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Remster
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 Message 33 of 57
31 October 2011 at 9:20am | IP Logged 
My nickname is ''Rambo''. I guess I don't need to explain it...
I'm not a macho kind of guy, but our names are similar, hence the nickname.
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Jinx
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 Message 34 of 57
31 October 2011 at 12:04pm | IP Logged 
Lucky Charms wrote:
Matheus wrote:
Edit - my nickname is, in fact, my real name, due to lack of creativity
when I chose it.
If someone quote this with the version of my name in their language, it would be
appreciated.


German - Matthias (ma TAI as) (TAI as in Taiwan)


If you want to pronounce it the way a German would, it's actually "ma TEE as", with the middle syllable rhyming with bee, see, lee, etc. "ma TAI as" is the American pronunciation.
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Iversen
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 Message 35 of 57
31 October 2011 at 2:55pm | IP Logged 
My name is Iversen, and for some reason people often change this into Iverson, which would have been my name if I had been named according to Swedish name practice

Literally it means 'son of Iver'. Iver is a very old name in Danish, where it mostly was written as "Ivar", which may go even further back to a reconstructed Proto-Nordic form "InhuharjaR". At some point in our history we stopped naming ourself after our own fathers (as the Icelanders still do), and somebody whose father was named Iver thus inadvertently passed on the name "Iversen" to a whole host of descendants, including me.

In Irish it would be O'Iver
In Scottish Gaelic it would be MacIver
In Russian something like Ivervitch (Ивервич)
In Swedish it would be Iverson (but more likely Ivars(s)on)
In English it is apparently also Iverson
In Iceland it would be Johansónur, because my own father was called Johan

In some languages a patronym based on the genitive of a name is used instead of 'son of':

In some parts of Friesland it would be Ivers
In Latin Iveri
In Greek maybe something like like Ιβερούς (actually I ask myself this moment what the genitive of a word like καλοριφέρ 'radiator' might be)    

In Spanish my nick would be Iversen y Ebbesen, because my mother's maiden name was Ebbesen (also a name with its roots firmly planted into Old Nordic soil)


Edited by Iversen on 11 February 2012 at 8:52am

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tractor
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 Message 36 of 57
31 October 2011 at 11:58pm | IP Logged 
Iversen wrote:
In Spanish my nick would be Iversen Ebbesen, because my mother's maiden name was Ebbesen
(also a name with its roots firmly planted into Old Nordic soil)

Or Íverez Ébbez if we adhere to medieval naming traditions (Pérez = son of Pe(d)ro, Hernández = son of Hernando
etc).
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Brun Ugle
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 Message 37 of 57
01 December 2011 at 10:34pm | IP Logged 
My nickname Brun Ugle is Norwegian and means Brown Owl. 茶色の梟 in Japanese.

I like to use this name in various languages as my user name on different sites.

The name stems from a dream I had many years ago in which I was a small brown owl (I don't know what species). In the dream, I was purely owl. I had no sense or memory of any human identity. I lived in kind of cupola or small belfry on top of an abandoned wooden schoolhouse or church. There was no bell, but there was a pole going across where one might once have hung. I roosted there. The only other things I remember from the dream where flying in twilight, and a fight I had with three crows who came to attack me. (I don't remember who won, but since it was 3 against 1, I suspect it might not have been me.)

So now I know what it is to be an owl, and I keep that as part of my identity.

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arashikat
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 Message 38 of 57
11 February 2012 at 1:46am | IP Logged 
My nickname is "Jing."

In Mandarin Chinese - 静 - it means quiet or tranquil.
In Korean - 징 - it's some kind of gong.

=)
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Fasulye
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 Message 39 of 57
11 February 2012 at 12:56pm | IP Logged 
Brun Ugle wrote:
My nickname Brun Ugle is Norwegian and means Brown Owl. 茶色の梟 in Japanese.


I understand your nickname well because it's the same two words in Danish!

Fasulye


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Asal
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 Message 40 of 57
03 December 2012 at 1:16pm | IP Logged 
My nickname is Asal (Persian, Arabic)
meaning HONEY (English), LA MIEL (Spanish), MED (Serbian) :)



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