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Messiah no more - baby gets a new name

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Kyriakos, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. bhsup

    bhsup Deity

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    Yeah, except that it could be mispronounced as La hyphen A.
     
  2. Mise

    Mise isle of lucy

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    I'd rather see more La-shas and Shaniquas than boring crap like Ian and David...
     
  3. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Janus might have been a cool name, although obviously quite gloomy. Janus Bifrons :)
     
  4. Oruc

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23626986

    Why didn't they change this guy's name?

    Or all these lot?
     
  5. Lillefix

    Lillefix I'm serious. You can.

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    I can picture the schoolchildren. What rhymes with Janus...
     
  6. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    ^The Messiah is not just a boy's name? o_O

    Maybe if you are stoned. (obscure allusion)

    Indeed :/ I was thinking of the Greek version of the name, which is Ianos :) (the etruscan/roman two-faced god of war, change and barriers)
     
  7. Rashiminos

    Rashiminos Fool Prophet

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    That right falls upon the judge, who is a representative arbiter of decent society.
     
  8. timtofly

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    Since expletives are used quite often around young kids, it is a wonder they even know their given name at birth by the time they enter grade school.
     
  9. Souron

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    I remember a story of an orthodox Jewish child who was named, Shalom, one of the names of God. If a Jew can name his son one of the names of God, then a Christian should allow someone to be named after the mere title of the Son of God.
     
  10. Antilogic

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    I think Messiah Yahweh McSavior would be a great name.
     
  11. Janusi

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    The parents were arguing about the child's last name, not his first name. The judge decided on her own to change his given name, because the parents' choice offended her religious convictions.

    I have a big problem with a judge that decides cases based on the authority of a religious text. Last I checked, the United States aren't a theocracy.
     
  12. hobbsyoyo

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    Thanks a lot Mise. :rolleyes:
    -David Hobbs

    And come correct people:
    La-a
     
  13. El_Machinae

    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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    Haha! Even the next day, I think that's clever. I like it!
     
  14. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    It's clever, but everyone's going to pronounce it laaaaaa
     
  15. Souron

    Souron The Dark Lord

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    I'd pronounce it as La ah, presuming the dash is to indicate that it's two syllables.

    I don't think naming your child is a good time for this kind of cleverness.
     
  16. Antilogic

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    For some reason this exchange is reminding me of a terrible joke about the Star Trek: Voyager crew...
     
  17. hobbsyoyo

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    It's actually pronounced Ladasha, they just used an actual - mark instead of spelling it out.
     
  18. Mise

    Mise isle of lucy

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    Don't blame me, blame every other parent in Wales for naming their child David :mad:
     
  19. schlaufuchs

    schlaufuchs La Femme Moderne

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    Not even Dafydd? The nerve of some people!
     
  20. CKS

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    My wife used to teach first grade in a rotten school district. She did, in fact, have a student who didn't know his name when he got to first grade. He had an identical twin, so non-family members tended to call him things like sweetie and honey, since they didn't know who was who.
     

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