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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:29 AM
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Ok, what's your Hebrew name.....or for you
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 07:31 AM by ikojo
Catholics out there what's your confirmation name (I think that's when y'all take on a second name)
If you're a member of the Rainbow family...what's your Rainbow family name...


My Hebrew name is Miriam Soshannah.....
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:30 AM
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1. I dont have a confirmation name yet
but it may be David.
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:31 AM
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2. cool...when I was in highschool there was a guy
in my Spanish class and his Catholic name was Bartholomew. I'll never forget it because he was the first person I had ever met who had a name like Bartholomew.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:33 AM
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3. I would hate Bartholomew
Its just agh.,
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:35 AM
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5. HIs middle name was Edgar
so go figure. Bartholomew just rolled off the tongue so easily after Edgar. Parents need to really think before they name their children. What sounds cute for a baby may not be so for an adult, and humans are, hopefully, adults longer than they are little kids.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:36 AM
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6. I am just named after my grandfathers, old fashion
Eww, Edgar I would hate it, I hear that and I think of Edgar Hoover.
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:41 AM
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8. Naming kids after grandparents or other relatives is done
in the Jewish community too, but they must be dead. Although more common in the US, Jews often don't name kids junior or II, III etc. The reason kids are often named after a dead relative is because the parents want to honor the dead relative and if they think the person was a good person (a mensch) then they hope the kid will be the same.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:42 AM
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9. You know, Ive noticed that
There are few Jews that I know that are Juniors. I am named after with my first name, my mom's dad, who was alive at my birth but my middle name is after my dad's dad who was not.
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 03:32 PM
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28. My friend Zach's Catholic name is
Epidydimus. The monsignor couldn't even pronounce it when he went for communion at Lent this year, so he called him "Eppy."
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nuxvomica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:02 AM
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12. "David" is my confirmation name
I wasn't sure you could use a non-saint name but I wanted to honor a departed childhood friend with that name. But maybe there was a saint name "David" then. That would've been around 1968 which I think was before the wholesale purge of saints.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:03 AM
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13. Well David is the name of a male relative of mine
One of my good friends though is also David.
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tjwmason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:12 PM
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29. Saint David, king of Scots
He was a mediaeval king up in Scotland. He endowed a loads of churches and was closely related to S. Margaret, Queen of Scots (son, or father something like that - working from memory) who was a very popular saint north of the border.

Not wishing to sound too geeky about the Saints, but I was at uni in Scotland, and as a server would sit in the same place in church each week facing stained glass windows which depicted the main Scottish Saints - it eventually sank in which is more than can be said for the sermons which were preached as I dozed off looking at the window.
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Wat_Tyler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:24 PM
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31. I guess you didn't go to my Uni, then.
Two concrete tower blocks and a car park.
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tjwmason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:29 PM
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32. There were concrete blocks
They were put up in the '60s to house those studying science subjects. We in the arts faculty avoided them (the blocks and the scientists) like the plague.
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Wat_Tyler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:34 PM
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33. Ah - the luxury. Must've been one of the original four, then.
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 05:38 PM by Wat_Tyler
Mine was an amalgamation of all the colleges that had been left over.
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tjwmason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:39 PM
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34. The original and the best (S. Andrews)
Calling Edinburgh one of the originals is pushing it (I.M.H.O.), they're 17th century - I call that modern.
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:35 AM
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4. Rainbow family?
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:37 AM
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7. A bisseleh information on the Rainbow Family
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 07:38 AM by ikojo
They gather in a National Forest every July 4th to pray for peace. They are very much hippies.

http://www.welcomehome.org/rainbow.html

What is the Rainbow Family ?
Some say we're the largest non-organization of non-members in the world. We have no leaders, and no organization. To be honest, the Rainbow Family means different things to different people. I think it's safe to say we're into intentional community building, non-violence, and alternative lifestyles. We also believe that Peace and Love are a great thing, and there isn't enough of that in this world. Many of our traditions are based on Native American traditions, and we have a strong orientation to take care of the the Earth. We gather in the National Forests yearly to pray for peace on this planet.
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Dr Batsen D Belfry Donating Member (650 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:58 AM
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10. My Hebrew name is
Aharon, or in english, Aaron. My real Hebrew name is Arl Avraham, after my great-grandfather Abraham, but my temple changed it because Arl is Yiddish, not Hebrew, and the Rabbi didn't like that.

