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Etymology of your "real" name?, origin of your name
ralph_caoile
post Apr 5 2010, 02:21 PM
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First of all.... the decision is yours to reveal your identity or not

my name 'Ralph' comes from the old English 'raedwulf' via old Scandinavian 'raoulfr'

which means 'wise/counsel/guardian wolf'

...and I thought it kinda cool to be named 'wolf.'
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post Apr 7 2010, 05:06 AM
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Alex - Greek for the protector of men


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post Apr 7 2010, 08:10 AM
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QUOTE(mavrick_45 @ Apr 7 2010, 06:06 AM) *

Alex - Greek for the protector of men


Same as Mav, but for the feminine name "Alexandra" (diminished to "Sandra", but that's the same root) wavey.gif


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post Apr 12 2010, 07:45 AM
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Robert, from German - "bright fame."


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post Apr 12 2010, 12:19 PM
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Benjamin, interpreted as son of right / son of my right hand.


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post Apr 12 2010, 01:37 PM
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QUOTE(houndtooth @ Apr 12 2010, 12:19 PM) *

Benjamin, interpreted as son of right / son of my right hand.


my dad's name is Benjamin foxwhat.gif
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post Apr 13 2010, 05:20 AM
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Elliot

Surname which was a variant to Elliott

Elliott

English surname derived from Elias

Elias

Cognate of ELIJAH. This is the form used in the Greek New Testament.

Elijah

From the Hebrew name אֱלִיָּהוּ ('Eliyyahu) meaning "my God is YAHWEH". Elijah was a Hebrew prophet of the 9th century BC, during the reign of King Ahab and his queen, Jezebel. The two Books of Kings in the Old Testament tell of his exploits, which culminate with him being carried to heaven in a chariot of fire.

Because Elijah was a popular figure in medieval tales, and because his name was borne by a few early saints (who are usually known by the Latin form Elias), the name came into general use during the Middle Ages. In medieval England it was usually spelled Elis. It died out there by the 16th century, but it was revived by the Puritans in the form Elijah after the Protestant Reformation.

@_@ WTF? i'm looosely loosely linked to a name from the bible? thats absurd. my parents are buddhists lol.



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post Apr 13 2010, 12:40 PM
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Pramodh, more commonly spelt as Pramod which comes from Pramodha, a Sanskrit word for joy. But it is also another one of the names of Ganesha. I was named by a family elder because my astrological birthday coincided with this name as being the most auspiscious. I don't really believe in such ideas, but an odd thing to note is that I was born year of the tiger, month of the tiger, hour of the tiger. Whatever that means, according to astrologists that combine western and eastern horoscopes, my being born the year of the fire tiger is somewhat muted by my western zodiac, pisces.


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post Apr 13 2010, 05:58 PM
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I'm born the year of the tiger too. They say that people born the year of the tiger are gonna have a really bad year in 2010. Hows your year going? i have to say i've fallen on a ton of bad luck. so maybe its true :-p


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post Apr 14 2010, 10:37 AM
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Apparently, I love horses? dunno.gif


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post Apr 15 2010, 11:02 AM
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QUOTE(Asudef @ Apr 14 2010, 10:37 AM) *

Apparently, I love horses? dunno.gif


If you love horses... your name must be Philip since Philip is a cognate of two Greek words 'Phile' (meaning love) and 'Hippus' (meaning horse).

QUOTE(tulron41 @ Apr 13 2010, 05:58 PM) *

I'm born the year of the tiger too. They say that people born the year of the tiger are gonna have a really bad year in 2010. Hows your year going? i have to say i've fallen on a ton of bad luck. so maybe its true :-p



My name 'Ralph' basically means wolf but quite ironically, I was born under the year 1991 which I happen to have confused with the year of the sheep (and I guess all of you know that a wolf's favorite meal is a lamb or a sheep) but I recently discovered that the Chinese base their Mazzarot/Zodiac on the lunar cycle. I found out that during the year 1991, 23 January was still under the year of the horse and that the year of the sheep has not arrived yet according to the Chinese Mazzarot/Zodiac (an ancient tool used by the Chinese to tell time [basing from the Lunar cycle]). So after how many instances of misinforming my friends that I was a sheep; to my surprise: I was a horse after all. blink.gif

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post Apr 15 2010, 09:10 PM
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QUOTE(tulron41 @ Apr 13 2010, 01:20 AM) *
@_@ WTF? i'm looosely loosely linked to a name from the bible? thats absurd. my parents are buddhists lol.

Well remember that your parents chose the name, they probably weren't too worried about it tying you back to Buddhism. My name is Germanic, but my parents are Indian.


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post Apr 15 2010, 11:30 PM
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I have a semi-Biblical name as well, even though my parents aren't religious. Madeleine is thought to mean "of Magdala" (as in Mary Magdalene, whose name in French is Marie Madeleine).

I also seem to remember reading that there was a Greek name Madeline meaning "power" or "strength."
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post Apr 16 2010, 10:09 PM
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Bucephalus, Alexander's horse,...
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post Apr 17 2010, 12:26 PM
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Whoa, so many interesting names!

Mine is so boring -.-

Medjgan, farsi for eyelahes -.-


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post Oct 8 2010, 12:54 AM
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Thiago, it's a name from the Bible. I dunno what it means.
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post Oct 8 2010, 01:02 AM
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Jonathan, Hebrew Yo-Nathan, means "The Lord Has Given"

Interesting, I suppose. Even more interesting is that "John" is technically not even a derived nickname of Jonathan. The preferred nickname is actually Nathan. Never knew that. Luckily I go by Jon rather than John, anyway.


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post Oct 8 2010, 12:31 PM
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Felipe, Phillippos, Philo + Hippos = Friend/Love + Horse


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post Feb 6 2011, 03:39 PM
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Christina, Greek origin meaning "Christian." My mom told me she chose the name just 'cause she liked it. I wish it had a cooler meaning.


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post Feb 6 2011, 05:40 PM
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William (my real name)

means guardian, protector


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