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Rocky-girl
04-03-2006, 10:34 AM
In my country we have names that mean something good like Faith( I think Vera knows it very good:)),Hope, Love. And I want to ask you is there such names in your country?

Andy
04-03-2006, 10:43 AM
I have absolutely no idea what you mean.

T-6005
04-03-2006, 10:44 AM
Do you mean names as in what people are called or as in words?

Nirushika6789
04-03-2006, 10:45 AM
I think she means the meaning of a name

For example

Peter means ......

I think she means does any names in your country have a specific meaning.

Tizzalicious
04-03-2006, 10:49 AM
She means people are called: Hope, Faith, Love, etc, but in russian (like, the russian words for those words). You have the same in English.

We don't in Holland though.

belen1979
04-03-2006, 10:52 AM
Is Spain we have some

Esperanza means hope
Paz means peace

Can't remember anyone else now...

Nirushika6789
04-03-2006, 10:58 AM
In Irish we have Aoibhinn (Pronounced A-veen)...which means love. :D

That's all I can really think of.

Rocky-girl
04-03-2006, 11:00 AM
All names can be translated for example from ancient Greek. But in some countries they have names that don't need to be translated, they mean something eternal. Word became a name. I think I wanted to say this.

Vera
04-03-2006, 11:14 AM
We do, most are nature-related.

Girl names:

Tuuli = wind
Meri = sea
Pilvi = cloud
Suvi = summer
Aamu = morning
Kukka = flower
Rauha = peace

Boy names:

Toivo = hope
Onni = luck, happiness

A lot of them have gone "out of style", for example I only know grandmothers who're called Rauha or Aamu. Also, some names have become synonymous for certain things like Jorma doesn't MEAN penis but is often used to mean it. Yrjö, on the other hand, is the Finnish version of George - in daily conversations the name means vommit (the verb 'yrjötä' means to vommit).

A lot of the Finnish names are really pretty, though. "Pilvi" is one of the most beautiful girl names I can think of, really.

Tizzalicious
04-03-2006, 11:15 AM
I love the name Tuuli <3

Vera
04-03-2006, 11:16 AM
I wish my name meant something. Thankfully my last name means something, I'd hate to have one of those Finnishized Biblical names that only mean something in Hebrew or something - no offence to Hebrew.

belen1979
04-03-2006, 11:27 AM
oh we have an Aimé (Loved)


Didn't know this name was french... I never had thought of it either. I heard it on tv, there is a character somewhere named like that. I've always liked it

Tijs
04-03-2006, 12:16 PM
oh we have an Aimé (Loved)
a Fleur (Flower)
Yeah we have those over here aswell.

My last name's French to; Leur. (Which means 'ours' right?)

killer_queen
04-03-2006, 12:43 PM
We have lots of. Personally I hate most of them. Like my first name. It's Sıdıka (don't laugh) and it means trustworthy and honest.
And there are a lot of crap names like Sevgi (Love), Umut (Hope, which is a boy name), Saadet (pretty old name, only old people has this name), İrem (means "garden of heaven" disgusting and too common)... I like flower names except mine. They are the best ones.

HeadAroundU
04-03-2006, 12:47 PM
My name is Ľubomír = love & peace :)

Little_Miss_1565
04-03-2006, 12:51 PM
American names don't mean nuthin. Le sigh. I'm 1/4 Chinese though and my grandmother's real name means something but I forget what. I even forget what her real name is, she only goes by the name she adopted when she immigrated.

My last name is the town in Norway where the family is from, though.

el_monkey
04-03-2006, 12:55 PM
My last name's French to; Leur. (Which means 'ours' right?)

nope, "leur" means "his,hers,theirs". "notre" means "ours"

Andy
04-03-2006, 01:17 PM
Pah, give me the simplicity of English any day.

Tijs
04-03-2006, 01:27 PM
Did your French teachers get ther degree in a kinder-surprise?

