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Re: Rant Thread

Postby Meowgan » Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:58 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:... Yeah, my surname is the same as a certain clothing manufacturer

People are so gosh darn clever with the jokes I've heard since I was capable of saying my own name.
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Re: Rant Thread

Postby pseudoidiot » Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:01 pm UTC

I'd be interested in where your name came from. Do you know?
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Re: Rant Thread

Postby Flying Betty » Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:07 pm UTC

Meowgan wrote:My daughter will be Susan (For obvious reasons),
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(You'd be surprised how many people can squeeze into the other end of the train carriage from the girl with the knitting needles and the nametag that says "Death"). I don't own a scythe.



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Re: Rant Thread

Postby Meowgan » Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:12 pm UTC

pseudoidiot wrote:I'd be interested in where your name came from. Do you know?
There are two options.

A) There's a place in Belgium called Athe and we were orignally "de Athe".
B) My ancestors played the character of Death in all of the plays and the nickname stuck.

I like the second option better.
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Re: Rant Thread

Postby Meowgan » Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:13 pm UTC

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benjhuey wrote:Your name, then, is Megan Death?

Lol, that is pretty awesome.

Megan Death... uh, oh! Megadeth!

I'm gonna get a Megadeth shirt so I can be a walking in-joke.

When I told my Mum that she said "They stole your name!"
"No Mum, they formed in 1983."
Mum looked at me, confused. then she said "Oh."

MEGADETH!

I love Megadeth with all my heart.

Meowgan, will you marry enter a legally binding civil partnership so that you can keep that awesome last name with me?

XD

Juuuuust kiddin'.

I'll put you on the bottom of the waiting list, 'kay?

Could I be moved up some if I play you a Megadeth song?

Maybe?
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Re: Rant Thread

Postby pseudoidiot » Fri Jun 13, 2008 3:39 pm UTC

Meowgan wrote:
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Meowgan wrote:
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benjhuey wrote:Your name, then, is Megan Death?

Lol, that is pretty awesome.

Megan Death... uh, oh! Megadeth!

I'm gonna get a Megadeth shirt so I can be a walking in-joke.

When I told my Mum that she said "They stole your name!"
"No Mum, they formed in 1983."
Mum looked at me, confused. then she said "Oh."

MEGADETH!

I love Megadeth with all my heart.

Meowgan, will you marry enter a legally binding civil partnership so that you can keep that awesome last name with me?

XD

Juuuuust kiddin'.

I'll put you on the bottom of the waiting list, 'kay?

Could I be moved up some if I play you a Megadeth song?

Maybe?


Even better if you get Megadeth to play her a Megadeth song.
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Re: Rant Thread

Postby Jessica » Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:28 pm UTC

Your last name is much better than mine.
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Re: Rant Thread

Postby Meowgan » Sat Jun 14, 2008 5:05 am UTC

pseudoidiot wrote:Even better if you get Megadeth to play her a Megadeth song.
You think if I send them an invitation to come slurp tea and dunk bikkies they'll come? What about if I send them an invite once a week for the next 5 years?
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Re: Rant Thread

Postby Socal Swimmer » Sat Jun 14, 2008 5:54 am UTC

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Re: Rant Thread

Postby tryptanymph » Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:14 pm UTC

Meowgan wrote:
pseudoidiot wrote:Even better if you get Megadeth to play her a Megadeth song.
You think if I send them an invitation to come slurp tea and dunk bikkies they'll come? What about if I send them an invite once a week for the next 5 years?

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Re: What's in a name?

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Re: What's in a name?

Postby Sarr » Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:53 am UTC

My name, Thomas, means Twin, but I don't think my folks knew that, As it is, I am the... fifth ... might be sixth Thomas/Tom (which I normally go by, so I count it) from my dad's line. Forrest, my middle name was chosen because my mom liked it. My other middle name, Bruce, came from an uncle, I believe.
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby eternal luna » Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:51 am UTC

Paula = small/little one, so incredibly fitting in that sense.
Abul - The closest I could find was 'Abu' which means 'father'. 'Abdul' would mean something like 'servant of god', but there is most definitely no 'd' in my surname.

