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Discussion in 'Obsessions and Interests' started by Aspergers_Aspie, Mar 29, 2021.

  1. Mary Terry

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    When I was a kid and everyone had phone books, some poor unfortunate was listed as "Crispy Critter". We used to make prank phone calls to him, pretending to be the gas company checking the lines, and ask him what the temperature was in his house. We didn't want him to get more crispy. Kids do stuff like that, LOL.
     
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    did I confuse you with my thought? Was saying the surname generation !not plain enough? what about saying the person naming that human must have a mental illness classified as a personality disorder !,Campbell is a family name, meaning more! than! one being ,no !mention of it as a first name only! surname!
     
  3. Bolletje

    Bolletje Overly complicated potato V.I.P Member

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    One of my previous bosses was called Dick de Kok, hehe
     
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  4. OkRad

    OkRad μῆνιν ἄειδε θεὰ Πηληϊάδεω Ἀχιλῆος οὐλομένην V.I.P Member

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    It is easier to see in the Attic/Homeric. Dii is the dative of Zeus so you can see it is: Beloved OF Zeus. With Theophilius, the O indicates dative as well, meaning beloved to God. If it were accusative, it would then be loving God. However, sources such as wiki say it could be God-loving (but again, who is doing the loving?) I believe it is God doing the loving. IMHO :) But I love that we are discussing this, either way!!
     
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  5. Rainbowcat

    Rainbowcat Active Member

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    Yes, it means the one who loves God or loved by the God.It has 2 meanings.
    Theos= God,
    Filo from ancient greek means = to love
     
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  6. Progster

    Progster Gone sideways to the sun V.I.P Member

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    There are indeed some unfortunate names around. One of the most unfortunate ones I have ever heard was Richard Head.

    There's a TV presenter called Harry Potter. That's unfortunate, too. Or perhaps just annoying.
     
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  7. Aspergers_Aspie

    Aspergers_Aspie Well-Known Member

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    There's a pro snooker player named Robbie Williams.
     
  8. Bibliophile715

    Bibliophile715 Armin - system member - any pronouns

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    [Shinji]
    Host's last name is Dyhouse which they've always found pretty strange as people hardly ever manage to spell it right when it's pronounced.
     
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    The strangest name I came across in the Netherlands was Koedood (dead cow in english), however how the Dutch got their surname explains their choice to some extent
     
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    Bolletje Overly complicated potato V.I.P Member

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    Yeah. I love surnames. I see hundreds of patients file a day and I never get tired of looking at their surnames. People of noble lineage often have great names, but the Dutch tradition of combining surnames when marrying makes for beautiful or hilarious combinations.
     
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  11. Sapphire K

    Sapphire K Autistic Pansexual Enby! (they/them) V.I.P Member

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    I now go by Sapphire and so far only one person has found it strange...
     
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    Reminds me of when tv personality Paige Davis got married. To man whose last name was "Page". :confused:

    But then singer Philip Phillips probably wouldn't have minded. Small wonder that Paige Davis continued to use her maiden name professionally. :p
     
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  13. Aspergers_Aspie

    Aspergers_Aspie Well-Known Member

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    Harrison can be a first name.
     
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    MY sisters neighbor was Ray Gunn
     
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  15. Crossbreed

    Crossbreed Neur-D Missionary ☝️

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    Is he any relation to Peter...?
    Theme from Peter Gunn, Henry Mancini (1958)
     
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  16. Wolfsage

    Wolfsage In training to be Wolf King.

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    My family shares names. I got all of mine from relatives. Interesting being named after dead people.:eek:
    Not sure about the meaning.
    Had I had a sister. The name would have been Sherri Shyane.
     
  17. Crossbreed

    Crossbreed Neur-D Missionary ☝️

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    So, you are Jerry [something]?
     
  18. QueenOfFrance87

    QueenOfFrance87 Let them eat tuna! V.I.P Member

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    I have a few younger cousins with last names for first names; there's Grant, Grayson, Garrett, and Everett. I also have a nephew named after a book in the bible (Ezekiel), another cousin named Trevor (which is almost like Robert backwards, but change the third letter; Robert is a VERY common name in my family), and my stepdad's middle name is Lin.
     
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    Soleil Well-Known Member

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    Pro snooker player? Does that mean there are anti snooker players?
    ... oh, you meant "professional", that makes a lot more sense.

    On the subject of names, I knew someone whose name was Dana, but it was pronounced like "Donna", and he was a guy.
     
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  20. Crossbreed

    Crossbreed Neur-D Missionary ☝️

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    I have seen two of my daughters' names, Jubilee & Maranatha, used as boys' names. "Jubal" is usually the male form of "Jubilee."
     
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