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Old May 12th 2005, 9:02 pm
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Originally Posted by CitySimon
For some reason, the name Simon is not very common in America. People find it really funny some times. Aparently there was a sketch on Saturday Night Live back in the 80's, the game "Simon Says" and also the game "Simon" which really screwed this name up for me.
You cheeky monkey!

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I've got a mate named Simon who's lived in the US
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Old May 12th 2005, 10:05 pm
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What about Bo Bice from American Idol, his real name is Harold. I think if I was a boy called Harold I'd change my name too.
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Old May 12th 2005, 10:14 pm
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I actually dont mind Lisa as it happens I would much rather have that than both the names my parents were arguing over when I was first born. They settled on Lisa. See what you think:

Mum wanted...Dennet :scared:

Dad wanted Meredith
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Old May 12th 2005, 10:42 pm
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Originally Posted by mandpete
What about Bo Bice from American Idol, his real name is Harold. I think if I was a boy called Harold I'd change my name too.
Harold Bishop from neighbours...really ruined the name didn't it...but I still think it's better than Bo Bice...sounds like a disease...
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Yes I do, even as a child I used to say "it's Victoria not Vicky".
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Old May 13th 2005, 12:52 am
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I like my name even though it runs in the family. My grandad, uncle, cousin and step-cousin have the same name as me.

David beats Siobhan anyway - which is what I'd be called if I'd been born a girl.
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Default Re: do you like your name?

Originally Posted by brownin
...., until names like Mercedes started poping up, now I am always associated with the car!
But Mercedes was originally a girls name (meaning Grace, in Spanish) taken for use on a car, named after the daughter of Emil Jellinek, an Austrian businessman, who bought a fleet of thirty-six cars and named them. It seems odd now, especially as they were built as "Simplex", and designed by Wilhelm Maybach - the same Maybach that Mercedes Benz now uses for its hyper-luxury car.
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Originally Posted by dbickle
Nah, I didn't like being called David so I changed my name to Dave
My name has several common shortened versions, but I have always used the full name, except when I was at high school, when we were all known by our surnames to the teaching staff and I was known by my middle name to my classmates.
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yes.. common but it never really dated like wayne or lee or kevin
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I am Dr. Fate, Master of Magic and Sorcerer Supreme. I love the name, see my pic at left.
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Hated my name as a kid but now I think it's Grand!!!
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Question Re: do you like your name?

Originally Posted by Pulaski
My name has several common shortened versions, but I have always used the full name, except when I was at high school, when we were all known by our surnames to the teaching staff and I was known by my middle name to my classmates.
Oooooh...I bet your name is Richard then?

Richard
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Default Re: do you like your name?

Originally Posted by brownin
I was inspired by the US names post...... Definately some strange ones there! :scared:

I was thinking if any of you like your name and why?

I really like mine it's Portia/Porsha (I use both spellings of the name, ones on birth certificate, other is on passport)!

I used to think that it was quite unique, until names like Mercedes started poping up, now I am always associated with the car!

Still love it though.

Better than being called Ford Escort or Skoda.
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Old May 13th 2005, 11:40 am
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Originally Posted by doctor scrumpy
Better than being called Ford Escort .....
How about Ford Prefect?
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Old May 13th 2005, 12:01 pm
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Default Re: do you like your name?

Originally Posted by Pulaski
But Mercedes was originally a girls name (meaning Grace, in Spanish) taken for use on a car, named after the daughter of Emil Jellinek, an Austrian businessman, who bought a fleet of thirty-six cars and named them. It seems odd now, especially as they were built as "Simplex", and designed by Wilhelm Maybach - the same Maybach that Mercedes Benz now uses for its hyper-luxury car.
So Austria's permier luxury car was originally named after a strain of Herpes? Nice!

My mathematician father wanted to call me Pythagoras... but thankfully my mother refused.
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