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Danger Jane
09-03-2007, 06:01 AM
console me.

I had totally come to terms with it, there are no teenage girls named Nancy, that's fine because I'm so weird I need an anachronistic name.

Tonight getting Thai food my mom and sister told me that people go up to my mom and talk to her and call her Nancy. I guess they remember one of us is named Nancy and it must be her because she's in her forties. Then after a couple minutes they remember, "Oh, Nancy's your OTHER DAUGHTER, isn't she? You're IRENE! OH SORRY!"

Me: Thanks for giving me a name from the 1840s.

Sister: BUT EVERYBODY HAS MY NAME JULIA JULIA JULIA

Susie
09-03-2007, 06:16 AM
Don't worry, Nancy is a great name. :Hug2: Now my name Susan is so common and they always use it in the old-time movies. I, as you know, would rather be called Sabrina.:)

reigningcatsndogs
09-03-2007, 06:26 AM
How many nursery rhymes have Nancy in them? Or stupid kids song?
For the record, I am NOT contrary, I have NO little lambs, and the Merry in Christmas is M-E-R-R-Y, not M-A-R-Y.

Shadow_Ferret
09-03-2007, 06:27 AM
http://www.atoncer.com/comics/golden-age/humor/nancy/Nancy%20and%20Sluggo-g4.jpg

Silver King
09-03-2007, 06:27 AM
At least they didn't call you Dino. Now that really sucks, even after forty-five years.

I'd swap names with you any time. ;)

Shady Lane
09-03-2007, 06:31 AM
Everyone in the world is named Hannah.

Seriously.

You might know it, but you're named Hannah too.

jordijoy
09-03-2007, 06:32 AM
Sandy, short for sandra. Could've just named me Jane Doe and been done with it.

TrainofThought
09-03-2007, 06:32 AM
console me.

I had totally come to terms with it, there are no teenage girls named Nancy, that's fine because I'm so weird I need an anachronistic name.

Tonight getting Thai food my mom and sister told me that people go up to my mom and talk to her and call her Nancy. I guess they remember one of us is named Nancy and it must be her because she's in her forties. Then after a couple minutes they remember, "Oh, Nancy's your OTHER DAUGHTER, isn't she? You're IRENE! OH SORRY!"

Me: Thanks for giving me a name from the 1840s.

Sister: BUT EVERYBODY HAS MY NAME JULIA JULIA JULIAAw, poor kid. Here have some http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/12/12_11_2.gif. I took a bite already. :D

Ziljon
09-03-2007, 06:38 AM
http://www.nndb.com/people/870/000022804/nancy-reagan-color.jpg

Don't fret, dear. :)

Danger Jane
09-03-2007, 06:38 AM
It turns out people call my mom nancy so frequently that she ANSWERS to it.

MY NAME

DAMMIT

MINE

Susie, I'm teaching violin to a twelve year old named Sabrina starting next week. Hopefully she's good. Her mom is from Sweden.

We should have a name support group.

Danger Jane
09-03-2007, 06:39 AM
http://www.nndb.com/people/870/000022804/nancy-reagan-color.jpg

Don't fret, dear. :)

So I'm destined for marrying a president?

time to move to a nonpresidential country. :O


There's a porn star that specializes in lesbian porn listed on IMDb who has my exact name. I found her by googling my name. Don't google your name.

Azraelsbane
09-03-2007, 06:48 AM
console me.

I had totally come to terms with it, there are no teenage girls named Nancy, that's fine because I'm so weird I need an anachronistic name.

Tonight getting Thai food my mom and sister told me that people go up to my mom and talk to her and call her Nancy. I guess they remember one of us is named Nancy and it must be her because she's in her forties. Then after a couple minutes they remember, "Oh, Nancy's your OTHER DAUGHTER, isn't she? You're IRENE! OH SORRY!"

Me: Thanks for giving me a name from the 1840s.

Sister: BUT EVERYBODY HAS MY NAME JULIA JULIA JULIA

If it makes you feel any better, after 2 years of living in Austria, I can no longer stand the name Julia. Or Sophie. I had 7 in Austria that were women: three Julias, three Sophies, and one Heidi.

