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Postby CoBB » 2006-12-01, 8:35

My given name is Gergely, the Hungarian equivalent of Gregory. So I’m watching you. ;) My family name, Patai, means ‘originating from a settlement called Pata’. Pata itself means hoof.

Az utónevem Gergely, a Gregory magyar megfelelője. Tehát figyellek titeket. ;) A vezetéknevem – Patai – jelentése: Pata községből származó. A Pata maga angolul hoof.
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Postby Varislintu » 2006-12-01, 10:28

CoBB wrote:My given name is Gergely, the Hungarian equivalent of Gregory. So I’m watching you. ;)


Well, this explains why you're so (too) obsevant :P.

I, on the other hand, found this, although this is more flattering :mrgreen:.
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Postby North » 2006-12-01, 10:34

Hunef wrote:But the disappearance and reappearance of the surname Skeel is a bit confusing... :roll:


It is because we (my father and I) took the name back - why let an old family name die? :) There are other names we could take, if we wanted to keep old family names, but we are connected to the Skeel-family in so many ways, that this should be the one. And then it is easy to spell and pronounce

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Postby Lada » 2006-12-01, 17:57

North wrote: Someone told me, that Anna means "gracious", but I don't remember in wich language.

it's from Hebrew.
http://www.answers.com/topic/anna
btw, my name is Anna but I prefer Russian diminutive Анюта :)

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Postby CoBB » 2006-12-01, 18:40

Varislintu wrote:I, on the other hand, found this, although this is more flattering :mrgreen:.

Sure, being pursued by wolves is the kind of thing that appeals to you, eh? :mrgreen:

Az ám, nagyon is tetszik neked, ha farkasok üldöznek, ugye? :mrgreen:
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Postby Varislintu » 2006-12-01, 19:16

CoBB wrote:Sure, being pursued by wolves is the kind of thing that appeals to you, eh? :mrgreen:


Luonnollisesti ;).
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Postby CoBB » 2006-12-01, 19:18

Varislintu wrote:Luonnollisesti ;).

Hyvä tietää. :twisted:

Jó tudni. :twisted:
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Postby Mulder-21 » 2006-12-02, 18:43

North wrote:"Skeel", I don't think it means anything, but it is a Danish, old name of a noble family. (if you find that interesting, take a look at the family tree here)


I noticed, that one of your ancestors is Anna Helvig Clausdatter Dam.

Has anyone in your family examined this branch further? We are quite definitely related this way!
Gløgt er gestsins eyga. (Føroyskt orðafelli)
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Postby sa wulfs » 2006-12-02, 22:14

Roberto - Germanic "fame" + "bright". As far as I know the name came from late Old or Middle High German speakers, but because it's made up of two very common Germanic name components I like to use Hrōðbeorht (OE.) or Hrōþabaírhts (Gothic) better. But a Lombardic *Hrodperaht doesn't sound half bad :P

Ochoa - from Basque otsoa, "the wolf". Hence my username.

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Postby North » 2006-12-03, 15:22

Mulder-21 wrote:
North wrote:"Skeel", I don't think it means anything, but it is a Danish, old name of a noble family. (if you find that interesting, take a look at the family tree here)


I noticed, that one of your ancestors is Anna Helvig Clausdatter Dam.

Has anyone in your family examined this branch further? We are quite definitely related this way!


That is interesting! I'll ask my father to examine this branch, to see how we could be related, and a line to the Faroe Islands would be quite cool 8)

(here's the line: http://finnholbek.dk/genealogy/relation ... onID=I8362)

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Postby Hunef » 2006-12-03, 15:33

North wrote:
Mulder-21 wrote:
North wrote:"Skeel", I don't think it means anything, but it is a Danish, old name of a noble family. (if you find that interesting, take a look at the family tree here)


I noticed, that one of your ancestors is Anna Helvig Clausdatter Dam.

Has anyone in your family examined this branch further? We are quite definitely related this way!


That is interesting! I'll ask my father to examine this branch, to see how we could be related, and a line to the Faroe Islands would be quite cool 8)

(here's the line: http://finnholbek.dk/genealogy/relation ... onID=I8362)

I must say your father has created a terrific program to make genealogy trees. :shock:
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
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Postby North » 2006-12-03, 15:39

Hunef wrote:I must say your father has created a terrific program to make genealogy trees. :shock:


It is of course a program he has bought - he just fills the database with information :wink: He is definetly not a nerd :lol:

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Postby Hunef » 2006-12-03, 15:47

North wrote:
Hunef wrote:I must say your father has created a terrific program to make genealogy trees. :shock:


It is of course a program he has bought - he just fills the database with information :wink: He is definetly not a nerd :lol:

Ah, okey. Then I see. Looking at the genealogy pages, it seems like your family is some kind of eccentric aristocracy, though. :) (But maybe that is merely how we in the central and northern parts of Scandinavia perceive danes in a generalized manner.)
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
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Postby North » 2006-12-03, 16:30

Hunef wrote: Looking at the genealogy pages, it seems like your family is some kind of eccentric aristocracy, though. :) (But maybe that is merely how we in the central and northern parts of Scandinavia perceive danes in a generalized manner.)


I think you're right about that one :lol: That is why I will now flee to the Faroe Islands :twisted: :lol:

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Postby Mulder-21 » 2006-12-03, 18:16

Well, we're not completely deprived of eccentric aristrocracy here either. If you check the genealogy of Faroese people, you'll notice that most of the ancestors are priests and/or so called 'wizards'. Of course, the definition of these 'wizards' is just that they knew a bit more than the common man, e.g. to read, to write, a bit of science and medical cures etc. :)

And yes, most of the priests were Danish, so... :P
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Postby akiNOkaze » 2006-12-20, 2:59

Technically speaking, my name is the feminized, modern French version of a Germanic root meaning free man, which back then basically meant "person". So I'm a person, I guess, who is not enslaved, thankfully.

I'm sure no one's interested in my other names.

Edit : That, and sorry to interrupt the current course this thread is taking. very rude of me, indeed, not to read the latest posts.

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Postby Lauura » 2007-02-19, 21:49

My name is Luciana, which means "the one who brings the light" and my middle name is Laura, which has to do with laurel and so it means "glory". I know all this bringing the light and being glorious sounds a little bit pretentious, but then again... I don't think there are names that mean things like "he who is good for nothing" or "the one we're all fed up with", don't you think? :silly:
The world is made -mainly- of things that I haven't learnt yet.

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Postby Steisi » 2007-02-19, 22:17

My name is from Anastacia and means "She who will rise again" which is rubbish because I'm a terrible morning person.. :lol:
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Postby Teup » 2007-02-19, 22:20

Stacy wrote:My name is from Anastacia and means "She who will rise again" which is rubbish because I'm a terrible morning person.. :lol:


It doesn't say how though.. perhaps it's a warning? :P

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Postby Steisi » 2007-02-19, 22:21

Well if I'm a zombie that would be well fun..traipsing around asking for brains...

Otherwise, I'm totally up for some levitation OR even ascension :D:D:D
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