Because my dear monkey, "leur" means "their/theirs". His = son & hers = sa
Yeah, almost the same thing. My full name is 'Tijs van Leur', and 'van' is Dutch for 'from'. 'Tijs from them', as in owned by them? My family must've been slaves in France centuries ago. So I must've been black. That would explain the size of my... ego?

Tijs
04-03-2006, 01:37 PM
Alternatively your grandsires may have lived in a village called Leur. Everything is possible.
Funny thing: I've been in Leur. We stayed at a camping for about two weeks I think. 12 years ago or something.

Tijs
04-03-2006, 01:43 PM
Well I'm sure it's traceble somehow, but no idea where to start and I'm not that interested in finding out how. So I'll just stick with me being black.

Tired_Of_You
04-03-2006, 01:46 PM
You might find out on genealogy sites if it'd interest you. I actually found my grand-father in that kind of sites (by pure chance, I was looking at that site for fun) and it seems like that part of my family was from France and came in Quebec at the end of the 17th century. Anyway, I'm kinda off topic now...

Nirushika6789
04-03-2006, 02:08 PM
My middle name , Nirushika, which is Sri Lankan means 'beautiful gift' :p

and my brothers middle name , Lasanta Kumara, means 'handsome prince' :p

:D

el_monkey
04-03-2006, 02:08 PM
Did your French teachers get ther degree in a kinder-surprise?

Because my dear monkey, "leur" means "their/theirs". His = son & hers = sa

hm... but leur also has sth. to do with she/elle

Tired_Of_You
04-03-2006, 02:09 PM
like, well, a lot of quebeckers. am I wrong?
No, although I know there are some of my ancestors who aren't from France and I wasn't sure if that part of my family was from there or not. I know that my great-great-grand-father from my mother's side was an amerindian and I still don't know where my grand-mother from my father's side is from. Qui sait, je vais peut-être avoir des surprises.

Sin Studly
04-03-2006, 02:12 PM
People are sometimes named Hope, Faith, or Chastity in English.

wheelchairman
04-03-2006, 02:49 PM
I think she means the meaning of a name

For example

Peter means ......

I think she means does any names in your country have a specific meaning.Peter means rock. Because Peter was Jesus' rock. Loyal and unchanging.

My name is the scandinavian version of Peter. In Russian my name would be Pyotr. France : Pierre, Spain : Pedro, Italy : Pietro, Peter in Germany and England.

wheelchairman
04-03-2006, 02:51 PM
People are sometimes named Hope, Faith, or Chastity in English.
Yes, black people.

Sin Studly
04-03-2006, 02:57 PM
Don't forget the white trash.

wheelchairman
04-03-2006, 03:01 PM
and hippies. But they preferred names like moonbeams. Black people have names like Jakari.

wheelchairman
04-03-2006, 03:08 PM
Awesome. I'll have to remember that!

Tizzalicious
04-03-2006, 11:20 PM
Peter means rock. Because Peter was Jesus' rock. Loyal and unchanging.

My name is the scandinavian version of Peter. In Russian my name would be Pyotr. France : Pierre, Spain : Pedro, Italy : Pietro, Peter in Germany and England.

So shunfaced. In Holland it'd be Peter too.

All About Eve
04-03-2006, 11:27 PM
Was it Zappa that named one of his kids Moonunit?

Jebus
04-03-2006, 11:31 PM
My middle name means God in Hebrew. I win.

All About Eve
04-03-2006, 11:32 PM
Do Alexander or Stephen mean anything =/?

Jebus
04-03-2006, 11:35 PM
Yes, in greek apparently.
http://www.behindthename.com/php/search.php?nmd=n&terms=alexander&submit=Go
http://www.behindthename.com/php/search.php?nmd=n&terms=stephen&submit=Go

All About Eve
04-03-2006, 11:37 PM
So I'm a royal defender. Royal guard maybe. Could be worse, I suppose.

XYlophonetreeZ
04-03-2006, 11:38 PM
Was it Zappa that named one of his kids Moonunit?
What a fucking awesome name.

My name means "Gift of God." Um, w00t?