When the husband and I thought up girls names for our future daughter (hopefully, one of these days, lol), he jumped on Julia. I told him no way in Hell. LoL. We settled on Morghan, Titania, or Jasmine. ;)

The_Grand_Duchess
09-03-2007, 06:50 AM
My name is quite rare thank you. Aren't you jealous?

akiwiguy
09-03-2007, 06:53 AM
Hmmm, well DJ.... you're 21... OK, in 1986 your name was actually the 117th most popular female name in US. Which isn't bad. Julia, which you might think is far more popular was 88th that year. The year I named my daughter Charlotte (1990), it was the 287th most popular. Anyway, there are other girls your age named Nancy!

At least you didn't have completely unimaginative parents ... David (moi) has at worst been ranked at 16th in last 50 years, and up till 1984 was between 1st and 5th every single year. In other words the de facto name for parents who can't think of something more original!

Shady Lane
09-03-2007, 07:01 AM
She's not really 21. Lies.

Danger Jane
09-03-2007, 07:09 AM
I came to terms with my old person name long ago. lol. Which was why it was a random blow to find out that people think my mom is the Nancy in the family. I mean I'm too weird to have a common name like Julia. Stupid Julia. Go stop straightening your hair before going to the humid indoor pool to lifeguard, you julia.

I lied on there, I'm 1989. :D Have to change to a new year soon. Maybe 1975.

Your husband can have my sister, Az. She's sixteen, though, and she's a HORRENDOUS driver. She almost tipped the Pilot today. For the record? I NEVER ALMOST TIPPED ANYTHING. Nobody wants to adopt a sixteen year old.

Shady Lane
09-03-2007, 07:11 AM
Nobody wants to adopt a sixteen year old.

I know. :(

Danger Jane
09-03-2007, 07:21 AM
LOL unhappy with your homelife, HANNAH?

Shady Lane
09-03-2007, 07:24 AM
That actually hurt my soul a little.

Especially with all the capital letters.

tlblack
09-03-2007, 07:30 AM
My name is Teresa. I don't mind it being an old name or the fact that my friends called me "Mother" growing up, but... no one in my family has EVER called me by my real name. I've been called Terry, Teesa, Tess, Tessa, Teese, Dee, Teddy (youngest nephew who couldn't say Terry), and Theo. Not sure any of my family knows my real name.

Danger Jane
09-03-2007, 07:59 AM
lol do they not like it? Or maybe it's just too easy to nickname you.

I figure I'll be one of the only nancys left on earth in about twenty years, for about twenty years...then they'll come back and that coupled with my aging gracefully will make people think I'm

(I'm checking the calculator for real because I can't add)

like forty when I'm like SIXTY


sorry for hurting your soul.

Shady Lane
09-03-2007, 08:01 AM
That's okay. Souls grow back.

Azraelsbane
09-03-2007, 08:07 AM
Souls do grow back! Wow, you've been peeking at my novel again, haven't you Shady? ;)

And I don't want to hear whining about names. Mine is LeAnn. I feel like I should be riding a steel bull in a bikini or something.

Sage
09-03-2007, 08:08 AM
I know plenty of Nancys in their twenties. That's not too much older than you.

Danger Jane
09-03-2007, 08:34 AM
geez where??

az, to me you'll always be a steel bikini bull rider.

reigningcatsndogs
09-03-2007, 08:35 AM
Okay, you want an OLD name!! My sister, God help her, is Ethel Martha. Seriously, they don't come much older than that, and its a two-fer at that!!! Now that she's married though, her last name starts with a 'U'. My kids call her Auntie Emu!

We also had a horse named Nancy --but that was a good thing!! She was nice and very pretty (although she did have her moments of major attitude!)

Danger Jane
09-03-2007, 08:37 AM
I'm very fickle

also I look like a horse, a pretty and attitudinal one.

Edna's kinda old. Edna Bertha?

reigningcatsndogs
09-03-2007, 08:43 AM
:eek:OMG -- NO!!!!! I did not mean that you .... I would never say that you ...... I'm totally mortified!!!! I wasn't comparing you TO the horse!!!! OMG, please don't think I was doing that. I was just saying that.......

oh, damn. I have to quit before I really develop foot-in-mouth disease.:e2zipped:

stupid, stupid, stupid me!:Headbang:

leaving now!!:gone:

Danger Jane
09-03-2007, 08:45 AM
loooooooooooooooooool

I know

but you can keep repping me if you want

I just say crazy shit, I didn't mean to imply that I thought you were insulting me. Seriously I just say these things and I hardly remember them afterwards.

tlblack
09-03-2007, 08:51 AM
lol do they not like it? Or maybe it's just too easy to nickname you.


They have nicknames for every family member. I just seem to have more than one. I still say they don't remember my real name lol.

