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Postby HiFranc on Wed Nov 24, 2004 2:04 am

It was generous of Kestral to think about how the child would grow up. Of course attitudes change over generations so the child may not have the problems she had....

What'll be the baby's first name then?
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Postby CaptainMooki on Wed Nov 24, 2004 5:55 am

Y'know, I got nothing but positive feedback and attention for my wierd-ass first name.
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Re: Today's comic 24th Novemember

Postby Irish Witch on Wed Nov 24, 2004 6:01 am

HiFranc wrote:It was generous of Kestral to think about how the child would grow up. Of course attitudes change over generations so the child may not have the problems she had....

What'll be the baby's first name then?


She's actually acting very out of character by doing so, but then this is a friends child we're talking about...

I bet she recommends a name though!
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Postby GrassyNoel on Wed Nov 24, 2004 6:26 am

I think it's very grown-up of Kestrel not to wish that name on the baby. It would indeed make for unnecessary stress at school.
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Postby bloodeye on Wed Nov 24, 2004 8:54 am

Bah, she's robbing the child of a point for charecter growth. Stress at school is good for you, it's part of what it's there for.

I don't recall ever making fun of someone for an unusal name in school, but I also don't recall any names that were particularly apart from the norm.
About the closest was when another Jennifer moved into the class, and it was arbitrarily desided that one would be known as Jennifer, and the other as Jenny. Apparently the two didn't object too much, as to the best of my knowledge they're still going by those versions of their names.
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Postby communist trees on Wed Nov 24, 2004 10:38 am

Dmitri.

Russian spelling that no one ever get's right, often even with the aid of correction.

Oh, plus it makes people assume that I'm black for some reason. Maybe if there were some unnecessary vowels, but not this variant. Grrr...
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Postby girl_in_a_green_shirt on Wed Nov 24, 2004 12:37 pm

I thought it was really clever the way Kestrel's eyes got narrower throughout her childhood. She started off wide-eyed and innocent-looking, then got more and more cynical and defensive against the world as she grew up. I love it!
Also, no-one spells my name right either, even though it's not at all out of the ordinary. The Rachel is always spelt with an extra "a" which doesn't even make sense phonetically (no offense meant to any Rachaels out there), and although I live in Scotland, and my family is Scottish even though I'm not, everyone spells my surname the English way!
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Postby HiFranc on Wed Nov 24, 2004 3:08 pm

CaptainMooki wrote:Y'know, I got nothing but positive feedback and attention for my wierd-ass first name.


Everybody just shortened my name to Frank and then forgot about it.

I don't mind it but, after missing an important call[1] when visiting friends, I make sure people know my real name.

[1] Someone phoned and asked if Francisco was there and was told that nobody of that name was there.
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Postby HiFranc on Wed Nov 24, 2004 3:09 pm

Welcome to the group (and the comic) girl_in_a_green_skirt.
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Postby Fleurdelys on Wed Nov 24, 2004 3:47 pm

My name's Jacinthe. It's the name of a flower (bluebells, I think) but it can also be spelt Jacynthe, for a mysterious reason. And I always get the second one.

The fun part is asking an English speaking person to pronounce it. I have yet to hear it correctly.
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Postby communist trees on Wed Nov 24, 2004 4:54 pm

girl_in_a_green_shirt, that's not that wierd. Consider how the name Michael is spelt. Same sound, same weird vowel structure.
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Postby DarkRowan on Wed Nov 24, 2004 5:56 pm

Moon, Diva, Ahmet, Dweezi, and Gail Zappa.... children of the famous Frank Zappa
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Postby Ambystoma4 on Wed Nov 24, 2004 7:31 pm

Fleurdelys wrote:My name's Jacinthe.


That is pretty wierd. Ja-sin-thee?

My name is pretty generic aside from my surname being slightly uncommon..

Michael is kind of off. I still have to think about how to spell it; I keep wanting to spell it with an 'eal' at the end.

Alcuin, my confirmation name that most people don't know about, is pretty rare.
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Postby communist trees on Wed Nov 24, 2004 9:19 pm

I figured it was Ja-sinth. Meh.

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Postby Fleurdelys on Wed Nov 24, 2004 9:49 pm

*smirks*

The 'Ja' is pretty much pronounced like the ja in d
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Postby Lugnut on Wed Nov 24, 2004 9:55 pm

Either way I think it's pretty.

I'm Mary Catherine. And if anyone makes the SNL reference I swear to God I'll gut you like a fish.


Yep. Heard it LOTS. :wink: Cadi's just short for the Catherine. Nobody ever gets it right either...they always think I misspelled my own name and they call me Candi...or they say it Caddy. It's Cadi, like Katie with a D sound instead of the T. Feh.
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Postby RavenxDrake on Wed Nov 24, 2004 11:41 pm

Lugnut: That's kinds making thing intentionally difficult... but it's your name. But I get it. My name is normal (Edward. Can't get much more mundane than that) but my sister had a unique name. Lethia. (that's LEE-thee-ah) It was our great grandmother's name, but I've never heard it before.


fleurdelys: Jacinthe is also the name of a rare precious stone (it's only precious cause it's rare, it's a kind of dull orange colour...)
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Postby Irish Witch on Thu Nov 25, 2004 2:47 am

[quote="Fleurdelys"]The 'Ja' is pretty much pronounced like the ja in d
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Postby HiFranc on Thu Nov 25, 2004 3:26 am

RavenxDrake wrote:[...]

fleurdelys: Jacinthe is also the name of a rare precious stone (it's only precious cause it's rare, it's a kind of dull orange colour...)


I thought that was absinthe?
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Postby bloodeye on Thu Nov 25, 2004 7:38 pm

No no, absinthe is a drink, made from wormwood. More commonly known as 'the Green Fairy' from the more common hallunications is causes.
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Re: I Submit to you....

Postby GrassyNoel on Thu Nov 25, 2004 9:04 pm

DarkRowan wrote:Moon, Diva, Ahmet, Dweezi, and Gail Zappa.... children of the famous Frank Zappa

... yeah, and look what happened to him :P
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Postby HiFranc on Fri Nov 26, 2004 1:35 am

bloodeye wrote:No no, absinthe is a drink, made from wormwood. More commonly known as 'the Green Fairy' from the more common hallunications is causes.


Whooops!

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Postby Fleurdelys on Fri Nov 26, 2004 2:21 pm

Irish Witch wrote:Djah... Here we have the wonderful world of accents.
I have never hear that pronounced any way other than day-sha-voo.
Although with an Irish accent it becomes Day-sheh-voo!


In French (which language it's actually from), it's pronounced Day-jah-vu (u sounds like the... the middle sound of 'ew'. Not ee, not quite oo. Just... u).

I never heard of jacinthe being a stone. Not in French, at least. I'll check for that!
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Postby Lugnut on Fri Nov 26, 2004 4:27 pm

Am I the only one that noticed that this thread's name is misspelled? Novemember?
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Postby Ambystoma4 on Fri Nov 26, 2004 6:20 pm

I think so.

I haven't paided too much attention to it.
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