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Title: What does your name mean?
Post by: Louisiana Night on September 11, 2004, 01:02:04 AM
If I remember correctly, my name means "God is my judge" .

P.S. I mean their real meanings. If you want to decide on another meaning, make a thread in Haven.
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: FataliOmega on September 11, 2004, 01:03:45 AM
My full name including middle translates roughly to:

King Christ Bearer from Coast
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Jeysie on September 11, 2004, 07:49:18 AM
My first name, depending on where you look, means either "Dedicated/Consecrated to God" or "God's Oath". My middle name means "Youthful".

Dunno what my last name means, if anything.

Hmm. I had a KQ names meaning thread somewhere on the forum... I'm too lazy to look for it, so I'll add to it here... apparently Shadrack was a friend of Daniel's in the Bible. (waits for all the Christian folk to go "Duh". ;P )

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: koko_99_2001 on September 11, 2004, 07:49:52 AM
My first name means "pure"  my middle name means "godly"...both very appropriate!
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: koko_99_2001 on September 11, 2004, 07:58:04 AM

Hmm. I had a KQ names meaning thread somewhere on the forum... I'm too lazy to look for it, so I'll add to it here... apparently Shadrack was a friend of Daniel's in the Bible. (waits for all the Christian folk to go "Duh". ;P )

Peace & Luv, Liz

Duh :P  J/K Jeysie.  Shadrack, Meshack, and Abindigo (forgive spelling errors, but didn't look it up).  Just a little piece of trivia for you guys :P
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Jeysie on September 11, 2004, 08:22:48 AM
Hee. Harrison bought a new barbershop CD while on his trip, and it had an arrangement of the "folk" song "Shadrack" on it, which is how I heard about it. :P

And my names totally don't fit me, seeing as how I'm Agnostic and everyone always thinks I'm 10 years older than I really am. :P I'd need names that meant "absent-minded" and "cynical"! XD (Hee, I wonder if there really are names that mean that... (goes and looks))

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: FataliOmega on September 11, 2004, 08:53:34 AM
I have no doubt that there are. Back during Bible times there were quite a few times when children were named horribly dismal names such as "backstabber," "Misery," and "bitter." Some people have all the luck.
...those people didnt.  ::)
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Yonkey on September 11, 2004, 09:00:54 AM
From the Gaelic name Niall, which is of disputed origin, possibly meaning "champion". This was the name of a semi-legendary 4th-century Irish king. A famous modern bearer of this name was American astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon.

Secsay ;D
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: J-ROC on September 11, 2004, 09:24:48 AM
JAMES   m
Usage: English, Biblical
Pronounced: JAYMZ
English form of the Late Latin Jacomus which was derived from Iakobos, the New Testament Greek form of Ya'aqob (see JACOB). In the New Testament James is an important apostle, the brother of the apostle John. According to the Book of Acts he was beheaded by Herod Agrippa. Another James is also mentioned in the Bible as being the brother of Jesus. Kings of England and Scotland have borne this name. Other famous bearers include the inventor of the steam engine James Watt, the explorer Captain James Cook, and the novelist and poet James Joyce, and the KQ9 Groupie James Ingram.

Aaaahhh!  Finally recognized for my accomplishments. XD
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Drunken Chinchilla on September 11, 2004, 09:30:35 AM
Mine means defender of Mankind

 :yes:
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: B'rrr on September 11, 2004, 03:25:24 PM

Hmm. I had a KQ names meaning thread somewhere on the forum... I'm too lazy to look for it, so I'll add to it here... apparently Shadrack was a friend of Daniel's in the Bible. (waits for all the Christian folk to go "Duh". ;P )

Peace & Luv, Liz

Duh :P  J/K Jeysie.  Shadrack, Meshack, and Abindigo (forgive spelling errors, but didn't look it up).  Just a little piece of trivia for you guys :P

DUH!!  ::) ::) :P ;-D

it is kinda weird; ppl are usually referring to Daniel to his israeli name (Daniel) instead of his babylonian(sp?) name (Belteshazzar), while the other 3 are usually referred by their babylonian name (Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego) instead of their israeli name (Hananiah, Mishael, Azariah)

Dan 1:6,7

Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: B'rrr on September 11, 2004, 03:29:45 PM
ehh.... IIRC correctly my name has something to do wit courage or so, not sure though have to look it up  :-\
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Rune_of_Westhaven on September 11, 2004, 03:44:54 PM
This is from http://www.behindthename.com; everything I've always been taught confirms it.