I don't officially have a middle name, though if I did, it would either 'Azadovna' or 'Kalamovna', as per Russian tradition. But using Bengali names just feels wrong for that.
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby aleflamedyud » Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:47 am UTC

eternal luna wrote:Paula = small/little one, so incredibly fitting in that sense.
Abul - The closest I could find was 'Abu' which means 'father'. 'Abdul' would mean something like 'servant of god', but there is most definitely no 'd' in my surname.

I don't officially have a middle name, though if I did, it would either 'Azadovna' or 'Kalamovna', as per Russian tradition. But using Bengali names just feels wrong for that.

Just asking due to the combinations of names and the avatar, but you wouldn't happen to be leading any desert nomads in an attack on the Padishah Emperor, would you?

My names mean:

Eli -> comes from Hebrew "Eliyahu" (which is my Hebrew name) -> "My God is Yahu". Extremely boring
Last name means "lover of God", and I don't think in the sexual way.

And my middle name is that of an ancient Hebrew prophet. I still have no idea why my parents gave it to me, maybe so that I'd have something cooler to go by if kids teased me for "Eli" (they never did).

None of my children are getting Biblical names. EVER.
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby bbctol » Mon Jun 16, 2008 2:27 pm UTC

My last name makes people ask if I'm related to J.R.R. Tolkien. A lot. Though I will cleverly not reveal my true name here, suffice to say that I know far more about the genealogy of the Lithuanian Tolkans, the Polish Tulkins, the Polish Tolchinskys, and the hypothetical German Tollkiehns than a whole lot of people. But not enough to know whether we are, in fact, actually related.

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Re: What's in a name?

Postby SecondTalon » Mon Jun 16, 2008 2:34 pm UTC

It's Smith, isn't it?
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby gallifrey » Mon Jun 16, 2008 2:39 pm UTC

Sarah- means "princess"... and i am the least princess-like person i know
Elizabeth- means "God's promise"

and theyre both biblical and of hebrew origin.

any other sarah elizabeths? because i know about 5
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby I Am Raven » Mon Jun 16, 2008 2:45 pm UTC

Since I do not want my name all over the internets (for fear of being discovered on these fora and confronted with my darkest secrets I'm wanted in 29 states and 42 countries), I'm gonnah post it in reverse. Pretty easy to desipher, but not if you are searching for it with google, or anything...
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My first name is pretty obvious... *points at username*
My second name is just the Polish version of Stanley: "sualsinatS". I'm not Polish, but my greatgrandparents are.
My last name is of Polish origin, but means something along the lines of '"bear". It's "ekhcsiM"
Soooo...
Raven Stanley Bear.
Not really exiting is it?

(I heard that if you mispronouce my last name, it means mouse, but we'll just forget about that shall we?)
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby Meowgan » Mon Jun 16, 2008 2:48 pm UTC

Megan is a apparently Greek and means pearl. Therefore you shouldn't let me get trampled by swine or something.
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Re: Rant Thread

Postby doc leech » Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:21 pm UTC

Meowgon wrote:
sleepygamer wrote:
Meowgan wrote:I'll put you on the bottom of the waiting list, 'kay?

Could I be moved up some if I play you a Megadeth song?

Maybe?


I'd like to be allowed to cut in front of sleepygamer simply by virtue of the fact that, together, we would make sweet, sweet Death-Muzic.
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby SoapyHobo » Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:31 pm UTC

Sarr wrote:As it is, I am the... fifth ... might be sixth Thomas/Tom (which I normally go by, so I count it) from my dad's line.
Is that the fifth consectutively? I guess people just really like the name Tom (I'm the third). My surname is a village in Somerset: http://www.clutton.org.uk/
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby |Erasmus| » Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:11 pm UTC

Meowgan wrote:Megan is a apparently Greek and means pearl. Therefore you shouldn't let me get trampled by swine or something.


