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Doriana (Doriana)
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Because of two sisters and my mum, I'm somewhat reluctant to adopt a North American practice that is becoming more and more common in Germany.
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Did the sisters and mother try the practice with a negative outcome? Would they disapprove if you adopted the practice? Would something else bad happen if you adopted the practice? Relevant that the family members you mentioned are female?

The practice is related to
-family?
-home?
-work?
-leisure time?
-appearance?
-possessions?
-religion?
-ceremonies?
-government?
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Is it related to food?

Is it something that you find distasteful in general?
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are the sisters real people? currently alive? LTPF members? o.o

are they kittehz? =)
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o hai fiona kitteh! were yuo haz been?
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Relevant that the two girls are sisters? Are they your sisters? Does their age matters?
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O hai Kaylee kitteh! I haz been busy missing you! See my nu puzle dedicated to U!

Are the family members really important?

Like, does this have to do with watching German TV soap operas?
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Do you know the sisters personally?

Internet relevant?
Facebook relevant?
Fashion relevant?
Speech relevant?
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Ciaobella
Did the sisters and mother try the practice with a negative outcome? no Would they disapprove if you adopted the practice? no Would something else bad happen if you adopted the practice? yope, DOYD of "bad" Relevant that the family members you mentioned are female? slight FA, and yes, it's relevant that the sisters are female

The practice is related to
-family?
-home?
-work? this is closest but it doesn't really hit the nail on the head
-leisure time?
-appearance?
-possessions?
-religion?
-ceremonies?
-government?

Fiona
Is it related to food? no

Is it something that you find distasteful in general? no

Are the family members really important? no really sure what you mean here

Like, does this have to do with watching German TV soap operas? no

Kaylee
are the sisters real people? yes currently alive? yes LTPF members? o.o no - iz nawt yuo an torteesiblin

are they kittehz? =) noez, but at least one of them has a cat (but that's irrel

Rbruma
Relevant that the two girls FA are sisters? yes Are they your sisters? no, good q Does their age matters? Their exact age does not matter, but they're adults.
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Sisters: H? A? F? Are either of them transgender?
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are the sisters nuns? nursing sisters?

if not exactly work, is it school? college? uni?

child-rearing? housework?
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Sisters: H? A? F? yes to all Are either of them transgender? no

are the sisters nuns? nursing sisters? no to both

if not exactly work, is it school? no college? yope uni? yope - it's more general and not limited to one aspect of life

child-rearing? housework?
no
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Are they in their 20s? 30s? 40s? 50s? 60s? 70s? 80s? 90s? 100s?
Are they twins?
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Are they in their 20s? 30s? 40s? one's in her late forties 50s? and the other one is in her mid-fifties 60s? 70s? 80s? 90s? 100s?
... but...

Are they twins? no
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The FA- that they were very young girls?
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The FA- that they were very young girls? yep
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Are they literally siblings? Or some other kind of sisters?
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Are they literally siblings? yes Or some other kind of sisters? no
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is it something that you wear while working?

something you do while working? something you call yourself at work?
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is it something that you wear while working? no

something you do while working? no something you call yourself at work? yesish
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A title?
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A title? no
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Do you know the sisters? Are they related to you in some way?
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Do you know the sisters? yes Are they related to you in some way? yes for one sister for svv of related, no for the other sister...
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is it something other people call you then?
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is it something other people call you then? yope

HINT: The practice is very common in the US (not sure about Canada), but in Germany it's (still) limited to academia and, to a lesser extent, business.
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Have the sisters developed the practice?
Have the sisters applied the practice?
Have the sisters advised you to apply the practice?

CVs relevant?
Writing reports/essays etc. relevant?
Citation systems relevant?
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Have the sisters developed the practice? no
Have the sisters applied the practice? I don't know, and it's irrel
Have the sisters advised you to apply the practice? no

CVs relevant? you might see it on CVs
Writing reports/essays etc. relevant? ditto
Citation systems relevant? good idea, but no
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to state abbreviations for academic or professional qualifications after your given name? e.g. Andy Hornby BSc
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to state abbreviations for academic or professional qualifications after your given name? e.g. Andy Hornby BSc no, but this is very OTRT (on the right track)!

