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23 Jul 2010, 5:08 pm

Irulan, we live in two different Polands 8O
I didn't know that Alan/a, Sandra or Anita are rare names. They're common. Maybe not like Anna, but common.

I've met/heard about people named: Longin, Racibór, Prakseda, Rozanna, Sambor, Mściwój, Dobrawa, Bożydar, Milena (and others old Slavic).
Or names like: Brajan, Dżesika, Wanessa, Andżelika, Dajana, Inez, Jordan, Kewin, Stiwen, Stella - they look funny.
Name almost mine: Helga. Funny too :lol:


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23 Jul 2010, 8:18 pm

One of my nieces is named Annaliese. It might be common in Germany, but I've never heard it in the US before. My sister used to be friends with a girl named Marita. I've never met another Marita to this day.



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23 Jul 2010, 8:30 pm

Neva (neevah) Newly met people usualy pronounce it wrong.
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23 Jul 2010, 8:51 pm

I used to transcribed 16th to 18th century genealogical records.

Diabella was likely the most unique one... (I suspect it was a cross of Dionessia and Arabella which were both common names in the area at the time

There were some other weird names but I liked that one... Diab (same root as Diablo meaning Devil) and Bella (meaning beauty) so... Evil Beauty?

Most of the other weird and unique ones were biblical names...
Such as triplets named Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego... all buried within a day or two of their births... I suspect they were all born with horrid fevers, and were named as such as inspiration to escape the fiery furnace of fever?



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23 Jul 2010, 9:23 pm

I like unique names. It tends to make someone easier to recall to me for reason.


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23 Jul 2010, 9:55 pm

There are lots of unique names in my town. It seems like pregnant black women name their unborn daughters using their left over letters from a game of scrabble.


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23 Jul 2010, 10:42 pm

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I knew a guy named Q. That's right, just the letter Q. Apparently, it's a Star Trek reference.


Maybe his parents had Aspergers :?:


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23 Jul 2010, 10:49 pm

Blindspot149 wrote:
Delirium wrote:
I knew a guy named Q. That's right, just the letter Q. Apparently, it's a Star Trek reference.


Maybe his parents had Aspergers :?:


What does that have to do with Star Trek?


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23 Jul 2010, 10:50 pm

I knew a girl named Jocelle in high school


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24 Jul 2010, 2:11 am

Oscar, Jasper, Harold, Misty, Sadie, Roisin and Sinead (ro-sheen and Shin-ade - they are Irish names) Louis. :)



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24 Jul 2010, 2:20 am

Valoyossa wrote:
Irulan, we live in two different Polands 8O
I didn't know that Alan/a, Sandra or Anita are rare names. They're common. Maybe not like Anna, but common.


Maybe you just happened to know several Alans but generally this name is rare. Sandra and Anita aren't very rare but they aren't common either - they aren't names found too often (especially Sandra). Maybe they are more common in children but still. Sandra and Anita don't belong to really rare names, they are quite ordinary but just rarely given. I ever knew only one Sandra, one Alan and one Anita in my whole life. I would classify those two female names as being "rare common" - common in this sense that they aren't really rare, strange or anything but at the same time they are given rarely.



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24 Jul 2010, 2:22 am

TeaEarlGreyHot wrote:
Blindspot149 wrote:
Delirium wrote:
I knew a guy named Q. That's right, just the letter Q. Apparently, it's a Star Trek reference.


Maybe his parents had Aspergers :?:


What does that have to do with Star Trek?


Q is the name of one of the characters (and the one of the whole race to which Q belongs).



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24 Jul 2010, 2:23 am

John_Browning wrote:
There are lots of unique names in my town. It seems like pregnant black women name their unborn daughters using their left over letters from a game of scrabble.


Give some examples.



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24 Jul 2010, 2:24 am

Irulan wrote:
TeaEarlGreyHot wrote:
Blindspot149 wrote:
Delirium wrote:
I knew a guy named Q. That's right, just the letter Q. Apparently, it's a Star Trek reference.


Maybe his parents had Aspergers :?:


What does that have to do with Star Trek?


Q is the name of one of the characters (and the one of the whole race to which Q belongs).


*points to username* I know that. I was asking what Star Trek had to do with Aspergers.


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24 Jul 2010, 2:30 am

TeaEarlGreyHot wrote:
Irulan wrote:
TeaEarlGreyHot wrote:
Blindspot149 wrote:
Delirium wrote:
I knew a guy named Q. That's right, just the letter Q. Apparently, it's a Star Trek reference.


Maybe his parents had Aspergers :?:


What does that have to do with Star Trek?


Q is the name of one of the characters (and the one of the whole race to which Q belongs).


*points to username* I know that. I was asking what Star Trek had to do with Aspergers.


One of the most common stereotypes of AS is that such people are s-f geeks, so also the Star Trek ones.



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24 Jul 2010, 2:32 am

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One of the most common stereotypes of AS is that such people are s-f geeks, so also the Star Trek ones.


Oh. I didn't know that. Now my username has a whole new meaning to me. :-| lol


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