My oldest son's Hebrew names are Yaakov, Dov, and Sholem Tevya. Yaakov after my grandfather Jack, Dov after a great aunt, and Sholem Tevya was after an absolutely wonderful next-door neighbor who died of cancer shortly before my oldest was born.

My youngest son's Hebrew name is Meir, which means enlightened in Hebrew. The M is also for my grandfather's grandfather, whose name was Moshe-Mordechai

DBDB
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Calanus Donating Member (119 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:00 AM
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11. Jesus Fucking Christ.
Unlike my twin brother, Jesus H. Christ
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:07 AM
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14. Too funny!!!!
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Cuban_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:11 AM
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15. My confirmation name is Jose(ph). n/t
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agingdem Donating Member (893 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:26 AM
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16. Haven't thought about it in years...it's
Ziporah Leah. My parents were Holocaust survivors so there were a bounty of names to choose from. As it turned out, I was named for my mother's mother and father's sister while my twin sister, Libe Sorka was named for my father's mother and mother's sister.
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readmylips Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:30 AM
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17. I'm Mary....
actually, all females in my family use Marie as middle name, after great great grandmother Marie from Corsica.
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bleedingheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:41 AM
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18. I didn't take a confirmation name...my son did
and his is Jacob...

Not sure why I didn't take one...perhaps it was a foreshadowing of my rebellious behavior in the catholic church
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Mr.Green93 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:53 AM
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19. Joel David
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steely Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:10 AM
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20. I am Charles - pleased to meecha
I got confirmed later in life - a prerequisite to a catholic marriage.
All of my childhood friends attended parochial school, and this got taken care of for them (they were kept on track), so I was a laggard you might say.

I forgot what inspired me to select Charles, although it may have to do with a few of my ancestors with the same name.
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:41 AM
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21. You might want to add that Asian-Americans often have
names from their ancestral language as well as an English name.
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 03:26 PM
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26. Thanks for that information. I have a nephew who is half Korean
His middle name is Ki.

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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:03 AM
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22. Mother Mary Harris Jones
is my daughter's confirmation name - I think the bishop thought she was a nun. I was more conservative, Martin for Martin dePorres even though I am female.
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Feathered Fish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:15 AM
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23. Teresa
for: St. Teresa of Avila (Spain)


fun fact: She is associated with protection from headaches
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Red State Rebel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:49 AM
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24. Confirmation name: Catherine
Also gave it to my daughter as a middle name.
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Dzimbowicz Donating Member (911 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:55 AM
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25. I don't know much Hebrew, but in Jiddisch...
my name translates to Jakob.
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Boswells_Johnson Donating Member (526 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:20 PM
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30. If I'm not mistaken, Iain (Ian) is the celtic version of John, which is
Isaac, isn't it?
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Dzimbowicz Donating Member (911 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:14 PM
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35. Isaaca = Laughter, Isaac is the masculine form...
Yochanan , Yohannan - God is gracious. The Anglicized variation is John, with all its many derivatives, including Evan, Ian, Jack, Johann, Juan, Owen, Sean and Shawn.

Szalom
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Boswells_Johnson Donating Member (526 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:29 PM
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36. Thanks!
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Dzimbowicz Donating Member (911 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:47 PM
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37. You're welcome
Your inquiry is enabling me to make enough posts to make my way out of the 700 club.

BTW, I see that you are from Halifax. Back in 1991, I was feeling rather restless, so I got in the car and started driving. After two days of driving, I found myself in Halifax. Your city, and province, are very nice and beautiful; and the people were all very friendly to me.
I would also like to compliment you and your fellow citizens for being very accepting of bicyclists on the open road. Never once did anyone try and push me off the road as people do here where I live.

:hi:
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Boswells_Johnson Donating Member (526 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:53 PM
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38. Come back any time
Maritimers love to have visitors! It's always nice to hear that people like it.

There's a high-speed ferry between NS and Maine now as well.

Halifax is getting better for bicycles. They've since added cycle lanes in some of the downtown, so that it's not such a tight squeeze :)

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Debbi801 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 03:29 PM
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27. Yocheved Aviva here...
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 03:32 PM by Debbi801
With kids: Menachem Chiam, Talya Miriam, and Hechel Natan (not sure of spellings, though.)

Debbi
ET fix confusion.
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