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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17205 on: February 08, 2013, 07:37:09 PM »
I once had a student –a little boy from a Western African country– with the name Dieuveil (dee-uh-vay-ee.  Hard to transcribe it.) which means "God watches" in French but I had never seen nor heard of that name before.

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« Reply #17206 on: February 08, 2013, 09:13:34 PM »
I had to verify this with paperwork to be sure, because I didn't believe it. Alpachino [Lastname]. :)

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« Reply #17207 on: February 10, 2013, 03:26:02 AM »
I may have already posted this, so apologies if that's the case. My youngest cat is named Persephone Marie. We were trying to come up with nicknames for her so I went online to do some searching and wound up on some pregnancy/parenting site where a bunch of people were discussing the name Persephone. One lady advised everyone that Persephone makes a great middle name, but it should be paired with a fairly short, simple first name. That's why, she said, she'd named her daughter Siren Persephone.  :o

Being familiar with Greek mythology is nice and all, but poor little Siren.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17208 on: February 10, 2013, 02:14:02 PM »
I may have already posted this, so apologies if that's the case. My youngest cat is named Persephone Marie. We were trying to come up with nicknames for her so I went online to do some searching and wound up on some pregnancy/parenting site where a bunch of people were discussing the name Persephone. One lady advised everyone that Persephone makes a great middle name, but it should be paired with a fairly short, simple first name. That's why, she said, she'd named her daughter Siren Persephone.  :o

Being familiar with Greek mythology is nice and all, but poor little Siren.

Wow. And now you've got me thinking that I should name a fish 'Maria Persephone'...
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« Reply #17209 on: February 12, 2013, 06:50:15 PM »
All I can say is that I'm now happier than ever that I ended up with a very common name - Sara. :) Granted, I do have what many consider to be the alternative spelling, but that just makes it so I'm sure to tell people who will be writing/typing my name out, "Sara, no H." :P However, I've noticed that apparently the "alternative" spelling as become so commonplace that many people will ask if there's an H or not before I even get to the "no H" part. :)
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17210 on: February 12, 2013, 07:17:59 PM »
All I can say is that I'm now happier than ever that I ended up with a very common name - Sara. :) Granted, I do have what many consider to be the alternative spelling, but that just makes it so I'm sure to tell people who will be writing/typing my name out, "Sara, no H." :P However, I've noticed that apparently the "alternative" spelling as become so commonplace that many people will ask if there's an H or not before I even get to the "no H" part. :)

So your name is Saranoaitch?

*runs away laughing.. stops.. and figures someday there will be a child named that somewhere.*
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17211 on: February 12, 2013, 08:10:48 PM »
All I can say is that I'm now happier than ever that I ended up with a very common name - Sara. :) Granted, I do have what many consider to be the alternative spelling, but that just makes it so I'm sure to tell people who will be writing/typing my name out, "Sara, no H." :P However, I've noticed that apparently the "alternative" spelling as become so commonplace that many people will ask if there's an H or not before I even get to the "no H" part. :)

So your name is Saranoaitch?

*runs away laughing.. stops.. and figures someday there will be a child named that somewhere.*

>.< Squeakers, what have you done? Someday someone will put in "weird and odd baby names" or something in google, this thread will pop up, someone will see that and go "ooh pretty!" And it will be your fault this name was unleashed onto the world. *nods*

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17212 on: February 13, 2013, 02:04:36 PM »
All I can say is that I'm now happier than ever that I ended up with a very common name - Sara. :) Granted, I do have what many consider to be the alternative spelling, but that just makes it so I'm sure to tell people who will be writing/typing my name out, "Sara, no H." :P However, I've noticed that apparently the "alternative" spelling as become so commonplace that many people will ask if there's an H or not before I even get to the "no H" part. :)

So your name is Saranoaitch?

*runs away laughing.. stops.. and figures someday there will be a child named that somewhere.*

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17213 on: February 18, 2013, 10:13:43 PM »
I met a little girl today named Dejeuner - if I remember my French correctly the child was named "lunch". 


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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17214 on: February 18, 2013, 10:17:22 PM »
I met a little girl today named Dejeuner - if I remember my French correctly the child was named "lunch". 


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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17215 on: February 20, 2013, 03:36:42 AM »
I met a little girl today named Dejeuner - if I remember my French correctly the child was named "lunch". 


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Wow, this opens up a whole new world of baby names. How about Fenetre or Cheval?  >:D

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17216 on: February 20, 2013, 05:04:55 AM »
I once had a student –a little boy from a Western African country– with the name Dieuveil (dee-uh-vay-ee.  Hard to transcribe it.) which means "God watches" in French but I had never seen nor heard of that name before.

I used to know a Dieudonne. I wonder how common it is in West Africa to have similar names?
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17217 on: February 20, 2013, 07:24:41 AM »
I once had a student –a little boy from a Western African country– with the name Dieuveil (dee-uh-vay-ee.  Hard to transcribe it.) which means "God watches" in French but I had never seen nor heard of that name before.

I used to know a Dieudonne. I wonder how common it is in West Africa to have similar names?

I have been working on something involving going through long lists of Nigerian citizens and there are a large number of names such as Godswill, Godsgift, Godslove, Godspower and even a Godknows so I would imagine it is quite likely a relatively common thing.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17218 on: February 20, 2013, 09:37:29 AM »
Saw the name Amazingrace today.  Poor kid.  I bet she was mortified when the show "Amazing Race" came out.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17219 on: February 20, 2013, 06:58:52 PM »

I used to know a Dieudonne. I wonder how common it is in West Africa to have similar names?

The American version of Dieudonne is "Theodore" or "Dorothy." But many Americans would be surprised to be told that there had been a president named "God's gift."
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