REBECCA   f
Usage: English, Italian, Biblical
Pronounced: re-BEK-a
From the Hebrew name Ribqah, possibly meaning "a snare" in Hebrew, or perhaps derived from an Aramaic name. This was the name of the wife of Isaac and the mother of Esau and Jacob in the Old Testament.

I always though Isaac seeing Rebekkah first by the well to be particularly nice :)

ANNE   f
Usage: French, English, German, Scandinavian, Finnish
Pronounced: AN
French form of HANNAH. This is the name traditionally assigned to the mother of the Virgin Mary, though she is not mentioned in the Bible. The name was borne by a 17th-century English queen and also by the second wife of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn (the mother of Queen Elizabeth I), who was eventually beheaded in the Tower of London. This is also the name of the heroine in 'Anne of Green Gables' by Canadian author L. M. Montgomery.

HANNAH   f (Hannah does not appear in my name but Anne is a version of Hannah so I included it)
Usage: English, Jewish, French, Biblical
Pronounced: HAN-a
From the Hebrew name Channah which meant "favour" or "grace". Hannah was the mother of Samuel the prophet in the Old Testament. The Latin version of this name is Anna.

Therefore Anne really means favor or grace. Although my name is spelled Ann, not Anne (though I infuriated my father enough after reading Anne of Green Gables by spelling it that way ;) )

My last name, which obviously can't be said here, starts with a G and is Dutch, not Irish in origin. (One of my brothers looks very Dutch, actually.)

So my initials spell RAG :)

<poof!>

Rune

P.S. in the case of my forum name I usually go on the web by Rune of Westhaven, which is a name from a series of books by Mercedes Lackey, Bardic Voices.
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: B'rrr on September 11, 2004, 03:52:18 PM
My last name, which obviously can't be said here, starts with a G and is Dutch, not Irish in origin. (One of my brothers looks very Dutch, actually.)

how can you look dutch??  :-\ :P ...btw is there any chance you can read dutch??  ::)
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: B'rrr on September 11, 2004, 03:53:27 PM
ROBERT   m
Usage: English, French, Scandinavian
Pronounced: RAH-burt (English), ro-BER (French)
Means "bright fame", derived from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and beraht "bright".
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Louisiana Night on September 11, 2004, 04:17:45 PM

Hmm. I had a KQ names meaning thread somewhere on the forum... I'm too lazy to look for it, so I'll add to it here... apparently Shadrack was a friend of Daniel's in the Bible. (waits for all the Christian folk to go "Duh". ;P )

Peace & Luv, Liz

Duh :P  J/K Jeysie.  Shadrack, Meshack, and Abindigo (forgive spelling errors, but didn't look it up).  Just a little piece of trivia for you guys :P

DUH!!  ::) ::) :P ;-D

it is kinda weird; ppl are usually referring to Daniel to his israeli name (Daniel) instead of his babylonian(sp?) name (Belteshazzar), while the other 3 are usually referred by their babylonian name (Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego) instead of their israeli name (Hananiah, Mishael, Azariah)

Dan 1:6,7



Yeah, that's something I've always wondered about. I was planning to post it. XD
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: B'rrr on September 11, 2004, 04:21:45 PM
great minds think alike  ::) ::) ;-D
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Rune_of_Westhaven on September 11, 2004, 05:01:52 PM
My last name, which obviously can't be said here, starts with a G and is Dutch, not Irish in origin. (One of my brothers looks very Dutch, actually.)

how can you look dutch??  :-\ :P ...btw is there any chance you can read dutch??  ::)

