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22nd Aug '17 5:53:49 AM CaptEquinox
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* Almost all Christian names do have a discrete meaning in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek or Latin; however, most are simple words or phrases (e.g. Benjamin=Hebrew Bin-yamin, "Son of the Right [hand]"; James/Jacob=Hebrew Ya'aqov, "Heel"; Mary=Hebrew Miriam, "She of Strong Will"; Ruth=Hebrew Rut, "Companion"). However, some names are in fact full sentences: "John" is short of Hebrew ''Yehonahan'' which means "God is Merciful", and both "Joshua" and "Jesus" are Anglicizations of "Yeshua" which is itself a shortening of "Yehoshua": "God is salvation." Rather fitting for its [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} most famous bearer]], don't you think?
* The registered show names of dogs and horses are often long-winded and rather ridiculous. Naturally, most people give the animal a "call name" that's much shorter and more pronounceable, and only use the long name at shows or for formal identification.'

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* Almost all Christian names do have a discrete meaning in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek or Latin; however, most are simple words or phrases (e.g. Benjamin=Hebrew Bin-yamin, "Son of the Right [hand]"; James/Jacob=Hebrew Ya'aqov, "Heel"; Mary=Hebrew Miriam, "She of Strong Will"; Dinah=Hebrew, "justified"; Ruth=Hebrew Rut, "Companion"). However, some names are in fact full sentences: "John" is short of Hebrew ''Yehonahan'' which means "God is Merciful", and both "Joshua" and "Jesus" are Anglicizations of "Yeshua" which is itself a shortening of "Yehoshua": "God is salvation." Rather fitting for its [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} most famous bearer]], don't you think?
* The registered show names of dogs and horses are often long-winded and rather ridiculous. Naturally, most people give the animal a "call name" that's much shorter and more pronounceable, and only use the long name at shows or for formal identification.'' A horse's name must include elements of both parents' names.



* On a simpler level, this is also where Europeans got most of their surnames. A lot of them came from the family profession, a person's lineage, or the town a person came from. "Smith" meant "the blacksmith". "Miller" was the guy who ran the flour mill. "Hanson" was literally "the son of Hans". "Norton" was "the guy from North Town".

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* On a simpler level, this is also where Europeans got most of their surnames. A lot of them came from the family profession, a person's lineage, or the town a person came from. "Smith" meant "the blacksmith". "Miller" was the guy who ran the flour mill. "Hanson" was literally "the son of Hans". "Norton" was "the guy from North Town". And "Brewer" or "Brewster", naturally, was the lady who made all the ale and beer for them to drink.[[note]]In former times, most beer was made by women including nuns, kind of a side occupation to baking. Beer has hops for a preservative because St. Hildegarde von Bingen recommended them. Owning pubs and bartending were also female occupations, including in pre-Revolutionary America.[[/note]]
8th Aug '17 5:56:32 PM Jhimmibhob
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* In ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' Zaphod Beeblebrox's boyhood name was Ix, which is Old Betelgeusian for "Boy Who Is Not Able to Satisfactorily Explain What a Hrung Is, nor Why It Should Have Chosen to Collapse on Betelgeuse Seven."
6th Aug '17 3:06:37 PM flameclaw0x7
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See also OverlyLongName, PurpleProse, BadassMcCoolname, and TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard. Compare TheNounWhoVerbed, PreppyName, and TranslationYes.

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See also OverlyLongName, PurpleProse, BadassMcCoolname, AwesomeMcCoolname, and TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard. Compare TheNounWhoVerbed, PreppyName, and TranslationYes.
6th Aug '17 3:05:39 PM flameclaw0x7
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See also OverlyLongName, PurpleProse, and TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard. Compare TheNounWhoVerbed, PreppyName, and TranslationYes.

