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post Jul 12 2006, 12:47 PM
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...but its so fun, I just got sent the lab streams out to me with everyone in my biology class's name. So many funny names, lots of Asian names which most of you would find funny if your not used to them, but I have plenty of Asian friends so Asian names are just normal to me now. BUT: Amadeus Rainbow, Ae (I want to call my kid that) Ryou, Izat Awg Kasum, Bazz Doak, Iwan Isherwood, Micheal Tubby (hope he's not fat); normally I wouldn't mention it, but the list keeps on going and going like that, 250 people and only about 30 of them have normal names.

My name has recieved a few laughs, my last name being Willyams, fairly normal name except it has a y instead of the normal Williams, now I won player of the year for Hockey once, I get a trophy ingraved to me, my last name spelt wrong, no big deal, I'm used to have it spelt wrong on all sorts of things, except they didn't spell it the usual Williams, they spelt it Wylliams, so somewhere along the line when they got my subs form where I wrote out my name and they messed it up when passing it along to another person.

Yes, this thread has no point, I just had to vent laughter, I think I will be more friendly with people in my biology class from now on and ask their names.
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post Jul 12 2006, 01:26 PM
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I work at a place where we sent something to a Fatts McFarlane. My last name is Williams too, spelled the majority way.


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post Jul 12 2006, 05:21 PM
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Oh man... I bet you'll crack up on my first name, even though it's rather common in my country (Finland).

Okay, here we go: Lauri. wink.gif


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post Jul 12 2006, 06:21 PM
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My family name is common here in the Netherlands, but it is surprisingly accurate.
It's de Vries, which can be freely translated into the Freeze. (vriezen equals to freeze, so yeah.) My hands are always surprisingly cold and freeze easily.

Oh, I forgot about my last math teacher. He's called Meesters, which can be translated as Teachers if you translate it's primary(?) school meaning. A funny coincidence, considering his profession. We always called him meester Meesters (teacher Teachers) for fun. smile.gif

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post Jul 12 2006, 07:19 PM
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There was a guy in my english class named Chang Wang.


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post Jul 12 2006, 08:52 PM
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Well, there was this one guy in my class at High School, whos name was Soheil, he was a pakistanian, so people used to find up all manner of wierd names for himes including Saheil Simil, Sheil, Sihil etc...I kinda pity him now. sad.gif


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post Jul 12 2006, 11:24 PM
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We also have alot of netherland surnames here, de Vries, de Beer ( the bear), de Kok ( the cook), de Bruin (the Brown)

Mine is van Rooyen, think it means from red, not sure tho.
A buddy of mine has a surname that sounds cool in english, van der Walt. cool.gif

The native africans ( if I may put it that way and not call some one black and offend them) some times use english words as names for their children, so names like, Sunshine, Gift, Presstios (sp?) of course you will also get Suprise and Enough. biggrin.gif


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post Jul 12 2006, 11:56 PM
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hehe ... those native African names are cute.

I have a Chinese friend named Hazel Sun. I've always thought that is such a cool name. No one ever forgets it. Gotta picture a greenish/yellow sun up in the sky. When she leaves you a note she just signs it 'Hazel...& a little drawing of a sun' .. so cute. Everyone calls her Sunshine as a nickname.


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post Jul 13 2006, 04:11 AM
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QUOTE(Lord DoomsDay @ Jul 12 2006, 06:24 PM) *

We also have alot of netherland surnames here, de Vries, de Beer ( the bear), de Kok ( the cook), de Bruin (the Brown)

Mine is van Rooyen, think it means from red, not sure tho.
A buddy of mine has a surname that sounds cool in english, van der Walt. cool.gif

The native africans ( if I may put it that way and not call some one black and offend them) some times use english words as names for their children, so names like, Sunshine, Gift, Presstios (sp?) of course you will also get Suprise and Enough. biggrin.gif


If thats so.. I'm gonna be offended if you call me white then tongue.gif

Anyways wink.gif

I do find the names here in my quaint little town to be odd.. And it nominally comes from the black community.. Like an odd mix of islamic flavoured names with a hint of.. something..

I'm as basic as it comes, Nicholas Hattaway.. I guess Hattaway is english.. idjk


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post Jul 13 2006, 05:52 AM
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You do realize that those who you say (or groups you say) have weird names could be reading this forum right now? Plotting the downfall of all of you?!!!

Anyway, in my opinion John is a strange first name as Smith is a strange last one. I like the more complex, melodic or interesting names that are often found in Asian and some European cultures.

Names often lead to a lot of confusion where I live, this place I will dub Redneckville. If you have my last name, people often ask you if you speak English before they have heard you speak.

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post Jul 13 2006, 06:55 AM
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laugh.gif ... yeh, our last name is Italian and you can pronounce it the old country way, the American Italian way or the Spanish way. I've gotten several jobs with Spanish people because they read my name on paper and thought I was Spanish, then when I get to the interview - it's hard to tell me I don't have the job because I'm not Spanish. But I speak a little anyway.

