Friday, September 19, 2003


Every September 19 is Talk Like a Pirate Day and here on Hypocorisma, what else better to celebrate it with some more pirate silliness? Check out What's My Pirate Name, a quiz for figuring out, what else, but your pirate name!

[posted by S. Y. Affolee on 12:36 PM | link]

Saturday, September 13, 2003

What's in a Name? Ask the oracle what your name means. This looks a bit like googling one's name by putting in "Bob is" (quotation marks included) and getting characteristics of other people named Bob on the net. This generator, though, is a bit more amusing and very unserious. Includes meanings for expression, personality, emotion, character, etc.

[posted by S. Y. Affolee on 11:14 AM | link]

Friday, September 12, 2003

The Friday Five for September 12, 2003. (via Shawn Allison) The blogosphere has several memes which are updated with questions each week for webloggers to answer on their own sites. This week's Friday Five has focused their questions on names.

Here are their questions:

1. Is the name you have now the same name that's on your birth certificate? If not, what's changed?

2. If you could change your name (first, middle and/or last), what would it be?

3. Why were you named what you were? (Is there a story behind it? Who specifically was responsible for naming you?)

4. Are there any names you really hate or love? What are they and why?

5. Is the analysis of your name at kabalarians.com accurate? How or how isn't it?

[posted by S. Y. Affolee on 8:51 AM | link]

Friday, September 05, 2003

Where IKEA Gets the Names. (via Blogdex) The very strange habits of IKEA furniture naming. "Thus bathroom items are named after Scandinavian lakes, rivers and bays; sets of bookcases after occupations; dining tables and chairs after Finnish placenames; carpets after Danish placenames; and much more."

[posted by S. Y. Affolee on 12:43 PM | link]

Monday, September 01, 2003

What's in a Name? Do you privately have stereotypes about particular names? The Lauras/Laurens I have known were flighty and airheaded. Jennifers had a peppy personality. And Tims were always a little kooky . And people who have my name? I can't really say--the only other person I met with my name was a bit of an attention-monger, a whiner, and not exactly that likeable.

Names of the Dead. This is a bit too macabre for me.

Khazarian Names. "The Khazars generally gave themselves Turkic and Hebrew given-names, but some of them used Slavic given-names, and some of the Turkic names may be originally of Persian or another origin. Some Khazars had a Turkic name as well as a Hebrew name."

[posted by S. Y. Affolee on 1:45 PM | link]





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