Bizarre English names - Part 2

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Re: Bizarre English names - Part 2

Postby GuyInTaiwan » 27 Oct 2011, 10:35

Hope is actually not an odd English name as such (it might be these days, though not compared to some of the names I've seen!). I think there was a girl called Hope in my class when I was really little.

Anyway, I think Hope was one of those names that was either one of the Christian virtues, or based upon them, that was common for women of my grandparents' generation and the generation before. My paternal grandmother was called Constance (Connie) and my maternal grandmother was called Faith (Fay). My paternal grandfather's father was called Earnest.
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Re: Bizarre English names - Part 2

Postby housecat » 27 Oct 2011, 10:49

upandover wrote:Pepsi


Pepsi is Russian (I think) for snot. 's not really a good name.
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Re: Bizarre English names - Part 2

Postby Chris » 27 Oct 2011, 11:28

Kawa wrote:Encountered a Lancelot and a Hope.

What, was the Lancelot a female and Hope a male? Because that would be bizarre.

Otherwise... those are English names. Not common, but I did know a Lance in high school and have met a number of Hopes in my time.
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Re: Bizarre English names - Part 2

Postby BigNoodle » 27 Oct 2011, 11:37

i didn't go through the whole topic, but there the 7-11 girl serving beer every wednesday night around the roxy 99 whose name is Pants
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Re: Bizarre English names - Part 2

Postby bismarck » 27 Oct 2011, 15:52

Kawa wrote:Encountered a Lancelot and a Hope.

Hope is not so bad. It's pretty common in some parts.
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Re: Bizarre English names - Part 2

Postby finley » 27 Oct 2011, 16:00

housecat wrote:
upandover wrote:Pepsi

Pepsi is Russian (I think) for snot. 's not really a good name.

Could have been worse. At least he didn't make the same mistake as this guy:

gunadz wrote:Saw a guy wearing a distressed classic Pepsi logo t-shirt walking around NTU.
Only it didn't say pepsi. It said Penis.


i didn't go through the whole topic, but there the 7-11 girl serving beer every wednesday night around the roxy 99 whose name is Pants

Awesome. Just ... awesome.
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Re: Bizarre English names - Part 2

Postby The Daily Drucker » 27 Oct 2011, 18:24

We have a guy in sales and production:
Name: Gimme

Not like Jimmy, more like gimme that money!

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Zone, Force, Pen, Blue, Cola, Snake, Wonder. Not sure if I could buy from a guy named snake.

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Re: Bizarre English names - Part 2

Postby cranky laowai » 25 Dec 2011, 11:15

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Re: Bizarre English names - Part 2

Postby tsukinodeynatsu » 26 Dec 2011, 14:31

Since you bumped, I have a Hebe and a Milla (pronounced Me-lah). Apparently Milla is Swedish.
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Re: Bizarre English names - Part 2

Postby Northcoast Surfer » 26 Dec 2011, 16:55

My wife has had Taiwanese "adult" co-workers over the years with the following names.

Match - male - chose this name for himself because he prefers to light his cigarettes with a match. Fucking tool.

Cinderella - female - insecure unmarried woman over 50 who works in the HR department. All I can think about is the heavy metal hair band from the 80's!

Eagle - male - works in the logistics department and doesn't have a clue what he's doing.

Children's names of my wife's various co-workers over the years.

Handsome - male - super not.

Smart - male - smart as a bag of hammers.

Polar Express - male - his favorite movie. Hi. Nice to meet you. Just call me Toy Story 3!

Hoga - male - main protaganist in his favorite movie The Iron Giant. Only problem is that the progtagonist's name is Hogarth and shortened should be Garth. Calling him Hoga made me think of a submarine sandwich.

King - male - named after his favorite movie, the Lion King. I refused to call this little shit King and instead called him by his full name 陳國王 !! His mother said it sounded strange in Chinese and I told her it sounded stupid in English.

Bunny - male - mother named him this because his favorite animal is a bunny rabbit. I told her that it was fine, but if he were to go to school in the US that he better be a real tough ass because he will be bullied to death for this name. Also, most people would assume him to be a homosexual, which doesn't bother me because "Gay is OK!" She exlaimed that gay is definitely not ok and the next time I saw him, his name was Vincent! :roflmao:

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