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trollface
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Siddig El Fadil just sounds Arabic to me, not strange. But how many people do you know called Dorn? Or Spiner?

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Considering how many last names there are, you could make a case that most last names sound odd or are unusual. I've limited myself to odd sounding first names. You could say that Knight Rider has odd last names with names like Hasselhoff and Mulhare.

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Stage name, at least the second part. Her real name is Nana Tucker. Which is about as bad...
Actually sounds dirty. I can see why she would want to change it ... but how about to something that didn't allude to my grandma? Please? I don't need the visuals.

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Originally posted by GenYus:
Considering how many last names there are, you could make a case that most last names sound odd or are unusual. I've limited myself to odd sounding first names. You could say that Knight Rider has odd last names with names like Hasselhoff and Mulhare.

Oh, but come on. I didn't include people like Robert Picardo or Kate Mulgrew (although it could be argued that "Janeway" is far more unusual). But Dorn? As in "adorn"? And Brent "Thing That Yyour Ribs Are Attached To"-er?

You'd count it as fair enough if they'd been a tad more obvious, like Shuffle-Bottom or D'eath (both real names).

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Originally posted by trollface:
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Originally posted by GenYus:
Considering how many last names there are, you could make a case that most last names sound odd or are unusual. I've limited myself to odd sounding first names. You could say that Knight Rider has odd last names with names like Hasselhoff and Mulhare.

Oh, but come on. I didn't include people like Robert Picardo or Kate Mulgrew (although it could be argued that "Janeway" is far more unusual). But Dorn? As in "adorn"? And Brent "Thing That Yyour Ribs Are Attached To"-er?

You'd count it as fair enough if they'd been a tad more obvious, like Shuffle-Bottom or D'eath (both real names).

What's wrong with Spiner? I don't hear you making fun of DB Cooper's name. Or Alan Sheperd. Many people have last names that describe the job their ancester held.

Those are funny names. I guess I just don't see the humour in odd last names.

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What kind of a job is "Spiner"? One who spines? How do you spine? I mean, I know the spine has a job, but it's part of a person, not the person themselves. It's like him being called "Brent Earlober" or "Brent Coccyxer".

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And "Brent" to me means crude oil...

The "Nana" part of her name didn't register as being amusing/strange because it's an affectionate term for a grandmother to me at all, but rather because it's a British diminutive for banana.

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My guess is that Spiner originates from 'spin', not 'spine'. There were lots of jobs that required spinning things, for instance making yarn.

It's not even sure the name cas English origins, it could just as well be German or Scandinavian.

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GenYus
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Originally posted by trollface:
What kind of a job is "Spiner"? One who spines? How do you spine? I mean, I know the spine has a job, but it's part of a person, not the person themselves. It's like him being called "Brent Earlober" or "Brent Coccyxer".

A spiner is the shipright who installs the central keel on a wooden ship. Originally the central structural member down the center was called the spine just like the central structural member of the human torso. The side members coming to support the sides of the ship are called ribs for the same reason. The spiner was a critical specialist job because if the spine was installed just slightly off or if the notches for the ribs weren't exactly right, it would throw off the whole body of the ship.

When sailing ships went to fore-and-aft rigs, they started installing keelboards (a vertical fin sticking below the water) under the spine. Eventually, the name keel was used for both the fin and the central support member, so we no longer call it the spine, but the keel.

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Well, I certainly didn't know that there was a job of "Spiner". Sounds like it's a more unusual one than a Cooper, though.

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Actually, I made that job up. I was in a weird mood. Sorry.

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Three hundred points. Fooled me completely- i mean I know guys named Fuller (beats fiber into felt), Cooper (barrelmaker), and Smith (u figure it out)....seemed like it made sense...

Take those points from my account since I'm so easily suckered.

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Am I mistaken in thinking that Nana's first name is not pronounced "Nanna", but "Na-Nah"?

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Three hundred points. Fooled me completely- i mean I know guys named Fuller (beats fiber into felt), Cooper (barrelmaker), and Smith (u figure it out)....seemed like it made sense...

Take those points from my account since I'm so easily suckered.

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Myself and My SO once compiled a list of all the names that come from trades. I think we got to about 87 before we ran out.

I must admit we didn't get Spiner! (which is almost certainly from spinner)

We were actually talking about it last night and wondering when (if ever) we would start to come across name like "Dave Webmaster", "Gary Pilot" or "Steve Vandriver"

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We were actually talking about it last night and wondering when (if ever) we would start to come across name like "Dave Webmaster", "Gary Pilot" or "Steve Vandriver"

I don't think they'll become proper names these days, as you need to go through a legal process to name yourself officially now. However, the method through which last names came about still happens today.

Last names came about when there was more than one person with the same name in a locality, and it was an easy way to distinguish them. Which Albert do you mean, Albert baker, or Albert cooper? You'd also get the same thing when people travelled, and they'd be named after the place they were from.

For an slightly nfbsk example of this, I used to know a girl who was universally known as "Lizzie Tits". There was more than one Lizzie around, but this one always wore a Wondabra and low-cut tops.

What is odd is how quickly a name like that stops being unusual and just becomes what someone is called. Had that been the olden days, I'm sure her and any potential children she had would have become "the Tits family". Now, however, she'd have to go and get her name changed by deep poll. And, much as she accepted and even liked the name, I don't think she was that attached to it.

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Don't know much about David Hasselhoff, but Edward Mulhare was Irish. And damned gorgeous too. :drools:

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