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armyowalgreens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:38 AM
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So there is a girl in my pre-law class named "Seven"...
That is literally how her name is spelled. My professor refused to believe her until she showed him her ID.

What's up with parents and these weird names?
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:43 AM
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1. I know a baby boy with the same name.
People are weird.
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JustABozoOnThisBus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:45 AM
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2. What comes after sex?
"Seven"

Perfectly logical.

Ok, some spelling nazis will disagree, but ...

:hi:
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:26 AM
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7. Well, the Latin word for "six" is "sex"
and the German word for "six" is pronounced like "sex" (sechs) :)
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suninvited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:59 AM
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3. She is too old to have been named after
the Seinfeld episode: The Seven.(Aired 1996) George tells Susan he is going to name their first child Seven (a name good for either a girl or a boy, he declares), and then another couple who is about to have their baby steal the name.

Audie Murphy in the 1960 film Seven Ways From Sundown is named Seven, his complete name, 'Seven Ways From Sundown Jones'.

In a 1992 episode of Married With Children, "The Magnificent Seven", a child character was introduced whose name was "Seven"

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armyowalgreens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:05 AM
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4. Yeah she's at least a couple years older than me. I'd guess 22.
So that was before the seinfeld episode. That was a hilarious episode though.
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jakeXT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:24 AM
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5. Reminds me of Rome

The most scholars do not bother to dedicate more than a paragraph to female Roman names. Thus, Miguel Dol is writing, „The system of female names was more primitive and less stable compared to male names according to the minor role Roman women played in the society. Usually women did not have a praenomen. The name of an unmarried woman cosisted of her family`s nomen and her father`s praenomen: Cumia L. f. Oftentimes the nomen was followed by a cognomen with a suffix –illa or –ina: Livia Drusilla, the second wife of Augustus, was a daughter of M. Livius Drusus Claudianus; Valeria Messalina, the first wife of Claudius, was a daughter of Valerius Messalla. Younger daughters received a name-number: Secunda, Tertia, Quarta. Upon getting married, a woman added the name of her husband to her name: Pupilia Turpilia Cn. Uxor“.<12>


...


So called „number names“ start with the fifth son in the family: Quintus and continue: Sextus, Septimus, Octavius, Nonus, Decimus. <3> However, a finnish philologist Olli Salomies questions the fact that „number names“ were used to number sons in the family. He emphasizes that since these names only start with Quintus, they might designate the month of the child`s birth.<4>

http://www.romanistik.uni-mainz.de/ifr/onomastik/roman_...
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:21 PM
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18. I think I also read somewnere that they also named girls Julia Major and Julia Minor?
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jakeXT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:28 PM
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19. I have heard of Octavia Major and Octavia Minor


Which seems to be elder=major and younger=minor, I think it has been used for both sexes.
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Claudia_Marcell...
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Demoiselle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:56 PM
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23. "Major and Minor" are classic British public school ways of telling brothers apart..
...Only they attach to the last name, ie. "Smith Major" and "Smith Minor."
What they do when confronted by three siblings attending the school is beyond me.
But you already knew that...
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:16 PM
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27. Hmmm... I will have to try "GreenKidMajor" and "GreenKidMinor" out on the boys. LOL
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:26 AM
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6. The woman that cuts my hair has a daughter named Brooke Lynn
or at least I think it's Brooke Lynn, and not Brooklyn. Or, maybe it's Brook-Lyn?

I don't know, I'm kind of afraid to ask how she spelled it.
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jakeXT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:33 AM
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8. sounds like a porn star name, and oh wonder it is
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:05 AM
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10. well, the daughter is about 9 months old
the mom used to work in Vegas, so maybe she was?
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:49 AM
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9. I think I'd say vaguely "Seven ... that's such a pretty name." Ands then I'd ask whether she
has sibs named One, Two, Three, ...
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Rosie1223 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:45 AM
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11. Seven of Nine?


Actually we should thank Jeri Ryan for giving us President Obama.

:hi:
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:33 PM
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32. I always thought that was a set-up,
and today, I believe it was - more than I did before.

Obama's climb was just a bit too slick, too easy.

There was an awful lot - I know one of the biggest players - of liberal Democratic Chicago money behind Obama, and they're people who could make anything - and I do mean anything - happen.

