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

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    THank you for the link to the Icelandic tradition which is certainly alive.

    However, also consider the Irish tradition of O' Brian and the Scottish one of Mc (or Mac) which does much the same thing ie son of .
     
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    There's an Irish comedian named Dara Ó 'Briain'
     
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    Yes and he is quite a whiz at maths too.
     
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    Fellow Irish comic Ed Byrne once noted on tv that Dara is Ó 'Briain rather than O'Brian.
     
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    I heard a lot of aspies like computer games, Dara hosts 'go 8 bit'
     
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    Lee Remick American actress
     
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    Guy (phonetically Gee)means man in French, a lot of people with Norman French ancestry,Dick is because people didn't naturally speak English and spoke Gaelic, Dick is easier than Richard
     
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    I think names that describe people's ancestors' trade or occupation are interesting such as Miller, Cooper, Smith, Sawyer, Hunter, Harper, Carter, Wright, etc.
     
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    MY surname is Zeeman in english is Seaman
     
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    A sailor. [​IMG]
     
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    Never sailed in my life, more likely refers to a fisherman
     
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    I know. But that's not what people will associate them with ;)

    German family names be like:
    Krummbein (bowed legs)
    Rupf (deplume)
    Schweinefuß (pig's trotter)
    Müll (trash)
    Fick (fūck)
    Mundloch (mouth hole)
    von Hinten (from behind)
    Kiffer (stoner)
    Aufschneider (blowhard)
    Oberbillig (super cheap)
    Kotze (vomit)
    ...

    I could go on with the list... Some of these might have had different original meanings but their pronounciation and spelling correlates with German words in use today.
     
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    You can get a similar list with Dutch names the origin is very interesting, a Spanish over lord whom did not speak the language and imposed surnames.
     
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    I dont use them x that by the percentage that dont
     
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    There's a male news journalist named Sasha, and a male expert on tv show 'pawn stars' named Dana. I always thought these name were women's names.
     
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    I had a female friend whose name was Sascha. It is both male and female. In Russia many boys are called Sascha.

    In Italia some names that end with "a" are male, like Luca and Antonia. Abroad, there are many boys called Luca, but rarely any boys called Antonia, except if they are of Italian origin.
     
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    The head of the UFC is named Dana White. I always think of Vanna White from Wheel of Fortune.

    I think Sasha is a short version of Alexander in Russia. How do you get Sasha from Alexander? Those wacky Russians!
     
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    sacha, mascha, dascha...