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Old 07-11-2006, 11:59 AM   #8801
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That's dedication.
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Old 07-11-2006, 12:12 PM   #8805
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Hey I got it from a list of German baby names I just found searching on the internet so it must be true.

EDIT : Now it's seven smiley faces with only the end ones being tongue smileys. Don't want to get done for identity theft.

Eek. I've never heard half of those names. And the few ones that I have heard are the kind you'd better not name your child if you love it. They might be german, but they're very old versions of names. These days they might still be around (like "Ludkhannah" being "Luana"), but most of the "-Hilda" names that are admittedly *very* German if you go back to the Nibelungen, are not really popular these days.



Oh, and that's something I do sometimes with the smileys too. So keep trying! But don't worry about those smileys, really.


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Isn't dedication that thing you need if you want to be a Record Breaker.
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Oh, I should add something.

Some names with "-hilda" or "-hilde" are still popular. "Mathilda/Matilda" and "Mathilde" are still alright.

I should point out that there's a law in Germany that regulates what you may call your child.

I quote from Wikipedia:

The First/Given name...

...has to be recogniseable as such/...has to be recogniseable as being a name.
...has to be recogniseably male OR female. (Exceptions are established names like René, Toni, Sascha.)
...may not harm the well-being of the Child.
...may not be a City-, Family- or Brand-Name. (Exceptions are established names. So no naming your female child "Paris", and I think the greek "Paris" might just be a bit too old to count. Also, the city Paris is pronounced "Pah-reese" [the 'reese' similar to the food stuff] while the greek name "Paris" is pronounced "Paa-riss" in German.)
...has to be decided within one month after the birth.
...can not be trademarked/copyrighted/patented/anything like that (to preserve it as unique this way.)


I bet all those babies of US celebrities with those 'original' names will one day wish they had been born to German parents.


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Didn't there used to be a similar system in France with a set list of names to choose from? I remember a very French French teacher instructing the class about something like that once.

Anything that avoids names like "Trixibelle" deserves wholehearted support, if you ask me.
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Excuse me, is that proper grammar?
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That's a good question. And, while it may not appear to be, the phrase "didn't there used to be" isn't something that I just invented in a moment of madness. I think.
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Excuse me, is that proper grammar?

I think the proper way of saying it would be: "Did there not use to be a.."



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Jazhara x y 7! Shush, you! Criticise not the greatness of Robert Tiberius Lacey!
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re: Didn't there used to be...

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Excuse me, is that proper grammar?
Probably not, but I've heard it used all my life.
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Yeah, but you Americans never learn't the proper English like what we do in Blighty...
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Then you must have gotten that one from us!
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Indeed. I shall punish myself accordingly .
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Is this the weeping and gnashing of teeth? Or the self flagellation?
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I think it's the hanging out in Soho for two weeks. That's punishment enough for Rob.
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Think of the worst punishment that I could suffer. Then multiply it by the number of mistakes made. That is my punishment.
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Yeah, but you Americans never learn't the proper English like what we do in Blighty...

I'll just be silent and assume that was done on purpose...



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