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    I knew of an Edwin who had a running battle with teachers who would cross out his full name and replace it with "Edward".

    That said, we gave our kids totally unique first names with the theme of mountain water features neither of us had ever heard used as names. Yeah, yeah, so twirly, twirly.

    Unique names partition the literate from the not so literate, especially our last name.
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    Ward could be his middle name. Leaves the options open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toast2266 View Post
    Ward could be his middle name. Leaves the options open.
    Now that's some smart thinking!
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    Quote Originally Posted by whyturn View Post
    Eddie from Iron Maiden


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    Quote Originally Posted by Conundrum View Post
    There is only one nickname for someone giving themselves a nickname-DICKHEAD.

    Whenever I meet someone that introduces themselves with a nickname not derived from their legal handle, I ask them "How did you earn that nickname?". If they then say something like "it's because of how I play hockey", I would ask "Oh, did your teammates give you that moniker?". If no, I would walk away and mutter "dickhead" under my breath. That guy just earned a nickname.
    Absolutely.

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    Eddie Van Halen?
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    Absolutely.



    Eddie Van Halen?
    Regardless, Dickhead also fits.
    Remind me. We'll send him a red cap and a Speedo.

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    Confession: muted is a nickname I gave myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    I knew of an Edwin who had a running battle with teachers who would cross out his full name and replace it with "Edward".

    That said, we gave our kids totally unique first names with the theme of mountain water features neither of us had ever heard used as names. Yeah, yeah, so twirly, twirly.

    Unique names partition the literate from the not so literate, especially our last name.
    Tartsnatcher is such a unique last name these days

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    There's always Edgar...


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    Quote Originally Posted by nickwm21 View Post
    A short-name like John for Jonathan is selected by the individual.

    A nickname like Shitdick is given.

    Name you kid the long-name so they can choose to be a William, Will, Bill, or Billy. You’re going to call them Shitdick anyway.
    But if you do decide to go for the shortened version you can't just decide later you want to be known only by the long form, e.g. everyone knows you as Charlie, but suddenly you insist being called Charles. That's a douche move.
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    Eddard (GoT)
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    Up here some parents named their child Rocky Rambo [Wei Nam Kam] because they were Stallone fans and wanted a tough kid.

    He grew up to be an axe murder hacking two random people to death.

    The court heard that Kam was obsessed with violent video games, including testimony from clinical psychologist Dr. Edward Shen, who said he may have been in a “gaming consciousness.”

    Kam’s defence pushed the theory that the accused thought he was in one of those video games at the time of the killings.
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    Badger Tartsnatcher has a good ring.

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    Buster Highmen
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    Eddie?

    Well why the hell not. Destined for great things that name is.



    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_the_Eagle

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    Turd Ferguson still cracks me up.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    My youngest daughter's name is Grace but I call her Goo because she's 5 months old...and is a pile of goo. The wife is worried that this will stick (no pun intended) and would be a very unfortunate nickname during high school. Thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meathelmet View Post
    Eddie?

    Well why the hell not. Destined for great things that name is.



    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_the_Eagle
    I think it's sort of funny that "Eddie" is a riff on his last name: Edwards. His first name is Michael.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Reverend Floater View Post
    My youngest daughter's name is Grace but I call her Goo because she's 5 months old...and is a pile of goo. The wife is worried that this will stick (no pun intended) and would be a very unfortunate nickname during high school. Thoughts?
    She shouldn't worry. I don't think Doo Doo Brown stuck. I quit using that at least a couple weeks ago.

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    I have a friend named Ed as in Ed Dibble

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    Lewis Tools.
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    I wanted to name my son Pagan but my wife demurred. It's okay, it turned out he is one anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    Lewis Tools.
    Friend of mine has the last name Zopf. His family managed to resist naming anyone Jack.

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