Danger Jane
09-03-2007, 08:52 AM
Haha. My friends LOVE to nickname me. Maybe it should bug me when they call me Nannygoats. I don't really care. They like me enough to call me something ridiculous...

Shady Lane
09-03-2007, 09:15 AM
I'm hannie at home, hannah at school.

It's very useful. Helps me remember where I am.

poetinahat
09-03-2007, 09:22 AM
Hey, cheer up: there's been at least one very rock-n-roll Nancy....

http://moviesmedia.ign.com/movies/image/article/726/726322/sid_and_nancy_1155864853.jpg

Azraelsbane
09-03-2007, 09:23 AM
geez where??

az, to me you'll always be a steel bikini bull rider.

LoL. Good to know. And to me, you'll always be straight out of a Norman Rockwell piece. ;)

The_Grand_Duchess
09-03-2007, 09:38 AM
Souls do grow back! Wow, you've been peeking at my novel again, haven't you Shady? ;)

Actually, they don't grow back. They drop into the Land of the Dead where they do one of three things. One, maintain some semblance of the identity they had in life as is the case with Simon, Ruth, and eventually Liala. This only happens with the really strong souls though. Not many people have those which is why the LOD isn't that heavily populated.

The second option is to be absorbed by one of the stronger entities there and become part of them which is basically what you have going on with The Great Goldfish, the Princesses, and of course the old Queen. Not the Prince though. Funny that. . .

Or they, and this is really what most things do because the Keeper is damn good at its job, go into the Glow. This was where Simon and George were going to go but Liala just couldn't let them go.

Hmm, the stories are spilling out. I have to get back to work.

Southern_girl29
09-03-2007, 09:49 AM
I love, love, love the name Nancy. I wanted to name my daughter Nancy Elizabeth, but my husband thought it was too old-fashioned. So, we went with Tessa Kate, which my little brother said sounded like testicles. I guess that's appropriate for a little brother.

My name is Tamara, and no one ever gets it right. It's pronounced Tam-ah-rah. I get called Ta-mare-ah or Ta-mar-oh, all the time. My kindergarten teacher couldn't remember it and called me Tabitha. Neither my uncle nor a friend of the family liked my name. They decided to call me George. They still do, and I answer to it. The one thing I won't answer to is Tammy.

Shady Lane
09-03-2007, 09:54 AM
I love, love, love the name Nancy. I wanted to name my daughter Nancy Elizabeth, but my husband thought it was too old-fashioned. So, we went with Tessa Kate, which my little brother said sounded like testicles. I guess that's appropriate for a little brother.

My name is Tamara, and no one ever gets it right. It's pronounced Tam-ah-rah. I get called Ta-mare-ah or Ta-mar-oh, all the time. My kindergarten teacher couldn't remember it and called me Tabitha. Neither my uncle nor a friend of the family liked my name. They decided to call me George. They still do, and I answer to it. The one thing I won't answer to is Tammy.

That's really adorable, with the George thing...I love the name Tamara. It's on my list if I marry a Jewish guy. ;)

I like Tabitha, too, actually. ;)

arrowqueen
09-04-2007, 12:33 AM
Older names are coming back. My niece (in her early 20s) has named her off-spring George, Archie and Ruby.

davids
09-04-2007, 01:01 AM
Norris Thropshire Morton St. John Dildo kilgore Smythe

akiwiguy
09-04-2007, 01:09 AM
Norris Thropshire Morton St. John Dildo kilgore Smythe

Interesting fact that I just checked out.. Dildo has not been in the top 1000 most popular names for the last 50 years. Strange that.

davids
09-04-2007, 01:13 AM
It is prolly acause I am older' dirt! It is actually a lovely name do not you think so young sir?

Jacob
09-04-2007, 01:22 AM
My sisters name is Gertrude......Ok its not really but Nancy sounds ok too me. I mean really, you could have gotten one of those really strange inanimate names the Hollywoodited give to their children like "Apple" or Diamond". (No offense meant if anyone here is name Apple or Diamond ...or Gertrude.) :)

akiwiguy
09-04-2007, 01:27 AM
It is prolly acause I am older' dirt! It is actually a lovely name do not you think so young sir?