Unfortunately not. :( I'm afraid the only language I know is English and I don't even speak that very well ;) As for how you can look someway...<shrugs> how do you look Indian, or English, or French or Italian...one wonders...since you are from the Netherlands according to your profile maybe you know how to look Dutch lol  
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: koko_99_2001 on September 11, 2004, 05:59:49 PM
Usage: English
From the Greek name Aikaterine. The etymology is debated: it could derive from the earlier Greek name Hekaterine, which came from hekateros "each of the two"; it could derive from the name of the goddess HECATE; it could be related to Greek aikia "torture"; or it could be from a Coptic name meaning "my consecration of your name". The Romans falsely derived it from Greek katharos "pure" and changed their spelling from Katerina to Katharina to reflect this. The name belonged to a 4th-century saint and martyr from Alexandria who was tortured on the famous Catherine wheel. This name was also borne by two empresses of Russia, including Catherine the Great, and by three of Henry VIII's wives.

Usage: English, German, French, Scandinavian, Biblical (Variant)
Variant English form of ELIZABETH, as well as the German and French normal form, reflecting the spelling used in the Authorized Version of the New Testament.
Usage: English, Biblical
From Elisabet, the Greek form of the Hebrew name Elisheba meaning "God is my oath". In the New Testament this is the name of the mother of John the Baptist. It was also borne by the 12th-century Saint Elizabeth, a daughter of King Andrew II of Hungary who became a Franciscan nun and lived in poverty. It was also the name of a ruling queen of England and an empress of Russia. Famous modern bearers include the British queen Elizabeth II and actress Elizabeth Taylor.
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: racx_00 on September 12, 2004, 06:55:33 AM
My first name is Greek and means "healer" :D, my second name *shudders* is Old English and means "spear carrier" :-\
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Jeysie on September 12, 2004, 10:21:49 AM
"Spear carrier" sounds familiar... I believe that's what my father's name, Gerald, meant. :)

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Kimmie on September 12, 2004, 04:32:27 PM
the whole of my name means...ish (with my translation)

one who rules (or ruler) Kim
bitter sea- marie
fisher...fisher...

ruler of the bitter sea of fish as i like to call myself lol  :suffer:
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: dew7 on September 12, 2004, 06:06:07 PM
So Kimmie are you now princess or queen Kimmie

 ::)   :P   :suffer:   :D    ;D  
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Say on September 14, 2004, 12:51:31 AM
Personally, it doesn't matter where I look, my name won't ever show up in any registry thingy, I know what it means obviously because I asked my mom once and yeah it's a mix, anyhow I think I explained it already, so I won't bore you with it again.


Interesting thread though
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Storm on September 14, 2004, 01:50:17 PM
REBECCA   f
Usage: English, Italian, Biblical
Pronounced: re-BEK-a
From the Hebrew name Ribqah, possibly meaning "a snare" in Hebrew

Not in any Hebrew I'm speaking :S
And it's actually pronounced "Rivkah" :scholar:

I always though Isaac seeing Rebekkah first by the well to be particularly nice :)

Actually, it wasn't him who met her first by the well, but the his father's servent who was sent to fetch her. Unless you're confusing it with Jacob's first seeing Rachel by the well, which was indeed nice :)
The bible says that when Rebekkah first saw Isaac she fell off the camel she was riding... I always found that scene rather comical ;)

I think I've said this somewhere before... My first name means "my song", "poetic" or "sing!" (commanding tense), depending on how it's pronounced 8)

My last name either means "storm", or is a bastardization of the name of some town in poland. I prefer the first option :P
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: B'rrr on September 14, 2004, 02:03:12 PM
I think I've said this somewhere before... My first name means "my song", "poetic" or "sing!" (commanding tense), depending on how it's pronounced 8)

with a name like that, you can surely sing!!  ::) ; )

who want's to hear storm sing??

/me raises hand
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Storm on September 14, 2004, 03:20:18 PM
with a name like that, you can surely sing!!  ::) ; )

Are you sure your ears are resilient enough to test that theory? ;)
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: B'rrr on September 14, 2004, 03:30:44 PM
Yes!! ....cuz i've survived my mothers 'singqualities' ...or lack off  :P
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Yonkey on September 14, 2004, 07:27:36 PM
who want's to hear storm sing??