Check out the newest ambassadorships, and see who you can trace back to Chicago.............................
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:05 AM
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12. The Sistine Chapel is named after Pope Sixtus the Fourth.


While there is a Pope Sixtus the Fifth, sadly there is no Pope Sixtus the Sixth.
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:47 PM
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13. Remember "5" from Peanuts?
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:19 PM
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17. I had forgotten about him!
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:17 PM
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28. well played
:toast:
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:49 PM
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14. Seven of Nine from "Voyager." nt
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rcrush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:00 PM
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15. She is the 7th of 9 drones aboard her ship
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:08 PM
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16. Very Seinfeldian!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRUdaWZ4FN0




George and Susan, heading home from the restaurant. George is happy, smiling and whistling.

GEORGE: I think they really went for that Soda.

SUSAN: What, are you crazy? They hated it. They were just humoring you.

GEORGE: Ah, alright. Believe me, that kid's gonna be called Soda.

SUSAN: I can tell you, I would never name my child Soda.

GEORGE: Oh, no no no. Course not. I got a great name for our kids. A real original. You wanna hear what it is? Huh, you ready?

SUSAN: Yeah.

George uses his finger to draw a number 7 in the air, accompanying the Strokes of his digit with a two-tone whistle.

SUSAN: What is that? Sign language?

GEORGE: No, Seven.

SUSAN: Seven Costanza? You're serious?

GEORGE: Yeah. It's a beautiful name for a boy or a girl...

Susan scoffs.

GEORGE: ...especially a girl. Or a boy.

SUSAN: I don't think so.

GEORGE: What, you don't like the name?

SUSAN: It's not a name. It's a number.

GEORGE: I know. It's Mickey Mantle's number. So not only is it an all around beautiful name, it is also a living tribute.

SUSAN: It's awful. I hate it!

GEORGE: (angry) Well, that's the name!

SUSAN: (also angry) Oh no it is not! No child of mine is ever going to be named Seven!

GEORGE: (yelling) Awright, let's just stay calm here! Don't get all crazy on me!




Jerry walks from the bathroom, talking to George, who's just told him about his contretemps with Susan.

JERRY: Seven? Yeah, I guess I could see it. Seven. Seven periods of school, seven beatings a day. Roughly seven stitches a beating, and eventually seven years to life. Yeah, you're doing that child quite a service.

GEORGE: (adamant) Yes I am. I defy you to come up with a better name than Seven.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:12 PM
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24. Everytime I hear the number seven I think of that show
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:37 PM
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20. On the cable guide the other day, on some show called "Tots and Tiaras,"
one of the little girls was named Sparkal. And yes, it was spelled that way.

mikey_the_rat
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:36 PM
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33. People of a certain age
who were fans of the Dick Tracy comic strip will remember this character very well:

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name not needed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:14 PM
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21. Is her last name Costanza?
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:48 PM
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22. Beat me to it!
:rofl:
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EastTennesseeDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:28 PM
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30. YES!!!
nfm
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:15 PM
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25. Her parents drunkenly thought they were naming her after that kid on "Blossom"
:eyes:
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:16 PM
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26. Is her brother Soda?
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AllenVanAllen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:28 PM
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29. I was in Target and I overhread a father


calling to his 4 or 5 year old son, "Anakin, come on it's lets go!"








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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:29 PM
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31. Wait -
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 05:30 PM by Tangerine LaBamba
what is a "pre-law" class?

This is new for me. I've never heard of this.

Tell me about it, will you, please?

Thank you...................

On edit - more to the point of your OP - it's possible that she comes from a Latino family, where it is not at all unusual to name children in the order in which they were born.

I lived in a house in South America where the servants were three brothers, the oldest named Primero, the middle one was Segundo, and the youngest was, of course, Tercero.

Maybe she's got six older brothers and sisters........................
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proteus_lives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:33 PM
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34. They attempt to be hip and original but mostly succeed in getting their kids....
Beat-up and taunted in school.

There are some cool and original names out there for parents to choose from. They can get them from history books and old stories. But names like "Seven" feel either random or just an in-joke that only her parents would get.

I would love to name a son Hezekiah. I have an affection for old biblical names. They sound beautiful and have wonderful meanings.
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