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What's in a Name?


What's in a Name?

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marlon.seton
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mharrison-632391 (10/28/2013)
I'm happy having my name shortened to Mart from Martin. much less formal. It became a problem when I got my Iphone and I signed off emails as Regards, Mart and in the millisecs before I hit the send button the predictive text changed it to Mary. I'm just hoping my new name doesn't stick with the many collegues getting used to seeing messages from her....
Regards,
Mart!


There's something about Mary...
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Mr Harrison, it is so tempting to call you Mary from now on but I shall refrain although it will cause a continual internal turmoil with the naughty me!!!

Gaz

-- Stop your grinnin' and drop your linen...they're everywhere!!!
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Years ago I dealt with a vendor, a small machine shop run by a husband/wife team. He was French, and his name was Jean, she was the American Jean. When you got correspondence, you could never be sure which one it was from.

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My surname is deJager; with the 'J' pronounced as a 'Y'. So I run into both pronunciation and spelling issues, as it is ingrained into people to capitalize the first letter. I have run into a number of pieces of software that force me to capitalize the first letter and do not let me capitalize the third letter.
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Celebrities tend to give their children odd names. Kanye West named his new baby North. Dweezil Zappa and Moon Unit Zappa (son and daughter of Frank Zappa) are strange names.
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There is some really interesting information about baby names in Chapter 6 of "Freakonomics" - the thesis being that names say more about where you came from than who you ultimately become in life.
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nickd-799913 (10/28/2013)
My surname is deJager; with the 'J' pronounced as a 'Y'. So I run into both pronunciation and spelling issues, as it is ingrained into people to capitalize the first letter. I have run into a number of pieces of software that force me to capitalize the first letter and do not let me capitalize the third letter.


Your name is possibly a mix of French (the de part) and German (the Jager, which is possibly a corruption of Jäger) so your forebears could of have been something to do with hunting.
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I kept my married surname on divorce firstly because it was easiest to have the same family name as my school age children and also because it was simple and would cost me money and hassle to change it.
When naming the children we had to take into account not only how it would sound shouted across the adjacent school playground but also that it would be suitable for any age from baby to teenager to adult to old folks in a home! We stuck to classic names as did most middle class parents at the time when names actually showed something of a class divide between the traditional and the trendy (mainly after pop stars of the era) so I agree about names showing your origins.
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not exactly on topic but I have numerous people on the phone who don't listen to my email address. it's a bit unusual in that it is a .org.uk domain. however many times I tell customer services people 'dot org dot U K' or 'dot O R G dot U K' they always without fail read it back as .co.uk.

I wonder at what point our online identities will take over how we are known and recognised from our actual names. A previous email address I had many years ago from a well known webmail vendor was i_am_ben_ward@.... and even today at least one of my friends says 'I am Ben Ward' when he sees me instead of saying hello Ben...

Ben

^ Thats me!


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When I moved back to NC, I found that I couldn't get my NC license because the name on my SSN card did not match my birth name. Had to get a new card.
Also I had an uncle named Billy who had to explain all the time that his name is not William.

Tony
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