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Carotte

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #17955 on: December 19, 2013, 04:25:39 AM »
Saw a Thélio name tag the other day, only 47 baby boy born in 2013 so lets hope it never catches on because I find it the perfect amount of adorable, uncommun but on a commun sounding base, and if needed can be tied to Télio, an actual name from Brittany. 

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« Reply #17956 on: December 20, 2013, 06:34:59 AM »
Just issued a library card to a "Buket"...

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« Reply #17957 on: December 20, 2013, 07:07:41 AM »
Just issued a library card to a "Buket"...

That's a Turkish girl's name, meaning 'bouquet'.



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« Reply #17958 on: December 20, 2013, 07:27:04 AM »
Just issued a library card to a "Buket"...

That's a Turkish girl's name, meaning 'bouquet'.

Kid who got The card was a pale redhaired boy :\

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« Reply #17959 on: January 01, 2014, 10:24:04 PM »
Quote from: jalutaja

Why are women called Dawn in English, but men called Dawn hear?

The other names with meanings do not have such common English counterparts - for men most common ones are Rock and Glowing, for woman Wave, Poetry, Flake (like in snow-flake), Flower.

You would have to go back to the roots of your language and the myths associated with them to see why Dawn=Male name.  Perhaps the Sun personification is male and anything associated with the sun=male.

I think that Dawn as a female name is because the sun is weak at sunrise and sunset.  And women are always thought/written as to be weak in most myths.

It probably derives from the Graeco-Romans personifying the dawn (the actual process of daybreak) as the goddess Eos/ Aurora. She is often described as "rosy-fingered Dawn".

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« Reply #17960 on: January 01, 2014, 10:31:35 PM »
Just issued a library card to a "Buket"...

"That's pronounced 'bouquet', dear."

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« Reply #17961 on: January 02, 2014, 12:35:23 AM »
^^^ LOL.  I used to know a woman who was a milder Violet Bucket.  ;D

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« Reply #17962 on: January 02, 2014, 08:14:35 AM »
^^^ LOL.  I used to know a woman who was a milder Violet Bucket.  ;D
Violet wasn't a Buket, Hyacinth was. Violet was a whatever their maiden name was :D :D :D.

But back to baby names:
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« Reply #17963 on: January 02, 2014, 03:09:33 PM »
Quashawdna, Pronounced Kwa-shawn-da. Not how it is spelled.

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« Reply #17964 on: January 02, 2014, 03:56:32 PM »
Some friends of mine are emergency foster parents for the state and at very short notice can and do take in young children from unsafe/abusive/etc situations.  One child they received as a newborn infant b/c the mother was a known addict and had illegal drugs in her system when she delivered the baby.  (All of her previous kids have also been taken).  Drug-Mom did manage to give her child the name of her favorite off-brand soda before Kiddo was taken away.  Friend and his wife take to calling their foster kid "Baby Girl" instead.

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« Reply #17965 on: January 02, 2014, 05:01:35 PM »
I think of the fun ******* girl from West Wing. ;)

Edit: Erm, okay, political parties aren't allowed, apparently.  The girl from the opposite party as everyone else, who kicked Sam's behind in a "Point/Counterpoint"-type show.  I loooooved that episode. "Everyone come quick!  Sam's getting his behind kicked by a girl!"
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I loved that episode too! 'Ginger, get the popcorn!'  That Ainsley is
always the first one I think of!
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« Reply #17966 on: January 04, 2014, 12:39:52 AM »
I have a friend with a 'quirky' spelling of a common name.  The spelling is weird because her parents had given her a name they made up, but the family patriarch either couldn't remember how to say it or didn't look at it close enough to see that it wasn't actually the name he thought it was.  He kept calling her this unrelated common name, and it stuck.  So for her it's not that she spells her name weird, it's that everyone--including her parents and even herself-- pronounces wrong.

Some friends of mine are emergency foster parents for the state and at very short notice can and do take in young children from unsafe/abusive/etc situations.  One child they received as a newborn infant b/c the mother was a known addict and had illegal drugs in her system when she delivered the baby.  (All of her previous kids have also been taken).  Drug-Mom did manage to give her child the name of her favorite off-brand soda before Kiddo was taken away.  Friend and his wife take to calling their foster kid "Baby Girl" instead.
If it's the off-brand pop name I think you're talking about-- that's an actual, if uncommon, name for people and places.  I know one or two girls with the name.  It's also the name of the (male) protagonist of one of the Chronicles of Narnia, and googling it just now turned up a character in a John Wayne movie with that name.

ETA: Further googling has revealed the soft drink company was named after a body of water. Of course, all of this is moot if the mother acknowledged she named the kid after a brand of pop, but if that's the case at least she accidentally gave the kid an actual name.
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« Reply #17967 on: January 04, 2014, 08:05:44 AM »
Apparently a loyal Alabama fan named her new son Krimson Tide. She doesn't understand why there are so many dubious reactions.

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« Reply #17968 on: January 04, 2014, 04:32:11 PM »
I have a friend with a 'quirky' spelling of a common name.  The spelling is weird because her parents had given her a name they made up, but the family patriarch either couldn't remember how to say it or didn't look at it close enough to see that it wasn't actually the name he thought it was.  He kept calling her this unrelated common name, and it stuck.  So for her it's not that she spells her name weird, it's that everyone--including her parents and even herself-- pronounces wrong.

Some friends of mine are emergency foster parents for the state and at very short notice can and do take in young children from unsafe/abusive/etc situations.  One child they received as a newborn infant b/c the mother was a known addict and had illegal drugs in her system when she delivered the baby.  (All of her previous kids have also been taken).  Drug-Mom did manage to give her child the name of her favorite off-brand soda before Kiddo was taken away.  Friend and his wife take to calling their foster kid "Baby Girl" instead.
If it's the off-brand pop name I think you're talking about-- that's an actual, if uncommon, name for people and places.  I know one or two girls with the name.  It's also the name of the (male) protagonist of one of the Chronicles of Narnia, and googling it just now turned up a character in a John Wayne movie with that name.

ETA: Further googling has revealed the soft drink company was named after a body of water. Of course, all of this is moot if the mother acknowledged she named the kid after a brand of pop, but if that's the case at least she accidentally gave the kid an actual name.

I'm intrigued. I'm familiar with the Narnia books but can't think of any of the protagonist who fit this criteria. (I'm not familiar with names off pop..


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« Reply #17969 on: January 04, 2014, 04:35:46 PM »
Came across a baby in a video that had been named Cornelius by his parents. There's two things I know called Cornelius, one is an elephant and the other is on a box of corn flakes.