What's in a name?
Posted: 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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Exactly, my handle.vegetariantaxidermy wrote: ↑Sun May 28, 2017 8:22 pmI suppose 'Philosophy' is rather a lot to live up to. Do you get 'Phil' for short?
LUCIFER was arrested by the police late Monday evening.tbieter wrote: ↑Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:24 pmRight 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.
Here y'go https://www.houseofnames.com/frankenstein-family-crest It's a perfectly respectable family name. It's not their fault some English writer made use of it and her book became infamous. Oddly enough, most surnames in fiction, even very popular fiction, don't become a burden to people who actually have those names, unless they're memorable, like Chuzzlewit, but Frankenstein did.
Unfortunately for many immigrants, their given names at birth were quite ordinary and only became funny or silly - or even sometimes obscene - in another language, in a country they were never intended to live in. People from Asia are sometimes forced by circumstance to change traditional, proud family names and bring dishonour to their ancestors, because of transplantation.As far as first names are concerned the authorities do not allow silly or funny first names.
Plenty. Lovelace and Loveless spring to mind. Also Golightly, Death, Pennyroyal, Careless, Gently, Drinkwater, Rowbotham, Honeywell.... When first bestowed or assumed, every surname had a literal meaning that referred to place, occupation, physical description or character, in one of the languages of its national origin. Many present European countries have changed their borders over time - used to have different regional ethnic populations in older times - as well as the inevitable migrations and conquests that mixed in foreign names. I believe it was Europeans of Jewish descent who were last to take official family names (instead of Abraham, Son-of-Benjamin kind of thing) and since they had to pay for a name, the richer families took fancier names, or ones that sounded like the local nobility. Hence the Rothschilds, Gold-whatevers and 'ski endings.I was once surprised that the name Lovejoy really existed in the U.K.
Are there more of this kind ?
Surely they must have realised? Or is that Aussie low-brow humour? My father had a girl in his class at school called Chlorine. Her parents probably just thought it sounded nice