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    Quote Originally Posted by Antisocial one View Post
    The fact that people get nicknames also proves that there is no such a thing a real name.
    I don't understand this question. What do you think a 'name' is/means in the first place, such that you make a statement of a 'real name' (versus a 'fake' one)?

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    Think if kids got to pick their names (and they were stuck with them). There wouldn't be so many John's but probably more "ninja" and "machinegun".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beat View Post
    Think if kids got to pick their names (and they were stuck with them). There wouldn't be so many John's but probably more "ninja" and "machinegun".
    heh.

    I guess we can just watch avatar naming online to get an idea of what we'd be up against.

    and dangercat712
    and xxpiddlypuffxx
    and iliketrafficlights
    and... lots of other crazy talk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    heh.

    I guess we can just watch avatar naming online to get an idea of what we'd be up against.

    and dangercat712
    and xxpiddlypuffxx
    and iliketrafficlights
    and... lots of other crazy talk.
    You want to know what my first username was?

    PIKA409397. Of course, I was 11 years old at the time.

    If I had been stuck with that, people wouldn't know if they were being told a number in addition to my name at first or not. It almost sounds more like an old telephone number than a name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athenian200 View Post
    You want to know what my first username was?

    PIKA409397. Of course, I was 11 years old at the time.

    If I had been stuck with that, people wouldn't know if they were being told a number in addition to my name at first or not. It almost sounds more like a telephone number than a name.
    I dialed it, but it said your name had been disconnected.

    maybe conventional naming by parents ISN'T a bad idea?
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    For some reason, my given name only became the name I was commonly referred to when I was 14. Before then, I'd get a new nickname (that for some reason had nothing to do with my given name) every week. As such, I've long since separated my identity from my name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    I dialed it, but it said your name had been disconnected.
    LOL. Actually, it has. I switched from AOL a long time ago.
    maybe conventional naming by parents ISN'T a bad idea?
    Of course it isn't. It would be impractical to name people any other way.

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    Would you think that if you had been given a number instead of a name, your meaning would make more sense?...
    ... They say that knowledge is free, and to truly acquire wisdom always comes with a price... Well then,... That will be $10, please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qre:us View Post
    I don't understand this question. What do you think a 'name' is/means in the first place, such that you make a statement of a 'real name' (versus a 'fake' one)?
    Firts there should be one extra "as" in that question. (between "thing" and a)
    The point is that all names are just a agreement nothing more.
    But this question is here to show how relative things really are.



    Quote Originally Posted by Prototype View Post
    Would you think that if you had been given a number instead of a name, your meaning would make more sense?...
    "Your meaning" ?

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    When I run into someone with a name like Dirk Kickass or something, I get really pissed at my name. Most of the time I don't even think about it though. Then again, mental stability doesn't run in my family so I didn't get a fair shake when it came to my name.
    I know a girl, she's one of a kind
    But the poor little thing, she's going out of her mind
    There's something you forgot - there's a reason why she's lost
    Cos baby she don't want to be found

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