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Old 06-20-2012, 05:38 PM
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I met a person today whose first name is Virus.

Really. Truly. Virus.

His last name was a very, very common english name.

Nice enough guy, but he has some issues and problems.

I didn't ask him about his name, but I was tempted.

This one amused me more than my patient named Antwarn, but not as much as my patient named OG.
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:41 PM
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Really. Truly. Virus.

His last name was a very, very common english name.

Nice enough guy, but he has some issues and problems.

I didn't ask him about his name, but I was tempted.

This one amused me more than my patient named Antwarn, but not as much as my patient named OG.
Did he pronounce the first syllable to rhyme with bye or beer?

When I was a high school freshmen, my English teacher claimed to have known someone named Ophelia Tiddy.
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:50 PM
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I presume the person is male, but too bad; If female and had a niece or nephew, she'd be Auntie Virus.
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You're sure it's not just a nickname?
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:23 PM
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You're sure it's not just a nickname?
It appears as his first name in many different legal papers.

I didn't ask him how he pronounced it, either. We had other work to do.
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:51 PM
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I can just see his mom's rationale: "It's like Cyrus, only better."

Honestly he might have changed it himself in adulthood. I don't know anybody dumb enough to name their kid Virus or Bacteria or Fungus.
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Honestly he might have changed it himself in adulthood. I don't know anybody dumb enough to name their kid Virus or Bacteria or Fungus.
It appears in legal records when he was 18 years and 2 months of age. I think he was named this.

As for dumb, I knew a woman who named her son "Eunuch". And yes, I know this firsthand, having had both her and her young son as my patients in the past.

BTW, her first name was Philistine.

Yes, really. That exact spelling.
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:18 PM
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It appears in legal records when he was 18 years and 2 months of age. I think he was named this.

As for dumb, I knew a woman who named her son "Eunuch". And yes, I know this firsthand, having had both her and her young son as my patients in the past.

BTW, her first name was Philistine.

Yes, really. That exact spelling.
Maybe she wanted to name him "Enoch" and got confused?

......I got nothing.
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:18 PM
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You have quite the interesting patient base.

I always look forward to your posts.
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:21 PM
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I know a girl named Cilia (pronounced Celia). Father is some Eastern/Middle Eastern ethnicity, possibly Lebanese, mother American, both well-educated. Better than Virus, I guess.
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:29 PM
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As for dumb, I knew a woman who named her son "Eunuch". And yes, I know this firsthand, having had both her and her young son as my patients in the past.

BTW, her first name was Philistine.

Yes, really. That exact spelling.
Definitely an argument for broad literary exposure.

Over several generations.

It will take longer than we thought.
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:34 PM
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As for dumb, I knew a woman who named her son "Eunuch". And yes, I know this firsthand, having had both her and her young son as my patients in the past.

BTW, her first name was Philistine.
There's no accounting for taste.

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Old 06-20-2012, 08:15 PM
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Why did he come and see you- did he have a nasty bug?
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:17 PM
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QtM, My father has told me of a woman who's first name is "Melanoma." However, this is from a third-hand source (i.e., a potentially shaggy dog). Whatta ya think, is "Melanoma" plausible?
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:19 PM
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QtM, My father has told me of a woman who's first name is "Melanoma." However, this is from a third-hand source (i.e., a potentially shaggy dog). Whatta ya think, is "Melanoma" plausible?
Plausible, but without firsthand sources, I would suspect urban legend is more likely.

I can direct folks to both Virus' and Philistine's names in public records. Eunuch has proved more elusive so far.

(Not that I'm offering to do so publicly, out of respect for privacy. But searching our state's public court records found them both easily.)
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:21 PM
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A woman had to be talked out of naming their daughter Chlamydia, she heard it somewhere around the hospital and thought it was a beautiful name...
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:31 PM
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A woman had to be talked out of naming their daughter Chlamydia, she heard it somewhere around the hospital and thought it was a beautiful name...
Probably what Candida's mother thought, too.
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:43 PM
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Labia would be a pretty name, too!
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:47 AM
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When I was a kid we had a neighbor for a while who had a little girl named Carrion. It wasn't until after they moved that my mom told me what 'carrion' was. I hope to god she changed her name the day she turned 18.

