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07 Jun 2020, 7:35 am

Ian, do you register?? :D :heart:



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07 Jun 2020, 9:34 am

Who is Ian?



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07 Jun 2020, 12:59 pm

Ian who? I know an Ian.


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07 Jun 2020, 1:27 pm

I feel like I’m missing something here.

My brother was almost named Ian, it was one of two names my parents had in mind, and they asked three-year-old me which I preferred and I chose Sam.


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07 Jun 2020, 1:31 pm

Have you checked the bar?


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07 Jun 2020, 4:29 pm

Fascinating fact no. 236: The name Ian is the same in origin as the names 'Giovanni' (Italian), 'Jovan' (Slavic), 'Ivan' (Russian), 'Ifan/Evan (Welsh), Johan (Germanic), John (English), 'Sean' (Irish).

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07 Jun 2020, 5:17 pm

I'm an Ian.

But suspect that I might not be the Ian you are looking for.

A Scots co-worker that I knew many years ago used to insist on spelling my name Iain.

Which is common in Scotland.

I'm from Northumberland though, a utilitarian part of the world, where an additional superfluous letter in a name would be regarded as extravagance.


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07 Jun 2020, 5:32 pm

Velorum wrote:
A Scots co-worker that I knew many years ago used to insist on spelling my name Iain.

Which is common in Scotland.

Iain??? That doesn't seem like it even matches the pronunciation of Ian to me. :?


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07 Jun 2020, 5:42 pm

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07 Jun 2020, 5:56 pm

The one I know is in jail.


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07 Jun 2020, 6:15 pm

DeepHour wrote:
Fascinating fact no. 236: The name Ian is the same in origin as the names 'Giovanni' (Italian), 'Jovan' (Slavic), 'Ivan' (Russian), 'Ifan/Evan (Welsh), Johan (Germanic), John (English), 'Sean' (Irish).

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So basically your saying John, Ian and Sean (whom these guys I know) all have the same name but in a different form? Is the name Ian a Scottish form of these names above?


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07 Jun 2020, 6:35 pm

Ian Dury was a British singer who wrote poetry punk music with his band, the Blockheads, during the 1970s.  He was diagnosed with polio at a young age, and was crippled through his life.  He was a punk rocker with a bad-boy attitude, a gift for song writing, a good sense of humor, and disability.  Late in his career, he wrote a song in 1981 as a protest against the International Year of Disabled Persons, which Dury considered to be patronizing.  Fed up with repeated requests to get involved with charitable causes, Dury wrote an "anti-charity" song called "I'm Spasticus, Autisticus", which was performed live on television and broadcast worldwide during the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Paralympics, by Orbital and members of the Graeae Theatre Company.


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08 Jun 2020, 3:12 am

Blint wrote:
DeepHour wrote:
Fascinating fact no. 236: The name Ian is the same in origin as the names 'Giovanni' (Italian), 'Jovan' (Slavic), 'Ivan' (Russian), 'Ifan/Evan (Welsh), Johan (Germanic), John (English), 'Sean' (Irish).

:study: :nerdy:

:o
So basically your saying John, Ian and Sean (whom these guys I know) all have the same name but in a different form? Is the name Ian a Scottish form of these names above?



I believe so. The name 'Jan' (pronounced 'Yan') is common in countries like Poland, Czechoslovakia, Holland etc, and is a shortened form of 'Johan'. The pronunciations of 'Jan/Yan' and 'Ian' are very similar.


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09 Jun 2020, 1:42 pm

One member on here is actually an Ian, but he hasn't posted here in a long time.


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09 Jun 2020, 4:35 pm

DeepHour wrote:
Blint wrote:
DeepHour wrote:
Fascinating fact no. 236: The name Ian is the same in origin as the names 'Giovanni' (Italian), 'Jovan' (Slavic), 'Ivan' (Russian), 'Ifan/Evan (Welsh), Johan (Germanic), John (English), 'Sean' (Irish).

:study: :nerdy:

:o
So basically your saying John, Ian and Sean (whom these guys I know) all have the same name but in a different form? Is the name Ian a Scottish form of these names above?



I believe so. The name 'Jan' (pronounced 'Yan') is common in countries like Poland, Czechoslovakia, Holland etc, and is a shortened form of 'Johan'. The pronunciations of 'Jan/Yan' and 'Ian' are very similar.


I fellow I knew in the 90's from the Czech Republic used to call me Yan - he said that it was their version of Ian/John


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09 Jun 2020, 5:05 pm

You'll have to be more specific. We've got lots of "ians" here...

lesbians
musicians
Christians
Aquarians
Canadians
Australians
contrarians
vegetarians
Californians
mathematicians
there's even a Martian!