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31 Jul 2010, 7:56 am

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I knew a girl in middle school whose name was Zoe. I always loved that name. I figured if I ever felt the need to reproduce that I would name a girl Zoe.

Zoe means life.


But Zoe isn't rare but just so-so, I saw it on the list of the 100 top baby names being given currently in the USA.



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04 Aug 2010, 3:01 pm

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I knew at least one :)


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04 Aug 2010, 8:11 pm

i used to work with a "Davina"

Id say barack is a pretty unusual name

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04 Aug 2010, 10:25 pm

In the UK, a person can legally change their name by deed poll. No real need for any custom.



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05 Aug 2010, 3:48 am

In Poland you can change your name too - but I think it's only when it's silly sounding or something - or this is at least the rule concerning your LAST name, this is what I know for sure about changing one's last name. But you are obviously allowed to change your first name as well, I'm only not sure about the rules, if in this case you need any serious explanation, other than just "I don't like my name".

It reminds me of a joke:

A man wants to change his name so he goes to the registry office and says:

"I want to legally change my name."

"And what is your name?"

"John Butt."

"Then you don't need to explain why you want to change it. What name would you like to have then?"

"James Butt."



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05 Aug 2010, 4:04 am

My grandpa is called Quinto which means fifth in spanish, because he was the fifth child.



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05 Aug 2010, 7:09 am

Irulan wrote:
In Poland you can change your name too - but I think it's only when it's silly sounding or something - or this is at least the rule concerning your LAST name, this is what I know for sure about changing one's last name. But you are obviously allowed to change your first name as well, I'm only not sure about the rules, if in this case you need any serious explanation, other than just "I don't like my name".

It reminds me of a joke:

A man wants to change his name so he goes to the registry office and says:

"I want to legally change my name."

"And what is your name?"

"John Butt."

"Then you don't need to explain why you want to change it. What name would you like to have then?"

"James Butt."


And now you've reminded me about a guy who once booked into a motel my ex's parents own. His name was Richard Bottom; Dick Butt :lol:



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05 Aug 2010, 10:40 am

My brother-in-law changed his name by deed-poll to W X. Thats right, Forename W, Surname X

I am a David. Some people say that David is "common" but I prefer to call it "popular" And no, I don't respond to Dave.

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I have a dog called Blacksmith, because every time I kick him he makes a bolt for the door! :lol:



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05 Aug 2010, 11:01 am

My mum has a very rare and unusual name, "Feleena", which is the name of someone in a song called "el paso" and my grandad liked the song so much he named my mum after the Feleena in the song.


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05 Aug 2010, 11:08 am

I know a girl called Senta - I always think that's a lovely name :)


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05 Aug 2010, 3:34 pm

blue_bean wrote:
And now you've reminded me about a guy who once booked into a motel my ex's parents own. His name was Richard Bottom; Dick Butt :lol:


on late night with david letterman back in the 90s they had a canadian guest named gerald assman. the whole segment was about dave kidding the poor man about his name. but the name assman is not uncommon in some places up in the great white north, as when i worked in a maternity ward we had another canadian patient whose last name was assman.



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05 Aug 2010, 6:55 pm

I know a guy called Tam...that's a rare and unusual name.

ayla wrote:
My grandpa is called Quinto which means fifth in spanish, because he was the fifth child.


Were his siblings called Primo, Segundo, Tercero and Cuarto by any chance?


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05 Aug 2010, 7:06 pm

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Were his siblings called Primo, Segundo, Tercero and Cuarto by any chance?


haha it would have been fun uh?
but no, only the third child, she was called Tercina (similar to tercera which means third).
Oh and i think "primo" is italian for first, in spanish it's "primero".



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05 Aug 2010, 7:08 pm

Oops yeah, my spanish is a bit rusty :oops:

Primo is definitely a name (albeit rare) but I've never heard of a Primero...


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06 Aug 2010, 3:47 am

Hodor wrote:
I know a guy called Tam...that's a rare and unusual name.

ayla wrote:
My grandpa is called Quinto which means fifth in spanish, because he was the fifth child.


Were his siblings called Primo, Segundo, Tercero and Cuarto by any chance?


This is exactly what I wanted to ask about too :D :lol:



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06 Aug 2010, 4:46 am

Methuselah :?:


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