I do get insulted when people say I'm white. I'm not - I'm pink. Kinda. And I will not fill out those application options where it says Caucasian. I'm not caucasian - where the heck is this Caucasia that everyone's supposed to be from. I've never heard of it in history or seen it on a map. I read in this Black People's magazine once that said that all Mediterranean peoples are 'of color' as in related to Africans and that all of Northern European descendants are Nordic. Kinda a weird slant to things there.

So I know this is about names, not labels - so why am I talking about this? Oh yeh, well everywhere we go people give these really funny tries at mispronouncing our Italian surname and then we have to spell it out for them & then they always say "Oh, just like it sounds." Funny. biggrin.gif


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post Jul 13 2006, 09:16 AM
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I remember some kid at school named Forrest Burd.

I wonder if he knows tarzan.


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post Jul 13 2006, 09:28 AM
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There are allot of strange names in Romania, some of them are very funny. Football players have a lot of strange names, like Schiopu (which means the limp one) or Gurita (which means little mouth) or Surdu (which means the death, death as in the guy that can't hear, one).

My name is Ionita, that is a fairly normal name. One of my colleagues though, from my class, is called Rusu (which means the Russian) and that is pretty funny.


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post Jul 13 2006, 11:32 AM
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If I were a Romanian in highschool, then I would be a bully, picking on kids with funny names, especially Rusu, everyday I would ask him where in Russia he is from.

QUOTE(Ibis @ Jul 13 2006, 10:56 AM) *

I have a Chinese friend named Hazel Sun. I've always thought that is such a cool name. No one ever forgets it. Gotta picture a greenish/yellow sun up in the sky. When she leaves you a note she just signs it 'Hazel...& a little drawing of a sun' .. so cute. Everyone calls her Sunshine as a nickname.


A girl at my high school was called Insun Moon, spelling is probably wrong, but when teachers were reading out the role for the first time all the names were last name first so they would called out Moon insun, don't know why I found a solar eclipse funny, but everytime I heard it I was laughing inside, only inside of course, she was a nice girl.

PS: I can't believe this thread got replies, when posting I was expecting it to sink into neglectful rejection.

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post Jul 13 2006, 12:19 PM
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There is one guy in my class who I make fun off a lot. His name is Budai, buda meaning toilet in romanian kinda like the word "John" which means toilet in English. Well, I liked to make fun off him by telling him that when his father came to Romania, when he was in the Immigration office when the Immigration officer asked him his name, he looked around and saw a toilet with the word "buda" written on it. So he said Budai. He's a good guy though, he doesn't deserve me making fun of him. Since were friends I have a right to make fun of him though.


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post Jul 13 2006, 11:18 PM
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QUOTE(Pisces @ Jul 13 2006, 06:32 AM) *

PS: I can't believe this thread got replies, when posting I was expecting it to sink into neglectful rejection.


Well you always were one to stir up trouble, knowing human nature so well and how to "needle" people. I don't personally think you are tall enough to be a bully, oh wait ... 6'3"... I guess that is tall enough. Okay, then - you smile too much when you are teasing people. Probably all the wine drinking. tongue.gif

I forgot to mention my Bible teacher at my church. His name is Forrest Sky - really. Some of the other Seventh Day Adventists seemed to have 'picturish' type names, but his is the only one I can think of right now. Nice people though.


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post Jul 13 2006, 11:43 PM
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I actually find it really cool that European names or surnames have meanings. Both my surname and my name are of Scottish decent but I have no idea if they're supposed to translate into something, I'm pretty sure they're not Celtic or anything...


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post Jul 15 2006, 09:49 AM
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People always ask if I'm French, and then when i say no they think I'm fruiting up my own last name. My name, for then last time, is Flemmish, a language similar to Dutch, and no I won't hamster cave say it cause I don't want to say it and that's that. My first name is kind of chill.


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post Jul 15 2006, 12:15 PM
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Heh. I once had a sub teacher named "Mrs. Boner". It was pronouced "BON (like BONfire) ER" instead of BO-NER, but it was still funny. laugh.gif

My name isn't all that funny. And when translating the various parts, its' actually kinda cool. Both parts seem warrior/battle related... laugh.gif

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I actually find it really cool that European names or surnames have meanings. Both my surname and my name are of Scottish decent but I have no idea if they're supposed to translate into something, I'm pretty sure they're not Celtic or anything...


You can always look them up at 20,000 names.com

I managed to find the meaning of my name off there.... biggrin.gif

Its kind of amusing, learning the meanings of some names. Like how some are...incredibly literal. Williamson or Harrison, for example, literally mean "Son of William" or "Son of Harry". laugh.gif



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post Jul 15 2006, 02:50 PM
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Thanks for the link Aki!

I found out my name (in correspondance with my last name as well) is of Gaelic descent which could either mean cloud man of the sea or champion man of the sea. It's amusing because I'm not that big on water.


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