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Lucky Charms
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 Message 9 of 58
01 December 2010 at 2:58pm | IP Logged 
I'm really interested in names as well, so I'm looking forward to the contributions in this thread!

My name is Brianna Mackenzie Forster.

Brianna is a feminine form of Brian, an Irish name that's supposed to mean something like 'strong' (perhaps related to the English 'brawny'?)

MacKenzie is the name of a Scottish clan.

(My mom chose my first and middle name for the sound and the trendiness factor; sadly, there's no special significance behind these choices!)

Forster is a German name indicating that my ancestors were occupied in forestry.


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Roloman4
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 Message 10 of 58
02 December 2010 at 1:40am | IP Logged 
Gusutafu wrote:
Roloman4 wrote:
My name is Juan Anhalzer, and doesn't particularly
mean anything, well, of course, Juan has a biblical meaning, bu that's far too common.


So Anhalzer is just a random collection of letters, with no inherent meaning? Are you
sure that's how they came up with it?


Perhaps I was too quick to dismiss it as meaningless. I am aware that Anhalzer is native
to the Anhalt region of Western Germany, apart from that, I see no further meaning to it.
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 Message 11 of 58
02 December 2010 at 2:42am | IP Logged 
My last name is Cathryn Mataga, and only since I started studying Japanese I discovered how to write Mataga in Kanji.   亦賀

亦=また 賀=が

亦=again. 賀=congratulations/joy -- according to Rikaichan.

My father also wrote Cathryn as 喜安燐 き-やす-りん  -- though the name has other origins, obviously.

My mother's maiden name is Kemp shortened from Kemppainen in Finland. Not sure if this has any meaning or not in Finnish. My grandmother's maiden name was Saksa which is Germany in Finnish. I'm pretty sure she was just Finnish though.
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 Message 12 of 58
02 December 2010 at 7:11pm | IP Logged 
I think I've seen a thread very similar to this one before..

My name, Jiwon, is written as 지원 in Korean and 志源 in Hanja.
志 = meaning, purpose, will, determination
源 = source

So my name means the source of will and purpose.. My dad named me so because he wanted me to lead a meaningful and purposeful life. :)
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 Message 13 of 58
02 December 2010 at 7:38pm | IP Logged 
Roloman4 wrote:

Perhaps I was too quick to dismiss it as meaningless. I am aware that Anhalzer is native
to the Anhalt region of Western Germany, apart from that, I see no further meaning to it.


It seems like a reasonable guess then that "Anhalzer" derives from "Anhalt", meaning "person from Anhalt". "Anhalt" in turn probably means (in Swedish at least) "destination".
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getreallanguage
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 Message 14 of 58
04 December 2010 at 5:28pm | IP Logged 
Roloman4 wrote:
Oye, getreal... y que tal con el Balompié, eres apasionado con eso?


Siendo argentino, entiendo por dónde viene tu pregunta. Pero la verdad es que no soy loco por el fútbol. Aunque me gusta ver los partidos del mundial...
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Natalia
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 Message 15 of 58
04 December 2010 at 10:13pm | IP Logged 
Hello everybody!

My name is Natalia, and it's quite popular in my country (7th position in Poland in 2010).

Origin of the name Natalia (according to babynamewizard.com):

From the Latin Natalia, a name derived from diēs nātālis (natal day, Christmas), which was originally given to children born on Christmas Day. But I was not born on Christmas Day, I'm named after one of my great-grandmothers. ;)




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 Message 16 of 58
11 February 2011 at 7:37pm | IP Logged 
MacKenzie means "son of Kenzie" Mac (son) Kenzie (fair)

Lucky Charms wrote:
I'm really interested in names as well, so I'm looking forward to the contributions in this thread!

My name is Brianna Mackenzie Forster.

Brianna is a feminine form of Brian, an Irish name that's supposed to mean something like 'strong' (perhaps related to the English 'brawny'?)

MacKenzie is the name of a Scottish clan.

(My mom chose my first and middle name for the sound and the trendiness factor; sadly, there's no special significance behind these choices!)



Forster is a German name indicating that my ancestors were occupied in forestry.




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