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Potato (Potato)
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Posted on Thursday, February 09, 2012 - 8:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

...with an unusual pronunciation, too!
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Posted on Thursday, February 09, 2012 - 10:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wild guess: Dung? My teacher's first name. It's Vietnamese for "brave", I think.
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Posted on Friday, February 10, 2012 - 10:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wild guess: Dung? No
My teacher's first name. It's Vietnamese for "brave", I think. Heh. It's weird how a name can mean something great or beautiful in one language and completely ridiculous in another one. Poor Dung.
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Is it a 'foreign' (non-English) name?
First or last name?
Could it be a fairly common name, but with an unusual spelling/pronunciation? e.g. Smyth?
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Posted on Friday, February 10, 2012 - 6:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a 'foreign' (non-English) name? Yope, beware of FA
First or last name? First
Could it be a fairly common name, but with an unusual spelling/pronunciation? e.g. Smyth? Little difficult to answer that without giving away too much. The spelling is what makes the name very unusual. Pronunciation-wise, the name sounds perfectly normal.
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Posted on Friday, February 10, 2012 - 8:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

John Do (pronounced "Doe")? There's a Vietnamese immigrant who was named Jun Do but took the name John when he came to America.
Potato (Potato)
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Posted on Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 12:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

John Do (pronounced "Doe")? No
There's a Vietnamese immigrant who was named Jun Do but took the name John when he came to America.
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Does the name sound normal, but looks weird in writing?
Does the name have also a non-name meaning in English (like Grace)? In other language?
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Posted on Monday, February 13, 2012 - 11:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a boys name? or a nuetral one like Leslie?
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Posted on Monday, February 13, 2012 - 4:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Redwine

Does the name sound normal, but looks weird in writing? Yes, very
Does the name have also a non-name meaning in English (like Grace)? Not to my knowledge
In other language? I don't think so


Peter365

Is it a boys name? It's meant to be this
or a nuetral one like Leslie? There is a neutral component to it, but it's hard to go into further detail at this point without $poyling too much...
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Was it a boy's name spelled like a similar girl's name? Like Jo or Nicki?
Potato (Potato)
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Posted on Monday, February 13, 2012 - 10:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it a boy's name spelled like a similar girl's name? Like Jo or Nicki? No
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Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 10:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the etymology of the name relevant? e.g does it mean something like daughter or sister?
Potato (Potato)
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Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 11:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the etymology of the name relevant? Yesish, but beware of FA
e.g does it mean something like daughter or sister? No

HINT: These questons are kind of tricky to answer, so I'll give something away: The sound and spelling of the name are GROSSLY different from each other. As in, a sane person would never write the name like it it spelt for this person when they hear it and they would never, uh, pronounce it like it is pronounced for this person when they see it. The above responses are for the pronounced form. The question I've just answered applies mainly to the spelling or rather the combination of both forms.
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Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 1:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is the spelling of the name correct in its language of origin?

has it purposely been spelt in an odd way by the people bestowing the name?

is it a real name? a nick name? a shortened version of a name?
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Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 8:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is the spelling of the name correct in its language of origin? No, possibly still an FA

has it purposely been spelt in an odd way by the people bestowing the name? Yes

is it a real name? Well, the pronounced form is.
a nick name? No
a shortened version of a name? No
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Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 10:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was the name given by the parents?

did they choose this spelling because they did not know how to spell it? to draw attention to it in some way?
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Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 1:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That SNL routine where Betty White tells the census taker her name is Blarfingar Blarfingar spelled J-O-H-N S-M-I-T-H?
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Shez

was the name given by the parents? Yes

did they choose this spelling because they did not know how to spell it? No
to draw attention to it in some way? Yesish


Gregoryuconn

That SNL routine where Betty White tells the census taker her name is Blarfingar Blarfingar spelled J-O-H-N S-M-I-T-H? No, but very OTRT
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is it anything to do with the artist formerly known as Prince?
Potato (Potato)
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is it anything to do with the artist formerly known as Prince? No
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Posted on Friday, February 24, 2012 - 11:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it some ridiculous name spelled like a completely normal one? Like if I suddenly declared my name to be MooMooShooShoo McGoo but that since I didn't want to pay to change my name, I was still spelling it the same way I do now and only pronouncing it "MooMooShooShoo McGoo"?
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Posted on Saturday, March 03, 2012 - 8:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it some ridiculous name spelled like a completely normal one? Like if I suddenly declared my name to be MooMooShooShoo McGoo but that since I didn't want to pay to change my name, I was still spelling it the same way I do now and only pronouncing it "MooMooShooShoo McGoo"? No, but...
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Is it the other way around? Some weird name with a totally normal pronunciation?
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Posted on Monday, March 05, 2012 - 1:38 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it the other way around? Some weird name with a totally normal pronunciation? Yes

You are free to use Google to figure out the name, BTW, but if that is not solved by the end of this week, I'm going to spoil the puzzle since you now know why the name is so weird.
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Is it that Swedish kid with the 81 gibberish character name pronounced "Alvin"?
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Is it that Swedish kid with the 81 gibberish character name pronounced "Alvin"? Yes, it is
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Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 1:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

***** SPOILER *****


Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116 (pronounced "albin") was a name intended for a Swedish child who was born in 1991. The boy's parents had planned to never legally name him at all, as a protest to the naming law of Sweden.

Because the parents (Elisabeth Hallin and Lasse Diding) failed to register a name by the boy's fifth birthday, a district court in Halmstad, southern Sweden, fined the parents 5,000 kronor (US$682 at the time). Responding to the fine, the parents submitted the 43-character name in May 1996, claiming that it was "a pregnant, expressionistic development that we see as an artistic creation." The parents suggested the name be understood in the spirit of pataphysics. The court rejected the name and upheld the fine. The parents then tried to change the spelling of the name to A (also pronounced "albin") instead. Once again, the court did not approve of the name, this time because of a prohibition on one-letter naming.


http://www.monstrous.com/Monstrous_People/Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116.html
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Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 2:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'd heard about that. Good puzzle!

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