I wanna hear Sing sing! :D (and no, I don't mean that bird from KQ6 ;P)
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: B'rrr on September 15, 2004, 10:59:46 AM
heee..... that makes three!! (neils vote count double!! ; )
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Louisiana Night on September 15, 2004, 04:33:06 PM
Sing! ;D
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: B'rrr on September 15, 2004, 04:36:41 PM
Storm, if you send it to me in mp3 I can put you as well as Cat and Neil and everyone who posted songs around here on the 'unofficial KQIX fan CD'  ;) :D ::)
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Louisiana Night on September 15, 2004, 05:48:58 PM
*reminds himself, not to post any audio files, of him singing*
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Questing Character on September 18, 2004, 09:32:43 PM
My name means "someone from a gravelly homestead" in Old English (or Scottish, depending on your source.. :\)
I did hear that it meant "gray place" once or twice.  Dunno where from.
Graham is also a type of grain. :)

Oh, and Storm....as your worshipper I hereby declare that you *MUST* sing!  >worships Storm< SING!
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Yonkey on September 19, 2004, 09:24:05 PM
That reminds me!  We bought some Graham crackers and made smores yesterday and today.  Yummy! :)
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Storm on September 21, 2004, 04:07:47 PM
Storm, if you send it to me in mp3 I can put you as well as Cat and Neil and everyone who posted songs around here on the 'unofficial KQIX fan CD'  ;) :D ::)

*Shudders*
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: B'rrr on September 22, 2004, 02:17:48 AM
/me checks email

ugh!!  :-\, something went wrong Storm! could you plz send it again??  ::) ;-D
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Storm on September 22, 2004, 12:30:45 PM
Nah, even I can't be that cruel ::)
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: B'rrr on September 22, 2004, 03:38:28 PM
what's cruel about it?  :-\


...if my emailbox has reached it's limit you can send it to another address or just send t with msn or so  ::) :P
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: InvertedSilence on September 22, 2004, 08:29:59 PM
Hmm... my name dosent really have any really neat signifigant personal meaning...

But, I was named after this really cool friend of my parents...named andy (duh) who was friends with Woody Guthrie and Jerry Garcia!
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Jafar on September 22, 2004, 08:31:28 PM
My name, if taken with my middle name, means "Clean/pure river".
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Yonkey on September 22, 2004, 09:07:33 PM
What is your first and middle name?  ???
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Storm on September 24, 2004, 05:49:13 AM
what's cruel about it?  :-\

Obviously, you've never heard me sing ;)
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: B'rrr on September 24, 2004, 08:45:16 AM
nope, that´s why it would be nice if your voice is on the fan CD, so everyone can listen to you  ::) :D
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Louisiana Night on September 24, 2004, 10:12:53 AM
If my own singing doesn't kill me, I doubt Sing's would. :D

P.S. Until I hear you sing, expect me to call you Sing. :P
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Storm on September 24, 2004, 11:07:03 AM
nope, that´s why it would be nice if your voice is on the fan CD, so everyone can listen to you  ::) :D

For some reason, you're still talking like that's a GOOD idea ::)
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Storm on September 24, 2004, 11:10:56 AM
P.S. Until I hear you sing, expect me to call you Sing. :P

I wonder what you would call me AFTER you've heard me sing... "Destroyer of eardrums", maybe. :P
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Shadowfax on September 24, 2004, 11:11:29 AM
I dunno, you may sound superb to our ears and we will all rejoice under the glories of Storm's vocals!
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Louisiana Night on September 24, 2004, 11:14:50 AM
P.S. Until I hear you sing, expect me to call you Sing. :P

I wonder what you would call me AFTER you've heard me sing... "Destroyer of eardrums", maybe. :P

Sing, I'd just call you Storm. :P
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Storm on September 24, 2004, 11:19:02 AM
I dunno, you may sound superb to our ears and we will all rejoice under the glories of Storm's vocals!

