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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18150 on: March 25, 2014, 09:12:53 PM »
Well, my name meaning is "white bitter water." I have yet to figure out how that pertains to my life.  :P

wonder what "black sweet wine" would be?
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18151 on: March 25, 2014, 09:39:10 PM »
Zsuzsanna

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Barf.

(That last one is an expression of my feelings about the first two, rather than another horrid name.)

Zsuzsanna is Hungarian. Although, I do think that's going to be a hard one to explain/spell if the child lives in North America.

I know a Zsuzsanna. She goes by Zsu Zsa. She is in her mid 40's and does spend time explaining her name isn't Susan but it seems to have not been too extreme.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18152 on: March 26, 2014, 04:59:35 AM »
Zsuzsanna

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Barf.

(That last one is an expression of my feelings about the first two, rather than another horrid name.)

Zsuzsanna is Hungarian. Although, I do think that's going to be a hard one to explain/spell if the child lives in North America.

I know a Zsuzsanna. She goes by Zsu Zsa. She is in her mid 40's and does spend time explaining her name isn't Susan but it seems to have not been too extreme.

Yes, most names with a Zs will be Hungarian (think Zsa Zsa Gabor). I've had a few friends when visiting comment on the "funky name spellings" of Hungarians (such as Jozsef for Joseph, Krisztina for Christina, etc) - but here it's not funky, it's traditional and based on the alphabet!

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18153 on: March 26, 2014, 05:25:13 AM »
Zsuzsanna

MeShell

Barf.

(That last one is an expression of my feelings about the first two, rather than another horrid name.)

Zsuzsanna is Hungarian. Although, I do think that's going to be a hard one to explain/spell if the child lives in North America.

I know a Zsuzsanna. She goes by Zsu Zsa. She is in her mid 40's and does spend time explaining her name isn't Susan but it seems to have not been too extreme.

Yes, most names with a Zs will be Hungarian (think Zsa Zsa Gabor). I've had a few friends when visiting comment on the "funky name spellings" of Hungarians (such as Jozsef for Joseph, Krisztina for Christina, etc) - but here it's not funky, it's traditional and based on the alphabet!

I've always liked "Andrzej" (Polish form of Andrew).
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18154 on: March 26, 2014, 02:14:31 PM »
 I know a Polish boy in America with the name Ian. 

He gets called:
Eee In
Aye In
Eye in
Yaan
Jane
Hey you!
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18155 on: March 26, 2014, 04:44:02 PM »
I know a Polish boy in America with the name Ian. 

He gets called:
Eee In
Aye In
Eye in
Yaan
Jane
Hey you!
:)

Aye In and Eye In sound the same to me... what's the difference?

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18156 on: March 26, 2014, 04:45:35 PM »
I know a Polish boy in America with the name Ian. 

He gets called:
Eee In   ...

How is it supposed to be pronounced?  I know two.  Both pronounce it (more or less) Eee an.

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18157 on: March 26, 2014, 05:45:48 PM »
I know a Polish boy in America with the name Ian. 

He gets called:
Eee In   ...

How is it supposed to be pronounced?  I know two.  Both pronounce it (more or less) Eee an.

I've always heard it pronounced Yan.



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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18158 on: March 26, 2014, 05:48:46 PM »
I know a Polish boy in America with the name Ian. 

He gets called:
Eee In   ...

How is it supposed to be pronounced?  I know two.  Both pronounce it (more or less) Eee an.

That's the only pronunciation I know, too.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18159 on: March 26, 2014, 05:56:47 PM »
I know a Polish boy in America with the name Ian. 

He gets called:
Eee In   ...

How is it supposed to be pronounced?  I know two.  Both pronounce it (more or less) Eee an.

That's the only pronunciation I know, too.

That's how I would pronounce the UK version. Polish or other eastern european versions I've only heard pronounced as Yan (usually spelled Jan).



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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18160 on: March 26, 2014, 06:01:55 PM »
I know a Polish boy in America with the name Ian. 

He gets called:
Eee In   ...

How is it supposed to be pronounced?  I know two.  Both pronounce it (more or less) Eee an.

That's the only pronunciation I know, too.

That's how I would pronounce the UK version. Polish or other eastern european versions I've only heard pronounced as Yan (usually spelled Jan).

Yeah, it's the "I" at the start of the name that was throwing me off too, because I would have said Ee-an as well. I would expect if it were pronounced Yan that it would be spelled with a J. But then I remembered a man I met from Romania named Ionut that was pronounced something like Yon-newt, so yeah, long story short, I get it now.  ;)

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18161 on: March 26, 2014, 06:10:11 PM »
I know a Polish boy in America with the name Ian. 

He gets called:
Eee In   ...

How is it supposed to be pronounced?  I know two.  Both pronounce it (more or less) Eee an.

That's the only pronunciation I know, too.

That's how I would pronounce the UK version. Polish or other eastern european versions I've only heard pronounced as Yan (usually spelled Jan).

Spelt as Jan, yes definitely not an issue that's 'yan'.  But I wouldn't read 'Ian' as Jan, even though i know they're all variations on 'John'
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18162 on: March 26, 2014, 06:59:00 PM »
I saw the name Re'Nita the other day. Renita is a perfectly nice name. I just don't understand the compulsion to put in an apostrophe, and a second capital letter. Maybe they indicate something about the pronunciation or meaning that I am not privy to.
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18163 on: March 27, 2014, 06:30:09 AM »
Some friends of mine translated our names into their literal (but loose) interpretations. The three most memorable:
My best friend: Clumsy Child of God
Me: Defender of Three O'clock in the Morning
Boyfriend at the time: Dark Angel of Death

My husband's middle name is Duncan, which means "warrior"; our last name, Forsyth, means "man of peace." I joke with him that he must have a split personality.

I was always quite amused that Anne (could never find just Annie in a names book) means grace.  Course most of my youth I took that to mean physical grace, of which I had very little.  Still don't have much of that, honestly, though at least I manage to avoid breaking bones or getting stitches.  But I still find myself saying "Hey how'd that bruise get there? Oh yeah, that must be from the baby gate."

Course now I realize it probably means other forms of grace, and I'm still not totally sure I have those either. :)
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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #18164 on: March 27, 2014, 09:19:55 AM »
Some friends of mine translated our names into their literal (but loose) interpretations. The three most memorable:
My best friend: Clumsy Child of God
Me: Defender of Three O'clock in the Morning
Boyfriend at the time: Dark Angel of Death

My husband's middle name is Duncan, which means "warrior"; our last name, Forsyth, means "man of peace." I joke with him that he must have a split personality.

I was always quite amused that Anne (could never find just Annie in a names book) means grace.  Course most of my youth I took that to mean physical grace, of which I had very little.  Still don't have much of that, honestly, though at least I manage to avoid breaking bones or getting stitches.  But I still find myself saying "Hey how'd that bruise get there? Oh yeah, that must be from the baby gate."

Course now I realize it probably means other forms of grace, and I'm still not totally sure I have those either. :)

My middle name, I looked up once. After a long string of "___ form of ___" and "variation of ____" I finally got to the very start of it, "thought to be based on the word ____, meaning 'torture'".

So yeah. Apparently my first and middle name together mean "Noble Torture".
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