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post #31 of 103
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I had a friend named Blaise, I always thought it was a nickname spelled "Blaze" and thought it was retarded. Coincidentally, I also have a friend named Pascal.
pascal is a good name. edit: i don't like the spanish, pascual, or the italian, pascuale.
post #32 of 103
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The Irish spelling of Michael (Micheál, pronounced mee-hawl) is better in my opinion. My middle name is Jack. I hate the name Tanner, and most Russian girl names.
I was almost named Micheál. My grandfather's actual name is Micheál Ó Cearbhaill, although when he came through immigration in the '40's they changed it to "Michael Carroll." He's used that ever since. EDIT: And yes, Micheál is much better.
post #33 of 103
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The Irish spelling of Michael (Micheál, pronounced mee-hawl) is better in my opinion. My middle name is Jack.

I hate the name Tanner, and most Russian girl names.

if it's really pronounced mee-hawl, then it is an ugly name. jack is a good name.

tanner is a horrible name i associate with fat, ugly, blonde boys.

i like the typical russian girl names. they are feminine. 'anastasia', for example.
post #34 of 103
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if it's really pronounced mee-hawl, then it is an ugly name. jack is a good name.

tanner is a horrible name i associate with fat, ugly, blonde boys.

i like the typical russian girl names. they are feminine. 'anastasia', for example.

Feminine? Uh, what about Olga. Or Xenia.
post #35 of 103
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Feminine? Uh, what about Olga. Or Xenia.

i don't like olga or irina. the others i've heard are good. what's wrong with xenia?
post #36 of 103
This thread is a new low.
post #37 of 103
I don't like the name Odoreater. Toiletduck on the other hand... I sort of like.
post #38 of 103
I'm not too fond of the name odoreater either, but wtf, I'm stuck with it.
post #39 of 103
Kenny is always ends up being the stoner kid, even before Half Baked. I'm mildly please my name hasn't come up here yet. Although it is annoying always saying, "No, it's Brian, not Ryan. Yeah, with a B." But I suppose it's my fault for being a chronic mumbler.
post #40 of 103
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Kenny is always ends up being the stoner kid, even before Half Baked. I'm mildly please my name hasn't come up here yet. Although it is annoying always saying, "No, it's Brian, not Ryan. Yeah, with a B." But I suppose it's my fault for being a chronic mumbler.
i imagine that when you were in elementary school the teacher had to refer to you as brian s. or brian g. whatever letter your last name starts with, because there were probably 2 or 3 other brians in your class. and i know a few f.o.b. koreans who barely speak english, but say their name is brian. "that's my american name."
post #41 of 103
I agree with all of these actually. Most of them I hate and none of them would I ever name my child - except I think Xavier is alright.

So how do you think it's okay to pronounce Xavier then? California Dreamer says not to pronounce it Zay-vee-er and Matadorpoeta says not to pronounce it Ex-av-yoor, so is it actually Ex-av-ier? That's how I pronounce it, but most people tell me that's wrong. I'm not changing my pronunciation, but it would be nice to know.

Similarly, my mom's name is Yvetta. She pronounces it Ee-vet-uh, but I have always pronounced it Ya-vet-uh (yes, this is surely less correct). She has never cared about it. I only get questions from others who say "I thought your mom's name was pronounced...." By the way, I don't like that name either - or the name Christian!
post #42 of 103
Madge is an ugly name.
post #43 of 103
Zay-vee-er. You don't say x-ylophone or x-enon.
post #44 of 103
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i imagine that when you were in elementary school the teacher had to refer to you as brian s. or brian g. whatever letter your last name starts with, because there were probably 2 or 3 other brians in your class. and i know a few f.o.b. koreans who barely speak english, but say their name is brian. "that's my american name."
This is sort of true (and good guess with the Brian S.). I happened to have another Brian in my circle of friends in high school, so of course we both got referred to by our last names, which has sort of stuck and most of them still call me by that or whatever mutated nickname based on my last name that they've come to know me as. Even here on this forum, there's already a more well known Brian so that I'm sure I'll always be addressed with numbers included. I had a lot of Asian exchange students in my business grad student classes, and most of them had American names (no Brians that I knew of, actually). There was a Tom and a Victoria, and one kid who went by "Ig" who may or may not have renamed himself that. I always wondered what thought process went into giving yourself a new first name for your time in a different country. Many (myself included) offered to try to pronounce their real first names a few times but they always politely declined, which made it far easier for everyone.
post #45 of 103
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Originally Posted by alexei View Post
I agree with all of these actually. Most of them I hate and none of them would I ever name my child - except I think Xavier is alright.

So how do you think it's okay to pronounce Xavier then? California Dreamer says not to pronounce it Zay-vee-er and Matadorpoeta says not to pronounce it Ex-av-yoor, so is it actually Ex-av-ier? That's how I pronounce it, but most people tell me that's wrong. I'm not changing my pronunciation, but it would be nice to know.

Similarly, my mom's name is Yvetta. She pronounces it Ee-vet-uh, but I have always pronounced it Ya-vet-uh (yes, this is surely less correct). She has never cared about it. I only get questions from others who say "I thought your mom's name was pronounced...." By the way, I don't like that name either - or the name Christian!
you can't pronounce it in english. the french is zah-vee-eh. the spanish is hah-bee-air, with a hard 'r'. the basque, i believe, is chah-vee-air. if you can't say it like that, don't bother.

your mother's name is ee-vet-ah. please don't say 'uh'. and ya-vet-uh is not less correct, it's completely incorrect.
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