she was going to call me "Cassie" and that's just stupid. It sounds like a dog's name.

I don't like "Elizabeth" since it's so common and sounds like an old lady's name, but at least I can pick any name I want out of it. I can be Liz, Lizzie, Betty, Beth, Betsy, etc.

I went through a gothed out pissed off stage and made people call me Betty for awhile.



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15 Feb 2009, 9:11 pm

My name is mainly popular in England, although it is starting to become trendy here.

Personally, I like old-fashioned names, like Ophelia and Drusilla.


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15 Feb 2009, 9:13 pm

it would be cool to name them after favorite game/anime charevters in my humble oponion


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15 Feb 2009, 9:15 pm

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it would be cool to name them after favorite game/anime charevters in my humble oponion


And what is, if this changes? A name is something you need to use at the age of 15 and 75.



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15 Feb 2009, 9:20 pm

Dussel wrote:
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it would be cool to name them after favorite game/anime charevters in my humble oponion


And what is, if this changes? A name is something you need to use at the age of 15 and 75.


how whould that change, uness they become an adult and leaglly change it?


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