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Bad, Hilarious, Or Just Absurd Baby Names

Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by Acey, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. Acey

    Acey cicadas taking cover while we stomp around

    Yeah, culture definitely plays a role. Like, the Japanese name Yuki? Common enough in Japan, iirc.

    It means “snow.” It’s literally just the Japanese word for snow—and, as @Artemis noted, Snow ain’t exactly a common name amongst English speakers. But my understanding is that no one would think twice about a Japanese kid named Yuki.

    Interesting stuff imo!
     
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  2. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    There's a lot of languages where the common English name paradigm of "might have meant something three languages ago but now it's just a collection of sounds" just. Isn't a thing. In Chinese, for example, every name is a literal word. I think Japanese is a bit more flexible on that front, but names written with kanji still carry a lot more meaning pretty much inherently than, say, the name "Harry" carries to and English speaker. (Medieval form of Henry, from the French Henri, from the Latin Henricus, from the Germanic Heimirich/Heinrich, meaning "home ruler.")
     
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  3. Elph

    Elph capuchin hacker fucker

    I've seen Stormie with an "ie", and I've heard Rain as a fictional goth name but possibly also IRL? And Rainy, though presumably spelled "Raynie" (which my spellchecker recognises as a word! huh), was Rayanne's mom's nickname for her in My So-Called Life.
     
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  4. rats

    rats 21 Bright Forge Shatters The Void

    i went to high school with a dude named rayn, which led to a lot of "ryan" typos
     
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  5. context-free anon

    context-free anon Well-Known Member

    i went to college with someone who used sunny as a shortening of santino, so weather may not have been the intention there
     
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