While I can... kinda, I guess... understand someone being ignorant to the meaning of carrion, who doesn't know what a virus is? Is it possibly a (to english speakers) poor translation from some other language?
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I was at a -----mart and overheard a woman yelling at her kid "Nemesis" to stop running amok. Her son, Nemesis.

At an upscale department store, I overheard a woman telling her daughter to knock off throwing a tantrum. Girl's name? "Melodrama."
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Really. Truly. Virus.

His last name was a very, very common english name.

Nice enough guy, but he has some issues and problems.

I didn't ask him about his name, but I was tempted.
Did you grasp his head with both hands and say, "And I... am the cure"?
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:53 AM
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I was at a -----mart and overheard a woman yelling at her kid "Nemesis" to stop running amok. Her son, Nemesis.

At an upscale department store, I overheard a woman telling her daughter to knock off throwing a tantrum. Girl's name? "Melodrama."
To be fair, the second kid could have been named Melanie, and her mom just nicknames her Melodrama when she throws a tantrum. My aunt did that when my cousin Melanie was a kid.
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:14 AM
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I know a girl named Cilia (pronounced Celia). Father is some Eastern/Middle Eastern ethnicity, possibly Lebanese, mother American, both well-educated. Better than Virus, I guess.
But the name choice only won by a hair.
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:21 AM
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I know someone named Pepsi. Upon witnessing them drinking a Pepsi the first time, we all decided it was a form of cannabalism, and razzed him about it. He took it well, apparently he catches people off gaurd all the time when he does that. He also admits to getting confused at his job when someone orders a Pepsi.
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:23 AM
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Maybe he has older siblings named Onus, Tootie, Trey, and Forrest.
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:58 AM
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Really. Truly. Virus.

His last name was a very, very common english name.

Nice enough guy, but he has some issues and problems.
So, will this Virus be gone in a week to ten days, or is this going to be a chronic affliction ...



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To be fair, [the second kid's] mom just nicknames her Melodrama when she throws a tantrum. {snip}
Yep. Entirely possible it could have been a nickname. Not sure if this matters but, first scenario happened in Puerto Rico and in the second, both mother and daughter were Spanish-speakers visiting the USA
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:57 AM
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You are a prison doctor. That guy is in deep trouble one would think.
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... but not as much as my patient named OG.
Smash?
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Yep. Entirely possible it could have been a nickname. Not sure if this matters but, first scenario happened in Puerto Rico and in the second, both mother and daughter were Spanish-speakers visiting the USA
Well, while the original Nemesis was female, the non-capitalized noun applies to either gender. I can see either one being used as a nickname or an insult. I did witness a Cuban neighbor yelling at her grandkids "nemesis! destroyer! you're the four horsemen of the apocalypsis and I don't care if there's only three of you! I don't want to meet the fourth one!", and I'm reasonably sure my nephew's name is Mark and not "the fifth horseman of the apocalypsis", which he has been named on occasion. Once the kid found out what did that really long thing his father would call him mean, he though it was The Coolest - "like a cartoon character! Like, like, like the OLDEST cartoon character!" Someone tell St John he should'a done manga, I'm still busy laughing.

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"Og" is actually a legitimate Biblical name. Not one people actually use, but still.

Was he very large?
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I didn't meet Titus Maximus in person, he's just six, but apparently his big brother died and Titus Maximus was mentioned as a survivor. Odd story, 17 yo dies in his sleep, inconclusive autopsy, grieving Dad (runs prison ministries)tells story how he and his son stopped talking recently until he decided to forgive said son, and then they spent a great day together then his son dies..(sad)...oddness all around
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Did you grasp his head with both hands and say, "And I... am the cure"?
I'm sure Qadgop is too professional to have done that, but damn...if he did it should be on youtube.

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His last name was a very, very common english name.
OMG, it wasn't Virus Smith, was it?

