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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17640 on: August 24, 2013, 08:13:28 PM »
One of the people in my training class is named after one of the Fonts.... O.o

Either I'm missing something or you really mean a typography font/type face?
Are they named Arial,Verdana, Colibri ? Times New Roman?
Bonus point if they are named Akzidenz-Grotesk, or one of those Something STD (who are a type of font licensing thingy or something like that, not a disease riddled font, but I always found the name funny).

The first. Yeah... only it is spelled with an extra E. Aerial. And there's a girl named Iquayla (lovely name, in my opinion) spelled Ikequayla or something of the sort. the Ke is silent, I guess.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17641 on: August 25, 2013, 12:11:34 AM »
One of the people in my training class is named after one of the Fonts.... O.o

Either I'm missing something or you really mean a typography font/type face?
Are they named Arial,Verdana, Colibri ? Times New Roman?
Bonus point if they are named Akzidenz-Grotesk, or one of those Something STD (who are a type of font licensing thingy or something like that, not a disease riddled font, but I always found the name funny).

The first. Yeah... only it is spelled with an extra E. Aerial. And there's a girl named Iquayla (lovely name, in my opinion) spelled Ikequayla or something of the sort. the Ke is silent, I guess.

Did she say that she was named after Arial? Isn't aerial a word with at least one meaning people might use for a (bit strange) name? Though maybe not antenna.

We have name days here, a remnant of Catholic saint calendars even though Finland has been protestant since 16th century. You can use names that aren't in the calendar but it's a fun thing and people used to celebrate name days more than birthdays. My mother always sends me a small gift and a card, otherwise I don't usually do anything. New names are added every five years if necessary, I think that there have to be 500 people with that name as the first name for them to consider it. They just announced the new name days and though there aren't any really strange names (I was surprised that there were some foreign names, like Noel, Robin, Isabella and Melissa) one interesting is Taika which means magic or a magic spell.

The new names, in case someone is interested in the sort of names that have been trendy here (on top of all the older poplar names), are: Aava, Annu, Enna, Iisa, Isabella, Isla, Janni, Juuli, Kiira, Melissa, Mimosa, Mirella, Nanna, Nadja, Nita, Pipsa, Saaga, Sarita, Seela, Stella, Taika, Vanessa for girls and Eemi, Hugo, Jooa, Joose, Kasper, Kimi, Luka, Milo, Nooa, Noel, Okko, Paulus, Peetu, Robin, Sasu, Sisu, Tiitus for boys. Double vowels are popular :)




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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17642 on: August 25, 2013, 01:52:46 AM »
I met a little boy named Mustang-Blue today.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17643 on: August 25, 2013, 02:39:38 AM »
One of the people in my training class is named after one of the Fonts.... O.o

Either I'm missing something or you really mean a typography font/type face?
Are they named Arial,Verdana, Colibri ? Times New Roman?
Bonus point if they are named Akzidenz-Grotesk, or one of those Something STD (who are a type of font licensing thingy or something like that, not a disease riddled font, but I always found the name funny).

The first. Yeah... only it is spelled with an extra E. Aerial. And there's a girl named Iquayla (lovely name, in my opinion) spelled Ikequayla or something of the sort. the Ke is silent, I guess.


A variant on the Shakespearean name Ariel, probably, and would be rather pretty if it wasn't that the font, rather than The Tempest, has become most associated with the name over the last twenty years.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17644 on: August 25, 2013, 09:43:09 AM »
A variant on the Shakespearean name Ariel, probably, and would be rather pretty if it wasn't that the font, rather than The Tempest, has become most associated with the name over the last twenty years.

Not sure how Disney spells it, but the little mermaid is my closer association to Ariel, over Shakespeare AND font.   (And the spelling given, reading the name would have me thinking about antennas)

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17645 on: August 25, 2013, 04:04:20 PM »
Moly. (pronounced molly) saw it on the new game show The Chase. Anyone see this spelling of Molly before?

Moly is an herb - I think Ulysses squeezed its juice into his eyes to let him see through Circe's spells - if I recall my mythology from Bullfinch correctly.  It was pronounced with a long O instead of a short o (Mo-ley instead of Mol-ly) - I think.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17646 on: August 25, 2013, 05:04:40 PM »
One of the people in my training class is named after one of the Fonts.... O.o

Either I'm missing something or you really mean a typography font/type face?
Are they named Arial,Verdana, Colibri ? Times New Roman?
Bonus point if they are named Akzidenz-Grotesk, or one of those Something STD (who are a type of font licensing thingy or something like that, not a disease riddled font, but I always found the name funny).