Andy, I think we haven't "met" so far, let me introduce myself: Doriana Kitteh BA (;
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is it another kind of suffix? is it anything to do with the US thing about being part of a group whilst at university - I don't really understand it but it's usually a sequence of greek characters.

pleased to meet you!
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are they greek? your mum and the sisters?
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is it another kind of suffix? no... not a suffix is it anything to do with the US thing about being part of a group whilst at university - I don't really understand it but it's usually a sequence of greek characters. no

are they greek? your mum and the sisters? no
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a prefix then? or using a middle initial? e.g. Samuel L. Jackson
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a prefix then? no or using a middle initial? YES!! e.g. Samuel L. Jackson
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do you have the same name as your mum? or an unusual middle name and therefore initial? X? Z? Q? inspired by the sisters? are you named after someone? Them?
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or do you have multiple middle names, and therefore initials?
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do you have the same name as your mum? no or an unusual middle name and therefore initial? no X? Z? Q? inspired by the sisters? no, but explore are you named after someone? Them? no, but explore

or do you have multiple middle names, and therefore initials? no
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Do you have a middle name? Relevant? Did they (the sisters) have one? Relevant? Relevant the way names are used in calling someone (like, for example, in Russian the first name and the patronymic are used in conversation, as in Vladimir Vladimirovich to address the prime minister Putin)? Is the lack of a middle name relevant?
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Do you have a middle name? yes Relevant? yes
Did they (the sisters) have one? I don't know Relevant? no
Relevant the way names are used in calling someone (like, for example, in Russian the first name and the patronymic are used in conversation, as in Vladimir Vladimirovich to address the prime minister Putin)? no, not relevant
Is the lack of a middle name relevant? no
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If you included the initial of your middle name(s) - would it spell another word? look silly? embarrassing?
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If you included the initial of your middle name(s) - would it spell another word? yesish look silly? embarrassing? yesish

That's all you have to know about the middle name thing itself - it'd spell a German word that I find somewhat embarrassing. The word itself is not relevant.

Now, what do the sisters and my mum have to do with it?
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you mentioned in a reply right at the beginning that it was relevant that the sisters were female (obviously they are but I think it was meant as - with respect as to their relevance in the puzzle) - is it anything to do with their names? maiden names? changes to married names?

Another answer had one of the sisters SVV of related to you. is she now in the same situation as you? is there any bad relationships going on between your mum and both/either of the sisters?
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Is she a sister-in-law?
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do they have the habit of calling you by your middle name? by using your first name and the initial of the middle one to annoy you?
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you mentioned in a reply right at the beginning that it was relevant that the sisters were female (obviously they are but I think it was meant as - with respect as to their relevance in the puzzle) - is it anything to do with their names? yes maiden names? changes to married names? no to these

Another answer had one of the sisters SVV of related to you. is she now in the same situation as you? no is there any bad relationships going on between your mum and both/either of the sisters? no, but explore

Is she a sister-in-law? no

do they have the habit of calling you by your middle name? no by using your first name and the initial of the middle one to annoy you? no
I should give you HINT now so that this doesn't turn into an FA: I don't see the sisters anymore.
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so is there something significant in the relationship between your mum and at least one of the sisters? Both sisters?

Are any of these people directly, or indirectly, the reason you find the word embarrassing?

Are the sisters famous? local celebrities? are they the only people you know that speak german and would see/recognise the name as being embarrassing?

Do all the other people also have embarrassing names? Any of them? and you've seen how it affects them, or has affected them?
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so is there something significant in the relationship between your mum and at least one of the sisters? Both sisters? yes, between my mum and both sisters

Are any of these people directly, or indirectly, the reason you find the word embarrassing? they're not the reason why I find the word embarassing, but...

