fuckinstoplights: (Shh we're having a serious talk now.)
Kagerou {BP-500X} ([personal profile] fuckinstoplights) wrote in [community profile] maskormenace2016-08-10 02:29 pm

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Do all names have meaning?

I thought they were only sounds. Things you knew to answer to. I was wrong.



What meanings are there? To... anyone who reads this?




[He really could have phrased it better, but "what does your name mean" sounds too informal for his liking, so there you go.]
helpline: (and my eyes don't recognize you no more)

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[personal profile] helpline 2016-08-10 10:04 pm (UTC)(link)
[ taken from the desk of the watch shop, ]

Which of my names d'you want me to talk about?

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[personal profile] mathemagier 2016-08-10 10:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Practically all names have meanings or some significance. Usual names have little to do with the person involved however.

My name roughly translates to 'God's beloved soldier', and I'm neither religious nor a soldier. But seeing as people don't generally choose their own names, that sort of fallacy can only be expected.

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[personal profile] dualismum 2016-08-10 10:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Many names do, yes, but not all have a specific meaning.

"Haise" is written with Japanese characters, different from western characters. It's a combination of the second character in the Japanese word for "coffee" and the first character in the Japanese word for world.



Me and my superior chose my name together and I only chose those characters because I found them beautiful.

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heymcfly: (➟ that he wouldn't miss)

[personal profile] heymcfly 2016-08-10 11:14 pm (UTC)(link)
a few do? i don't know what martin means. probably something kinda lame though

why?

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hypnotherapy: i do what i can ([h] i see you hurting)

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[personal profile] hypnotherapy 2016-08-11 02:42 am (UTC)(link)
They can mean a great deal depending on their composite parts and meaning. A job description, a function, a wish for the future...

My name is special because it was given to me by someone precious. But that's not the case for everyone.

But yes, all names have meaning to someone, to answer your question.

What brought this on?
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[personal profile] driftsintobuffetline 2016-08-11 05:00 am (UTC)(link)
my name originally just meant something like "new town" or something stupid like that. but then a guy had the name and did some cool stuff with gravity and became famous, and so when a group of people decided they needed a label for a standard unit of force, they named it after him.

so now my name is a unit of force, a famous guy who did stuff with gravity, and me.

names are just words. and words are just sounds. just like letters are just shapes and lines, but we have, as a culture (however broadly you define culture), chosen to give those sounds and shapes and lines a meaning -- and so those words and shapes have meaning. and sometimes those words overlap and the meanings do not -- Newton is a unit of force and also a biologist and also a physicist/mathematician -- and sometimes the meanings overlap and the words do not (the infamous "Eskimos have 50 words for snow" fits here, or just lápiz/Bleistift/鉛筆/pencil all mean that wooden stick with a sharpened piece of carbon in the center and an eraser on the top).

So. Long and short, not to get philosophical, but your name has meaning and the meaning is "you."
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[The text-to-voice feature is a godsend for Van, to be honest. It makes reading, or in this case, listening to certain network posts a lot more manageable, particularly as he's still got a long way to go yet before he's comfortable with written English.]

I'm not certain what my name means here on Earth [which he very nearly calls the Mystic Moon] but I know that there is power in names beyond their meaning.

Probably because they're things we answer to.

[Which is Van's way of saying Kagerou may not be as wrong as he thinks.]

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fistofthejoestar: (and in and out the valley)

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[personal profile] fistofthejoestar 2016-08-11 06:44 am (UTC)(link)
Even if there was no meaning attached to name initially, it can come to have one as you experience more. My own nickname seems to have been passed down through my descendants, for example.

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[personal profile] aglonby 2016-08-11 12:42 pm (UTC)(link)
they do and in some languages that is important and significant and the names are picked with meaning while in other places they are just old words with old significations

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i think there are times when a name's significant because of who gives it to you. but the name itself doesn't have to have any special meaning exactly. mine is a color. i guess it just sounded right to my mom.

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[personal profile] beautifullies 2016-08-11 07:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Most of the time, I think parents name children what they do like the sound of and it's only later they find out the meaning.

For the record, my name is Claire, and it's said to mean 'clear and bright.'

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[personal profile] caduceusvalkyrie 2016-08-11 11:23 pm (UTC)(link)
I believe a lot of names have meanings to them and for different reasons. Some come from what the name used to mean in a literal sense and others can be because to someone, that name had attachment to it, or it simply sounded nice.

My name comes from a Greek word that meant 'messenger of God', even though I'm not a messenger of God
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[personal profile] aberth 2016-08-12 05:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Adam means 'from the Earth'.

[ Which strikes him as fairly cruel, when considering his usual dirt-like feelings. ]

It doesn't have to mean anything if you don't want it to, though.

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[personal profile] fastballspeciaaaaal 2016-08-16 02:19 am (UTC)(link)
my name is supposed means something about like meadows or somewhatsit.

but really it means "awesome evil-alien destroyer". i'm named after ellen ripley

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