Yes, just as a flock of pigs fly over our heads :P
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Shadowfax on September 24, 2004, 11:21:47 AM
(looks up)

(Bemused expression so common on my cockney friends)

Blimey govna', neva fought I would see such a fing in all me life!
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Louisiana Night on November 11, 2004, 01:24:51 AM
I think Harrison means "Son of Home Ruler" :P

Either that, or "Son of Power"(I prefer the first). :-\

It also means I have an ancestor named Harry. XD
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Jeysie on November 11, 2004, 08:55:30 AM
I think Harrison would be pleased if I told him his name means "Son of Power". ;D

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Rosella on November 17, 2004, 03:05:10 PM
My first and middle name together mean beautiful, western island. Apparently I'm meant to live in hawaii, I wonder if my parents will go for that.
"Mom, my name says my destiny is to move to Hawaii"
And I want to hear Storm sing!  ;D
And if he won't sing I will.
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Yonkey on November 17, 2004, 03:17:49 PM
And I want to hear Storm sing!  ;D
And if he won't sing I will.

Psst... Storm's a she. :P  But I still want to hear both of you sing. XD
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Louisiana Night on November 17, 2004, 03:19:32 PM
*hopes Sing will sing, but not until after Western Island sings*

XD

 :P
Title: Re:My name means.........
Post by: Yonkey on November 17, 2004, 03:22:01 PM
My names means, "The Twin".

What's your name again? Is it Chris or Mike?
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Yonkey on November 17, 2004, 03:24:55 PM
Ahh kewl! ;D
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Oldbushie on November 17, 2004, 04:22:52 PM
Well, Aaron means "Enlightened One" and Light means "Light", so I guess I'm the Enlightened Light! XD

Does that make me a 200 watt lightbulb ???
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: B'rrr on November 17, 2004, 11:44:43 PM
you are the light in our lives!! without Aaron there would be darkness!! xtreme darkness!!

...so never leave us again!! ;)
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Mary Jane on November 30, 2004, 01:17:20 PM
My new name is a name of a character in Sockbaby.
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Yonkey on November 30, 2004, 03:16:32 PM
Sockbaby?  ???
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Louisiana Night on November 30, 2004, 03:19:09 PM
It's a movie from the Weird Links of the Whenever thread. ;P

www.sockbaby.com
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Oldbushie on November 30, 2004, 05:43:00 PM
you are the light in our lives!! without Aaron there would be darkness!! xtreme darkness!!

...so never leave us again!! ;)
Lol, no worries, I won't vacate the premises as often. ;) *spreads a little more light*
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Vipt on December 01, 2004, 12:23:52 AM
Personally, it doesn't matter where I look, my name won't ever show up in any registry thingy, I know what it means obviously because I asked my mom once and yeah it's a mix, anyhow I think I explained it already, so I won't bore you with it again.

Awww, I wanna be bored with it again! ;-D

Seriously though, I haven't seen the explanation to your name in the first place, and I can't get the friggin' search tool to find it. :( Besides, I'm such a dork that nothing concerning etymology will ever succeed in boring me! So Say, can you tell it again or direct me to the previous post? Also, I was wondering how exactly you pronounce your name. Does the 'sayd' syllable have a vocalic sound like the Spanish diphthong ai as I have imagined it to, or rather as the sound of the vowel in the English word say?

???  .....oh yeah, almost forgot! Pleasies? (that seemed to do the trick last time, lol :P)



Well, since I'm too impatient to wait for your response, I guess I'll have a go at it myself. And you did say it was "mixed", so I think I'll take some liberties here!
hmmm......  :idea:

My only guess for the 'sayd' element of your name is that it's from Arabic. I found this on it:

Quote
Sayd: in the language terminology to mean fish catching or birds' hunting. As a noun, it refers to the name of one protective area, or a refugee settlement.

Sounds a little strange for a girl's name, though. I prefer to think that it comes from the Arabic word sa'id, which means 'lucky' or 'happy'.

The second element, 'mell', is easy enough. It's obviously from the Latin mel, mellis or it's Greek cognate (http://img79.exs.cx/img79/8514/6c-honey.png)which means, appropriately enough, 'honey'. Honey = sweet, ergo you = sweet. <3

So then, if my deductions are not in error, your full name means either lucky honey or fish-catching honey, lol! ;P


Okay, maybe you should just tell me what it means... ::)
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Louisiana Night on December 01, 2004, 12:44:04 AM
*decides to take the risk of being wrong*

I think it's pronounced Side-mell(that's how the voice in my head pronounces it, and it sounds familiar... ).