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Nice enough guy, but he has some issues and problems.
Drug resistant?
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Maybe she wanted to name him "Enoch" and got confused?
That's basically how Oprah Winfrey got her name; her mother wanted to name her after the Biblical character Orpah but misspelled the name.
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I once had a classmate in college whose name was Spore Virus. He was a weird dude so I suspect it was a name he had chosen for himself.

I also received a resume once from a woman whose first name was Tequilla.
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1) It is very important for his survival that nobody take him to see The Cure.

2) I know a very charming young girl, now about 15, named Eris. Her mother wanted to make sure her life was interesting.
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I had to ask how a girl named Analy pronounced her name. Thank GOD it was pronounced like Anna Lee. Her parents were not born in the US.
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1) It is very important for his survival that nobody take him to see The Cure.

2) I know a very charming young girl, now about 15, named Eris. Her mother wanted to make sure her life was interesting.
Even without my Evil hat on, I don't see anything wrong with Eris, though of course there is another name from Greek myth I would prefer.
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I had a friend who was a heavy metal fan. When his daughter was born he named her Tesla. If the baby had been a boy, he was going to name him Dio.
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My gf gets some amazing names at her work. The winner this year:

L-a


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My gob was smacked, my flabber was well and truly gasted.
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That's basically how Oprah Winfrey got her name; her mother wanted to name her after the Biblical character Orpah but misspelled the name.
Don't you think here mom was aiming for "Ofrah", which is Hebrew for "Fawn"? It's a common name in these parts.
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My gf gets some amazing names at her work. The winner this year:

L-a


Pronounced leh Dash uh.


My gob was smacked, my flabber was well and truly gasted.
Can there ever be a thread on names on this board that doesn't include the same standard urban legends? I don't understand how people still believe some of these.
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Don't you think here mom was aiming for "Ofrah", which is Hebrew for "Fawn"? It's a common name in these parts.
She comes from different parts than you do. In any event the story has been told very often. Winfrey says the name on her birth certificate actually is Orpah:

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I was born, as I said, in rural Mississippi in 1954. I was born at home. There were not a lot of educated people around and my name had been chosen from the Bible. My Aunt Ida had chosen the name, but nobody really knew how to spell it, so it went down as "Orpah" on my birth certificate, but people didn't know how to pronounce it, so they put the "P" before the "R" in every place else other than the birth certificate. On the birth certificate it is Orpah, but then it got translated to Oprah, so here we are.
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Don't you think here mom was aiming for "Ofrah", which is Hebrew for "Fawn"? It's a common name in these parts.
I've found a cite that says we're both wrong, though I was a hair closer than you.

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I was born, as I said, in rural Mississippi in 1954. I was born at home. There were not a lot of educated people around and my name had been chosen from the Bible. My Aunt Ida had chosen the name, but nobody really knew how to spell it, so it went down as "Orpah" on my birth certificate, but people didn't know how to pronounce it, so they put the "P" before the "R" in every place else other than the birth certificate. On the birth certificate it is Orpah, but then it got translated to Oprah, so here we are. But that's great because Oprah spells Harpo backwards. I don't know what Orpah spells.
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Can there ever be a thread on names on this board that doesn't include the same standard urban legends? I don't understand how people still believe some of these.
And from a 99er, no less.
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I have a friend of a friend whose kids are called Sam and Ella. Nothing unusual about either name, but sounds like Sam an' Ella when she talks about the two of them.
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I have a friend of a friend whose kids are called Sam and Ella. Nothing unusual about either name, but sounds like Sam an' Ella when she talks about the two of them.
We have friends with an oldest who goes by TJ. When they were pregnant with another son, they contemplated Max until my wife pointed out the connection with TJ Maxx, the discount store chain. They went with a different choice.
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In a similar vein, I had a math teacher named Dr. Sprows. He told us that he had considered naming his son after famous mathematician Bertrand Russell, until he realized that that would make the kid B. Russel Sprows.

I'm still not sure to what extent he was joking.
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Drug resistant?
In this case, I think the odds are against it.
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