History ADogNamedDog / RealLife

24th Sep '17 9:51:58 PM jamespolk
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* The ancient Romans combined this trope with misogyny [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naming_conventions_for_women_in_ancient_Rome when naming their daughters]]. If your family's name was Julius, your son would get three fancy names like Gaius Julius Caesar. Your daughter would only get the feminine of the family name--"Julia". If you had more than one daughter they'd get numbers: Julia Primera, Julia Secunda..."Girl Child #1, Girl Child #2"....
24th Sep '17 9:43:51 PM jamespolk
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* There's a republic, in central Africa. It's called the Central African Republic. [[http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2012/03/joseph_kony_video_why_does_central_african_republic_have_such_a_boring_name_.html Blame the French.]]
21st Sep '17 12:40:36 AM FierceArtist
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* Mariah Carey owned a Jack Russell terrier named "Jack".
28th Aug '17 5:46:01 PM BradyLady
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* 1982's Kentucky Derby winner combines the "name an animal something it isn't" subversion with a BilingualBonus. His name was ''Gato del Sol,'' which in Spanish means "The Sun Cat."
1st Jun '17 4:40:29 PM Giantsgiants
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* Honolulu's bus service is called TheBus.

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* Honolulu's bus service is called TheBus.[=TheBus=].
1st Jun '17 4:40:12 PM Giantsgiants
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* Honolulu's bus service is called TheBus.
25th Feb '17 2:38:25 PM shokoshu
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** Same in Greek: Kore (the derived form Cora is much more common)


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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RRS_Sir_David_Attenborough#Naming_poll Boaty McBoatface]], the suggested name for a polar research vessel.
24th Feb '17 5:15:50 AM Korodzik
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* Equineline.com lists at least three racehorses which are named simply "The Horse" or just "Horse".
11th Dec '16 6:31:08 PM lucy24
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* A common girl's name is Colleen, which is English phonetic spelling of Cailin, the Irish for Girl.

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* A common girl's name is Colleen, which is the English phonetic spelling of Cailin, the Irish for Girl.
11th Dec '16 6:30:28 PM lucy24
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* A common girl's name is Colleen, which is the phonetic spelling of Cailin, the Irish for Girl.

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* A common girl's name is Colleen, which is the English phonetic spelling of Cailin, the Irish for Girl.
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