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Postby linguanima » 2008-02-26, 8:29

Kayla reminds me of the name 'Leyla' or 'Layla' or however it's spelt. They tell me it means 'night' in Arabic. It's such a poetic name!

I absolutely hate the name 'Kimberly' (sorry if it's anyone's name here). Too manly and too.. heavy, just doesn't sound right on a girl. Same effect is given by the the Portuguese name Conceição. It sounds like an abstract noun once you know that -ção is the Portuguese equivalent of the English -tion. So it'd sound like.. conception or concession. Imagine a girl called Conception...
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Postby DelBoy » 2008-02-26, 11:45

linguanima wrote: It sounds like an abstract noun once you know that -ção is the Portuguese equivalent of the English -tion. So it'd sound like.. conception or concession. Imagine a girl called Conception...


There are quite a few girls names used in Ireland like this (I don't think they're Irish, they don't sound it, but I've never heard them used anywhere else!). Zorba mentioned Attracta earlier, there's also Concepta and Assumpta, among others - always makes me think of the -tion ending aswell!
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Postby linguanima » 2008-02-26, 12:10

DelBoy wrote:
linguanima wrote: It sounds like an abstract noun once you know that -ção is the Portuguese equivalent of the English -tion. So it'd sound like.. conception or concession. Imagine a girl called Conception...


There are quite a few girls names used in Ireland like this (I don't think they're Irish, they don't sound it, but I've never heard them used anywhere else!). Zorba mentioned Attracta earlier, there's also Concepta and Assumpta, among others - always makes me think of the -tion ending aswell!



Ok finally I know where these names are from.

Religious connotations. The Divine Conception, and the Assumption.
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Postby Bjarn » 2008-02-26, 12:42

Whenever I think of my name I always drop the K and think of Ayla. :lol:

I suppose she was wild and strong, Ayla of No People, Protected by the spirit of the Cave Lion. 8)
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Postby 0stsee » 2008-02-26, 14:07

My favorite names are:

Liron
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Postby Aleco » 2008-02-26, 15:40

Male:
Ask
Vegard
Vetle
Séan
Rhys

Female:
None :P
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Postby kalemiye » 2008-02-26, 17:36

linguanima wrote:Kayla reminds me of the name 'Leyla' or 'Layla' or however it's spelt. They tell me it means 'night' in Arabic. It's such a poetic name!

I absolutely hate the name 'Kimberly' (sorry if it's anyone's name here). Too manly and too.. heavy, just doesn't sound right on a girl. Same effect is given by the the Portuguese name Conceição. It sounds like an abstract noun once you know that -ção is the Portuguese equivalent of the English -tion. So it'd sound like.. conception or concession. Imagine a girl called Conception...


It is pretty common overhere. My grandmother was called Concepción. Usually the name is not Concepción, but María de la Concepción, after a virgin called like that. It is a name linked to religion, back under Franco's rule, it was mandatory to have names linked to religion, so all girls had to have a "María" somewhere in their names :lol:. The short for Concepción in Spanish is Concha.
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Postby Alejo » 2008-02-26, 20:40

Male:
Alex, as well as all of its translations or dimunitives :wink: (I am sooo happy this is my name)
Jake(my dogs name)
Ryan
Aram
Sevan
Daniel/Taniel
Vache
Nishan
Serj
Arsenio
Ahmet
Savas
Selim

Female:
Rocio
Armanoush
Katoush
Elizabeth
Courtney
Ayshe
Lupe
Marica
Lyala
Mala
Tsura
Sapnorri
Renata :D
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Postby Hunef » 2008-02-26, 21:16

Bjarn wrote:More like the Hun. :)

The Scandinavian name Atle does refer to Attila the Hun.
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Postby OhMyMadge! » 2008-02-27, 4:23

Lazar Taxon wrote:Male
Alyssa


YAY! At least someone likes my name :D

Some of favourites include:
Vladimir
Abel
Elspeth
Lejla
Elisheva
Dita

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Postby Zorba » 2008-02-27, 4:48

Delboy wrote:There are quite a few girls names used in Ireland like this (I don't think they're Irish, they don't sound it, but I've never heard them used anywhere else!). Zorba mentioned Attracta earlier, there's also Concepta and Assumpta, among others - always makes me think of the -tion ending aswell!


Most of these are Latin forms of saints names or Roman Catholic devotional names for the Virgin Mary (Attracta > St. Attracta; Assumpta > Our Lady of Assumption; Perpetua > St. Perpetua; Concepta > Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception)

They aren't Irish in the sense of being Irish Gaelic, but they can almost be considered 'Irish' because they were used so commonly there until very recently because of the strong influence of the RC Church.

As renata said, they are also common in Spain because of Catholicism. Spanish names like Milagros (miracles), Dolores (pains), Angustias (anguish) also derive from Catholic sources.

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Postby linguanima » 2008-02-27, 6:22

Aleco wrote:Male:
Rhys


Yes! I love this name too!!

Aleco wrote:Female:
None :P


Why is that?!

Alejo wrote:Alex, as well as all of its translations or dimunitives (I am sooo happy this is my name)


Hi 5 Alejito! :wink:

Alejo wrote:Selim


Is it another version of 'Salim'? It sort of reminds me of Salim Kéchiouche, un petit arab super mignon!

In addition to the list I already posted, Jeremy and Andrew are also two of my favourites.
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Postby Aleco » 2008-02-27, 6:40

Linguanima:
Well I have the feeling Rhys is more common in Australia than anywhere else, or? I actually never heard it before I watched Home and Away :lol:
But it looks cool as well as sounds cool :D Looks kinda Welsh actually... :?

And about female names - it's simply because I couldn't come up with any female names I like :P
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Postby Tenebrarum » 2008-02-27, 6:54

Aleco wrote:Male:
Rhys

That is male too? :shock:


linguanima wrote:Salim Kéchiouche

I've fallen in love with that guy, and it's all because of YOU!! :evil: :lol:
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Postby linguanima » 2008-02-27, 6:55

Draven wrote:
linguanima wrote:Salim Kéchiouche

I've fallen in love with that guy, and it's all because of YOU!! :evil: :lol:


Thank me very much.
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Postby Alejo » 2008-02-27, 7:55

Draven wrote:
Aleco wrote:Male:
Rhys

That is male too? :shock:


linguanima wrote:Salim Kéchiouche

I've fallen in love with that guy, and it's all because of YOU!! :evil: :lol:


Ow=y, thick angry eyebrows. :shock:

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Postby linguanima » 2008-02-27, 8:11

Aleco wrote:Linguanima:
Well I have the feeling Rhys is more common in Australia than anywhere else, or? I actually never heard it before I watched Home and Away :lol:
But it looks cool as well as sounds cool :D Looks kinda Welsh actually... :?


LOL you watch Home and Away? Good on you!

No Rhys is not a common name here. Actually I haven't met one single guy called Rhys yet.
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Postby linguanima » 2008-02-27, 8:14

Alejo wrote:Ow=y, thick angry eyebrows. :shock:


What do you mean?! He's so hot!
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Postby Alejo » 2008-02-27, 9:04

linguanima wrote:
Alejo wrote:Ow=y, thick angry eyebrows. :shock:


What do you mean?! He's so hot!


Well, then you are much more generous than I when it comes to this sort of thing.

I just want to...pluck them or something...

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