To prevent further questions about the name and the word, my middle initial is K. and my last name is Ackermann, and "kack" is German for poop. It's probably childish to make such a fuss about it, but I don't like the thought of being though of as "poop man" :D


Are the sisters famous? no local celebrities? no are they the only people you know that speak german and would see/recognise the name as being embarrassing? no

Do all the other people also have embarrassing names? Any of them? and you've seen how it affects them, or has affected them? no, none of them has
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did you know the sisters at school? did you fall out with them?

is your mother's involvement giving you this name? were you named after her? one of your names?
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did you know the sisters at school? did you fall out with them?

is your mother's involvement giving you this name? were you named after her? one of your names?
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did you know the sisters at school? no -remember, they're now in their forties/fifties and I'm not even 20 yet (; did you fall out with them? no

is your mother's involvement giving you this name? yes, and a bit more than that were you named after her? one of your names? no...
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so you don't see the sisters anymore, which suggests you used to as a child? Is that correct? are they your godparents or something similar to that?
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so you don't see the sisters anymore, which suggests you used to as a child? yes Is that correct? yes are they your godparents or something similar to that? one of the sisters is my godmother
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were you named after your godmother?
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were you named after your godmother? no, but explore
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did your godmother pick your middle name?
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did your godmother pick your middle name? no
The godmother thing is actually not relevant to solve the puzzle.

Just a short RECAP

I'm reluctant to adopt the increasingly popular practice of abbreviating my middle name initial, K. This is because it'd spell K. Ack, which is German for P. Oop.

My mother and two sisters are relevant. I am not named after the sister, nor is my middle name inspired my them. This is very relevant and should be explored.
One of the sisters is my godmother, which should tell you something about their relation to my mum. Explore this, too (:
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is your godmother your own mother's best friend?

would a similar thing happen if you did the same thing with their names?
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is your godmother your own mother's best friend? not anymore, but she used to be, yes. This is relevant

would a similar thing happen if you did the same thing with their names? no
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Is your middle name a changed form of your godmother's name?
Does your godmother have the same initials as you?
The same middle name initial?
Did your mother and your aunts decide to name their children in a similar way?
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Is the relation between your mum and your godmother relevant? Between your mum and the sister of your godmother?

Is it relevant that your mum and your godmother are not best friends anymore? That they used to be?

Is there some joke that they did years ago that made you somehow not to enjoy your middle name being spelled like that (besides what it means)? Some prank?

Long shot in the dark: Ulysses S. Grant (the US president) relevant to the fact?
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Even longer shot in the dark: Harry S Truman relevant, the S being just an initial, not standing for a word? (Yes, I know 'initial' means first letter, but.....)
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if you used your middle initial, would it remind your mum of her former best friend? And/or sister. and that would be bad thing presumably?
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did your godmother warn your mother when you were named that using the middle initial would spell a rude word? did they argue about that?
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Is your middle name a changed form of your godmother's name?
Does your godmother have the same initials as you?
The same middle name initial?
Did your mother and your aunts decide to name their children in a similar way?
no to all

Is the relation between your mum and your godmother relevant? yes Between your mum and the sister of your godmother? yes

Is it relevant that your mum and your godmother are not best friends anymore? no That they used to be? yes

Is there some joke that they did years ago that made you somehow not to enjoy your middle name being spelled like that (besides what it means)? Some prank?
no to these
Long shot in the dark: Ulysses S. Grant (the US president) relevant to the fact? no

Even longer shot in the dark: Harry S Truman relevant, the S being just an initial, not standing for a word? (Yes, I know 'initial' means first letter, but.....) no

if you used your middle initial, would it remind your mum of her former best friend? And/or sister. and that would be bad thing presumably? possibly it'd remind her of one or both of them, but this wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing. However, this should be explored

did your godmother warn your mother when you were named that using the middle initial would spell a rude word? did they argue about that? no to both
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were you originally planned to have another middle name? first name? or your mum had a decision to make on a shortlist of two or more names?

did anyone else at all who is relevant to the puzzle have the name that begins with K? a name that begins with K (and is relevant to the puzzle)?

