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Hi [Sep. 30th, 2005|12:35 am]
Hey guys. I clicked on my interest of "onomastics" and this community came up. Then I saw it was created by my buddy Kate (blackrock) and I knew I had to join. ;) I likes the names.

Oh yeah. My name's Rebecca (I like it) and I've liked names since I was probably nine years old. I like them because they incorporate language and history, two things I love.
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(no subject) [Aug. 12th, 2004|11:39 pm]

Yeah... umm nothing really happens here. It's kinda hard to post more than one post so... yeah it was fun. But I'm outta here. Thx
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haha [Aug. 4th, 2004|01:31 am]

Okay, so this is really weird but I just discovered that I created but never joined this community and forgot it existed until now. Hi though! Glad to see there's a few others out there who are interested in naming practices.

I'm Kate--I've gone by that my whole life; only the dentist and a few misled bureaucrats have ever called me Katharine, even though I like the name. I like to see it in print, but I never respond to it. I left my wallet at a campsite self-registration over the weekend and someone found it and tracked down our tent and asked if we had a Katharine in the party; I was confused and said no and then the guy was skeptical when I realized it was my wallet, but fortunately my ID looks like me. I've just never heard anyone phrase it exactly like that, "Do you have a Katharine?" as opposed to "Are you Katharine." But anyway.

I've lived most of my life thinking the name meant 'pure', a meaning I don't really care about, but I have recently discovered that some people think it may be derived from the Greek goddess Hecate. The double derivation intrigues me! Will check if there's any evidence to this claim.

Anyway, most of the time I search the web and various other places for people with weird names and try to dissuade mothers from giving their children excessively horrible monikers such as Zoom-Zoom. (I'm not kidding.)

Yeah. Hi.
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Hi I'm Erica and I'm an alcho... wait this isn't AA! [Jul. 22nd, 2004|11:56 pm]

Hi I'm new here and I've always been interested in names and their meanings. My name is Erica Asia, Erica coming from Scandinavia meaning honorable ruler or ever powerful and Asia deriving from the Greek word Asu meaning east. My mother's name is Heather of which Erica is the latin form of. My sister's name is Georgia and although my parents deny this I'm sure that we were named as we are after my grandfather Eric George. I know for a fact I was named after him but my parents say they just liked the name Georgia. yeah right! I f I had the chance, I'd do it too..
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Good name for a dog [Jun. 18th, 2004|08:05 am]


I've been meaning to post things in this group, but have been busy until now.

My interest in names goes back a long way.

One of my dogs is named Willy, short for his "official name" William Wallace his primary functions are as a watchdog and pet. William from OE Will + Helm which means "will protect" is a very appropriate name for a dog.

Wallace comes from the Norman French 'Waleis' which means "foreigner" and was a common name used for many Celts by the Normans and gave rise to the names Wales and Welsh.

It was primarily a last name until the Scottish patriot William Wallace was executed, after which it was used as a given name in honor of Wallace among the Scots. After Wallace's death, Scottish Nobleman Robert de Brus (or Bruce in modern spelling) won Scotland's freedom and became it's king. His surname also then went into use as a given name, without which Australia wouldn't have it's most common male name today.

In naming my dog after the Scottish patriot I've basically named him "will protect foreigner", if we think of that last part being that humans are foreign to the dog species, it works very well. :)

So there's my a little contribution from me. :)
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Divine Onomastics [Jun. 9th, 2004|04:04 pm]

Jesus is actually a Latinization of a Hebrew name. He would have responded to Yeshua (which is actually the same name as Joshua).

Yeshua means "Yahweh is salvation." I've alternately heard it interpreted as "I AM [the meaning of Yahweh] powerful to save."

Christ is the Greek word for Messiah which means "anointed one."

So Jesus the Christ unfolds to I AM powerful to save, the anointed one.

This casts an especially interesting light on John 1:12. "Yet to all who recieved him, to those who believed his name, he gave the right to become children of God." What did those who believe his name believe? I AM powerful to save.

Just the musings of a Christian Onomastician.

Oh, and as an afterthought, come on people, you've got to know more interesting stuff about people's names. It doesn't have to be your name. It doesn't even have to be a friend's name. Just post something!
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A joke for Onomasticians [May. 11th, 2004|12:59 pm]

For some medical reason a man has to have a child via artificial insemination. The boy is born perfectly healthy, no problems, everything's great. Do you think he should name his son Benjamin?
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(no subject) [May. 9th, 2004|06:21 pm]

Hi, all! Sorry I haven't posted yet, but here goes!

My name is Eve Marie, which is either "bitter mom" or "mother of the sea," depending on the source. Well, in either case, they're both half right! My two sons are called Darren Francis James, which makes him "the little great one whose freedom came from treacherously superceding another," and Dylan Eric Siegfried, "the honorable ruler from the sea to whom peace came after victory."

Our last name is a direction, which is self-explanatory.

I was actually named after a nun my mother was close to in Catholic school called Mareva (she just transposed the name). Dylan wasn't named after Bob, even though my maiden name was Zimmerman (and so was his!)
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Mi padre se llama. [May. 9th, 2004|05:20 pm]

[music |Roseblossom Punch - So Sorry to Disappoint You]

To become a bit repetative: there are fourteen of you out there who still haven't posted. Come on, what are you waiting for? If you joined this community, I'd think you intended to post something. Let's get this place kicking.

To continue the family theme, my dad's name is Richard. This name is from Germanic roots meaning "brave power" or "dominant ruler" depending where you look.

The odd thing is, most of my dad's life (until I corrected him, in fact) he thought it meant "burden bearer". In no way do I intend to be disrespectful, but I think this speaks volumes about my dad and who he is.
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The Family Name(s) [May. 5th, 2004|03:39 pm]

First off, I want to say to all you lurkers out there, you must know about some interesting names or some interesting things about names, so somebody else start posting here, okay?

I think my sister's name also works out pretty well. She's Susan Callista (until she got married we had the same initials.) Susan means "a lily." Callista is "most beautiful." So her name means "a lily most beautiful." Cool, huh?

This is from the perspective of her younger brother, but I still think my sister is very pretty.

I wanted to write more, but I'm being kicked off the computer now. I shall return though.
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