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Project nachonaco
02-21-2008, 06:53 PM
Long story short...

My name is Sydney.

'Shiidonii' (Japanese) translates to, roughly 'death demon', if you go by spelling and splitting words. Yikes. I was gonna use this name for my pen name.

'Sydney' is a saint's name. (St. Denis)

'Denise' is the other female derivative of Dennis, of course.

Could I call myself 'Denise' for my writing? :P

Ol' Fashioned Girl
02-21-2008, 06:55 PM
Personally, I like 'Shiidonii'!

But you can call yourself anything you like as long as it isn't in use by an already-published author... they'd likely consider that unfair competition.

Project nachonaco
02-21-2008, 06:55 PM
I should also note that 'Denise' is my fave teacher's name.

Bmwhtly
02-21-2008, 07:15 PM
Shiidonii if it's a fantasy novel :)

Otherwise... why change it?

Project nachonaco
02-21-2008, 07:21 PM
Shiidonii if it's a fantasy novel :)

Otherwise... why change it?

I'm sick of people calling me 'Cindy'.

Siddow
02-21-2008, 07:22 PM
I like Shiidonii Nachonaco. Has quite a ring to it, no?

Project nachonaco
02-21-2008, 07:23 PM
I like Shiidonii Nachonaco. Has quite a ring to it, no?

Good point.

Forgot to mention it means 'Wide Meadow'. In English, it means 'Contraction of St. Denis'. (Sy-deh-nee)

Shadow_Ferret
02-21-2008, 07:24 PM
Why even bother with the Japanese?

Death Demon is fantastic!

I'm going to change my name to Death Demon.

Hillary
02-21-2008, 07:42 PM
I'm sick of people calling me 'Cindy'.

Sounds more like you're tired of stupid people. Sydney isn't a hard name. Hell, it's the largest city in Australia - it's not like people haven't heard of it. So if people are really calling you Cindy and they are over the age of 7, shoot them.

TrainofThought
02-21-2008, 07:54 PM
Stick with Sydney. Denise is a derivation of Dionysus Greek God of Wine. :D

JimmyB27
02-21-2008, 08:17 PM
So if people are really calling you Cindy and they are over the age of 7, shoot them.
Or unleash some of that Death Demon goodness.

dobiwon
02-21-2008, 08:27 PM
I vote for Sydney. If it bothers you that people misread/mispronounce it as Cindy, think of the possibilities when people try to say "Shiidonii". :Ssh:

choppersmom
02-21-2008, 09:02 PM
I vote for Sydney. If it bothers you that people misread/mispronounce it as Cindy, think of the possibilities when people try to say "Shiidonii". :Ssh:

EXCELLENT point.

I personally like Denise.

"Oh, Denise, scooby-doo,
I'm in love with you, Denise, scooby-doo,
I'm in love with you, Denise, scooby-doo,
I'm in love with yooooooooouuuuuuuu."

Randy and the Rainbows, baby!

KTC
02-21-2008, 09:05 PM
Death demon goodness, eh? Here's your ancient chinese secret! No more ring around the collar!


You can call yourself Toot Toot Tootie Tooterson if you wanna. The choice is yours.

Silly thread.