Lovely, though an anchronism I do believe. Surely you do feel some sense of embarrassment when introduced to "Soft Pliable Silicone Rabbit Vibrator with Unique Ribbed Shaft and Dual Action Clitoral Stimulator.... sorry, I never quite caught yours....did you say.... Dildo?"

davids
09-04-2007, 01:41 AM
Lovely, though an anchronism I do believe. Surely you do feel some sense of embarrassment when introduced to "Soft Pliable Silicone Rabbit Vibrator with Unique Ribbed Shaft and Dual Action Clitoral Stimulator.... sorry, I never quite caught yours....did you say.... Dildo?"


Yes quite-great trout fishing in New Zealand though! The last time I was actually embareassed was as a wayward yet marginally prodigious prodigy also known as the profane proctor of Boy's Town as well as the prolix precocious defiler of privet privies

stormie
09-04-2007, 01:44 AM
You can call yourself Ann Marie. Isn't Nancy the nickname for Ann Marie?

Speaking of names, many of my relatives (aunts, uncles, even one of my grandmothers) could never get my name right. They were so loving.

Danger Jane
09-04-2007, 01:49 AM
Ha my middle name is Marie. Obviously my parents got on that.

Gonna name my first daughter CORA and I don't know, tell my parents it's their fault.

EriRae
09-04-2007, 01:58 AM
Nobody wants to adopt a sixteen year old.

If it weren't for the hubby, I would adopt a 16-year-old, if she's anything like you, Hannah Shady. I probably wouldn't adopt Julia...I don't want anyone to almost tip my Monte...I would probably be homicidal.

Christine N.
09-04-2007, 02:19 AM
You want an old name??? Try Dorcas.

I knew a Dorcas once. She used to show dogs. Yes, her name really was Dorcas. It's a very old English name, I think. Or is it Biblical? Lisa would know, I don't remember.

Azraelsbane
09-04-2007, 02:22 AM
Ha my middle name is Marie. Obviously my parents got on that.

Gonna name my first daughter CORA and I don't know, tell my parents it's their fault.

My middle name is Marie! All you people are stealing my name! Anyway, I'm kinda sad about my name change (from marriage). My husband and I were all set on a double name Shannon-Sagmeister (yeah yeah, laugh!), but when we went to fill out the forms, the government people said Mike wasn't allowed to change his name, because he was male. And also that any children we had, had to be listed under the husband's last name, not a hyphenated one... So after months of planning our name, I had to make up my mind in about 30 seconds. So I went with Sagmeister, so we'd all have the same last name when we had kids... LeAnn Marie Sagmeister sounds a lot worse than LeAnn Marie Shannon. :e2cry:

My husband offered to change his name to Shannon when we finally moved to the states, but I'd already gotten used to my new signature (which actually is really close to the signature of one of my MCs, and yes...I've signed my female MC's name before...across my senior high school yearbook lol. If my books are ever famous, all of my graduating class have my MC's siggy in their book).

Anyway...long story short. I have a crappy name. Marie is the only part I like, so stop copying me! ;)

Christine N.
09-04-2007, 02:24 AM
Oh, my middle name is Marie too!

And my great-grandmother's name was Cora. I like that name, but people tell me it's too old-fashioned. If I ever had a daughter I was going to name her that. Or Rebecca, my great-great-great grandmother was named Rebecca.

Or my g-g-g-g-g-g-grandmother (may have one too many g's in there) was named Violetta. She came here from Ireland, and I've even seen her gravesite. She must have been a great lady, because two of her sons named their daughters Violetta.

davids
09-04-2007, 02:24 AM
Sagmeister is a whole hell of a lot better'n-Norris Thropshire Morton St. John Dildo kilgore Smythe
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Azraelsbane
09-04-2007, 02:25 AM
Sagmeister is a whole hell of a lot better'n-Norris Thropshire Morton St. John Dildo kilgore Smythe
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Well...you've got me there. ;)

davids
09-04-2007, 02:28 AM
And what great glee there is in getting you Frau Sagmeister-you do know what the name means in English right?

reigningcatsndogs
09-04-2007, 02:42 AM
And what great glee there is in getting you Frau Sagmeister-you do know what the name means in English right?
ummm -- if it was my name, it would mean lady with droopy boobies

BTW -- we have a turkey vulture that lives in the dead tree behind our house and we named her Gertrude...don't know why

and NO, I am not implying in any way imaginable that you might resemble said bird.

Azraelsbane
09-04-2007, 02:43 AM
And what great glee there is in getting you Frau Sagmeister-you do know what the name means in English right?

