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    Quote Originally Posted by Oom View Post
    Nope, I'm not around religion enough to have even heard that word before. There aren't any synagogues in my town. I don't know any Jewish people either.
    Well, now you know Live and learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky is BLUE! View Post
    Well, now you know Live and learn.
    Classic quote!

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    Usage: English, Greek mythology (latinized)
    Latinized form of Greek Kuv8ia which means "woman from Kynthos". This was an epithet of the Greek moon goddess Artemis given because Kynthos was the mountain on Delos on which she and her twin brother Apollo were born. It was not used as a given name until the Renaissance and did not become common in the English-speaking-world until the 19th century.
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    From the English word for the climbing plant that has small yellow flowers. It is ultimately derived from Old English ifig.
    I didn't know that about the Old English word, cool!
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    ERIC

    Gender: Masculine

    Usage: English, French, Swedish

    Pronounced: ER-ik (English), er-EEK (French)
    From the Old Norse name Eiríkr, derived from the elements ei "ever" and ríkr "ruler". A notable bearer was Eiríkr inn Rauda (Eric the Red in English), a 10th-century navigator and explorer who discovered Greenland. This was also the name of several early kings of Sweden, Denmark and Norway.

    This common Norse name was first brought to England by Danish settlers during the Anglo-Saxon period. It was not popular in England in the Middle Ages, but it was revived in the 19th-century, in part due to the children's novel 'Eric, or Little by Little' (1858) by Frederic William Farrar.
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    I've been to this site many times.

    I shall keep my anonymity, though, and there's really no way to post the etymology without clueing you in on what my name is.
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    Me too, I love using the "random name generator" to create a ninja/Thai/fairy/evil robot/Gaelic name, or ... you know... looking up name popularities.

    I think there was a thread similar to this though, where I learned a lot of people here have very lovely poetic-and/or-adoring-of-God names: http://www.typologycentral.com/forum...name-mean.html

    All mine says is
    Means "bird"
    What is doesn't say is this kind of bird. I don't know, anything with "swamp" doesn't sound that poetic to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colors View Post
    I think there was a thread similar to this though, where I learned a lot of people here have very lovely poetic-and/or-adoring-of-God names: http://www.typologycentral.com/forum...name-mean.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyGeek View Post
    Oh it's fine. I'll let people see it but remove it later today so it isn't up there forever.
    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyGeek View Post
    Interesting... but now that I've told you guys my name, I have to kill you.

    Wow... that really did not sound funny. Joke fail. D:
    See unfortunately that little description is enough for me. I now know your name even though you edited it. Your name also means "motherly".

    Here's mine:
    CALEB

    Gender: Masculine

    Usage: English, Biblical

    Other Scripts: ?????? (Hebrew)

    Pronounced: KAY-l?b (English) [key]
    Means "dog" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this was the name of one of the twelve spies sent by Moses into Israel. Of the Israelites who left Egypt with Moses, Caleb and Joshua were the only ones who lived to see the promised land. As an English name, Caleb came into use after the Protestant Reformation. It was common among the Puritans, who introduced it to America in the 17th century.
    What I always found interesting is that my name after that point in history came to mean "brave" or "faithful"... And I'm an ISTJ...
    - Caleb

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