For the remaining part of the puzzle - could this be any name? is it the act of using an initial that is relevant?

Do the sisters have (for want of a better term) rubbish names? Did they (one of them) wish they were called K______?

Did they (or one of them) once write your name down? In a christening gift?
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were you originally planned to have another middle name? YES! very good q! first name? or your mum had a decision to make on a shortlist of two or more names? no to rest

did anyone else at all who is relevant to the puzzle have the name that begins with K? no, good q a name that begins with K (and is relevant to the puzzle)? no

For the remaining part of the puzzle - could this be any name? not sure what you're referring to, could you please rephrase? is it the act of using an initial that is relevant? yes. That's everything you need to know about the practice. The only thing to figure out is what the sisters have to do with my middle name - remember that it's not inspired by them and have a look at my first answer to this round of questions again (:

Do the sisters have (for want of a better term) rubbish names? Did they (one of them) wish they were called K______? no to both

Did they (or one of them) once write your name down? In a christening gift? no or irrel
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Did somebody suggest that you having a middle name like "K" would give you later some problems? Is your (first or last) name relevant to the puzzle (other than the thing already established)?

Did the two sisters had any thing to say in choosing your middle name? Is anybody relevant besides your mum and the two sisters?
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Were you originally supposed to have a middle name inspired by the sisters?
But then your parents decided that you should have a name that's not related to them?
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Did somebody suggest that you having a middle name like "K" would give you later some problems? no Is your (first or last) name relevant to the puzzle (other than the thing already established)? no

Did the two sisters had any thing to say in choosing your middle name? noish Is anybody relevant besides your mum and the two sisters? no

Were you originally supposed to have a middle name inspired by the sisters? YES!
But then your parents decided that you should have a name that's not related to them? yes! - How come?
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did they fall out before the naming? did your dad have something to say about it? was it changed so as to not upset one of the sisters?
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did they fall out before the naming? no did your dad have something to say about it? no was it changed so as to not upset one of the sisters? yes!
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Was it your mother who wanted you to have the name inspired by the sisters?
One of the sisters?
Somebody elae?
Relevant?

Was the name one that the sister herself wanted to name a child?
Did it remind her of someone she disliked?
Or did she otherwise have a negative association with it?
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Was it your mother who wanted you to have the name inspired by the sisters? yes
One of the sisters? yesish
Somebody elae? no
Relevant? yes

Was the name one that the sister herself wanted to name a child?
Did it remind her of someone she disliked?
Or did she otherwise have a negative association with it?
no to all
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so your middle name was going to be x, after sister x, but your mum changed her mind because she thought sister y would be upset at being left out?
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so your middle name was going to be x, after sister x, but your mum changed her mind because she thought sister y would be upset at being left out? YES!

********SPOILER********
Back when my mum was pregnant with me, she was best friends with two sisters. My mum picked a middle name that was very similar to the name of one of the sisters (although, she says that in retrospect she's not too sure if it was actually inspired by her). But then she thought this might cause sister rivalry because the other sister might feel left out. So my mum picked a middle name that has nothing to do with their names.

However, I'm reluctant to adopt the increasingly popular practice of abbreviating my middle name initial, K. This is because it'd spell K. Ack, which is German for P. Oop.


That's two solves in a row for Andy (:
Thanks for playing, folks, and don't forget to have a look at my "Hide and Seek" versponse.
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Nice one, over-thought the part about the name but got there in the end!
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Nice one Doriana! I thought of you today, by the way...was watching Swedish Chef videos on YouTube! =D Der Danisch Koch in Deutschland, right? Mr. Coke's Scandinavian cousin. *lol* forgive any grammatical errors or un-accented letters...my keyboard doesn't do German. >.<

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