I do :)

reigningcatsndogs
09-04-2007, 02:49 AM
And what great glee there is in getting you Frau Sagmeister-you do know what the name means in English right?
And in Azrael's case, I would hope it means awesome storyteller;)

Azraelsbane
09-04-2007, 02:52 AM
And in Azrael's case, I would hope it means awesome storyteller;)

Technically...if you want to get down to the root words. "Sag" is the root of the verb "sagen" or "to say" and meister means "master." So I guess you could translate it as "Master of speaking," "Master of speech" whatever...something like that. :p

If you want to take it and make it funny... "Sag" the English definition and then "meister" the German one... Master of sagging! Ahahaha!

There's probably a better explanation behind the meaning of the name, but that's what I always got out of it.


Also, I'm being horribly vain and taking your comment as a compliment. LoL. Right now I need all I can get to keep myself sane. ;)

davids
09-04-2007, 02:57 AM
Technically...if you want to get down to the root words. "Sag" is the root of the verb "sagen" or "to say" and meister means "master." So I guess you could translate it as "Master of speaking," "Master of speech" whatever...something like that. :p

If you want to take it and make it funny... "Sag" the English definition and then "meister" the German one... Master of sagging! Ahahaha!

There's probably a better explanation behind the meaning of the name, but that's what I always got out of it.


Also, I'm being horribly vain and taking your comment as a compliment. LoL. Right now I need all I need to keep myself sane. ;)


The compliment holds for both of you sagging tits and all-nothing like a good saggy tit to get an old man all hotipated-JUST KIDDING-well kinda-you know what they say-any boob in a storm-and old lobsters cannot be choosy-toothy maybe-but not choosy and the difinition of Sagmeister is spot on-Sag mal madchen hast du in wirchlichkeit droopy tits? Naw Dave but we are definately abreast of the situation now shut the hell up alright? Oh alright-luv you two kiddos-Dave I am being a tad squishy-must be labor day and HIC!!!!

Danger Jane
09-04-2007, 03:09 AM
If it weren't for the hubby, I would adopt a 16-year-old, if she's anything like you, Hannah Shady. I probably wouldn't adopt Julia...I don't want anyone to almost tip my Monte...I would probably be homicidal.

PLEASE ADOPT JULIA

I'LL PAY YOU

MONEY

AND REPS








I got my middle name becuase it's my mom's, aunt's, and grandmother's. So unless you're older than 72, you CLEARLY stole my GRANDMOTHER's middle name.

Azraelsbane
09-04-2007, 03:13 AM
-Sag mal madchen hast du in wirchlichkeit droopy tits? Naw

I absolutely do not have droopy tits you pervy lobster! ;)

Unique
09-04-2007, 03:20 AM
:roll:thanks for the laughs, you crazy kids.

i'm not dorcas or saggy or gertrude or dildo-smythe; yep. i feel good about that.

Thanks.

Oh, btw - my grandma's name was Delta and my other grandma's name was Pelagia - americanized to polly - which she later change to .... blanche... WTF?

Azraelsbane
09-04-2007, 03:25 AM
:roll:thanks for the laughs, you crazy kids.

i'm not dorcas or saggy or gertrude or dildo-smythe; yep. i feel good about that.

Thanks.

Oh, btw - my grandma's name was Delta and my other grandma's name was Pelagia - americanized to polly - which she later change to .... blanche... WTF?

My dad's side of the family has some pretty weird names. My grandmother is Gary June, my great grandmother was Valley, other great grandmother Mable. My dad's given name is Terrell, though he always goes by Lee. He's the only white guy I know named Terrell. Hehe. :D

EriRae
09-04-2007, 04:21 AM
The show My Name is Earl made my maiden name popular. I was Erin Hickey for 21 years...and then I married Mr. Millatime ;)

Danger Jane
09-04-2007, 04:22 AM
Oh, btw - my grandma's name was Delta and my other grandma's name was Pelagia - americanized to polly - which she later change to .... blanche... WTF?

LOL

Pelagia reminds me of AP bio, which I MISSSSSSS, because of the pelagic zone of the ocean, which is the open sea.


My grandmothers' names are Martha and Dorothy. Mom is Irene. Cool name.

Shady Lane
09-04-2007, 05:45 AM
My grandmother's names are Margaret and Hilda. I WIN.

Devil Ledbetter
09-04-2007, 05:51 AM
.

Shady Lane
09-04-2007, 05:54 AM
Damn.

My grandfather's name is Clifford.

Clifford Jr.

Devil Ledbetter
09-04-2007, 06:06 AM
When my daughter was four, she wanted to name my son Rainbow Sparkle Star.