Italia311
04-03-2006, 11:42 PM
My first name translated to English is "God Shall Give"

My last name translated to English means "Flower"

All About Eve
04-03-2006, 11:47 PM
Zappa was married twice, once to Kay Sherman (1959–1964; no children), and then to Gail (Sloatman) Zappa, with whom he remained until his death. They have four children: Moon Unit, Dweezil (born Ian Donald Calvin Euclid Zappa, (the names of his band members) because the hospital refused to put Dweezil on the birth certificate; Dweezil later legally changed his name to "Dweezil") ("Dweezil" is also the name Frank had given to one of Gail's toes), Ahmet Emuukha Rodan, and Diva Muffin. As a guest on The Tonight Show, chatting with guest-host Jay Leno, Zappa was asked why he had given his children such unusual names. Zappa answered, in a casual tone of voice, "Because I wanted to!" Zappa once said in an interview that if their names ever gave them problems, it would be because of the last name.
He's awesome.

Little_Miss_1565
04-03-2006, 11:55 PM
Awesome. I'll have to remember that!

In my native language of Profanity, "Peter" means 'peen.'

Rocky-girl
04-04-2006, 08:15 AM
Oh, I like them very much. I've never heard about names like see and wind. And I like "love" names.
Per, as you know in Russia we have a little (it's wrong tranlation 'cause it's more than little, it's tender) names your name will be like Petya.
I forgot to mention names like Yaroslav and Svyatoslav. Slav means saint or good.

Painted Pony
04-04-2006, 01:20 PM
Norwegian girl names:
Liv = Life
Vår = Spring
Rosa = Rose (oldfashioned, but still a popular name for horses and cows)
Iris = Iris (flower)
Aurora = Aurora (Borealis)
Mai = May

Norwegian boy names:
Stein = Stone
Bjørn = Bear
Dag = Day

wheelchairman
04-04-2006, 02:04 PM
There are girls named Vår? Lol.

Tired_Of_You
04-04-2006, 04:51 PM
Aurora = Aurora
The same name exists in French with a little difference. Aurore.

Mannen som blev en gris
04-05-2006, 10:07 AM
Norwegian boy names:
Stein = Stone
Bjørn = Bear
Dag = Day
We have those too (though they're not very popular now), and we also have Stig ("Path", although I'm not sure if that's what it's supposed to mean...). Uh... I can't think of any more right now.

Vera
04-05-2006, 10:12 AM
My main ambition in life is to marry a guy named Björn.

Tizzalicious
04-05-2006, 10:13 AM
Sannibear!

Mannen som blev en gris
04-05-2006, 10:34 AM
My main ambition in life is to marry a guy named Björn.
And if you don't find one named Björn, there's always Torbjörn (Thorbear).
I'd personally love to marry a chick named Toolikuppähonnyleppokäisö. I'd call her T, just to make it simple.

I don't think we have any other names which also are normal words.

Vera
04-05-2006, 10:37 AM
Toolikuppähonnyleppokäisö reminds me of toolikuppahoni lepokäisy - which literally translates as "a troll who enjoys eating puss extracted from warts".

Okay, it doesn't, but it's not a real name, either. Finnish has long words but hardly ever long first names.

Mannen som blev en gris
04-05-2006, 10:44 AM
Okay, then her name would be Lisa Toolikuppähonnyleppokäisönen. Ah... Finnish. What a great language. Bapidupilapidupipapalokkadattapompksi.

Vera
04-05-2006, 10:48 AM
Still not a real name.

Ah, Swedes, thinking our language is just a bunch of made up words meant to confuse them and the rest of the world.

wheelchairman
04-05-2006, 10:50 AM
No, everyone thinks that.

Vera
04-05-2006, 11:11 AM
Vihaan teitä. :(

JoY
04-05-2006, 01:37 PM
Isabella = Elisabeth & it means something like angel from above, or something cheesy as that.

Dutch names:
Sterre: "star" with -re attached to it.
Janke: almost spelled the same as "to cry"
Bloeme: "flower" with an -e attached to it.

can't think of any other names that directly can be translated into a word.