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See also OverlyLongName, PurpleProse, BadassMcCoolname, and TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard. Compare TheNounWhoVerbed, PreppyName, and TranslationYes.
10th Jul '17 3:01:36 PM SomberCaelifera
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* The ''Franchise/FactionParadox'' novel 'Newtons Sleep' features a character named Lord Yellow Dog of the Thirty-One Cuts.
1st Jul '17 1:14:28 PM Dvandemon
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** At least here it's justified since registering show animals is like registering a username, i.e. they have to be completely unique with no duplicates.
2nd Apr '17 5:37:25 PM DustSnitch
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* Almost all Christian names do have a discrete meaning in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek or Latin; however, most are simple words or phrases (e.g. Benjamin=Hebrew Bin-yamin, "Son of the Right [hand]"; James/Jacob=Hebrew Ya'aqov, "Heel"; Mary=Hebrew Miriam, "She of Strong Will"; Ruth=Hebrew Rut, "Companion"). However, some names are in fact full sentences: "John" is short of Hebrew ''Yehonahan'' which means "God is Merciful", and both "Joshua" and "Jesus" are Anglicizations of "Yeshua" which is itself a shortening of "Yehoshua": "God is salvation." Rather fitting for its [[{{Jesus}} most famous bearer]], don't you think?

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* Almost all Christian names do have a discrete meaning in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek or Latin; however, most are simple words or phrases (e.g. Benjamin=Hebrew Bin-yamin, "Son of the Right [hand]"; James/Jacob=Hebrew Ya'aqov, "Heel"; Mary=Hebrew Miriam, "She of Strong Will"; Ruth=Hebrew Rut, "Companion"). However, some names are in fact full sentences: "John" is short of Hebrew ''Yehonahan'' which means "God is Merciful", and both "Joshua" and "Jesus" are Anglicizations of "Yeshua" which is itself a shortening of "Yehoshua": "God is salvation." Rather fitting for its [[{{Jesus}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} most famous bearer]], don't you think?
2nd Apr '17 1:12:39 AM Theriocephalus
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* On a simpler level, this is also where Europeans got most of their surnames. A lot of them came from the family profession, a person's lineage, or the town a person came from. "Smith" meant "the blacksmith." "Miller" was the guy who ran the flour mill. "Hanson" was literally "the son of Hans." "Norton" was "the guy from North Town."

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* On a simpler level, this is also where Europeans got most of their surnames. A lot of them came from the family profession, a person's lineage, or the town a person came from. "Smith" meant "the blacksmith." blacksmith". "Miller" was the guy who ran the flour mill. "Hanson" was literally "the son of Hans." Hans". "Norton" was "the guy from North Town."Town".
30th Mar '17 9:28:43 AM TheGreatUnknown
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* Being set in a Wuxia-esque Asian mashup, similarly to ''Exalted'', the characters in ''[[TabletopGame/{{Ironclaw}} Jadeclaw]]'' tend to have names like this, such as "Bitter Storm", "The Little Mountain", or even "Number 21 Mouth" (so named because she was the 21st child of a peasant farmer, and another mouth to feed).
16th Mar '17 11:39:24 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6199150/chapters/14230852 The Power of a Well-Organized Mind]]'' Harry acquires some Parseltongue books written by a Naga whose name translates as "Warm Breath of Morning."



* In ''Literature/TheHost,'' [[PuppeteerParasite Souls]] choose their own names, which are often the old names of their host bodies; sometimes they chance them when they get a new host, sometimes not. As such, the Souls in the book, who are inhabiting humans, can have names like "Kathy," or things like "Fords Deep Waters," "Sunlight Passing Through the Ice," and "Rides the Beast."

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* In ''Literature/TheHost,'' [[PuppeteerParasite Souls]] choose their own names, which are often the old names of their host bodies; sometimes they chance change them when they get a new host, sometimes not. As such, the Souls in the book, who are inhabiting humans, can have names like "Kathy," or things like "Fords Deep Waters," "Sunlight Passing Through the Ice," and "Rides the Beast."
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