Shady Lane
09-04-2007, 06:09 AM
That's an awesome name. I might let my kids middle name each other, if they behave themselves.

pconsidine
09-04-2007, 06:54 AM
Not for nothing, but how do you think we get old ladies named Nancy or Beatrice or Gertrude? They're not born 75 years old, y'know.



PS My current awesome baby name award goes to my friend John, a tattoo artist who named his son Atticus. Honest.

aruna
09-04-2007, 09:25 AM
According to the Baby Name Wizard (http://www.babynamewizard.com/namevoyager/lnv0105.html), Nancy peaked in the 50's (it ranked 9) and then went rapidly downhill. So did my name, Sharon, but as I was actually born in 1951 it's OK!
My sympathies.
And even the Nancy Drew books are out!
I have a cousin called Nancy. She is my age and very cool. She lives in Sweden. So take comfort, it's not the name, it's what you do with it that counts!

aruna
09-04-2007, 09:39 AM
Older names are coming back. My niece (in her early 20s) has named her off-spring George, Archie and Ruby.

That's true. Emma and Emily are such cases. They went completely out, and now they are right at the top.
Gertrude seems to have disappeared completely. My mother's name, Eileen, is almost gone.


My husband and I were all set on a double name Shannon-Sagmeister (yeah yeah, laugh!), but when we went to fill out the forms, the government people said Mike wasn't allowed to change his name, because he was male.

Really? What country was that?

Nakhlasmoke
09-04-2007, 10:13 AM
I dunno, I like the name Nancy, even if I immediately think of nancy-boy, which makes me think of Placebo, which makes me think of Brian Molko, and then I dissolve into a little mushy puddle of lust.

*ahem* Moving on...Catherine is a very boring name. And everyone I know is called Catherine.

Some of the worst names I've heard are my Afrikaans friend's names - Elisabeta Katerina Louisa? Levinie? Salomien? Although at least the girl's names are okay - guy's names, not so much.

Joe270
09-04-2007, 10:13 AM
You're complaining about Nancy?

How 'bout Joe?

What were they thinking? "He looks sorta bland, let's call him Joe. That's rather boring and unimaginative."

What's worse yet is my last name is also a common first name, so I go by all three.

I knew a guy in the third grade who was named Thomas Thomas. My favorite name was also from the third grade: Peter Dunnet. Poor guy, I wonder what became of him.

aruna
09-04-2007, 10:50 AM
I have friends who named their first child John. I really felt sorry for him.

poetinahat
09-04-2007, 11:43 AM
I have friends who named their first child John. I really felt sorry for him.
Why? It's a good name, and it's reasonably unique now. I bet he'll be the envy of a legion of Codys, Brooklyns and Orlandos (he says, having named his son Finn and his daughter Aisling -- but having given them the more conventional middle names of Daniel and Clare, in case they didn't like the first names).

I can't think of the last time I heard of a baby boy named Robert. I'm quite happy with that.

Nakhlasmoke
09-04-2007, 12:00 PM
...(he says, having named his son Finn and his daughter Aisling...

Oh Finn - that's a really nice name, I like it.

My sprogs are called Noa Kitten and Tanith Leah. They're both going to hate me.

aruna
09-04-2007, 12:14 PM
I was actually kidding, Rob! You;re right, he's actually quite lucky.

My dog's first name was Finn, BTW...

poetinahat
09-04-2007, 12:26 PM
Oh Finn - that's a really nice name, I like it.
Thanks -- our last name is sufficiently close to McCool (well, it starts with McC) so that Irish names are suitable. I only regret that so many people think Aisling's name is "Ashley" -- and she often has to correct them. (It's pronounced "Ashling".)


My sprogs are called Noa Kitten and Tanith Leah. They're both going to hate me.
Yeah, they're going to end up drones for sure with names like those. :D

I'd love to hear the stories behind those names.


I was actually kidding, Rob! You;re right, he's actually quite lucky.
I really shoulda known... y'know? Apparently I sat on some gum, and now I can't get off this high horse. And of all the people with whom to get snippy.... I'm so sorry.


My dog's first name was Finn, BTW...
What a coincidence!

At our previous house, where we lived before Finn was even a twinkle in the eye, the next-door neighbours bought a puppy -- FEMALE -- and named her Finn. I was secretly furious, but I couldn't very well say anything. I'd kinda had that name picked out for a long time, but I hadn't told anyone.

