What's in a name?

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What's in a name?

Post by Philosophy Explorer » Sun May 28, 2017 6:52 pm

Do you like your birth name? Why or why not? What do you think a name should be based on? (I would have picked a different name).

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Re: What's in a name?

Post by vegetariantaxidermy » Sun May 28, 2017 8:22 pm

Philosophy Explorer wrote:
Sun May 28, 2017 6:52 pm
Do you like your birth name? Why or why not? What do you think a name should be based on? (I would have picked a different name).

PhilX
I suppose 'Philosophy' is rather a lot to live up to. Do you get 'Phil' for short?

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Re: What's in a name?

Post by Philosophy Explorer » Sun May 28, 2017 8:26 pm

vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Sun May 28, 2017 8:22 pm
Philosophy Explorer wrote:
Sun May 28, 2017 6:52 pm
Do you like your birth name? Why or why not? What do you think a name should be based on? (I would have picked a different name).

PhilX
I suppose 'Philosophy' is rather a lot to live up to. Do you get 'Phil' for short?
Exactly, my handle.

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Re: LUCIFER

Post by tbieter » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:24 pm

Right now the police in the region are seeking a man named LUCIFER believing that he murdered a woman and stole her car.
http://www.twincities.com/2017/07/31/st ... olice-say/
Why would birth parents name a child LUCIFER? The history of the name on Wikipedia is fascinating. I wonder why the parents chose the name? Did the name influence his behavior during his life.
I'll keep you advised.

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Re: LUCIFER

Post by tbieter » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:48 pm

tbieter wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:24 pm
Right now the police in the region are seeking a man named LUCIFER believing that he murdered a woman and stole her car.
http://www.twincities.com/2017/07/31/st ... olice-say/
Why would birth parents name a child LUCIFER? The history of the name on Wikipedia is fascinating. I wonder why the parents chose the name? Did the name influence his behavior during his life.
I'll keep you advised.
LUCIFER was arrested by the police late Monday evening.

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Re: LUCIFER

Post by Walker » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:35 pm

tbieter wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:24 pm
Why would birth parents name a child LUCIFER?
Perhaps the Vietnamese parents, birthing during or close to wartime, couldn’t pronounce Beelzebub.

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Re: What's in a name?

Post by duszek » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:08 pm

Here in Europe you cannot just change your last name if you have a problem with it.
I once came across a lady with the last name Frankenstein. I did not dare to ask her about it.

As far as first names are concerned the authorities do not allow silly or funny first names. So there are no Lucifers for sure.

I was once surprised that the name Lovejoy really existed in the U.K.
Are there more of this kind ?
Lovefood, Lovewalk ...

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Re: What's in a name?

Post by Philosophy Explorer » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:13 pm

In a Manhattan directory, a typo changed a Chinese family's last name (correct spelling was Shiite).

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