So I need to find a new way to kill you?

Gee, Thanks... :roll:

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Re: What's in a name?

Postby 3fj » Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:24 pm UTC

My first and last names are uninteresting, but one of my middle names is from the highlands of Scotland. Muggach. Ive yet to find someone outside of the borders who can pronounce it.
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby Naurgul » Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:32 pm UTC

My first name is "Nicholas". It comes from the words for victory and people. I'd say it's pretty fitting if one doesn't take my pathological misanthropy into account.

Meowgan wrote:Megan is a apparently Greek and means pearl. Therefore you shouldn't let me get trampled by swine or something.
In Greek, the word for daisy, the flower, comes from the same word as your name. So, apparently, you may not be as safe as you assumed.
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby Sarr » Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:19 am UTC

SoapyHobo wrote:
Sarr wrote:As it is, I am the... fifth ... might be sixth Thomas/Tom (which I normally go by, so I count it) from my dad's line.
Is that the fifth consectutively? I guess people just really like the name Tom (I'm the third). My surname is a village in Somerset: http://www.clutton.org.uk/


Yep, fifth consecutive. I'm rather proud of it, even though I don't normally mention it. Kerry County Ireland here. (Leastwise that's where it's from. I live in Maryland.)
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby screech » Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:58 am UTC

What's in a name? Letters, that's what.
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby Roland Lockheart » Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:32 am UTC

My name real name is french and means "A dispenser of rations" I'm not quite sure how I feel about that.
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby Mercy » Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:42 am UTC

My name's Aet. It's a fairly old Estonian name, not much used these days but tends to pop up to some extent in the female population slightly above my age.

I've never looked into the historical background of my first name or surname, but I do know that my name was decided by my father and aunt before I was born. I'm named after a great great great aunt/grandmother/something who was a spiritual leader and healer/witch on the island I'm from. I think that's quite wicked. :]
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby pollywog » Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:34 am UTC

My original name is a horrible "ancestral" thing. One chosen simply to show my connection to a country I care nothing about, and will never go to.

First name: Campbell. It means "crooked nose". It also has a silent p, which makes it really really fucking hilarious to call me "Camp-Bell". No, really. Do it again. I used to get teased a shitload in primary school because of it, and I've always hated it.

Second name: John. My father's name. And my grandfather's name. And the name of the first of my European ancestors to arrive in New Zealand, 7 generations ago. Also the name of 6 of my close neighbours, 3 guys I went to school with, 2 guys I play volleyball with, and every 15th person I meet on the street.

Surname: Valentine. Like the day. People actually ask me if my birthday is on the 14th of February. Or refuse to believe me. I had to show someone my driving license to prove it.
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby Meowgan » Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:40 am UTC

pollywog wrote:My original name is a horrible "ancestral" thing. One chosen simply to show my connection to a country I care nothing about, and will never go to.

First name: Campbell. It means "crooked nose". It also has a silent p, which makes it really really fucking hilarious to call me "Camp-Bell". No, really. Do it again. I used to get teased a shitload in primary school because of it, and I've always hated it.

Second name: John. My father's name. And my grandfather's name. And the name of the first of my European ancestors to arrive in New Zealand, 7 generations ago. Also the name of 6 of my close neighbours, 3 guys I went to school with, 2 guys I play volleyball with, and every 15th person I meet on the street.

Surname: Valentine. Like the day. People actually ask me if my birthday is on the 14th of February. Or refuse to believe me. I had to show someone my driving license to prove it.
You, my dear have an awesome name.

If my children weren't gonna be Sudden and Inevitable I'd call one of them Campbell.
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby eternal luna » Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:41 am UTC

My father was dead-set on naming me "Daisy". I am fortunate beyond words that my pregnant mother was granted damn near any desire.
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby Meowgan » Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:54 am UTC

eternal luna wrote:My father was dead-set on naming me "Daisy". I am fortunate beyond words that my pregnant mother was granted damn near any desire.
I agree. You don't seem like much of a Daisy at all. Plus, that's my dog's name.