*thinks about it*

Well... Neil said that Say pronounced it like "sigh"
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Say on December 01, 2004, 02:15:28 AM
*decides to take the risk of being wrong*

I think it's pronounced Side-mell(that's how the voice in my head pronounces it, and it sounds familiar... ).



OMG... "the voice in your head" ? :D hahahaha that part was the bestestest ;P! lol

*thinks about it*
Well... Neil said that Say pronounced it like "sigh"

Mm.. well, to be honest it kind of make sense to me? "Side" sounds more like "Sayd" (kinda how Alex calls me lol) and "Sigh" is more like "Say", so, take your pick :P

Neil and a few ones have heard me talking by phone or by skype with them, and the amusing part is that they've always went the first time like "this is who?!..." lol, because everyone (even at work!) tends to say 'Say' as the verb, so when I say it how I say it everyone goes like "...who?" lol, and that's only with Say, go figure if I said 'Saydmell' alright :P, only my close ones, as in my family, close friends, and my bosses ;P say it correctly (or at least I care to make sure they know how to say it! lol)


Personally, it doesn't matter where I look, my name won't ever show up in any registry thingy, I know what it means obviously because I asked my mom once and yeah it's a mix, anyhow I think I explained it already, so I won't bore you with it again.

Awww, I wanna be bored with it again! ;-D

LOL, omg :P ok I guess :)

Seriously though, I haven't seen the explanation to your name in the first place, and I can't get the friggin' search tool to find it. :(

ah... the search engine... sometimes I wish I could stab that thing with a spoon!  >:( :P

Besides, I'm such a dork that nothing concerning etymology will ever succeed in boring me! So Say, can you tell it again or direct me to the previous post? Also, I was wondering how exactly you pronounce your name. Does the 'sayd' syllable have a vocalic sound like the Spanish diphthong ai as I have imagined it to, or rather as the sound of the vowel in the English word say?

You're too smart! you remind me of Michael sometimes <3 lol :)

Yes, yes it's the spanish diphtong form, but in english it translates different (that's why everyone has a way to 'figure it out' or a way to say how they pronounce it as it seems :P


???  .....oh yeah, almost forgot! Pleasies? (that seemed to do the trick last time, lol :P)

ahh, the magic word lol ;P

Well, since I'm too impatient to wait for your response, I guess I'll have a go at it myself. And you did say it was "mixed", so I think I'll take some liberties here!
hmmm......  :idea:

OMFGUIMPATIENTCOOKIE lol


My only guess for the 'sayd' element of your name is that it's from Arabic. I found this on it:

Quote
Sayd: in the language terminology to mean fish catching or birds' hunting. As a noun, it refers to the name of one protective area, or a refugee settlement.Sounds a little strange for a girl's name, though. I prefer to think that it comes from the Arabic word sa'id, which means 'lucky' or 'happy'.

The second element, 'mell', is easy enough. It's obviously from the Latin mel, mellis or it's Greek cognate (http://img75.exs.cx/img75/3519/honey2.gif), which means, appropriately enough, 'honey'. Honey = sweet, ergo you = sweet. <3

Sayd is not a female name, so there you go, it's actually an arabic male name, it comes from my mom's name as a matter of fact, her name is 'Saydi' (originally Sayd itself, but oh well...) my mom's side (my grandfather) was from there, he actually arrived Venezuelan in his greatest years, and met my grandma here, got married and had 3 girls (among them my mom) there is where my whole 'exotic' features comes from lol :P (plus my weird second last name 'Mistage'), my mom's grandma was also from somewhere else, and it comes to be I have around 90% of european roots

Sayd from what I got told from arabic friends, means leader or somehow someone willing or whatever. I must state that I'm 100% venezuelan at heart even if I don't look like it, I don't speak arabian neither I want to neither I know how to cook stuff of them or such :P

I can make arepas though! :D lol and whatever traditional venezuelan food I may try! (except mondongo that's just freaking disgusting lol :P)

Mell means honey in french actually, and in spanish is Miel, my mom got it from there to actually give it up the meaning of 'sweet' hahaha, what she actually says is sooo ironic cuz sometimes I'm like a bitter-acid lollipop!! :P