EriRae
09-04-2007, 12:36 PM
I love those names: Aisling and Finn. I would've said Aisling wrong: it looks like "A's sling" to me. Thank you for the pronunciation key ;)

Nakhlasmoke
09-04-2007, 12:36 PM
Yeah, they're going to end up drones for sure with names like those. :D

I'd love to hear the stories behind those names.



Noa Kitten - Noa is a name I like, kitten because I'm the cat. Tanith Leah got kinda named after Tanith Lee. See, the mystery was better, ne?

aruna
09-04-2007, 12:38 PM
At our previous house, where we lived before Finn was even a twinkle in the eye, the next-door neighbours bought a puppy -- FEMALE -- and named her Finn. I was secretly furious, but I couldn't very well say anything. I'd kinda had that name picked out for a long time, but I hadn't told anyone.

The girl who owned the dog's mother called him Finn. But I didn't think it was suitable a) for a dog and b) for THIS dog. We re-named him Arjun, the Indian warrior; which perhaps isn't suitable as a dog;s name either!

I don't like it when dogs have people names. And now I'm so glad we renamed him, otherwise you'd have been furious at me too!!!

poetinahat
09-04-2007, 12:46 PM
I love those names: Aisling and Finn. I would've said Aisling wrong: it looks like "A's sling" to me. Thank you for the pronunciation key ;)
Thanks! I like 'em too.

And yep, that's how most people outside Ireland read the name. This is the difficulty with going with original spellings -- 'Aisling' (or even Aislinn) is the Irish spelling. The name translates to 'dream' or 'vision'.

Finn (or Fionn) is also Irish, and it translates to 'fair-haired'. (Kind of fitting, since our surname - McCreery - translates roughly to 'son of the redhead'.)

poetinahat
09-04-2007, 12:48 PM
Noa Kitten - Noa is a name I like, kitten because I'm the cat. Tanith Leah got kinda named after Tanith Lee. See, the mystery was better, ne?
One might think so -- but not at all! I still think 'Nakhlasmoke' is cool, even though it's demystified for me now. :)

poetinahat
09-04-2007, 12:50 PM
The girl who owned the dog's mother called him Finn. But I didn't think it was suitable a) for a dog and b) for THIS dog. We re-named him Arjun, the Indian warrior; which perhaps isn't suitable as a dog;s name either!
That actually explains a bit for me -- Arjuna Ranatunga was captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team in the 90's. He's one of the few players who stood up to the Aussies and gave them at least as much as they dished out! (Cranky fellow, he is. I think he's gone into politics.)


I don't like it when dogs have people names. And now I'm so glad we renamed him, otherwise you'd have been furious at me too!!!
No - never! For two very good reasons:
1) You're not them;
2) You're you.

Unique
09-04-2007, 05:43 PM
One might think so -- but not at all! I still think 'Nakhlasmoke' is cool, even though it's demystified for me now. :)

Well don't demystify it for me.

Nak la smoke ... aka ... I lahk mah smoke.

to each his own, que sera, sera.

Unique
09-04-2007, 05:57 PM
Well don't demystify it for me.

Nak la smoke ... aka ... I lahk mah smoke.

to each his own, que sera, sera.

You mean .. that's not what it means?

GADS! Don't tell me!

Nakhlasmoke
09-04-2007, 06:17 PM
You mean .. that's not what it means?

GADS! Don't tell me!

I will give you a clue though, and tell you that you're pronouncing it wrong. ;)
Try more like Nah - gee - la - smoke

plnelson
09-05-2007, 04:33 PM
console me.

I had totally come to terms with it, there are no teenage girls named Nancy, that's fine because I'm so weird I need an anachronistic name.

. . .

Me: Thanks for giving me a name from the 1840s.



Nancy is not a name just from the 1840's. It was popular in the twentieth century- the "Nancy" comic strip, Nancy Drew mysteries, not to mention Nancy Reagan, Nancy Pelosi, etc.

In fact you should count yourself lucky that you weren't named from the 1840's, because at that time "Nancy" was a popular slang expression for a prostitute or a woman of easy virtue. Listen to folk songs and sea chanty's from that time and that's how they refer to the girls the sailors head to as soon as they arrive in port. BTW, you can see a 1920's version of this in the classic Betty Boop cartoon (http://youtube.com/watch?v=tBKAG0ut9Ds) based on Barnicle Bill (when he looks in his little black book) - produced before the Hayes Commission!! :D A modern reference to this use of the name is in the Beatles song "Rocky Raccoon" where they sing "But everyone knew her as Nancy".

plnelson
09-05-2007, 04:37 PM
BTW - this is true . . .