My Dad convinced my Grandma that he was gonna call me Helen.
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby bigglesworth » Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:34 pm UTC

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Forename: Richard. It's an old German name. Means "strong ruler" most places I've looked it up.

Surname: Burgess. Means "burgess", a burgess being a town official in a city. I think my family have been middle class for over a thousand years. Social mobility? We'll have none of that.

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Re: What's in a name?

Postby pollywog » Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:25 am UTC

Meowgan wrote:
pollywog wrote:My original name is a horrible "ancestral" thing. One chosen simply to show my connection to a country I care nothing about, and will never go to.

First name: Campbell. It means "crooked nose". It also has a silent p, which makes it really really fucking hilarious to call me "Camp-Bell". No, really. Do it again. I used to get teased a shitload in primary school because of it, and I've always hated it.

Second name: John. My father's name. And my grandfather's name. And the name of the first of my European ancestors to arrive in New Zealand, 7 generations ago. Also the name of 6 of my close neighbours, 3 guys I went to school with, 2 guys I play volleyball with, and every 15th person I meet on the street.

Surname: Valentine. Like the day. People actually ask me if my birthday is on the 14th of February. Or refuse to believe me. I had to show someone my driving license to prove it.
You, my dear have an awesome name.

If my children weren't gonna be Sudden and Inevitable I'd call one of them Campbell.


It's not worth it. It's really not. It's a horrible name. I'm not even Scottish. It doesn't fit. In fact, it's a last name.
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby Flying Betty » Sun Jun 22, 2008 4:34 am UTC

Well, my family has this theory that you cannot be an Ivy League president unless you have two last names. So you've got a prestigious career possibility going for you. Granted, it's even better if your first and last names are interchangeable but not required.
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby tday93 » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:02 am UTC

First name is easy, its Celtic/Gaelic/something irishy for "big village"

But my last name is more fun. Started out as one guys name who formed a clan, loaned his personal name to the clan, evolved over time.
basically:

O'Deaghaidh to O'Dea to O'Day to Day

theres also a "Day" surname originating in England, but i traced mine back to the Irish origination.
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby pollywog » Sun Jun 22, 2008 8:21 am UTC

Flying Betty wrote:Well, my family has this theory that you cannot be an Ivy League president unless you have two last names. So you've got a prestigious career possibility going for you. Granted, it's even better if your first and last names are interchangeable but not required.


Apparently, Valentine is a common first name in some countries. At my HS prizegiving, the MC called me up to the stage as Valentine Campbell. Fun times.
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby ariennette » Sun Jun 22, 2008 8:13 pm UTC

Roxanne: Persian for 'Dawn'; another spelling of the French form of 'Roxana'; Roxana was a wife of Alexander the Great.

My parents vastly underestimated the staying power of Sting's popularity. Few are able to suppress the urge to burst into song. I used to hate it, but the only way to survive is to make peace with it and realize that most people only need a moment to get it out of their system. I rather like my name now. Most folks I've met after high school prefer to call me Roxy (Roxie), though I really have no preference.
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby pollywog » Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:01 pm UTC

ariennette wrote:My parents vastly underestimated the staying power of Sting's popularity. Few are able to suppress the urge to burst into song. I used to hate it, but the only way to survive is to make peace with it and realize that most people only need a moment to get it out of their system.


I know a girl named Lola. She has a similar issue, but she gets really angry when people sing Lola by the Kinks. Which i can fully understand.
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Re: What's in a name?

Postby Sartorius » Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:32 am UTC

My name means Ireland Crown. My sister-in-law's name is Crown Ireland. It is all kinds of crazy.

(We were going to force my brother to marry her for the name, but he ended up doing it by his own choosing.)
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