So, kinda good guess! :P



So then, if my deductions are not in error, your full name means either lucky honey or fish-catching honey, lol! ;P

Okay, maybe you should just tell me what it means... ::)

I actually like your interpretation out of it 'lucky honey' sounds neat, but truth is I don't really have sit down and try to figure it out how could I 'translate' my name, I hate it when I say my name and noone gets it, that's where Say came from, and as a matter of fact someone said that to me once by mistake and I kept it, it seriously annoys me big time whenever I have to say my whole name noone gets it, and it's horrible the kind of combinations that I've got in my life... I feel like everyone has been renaming me always lol :P

So, that's why I prefer Say, at least is easier to explain than Saydmell, and yet till nowdays I do have to explain it a lot still (as in when I introduce myself in business meetings, new clients, new colleages... work stuff) and the funny thing is that everyone who knows the whole thing, always asks lol :P I'm going to print it out or something!! :)

Well, that was my boring long post :) hope you liked
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: koko_99_2001 on December 01, 2004, 05:49:56 AM


Besides, I'm such a dork that nothing concerning etymology will ever succeed in boring me! So Say, can you tell it again or direct me to the previous post? Also, I was wondering how exactly you pronounce your name. Does the 'sayd' syllable have a vocalic sound like the Spanish diphthong ai as I have imagined it to, or rather as the sound of the vowel in the English word say?

You're too smart! you remind me of Michael sometimes <3 lol :)

Yes, yes it's the spanish diphtong form, but in english it translates different (that's why everyone has a way to 'figure it out' or a way to say how they pronounce it as it seems :P


Phonetically, it would be spelt /saI/.  That's how we translate "sigh," and since that's how I've heard Alex pronounce Say's name, that's how I translated it.

BTW, I love your name, Say.  It just kinda rolls off the tongue, I guess.  And if you're ever feeling down, all you have to do is go "sigh"...then someone says, "what's wrong, Say?"  Ok, I'm probably the only one who found that interesting...I'm going to go now :P
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Vipt on December 02, 2004, 02:35:59 PM
Neil and a few ones have heard me talking by phone or by skype with them, and the amusing part is that they've always went the first time like "this is who?!..." lol, because everyone (even at work!) tends to say 'Say' as the verb, so when I say it how I say it everyone goes like "...who?" lol, and that's only with Say, go figure if I said 'Saydmell' alright :P, only my close ones, as in my family, close friends, and my bosses ;P say it correctly (or at least I care to make sure they know how to say it! lol)

Actually, ever since I found out you were Venezuelan (which was pretty early on) the “voice in my head” has been pronouncing it approximately like 'sigh'. Does that mean I’m a close friend? Please say yes! <3 :-\

ah... the search engine... sometimes I wish I could stab that thing with a spoon!  >:( :P

LOL! Is that what you do when you’re angry with people? I’m not too keen on having blunt objects plunged into my subdermal regions, so I guess I should try especially hard to keep on your good side! :P

You're too smart! you remind me of Michael sometimes <3 lol :)

I may know a lot of useless crap, but I don’t really think that makes me smart per se. But as long as you think so, I’ll be happeh! :pleased:

OMFGUIMPATIENTCOOKIE lol

I’m a cookie? Well in that case-- I’m impatiently waiting for you to eat me! Pleasies? XD ;P
 
Sayd is not a female name, so there you go, it's actually an arabic male name, it comes from my mom's name as a matter of fact, her name is 'Saydi' (originally Sayd itself, but oh well...) my mom's side (my grandfather) was from there, he actually arrived Venezuelan in his greatest years, and met my grandma here, got married and had 3 girls (among them my mom) there is where my whole 'exotic' features comes from lol :P (plus my weird second last name 'Mistage'), my mom's grandma was also from somewhere else, and it comes to be I have around 90% of european roots

At least I got the language of origin correct. ‘Mistage’ is a cool sounding name, too. I had forgotten that Latin American and Spanish families give their children a second last name from the mother’s maiden name. (That's correct, right?) My second last name then would be ‘Bruining’, and as far as I know I’m 100% European. A Euro-mut, if you will. Half Dutch, quarter English, and some few "pints" of Welsh, French, and German blood. Yet ‘Kevin’ is an Irish name, and I haven’t any consanguineous roots with Ireland at all.