I was named after a cat. My father's favorite cat, "Peter" died just before I was born.

. . . I've always been grateful it was the cat who died, and not our dog, "Muffins".

poetinahat
09-11-2007, 10:19 AM
<snipped>

In fact you should count yourself lucky that you weren't named from the 1840's, because at that time "Nancy" was a popular slang expression for a prostitute or a woman of easy virtue. Listen to folk songs and sea chanty's from that time and that's how they refer to the girls the sailors head to as soon as they arrive in port.

<snipped>

*light bulb*

Aha.

That provides me with a bit of insight. There's a wonderful Stan Rogers (http://www.stanrogers.net/) song called 'The Nancy (http://www.bluefoot.ca/stanrogers/audio/TheNancy-sample.mp3)', about a privateer ship.

Cassiopeia
09-11-2007, 10:26 AM
*light bulb*

Aha.

That provides me with a bit of insight. There's a wonderful Stan Rogers (http://www.stanrogers.net/) song called 'The Nancy (http://www.bluefoot.ca/stanrogers/audio/TheNancy-sample.mp3)', about a privateer ship.*smiles* OOOH! It's Poet!

*starts stalking* ;)

pconsidine
09-11-2007, 07:19 PM
In fact you should count yourself lucky that you weren't named from the 1840's, because at that time "Nancy" was a popular slang expression for a prostitute or a woman of easy virtue. Yes. Much better to be named Nancy in a time when it's a popular slang expression for a wimp or an effeminate man.

It's looking better all the time, isn't it DJ?

Katol
09-11-2007, 08:01 PM
At least you have a name people can actually spell. I went to school with 4 of my name in the class: Cathrin, Kathryn, Catherine and Kathrine....

Cath (but which one?)

III
09-11-2007, 08:09 PM
It just hit me who DangerJane looks like! You ready?
A young Sean Young (http://www.us.imdb.com/name/nm0000707/photogallery)!
Oh man, I feel so much better now. That was bugging me.

III
09-11-2007, 08:24 PM
Why? It's a good name, and it's reasonably unique now. I bet he'll be the envy of a legion of Codys, Brooklyns and Orlandos (he says, having named his son Finn and his daughter Aisling -- but having given them the more conventional middle names of Daniel and Clare, in case they didn't like the first names).

I can't think of the last time I heard of a baby boy named Robert. I'm quite happy with that.

Totally aree Rob. I named my son John (Johnny), knowing it had come full-circle. It's now unique and unusual while still having a "classic" vibe to it. Plus I can sing him "Be Good Johnny" by Men At Work. Be good be good be good.

Okay, plus my REAL name is John III and his name is John IV, which I'm sure makes some people cringe, but there's some really cool heritage to the name that I've blogged about on MySpace.

C.bronco
09-11-2007, 08:50 PM
I work in a schoool where there are scores of Kates, Katies, Ashleys, Alexandras, Caitlins, Brittneys, Graces and Laurens. We used to have a lot of Kristens and Allisons. Since I've been here, we've only had one Nancy. Be glad, Danger Jane! You don't really want to blend,do you?

acharity
09-12-2007, 01:31 AM
Well, I'm Ashley... yet another common name. It's called - or someone slurs the word, "actually" - and about twenty of us in the same room turn around. I just ignore it now ~_~ Stupid soap operas... giving mothers bad ideas! >:{

My cousin is named Nancy. Though... nevermind.

Kate Thornton
09-12-2007, 02:16 AM
I like the name Nancy - my best friend is named Nancy!

My first name is Kathleen, shortened to Kate years before Kate was a popular name. My middle name is Irish: Gean
Poet, do you know what it means?

Danger Jane
09-12-2007, 05:33 AM
Thanks! I like 'em too.

And yep, that's how most people outside Ireland read the name. This is the difficulty with going with original spellings -- 'Aisling' (or even Aislinn) is the Irish spelling. The name translates to 'dream' or 'vision'.

Finn (or Fionn) is also Irish, and it translates to 'fair-haired'. (Kind of fitting, since our surname - McCreery - translates roughly to 'son of the redhead'.)

We call my three month old cousin Finn. He's really Finley, so it's different, it means "ray of hope" because that's what he is, but well when you're the fourth kid you get delegated to single syllable names.

pconsidine
09-12-2007, 06:30 PM
I guess that's how my cousin, who's the 8th of 8, came to be known as "ummm..."