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Do you judge people by their names?

Old Feb 21st 2013, 12:52 pm
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I'd suggest we all do, to a greater or lesser extent, although perhaps differently. I've just seen a thread on a FB page a friend commented on, following the article by that dreadful woman in the Mail today. These are largely in the UK.

I'd like to share a few of the comments.

"...my husband name is Nathaniel, but hates it so much he uses his middle name, Cobweb, as his first name. He has a brother called Moth, step-siblings called Freedom and Jzero, and others called Chelsea, Kai, Joel etc. Just depends on the parents.!"

"my youngest son is called Asgard Michael. I also have Yasmin-Summer, Chloe-lei, Andrew, Alexarnder, kira-louise and Harry-jay. No ideas yet on our newest baby due in august."

"I have twins Isabella Gracie sometimes called bella and alighla (pronounced ahlielah) Lacie- alighla was a name we made up as we liked two names to out them together and son Tyler-Justin Oliver"

Full page here: https://www.facebook.com/#!/LittleWhiteCottage


I'm fascinated by names. For the record, mine is not a spelling mistake, but is in the Old Testament and you'll hear it in Israel.
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Old Feb 21st 2013, 12:55 pm
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well we shouldn't judge people by their names but in all fairness we do, I used to howl at the names on that Springer program in the States, the African/Americans sure do pick some weird names. I am more likely to judge the person who issued the name than the poor sod stuck with it.
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Old Feb 21st 2013, 1:28 pm
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Default Re: Do you judge people by their names?

Originally Posted by Meow View Post
I'm fascinated by names. For the record, mine is not a spelling mistake, but is in the Old Testament and you'll hear it in Israel.
Meow is in the Old Testament? Well I know the Egyptians liked their cats but...
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Mine is both biblical and royal as is my middle name. Though it's as common as hell (Think since god was a lad its been in the top 5 names) I hate anyone shortening it.

Though the curse of sharing a moniker with a certain drug taking, wife beating godfather of soul has not been without its problems especially when stopped by the old bill as a youth.
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I am named after a saint, but hate my name and haven't used it since I was 16. I am universally known by a shortened version of my surname.
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I hate anyone shortening it.
Why Mike/Tom/Willy?
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Originally Posted by Brains1983 View Post
Why Mike/Tom/Willy?
"Good night ***boy!....I share ( I think ) the same name...
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I always found people called Jimmy Saville to be dodgy old paedos.

And anyone called Hank is always American. And a chino wanker.
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Originally Posted by dubaiguy2011 View Post
I always found people called Jimmy Saville to be dodgy old paedos.

And anyone called Hank is always American. And a chino wanker.
Anyone called Hoyt is invariably a Texan.
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I was always told that anyone that has a surname that is also a common given name is a raving homosexual. Though Neville Neville has to be one of the stupider names.......
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I once met Samoan twins called Benson & Hedges - true story
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I was always told that anyone that has a surname that is also a common given name is a raving homosexual.
If only that were true......
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My niece has a friend named La-A............. go on - guess how it's pronounced......
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My niece has a friend named La-A............. go on - guess how it's pronounced......
Layer?
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Lardashah....
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