Mell means honey in french actually, and in spanish is Miel, my mom got it from there to actually give it up the meaning of 'sweet' hahaha, what she actually says is sooo ironic cuz sometimes I'm like a bitter-acid lollipop!! :P

Well, both those words are derived from Latin, so I was at least partially correct. In fact, all the Romance Languages get their word for ‘honey’ from the Latin mel, mellis. Spanish miel, Portuguese mel, Italian miele, Roumanian miere, Catalan mel, Occitan (Provençal) mèl. The French is also miel, but maybe your mom took it from an older French root, like from Norman French or something?

Whatever the case may be, you’re still a honey! <3 And like a "bitter-acid lollipop"? WTF lol! Nah, maybe a little bittersweet at times, but if you had never been a little bitter about anything, then you wouldn’t be a real person. ;)

I actually like your interpretation out of it 'lucky honey' sounds neat, but truth is I don't really have sit down and try to figure it out how could I 'translate' my name, I hate it when I say my name and noone gets it, that's where Say came from, and as a matter of fact someone said that to me once by mistake and I kept it, it seriously annoys me big time whenever I have to say my whole name noone gets it, and it's horrible the kind of combinations that I've got in my life... I feel like everyone has been renaming me always lol :P

Yes, I can see how annoying that would be. You’ve probably wished on more than one occasion that you had been named something mundane, like María perhaps. Not that María is a bad name, but I think it’s cool that your mother actually put some thought and effort into making your name have meaning. My parents probably just flipped through a book of baby names and the first name their finger stopped on was Kevin. ::)

So, that's why I prefer Say, at least is easier to explain than Saydmell, and yet till nowdays I do have to explain it a lot still (as in when I introduce myself in business meetings, new clients, new colleages... work stuff) and the funny thing is that everyone who knows the whole thing, always asks lol :P I'm going to print it out or something!! :)

Hahaha! Yeah, you should print out a bunch of little pieces of paper about the size of a business card with the explanation of your name on it, and then whenever you go to a business meeting you can just pass it around to everyone without saying a word. You’d also need to have a disclaimer on it that reads: “There. Never ask me about it again, ever! Now STFU!!” lol :P

Well, that was my boring long post :) hope you liked

Of course I did! I told you I'm a dork and don't get bored with that kind of stuff. Besides, how could I get bored from anything you say? <3 :D

And if you're ever feeling down, all you have to do is go "sigh"...then someone says, "what's wrong, Say?"  Ok, I'm probably the only one who found that interesting...I'm going to go now

Hahaha, what a cheesy pun! You should have put the ‘cheesy wink’ smiley at the end of it though, because it was cheesy! lol
Like this: all you have to do is go "sigh"...then someone says, "what's wrong, Say?" ;-D

You don't have to leave though! :(


And before I forget, here's what my crappeh name means:

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Kevin: Anglicized form of the Irish name Caoimhín, derived from the older Irish Coemgen, composed of the Old Irish elements coem "kind, gentle, handsome" and gein "birth". Saint Caoimhin established a monastery in Ireland and is the patron saint of Dublin.

So I guess I'm "of noble birth" or whatever. Kinda lame, imho.
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: copycat on June 09, 2005, 05:23:23 PM
BOB
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English
Pronounced: BAHB
Medieval short form of ROBERT[/u]. Other rhyming nicknames of Robert used in the Middle Ages were Dob, Hob and Nob.

So, in fact I can refer to this:

ROBERT   m
Usage: English, French, Scandinavian
Pronounced: RAH-burt (English), ro-BER (French)
Means "bright fame", derived from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and beraht "bright".
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Raforever on June 11, 2005, 06:45:29 PM
interresting thread... *looks for his name`s meaning*

Rafael - Male name - Hebrew - Form of RAPHAEL - Means God Has Healed
Title: Re:What does your name mean?
Post by: Elessar on June 23, 2005, 02:46:58 PM
Ryan - Irish - Little King
Craig - Scottish - Crag
Munchinsky - Polish? - Miller