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Old 06-17-2003, 05:59 AM
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[color=#000000ost_uid0]Some of you people have names i have never heard and i was wondering what they mean, or what movie/TV show they're from, so maybe you could tell me?

PS: sorry about the rose thing :eyeroll:[/colorost_uid0]
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[color=#000000ost_uid0]"Akili":

Tanzanian Swahili. Root word [iost_uid0]aki[/iost_uid0]. Variants include: Zakiyah, Akil (Arabic, M), Akilah (Arabic, F). Average translation: "intelligent one who reasons." Meaning variants: very clever, very wise, intelligent.

"Morgana":

Gaelic. Root word "mer." Related names include: Morgaine, Morgan, Mariner, Murray, Marwyn, Marvin, Merlin, Merwyn, Marina, etc. Average translation: "comes from the sea."



Nan is name nerd.[/colorost_uid0]
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[color=#000000ost_uid0]Sa'ar Chasm: rather trite pun on "sarcasm", stolen from a Fidonet tagline coined in the mid-90s.

Also a large hole in a coal rich district in Germany near the Belgian border.[/colorost_uid0]
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Old 06-17-2003, 07:11 AM
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[color=#000000ost_uid0]well, Arzosah is the name of a dragon in a book series i read.

( Dragons, the third obsession! )[/colorost_uid0]

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[quoteost_uid0="Sa'ar Chasm"][color=#000000ost_uid0]Sa'ar Chasm: rather trite pun on "sarcasm", stolen from a Fidonet tagline coined in the mid-90s.[/colorost_uid0][/quoteost_uid0]
[color=#000000ost_uid0]Ha ha, like that is sooooooo clever [/colorost_uid0]
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[color=#000000ost_uid0]Nothing in particular. I thought it sounded nice. Actually, my friend made it up.[/colorost_uid0]
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[color=#000000ost_uid0]Hmm Catalina Marina sounds familer to me for some reason. Though it could be just messed up wiring in my brain. But anyone think it comes from a movie or play?

And btw Celeste is not my real name for all the newcomers. [/colorost_uid0]
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Old 06-17-2003, 12:32 PM
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[color=#000000ost_uid0]Well I could ask her, but it might take a while before I'd get an answer, because she went to Japan.

Celeste, where does it come from then?[/colorost_uid0]
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[color=#000000ost_uid0]I think you all know where I got my name from, lol.[/colorost_uid0]
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[color=#000000ost_uid0]Mine is pretty self explantory too - I originally thought it up for the Dilbert.com site back when their Lazy Entrepreneur section was still running. My AIM name stands for Spontaneous Random Manaical Laughter Syndrome Man, which I coined waaay back before I started using PHJ.[/colorost_uid0]

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[color=#000000ost_uid0]Well, for those who don't know French, Mme is the abbreviation for Madame. Madame Blueberry is a VeggieTales character. VeggieTales are kids' videos, computer-animated talking, singing, dancing vegetables (and fruits).

I use some variant of MmeBlueberry pretty much anywhere I have a login name.[/colorost_uid0]
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[quoteost_uid0="catalina_marina"][color=#000000ost_uid0]Celeste, where does it come from then?[/colorost_uid0][/quoteost_uid0]
[color=#000000ost_uid0]I roleplay in a star trek simulation group. I had a Bajoran character named Celeste. Everyone started calling me The Cute Bajoran, so that's where that came from. Then I have various nicknames that come from Celeste including Cele, Cecil and Leste once. o_O[/colorost_uid0]
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[color=#000000ost_uid0]Catalina Marina - looks like it's a type of boat.

My name is 100% unique. I just made it up ages ago, and I've used it ever since.[/colorost_uid0]
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[color=#000000ost_uid0]The reference to mine is somewhat obvious: I like the Simpsons, I play the saxophone. It started as my AIM SN - and sprouted from there.[/colorost_uid0]
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[color=#000000ost_uid0]I also go by Bondith in some places. Bondith was a name I originally applied to a firelizard I had (online, of course. Firelizards are imaginary). This is going to be one long Pern reference. Bondith was a bronze firelizard, so I made the connection with bronzed bodies and named him after Bondi Beach in Australia. The -th ending usually indicates a dragon name, but all my firelizards like to feel important.

Other online names have included Erik the Lemming (star of a rather strange story I wrote for Creative Writing), Schroedinger's Lemming (like the cat, only with a Norwegian rodent and a little rock with a pool of water to jump into) and G'lad (Pernese dragonrider honourific derived from Gil-galad).[/colorost_uid0]
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[color=#000000ost_uid0]"Nan" was a diminutive of Nn'khiy I came up with on DC, AKA the Board That Spawned 5MV, that was easier to spell and it it stuck.

Before that I was The Ensign. [/colorost_uid0]

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[color=#000000ost_uid0][quoteost_uid0](online, of course. Firelizards are imaginary). [/quoteost_uid0]

That's what [iost_uid0]you[/iost_uid0] think.

"Standback" is the name of a gnome from "War Machines," a Dragonlance short story by Nick O'Donahue. I started using it when I first encountered the Internet, when I was, oh, 12 years old (7 years ago), and I liked it so much (and used it consistently on so many sites) that I still love it.

Man, I [iost_uid0]still[/iost_uid0] love that short story.[/colorost_uid0]
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[color=#000000ost_uid0]Derek stands for "Doesn't Everyone --", wait, no, Derek is my name.

Everywhere else online I go by Spurk which is a name based on the non-word spurkey, which was what my friends and I in high school called a mystery meat that tasted like a combination of spam and turkey.[/colorost_uid0]
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[color=#000000ost_uid0]Somethimes I go by the name of Ekiteo. It comes from the Tamarians from [iost_uid0]TNG[/iost_uid0]. For those who don't know, they are those people who talk in stories. Ekiteo is one of the characters in those stories. Or it is in [iost_uid0]Birth of the Federation[/iost_uid0] anyway.[/colorost_uid0]

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[color=#000000ost_uid0][quoteost_uid0]"Standback" is the name of a gnome from "War Machines," a Dragonlance short story by Nick O'Donahue. [/quoteost_uid0]

That was a Gnome story, wasn't it.

In my D&D world, the capital of the Gnome nation is called Buggerit (for similar reasons as Mount Nevermind). They follow the only religion in the world with the creed "Oh, please don't let this blow up."[/colorost_uid0]
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