The first. Yeah... only it is spelled with an extra E. Aerial. And there's a girl named Iquayla (lovely name, in my opinion) spelled Ikequayla or something of the sort. the Ke is silent, I guess.

Re: Aerial - there's a mystery novel series (Arly Hanks books by Joan Hess) wheree the main character's given name is Aerial.  Her mom named her after hearing the phrase "aerial photos" and thought the word was pretty.  Mom Ruby is actually named Rubella for the same "ooh that sounds pretty" reason.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17647 on: August 25, 2013, 06:43:30 PM »
My 7 yr old DD said today when she grows up and she has a baby boy she will name it Historic.   If she, 20 years from now, keeps that idea, I will come back and update (and sob).

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« Reply #17648 on: August 25, 2013, 06:50:26 PM »
My 7 yr old DD said today when she grows up and she has a baby boy she will name it Historic.   If she, 20 years from now, keeps that idea, I will come back and update (and sob).

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« Reply #17649 on: August 25, 2013, 07:00:10 PM »
My 7 yr old DD said today when she grows up and she has a baby boy she will name it Historic.   If she, 20 years from now, keeps that idea, I will come back and update (and sob).

Mine says she's going to have three little boys and name them all Peter, but they will have different middle names to actually go by.

I'll update with you, if she goes that route.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17650 on: August 25, 2013, 11:48:39 PM »
One of the people in my training class is named after one of the Fonts.... O.o

Either I'm missing something or you really mean a typography font/type face?
Are they named Arial,Verdana, Colibri ? Times New Roman?
Bonus point if they are named Akzidenz-Grotesk, or one of those Something STD (who are a type of font licensing thingy or something like that, not a disease riddled font, but I always found the name funny).

The first. Yeah... only it is spelled with an extra E. Aerial. And there's a girl named Iquayla (lovely name, in my opinion) spelled Ikequayla or something of the sort. the Ke is silent, I guess.

Did she say that she was named after Arial? Isn't aerial a word with at least one meaning people might use for a (bit strange) name? Though maybe not antenna.

We have name days here, a remnant of Catholic saint calendars even though Finland has been protestant since 16th century. You can use names that aren't in the calendar but it's a fun thing and people used to celebrate name days more than birthdays. My mother always sends me a small gift and a card, otherwise I don't usually do anything. New names are added every five years if necessary, I think that there have to be 500 people with that name as the first name for them to consider it. They just announced the new name days and though there aren't any really strange names (I was surprised that there were some foreign names, like Noel, Robin, Isabella and Melissa) one interesting is Taika which means magic or a magic spell.

The new names, in case someone is interested in the sort of names that have been trendy here (on top of all the older poplar names), are: Aava, Annu, Enna, Iisa, Isabella, Isla, Janni, Juuli, Kiira, Melissa, Mimosa, Mirella, Nanna, Nadja, Nita, Pipsa, Saaga, Sarita, Seela, Stella, Taika, Vanessa for girls and Eemi, Hugo, Jooa, Joose, Kasper, Kimi, Luka, Milo, Nooa, Noel, Okko, Paulus, Peetu, Robin, Sasu, Sisu, Tiitus for boys. Double vowels are popular :)

I didn't even think of that... my first thought was "Little Mermaid" til I saw how it was spelled. then I was like "Font???" >.< I think I might have REALLY strange word associations.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17651 on: August 26, 2013, 04:58:18 PM »
Da'Nahsty.  One of the little ones in my nieces class is  called Da'Nahsty.  I unsure how to pronounce it, even.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17652 on: August 26, 2013, 05:07:20 PM »
Da'Nahsty.  One of the little ones in my nieces class is  called Da'Nahsty.  I unsure how to pronounce it, even.

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Dynasty? (Only thing I can think of that's not...well...nasty.)
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17653 on: August 26, 2013, 05:25:03 PM »
niece's bio-dad liked the name Eternity Serenity and lobbied for it..hard.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17654 on: August 28, 2013, 10:57:55 PM »
Hubby works with a guy whose daughter is named Seattle.  A PT I know had a family come into the hospital with their three boys named after Stallone movies: Rocky, Rambo and......drumroll...Cobra.