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Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 - 12:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I don't know if it's good or bad. But there was no way my mum could have anticipated it.

I = Yours truly Doriana kitteh
it1 = it2
True story, of course
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Were you offered a promotion? A trip outside the country? Is this a recent story or one from the time you were a child? Was it an accident involved? Was it a love story?

Other persons relevant?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Were you offered a promotion? no A trip outside the country? no Is this a recent story or one from the time you were a child? yope to both, explore Was it an accident involved? no Was it a love story? no

Other persons relevant? Yes, an undetermined number of other people is laterally relevant
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Did it offend your mum, or worry her?
Was she happy for you or sad?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Did it offend your mum, or worry her? no to both
Was she happy for you or sad? no to both
possible FA
Solo1 (Solo1)
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Was the incident your birth? or related to it?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Was the incident your birth? no or related to it? the "it" is not directly related to my birth, but something that is related to my birth is relevant. Confused yet? (;
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Money?
Insurance?
Hospital?
Caesarian section?
Scars?
Stitches?
Doctors?
That you were a girl?
Dress sizes?
Eating a lot more while pregnant?
Getting sick?
Before or after birth?
Pregnate mommy classes relevant?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Money?
Insurance?
Hospital?
Caesarian section?
Scars?
Stitches?
Doctors?
That you were a girl? yope
Dress sizes?
Eating a lot more while pregnant?
Getting sick?
Before or after birth?
Pregnate mommy classes relevant?
no to rest
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Your mum couldn't have anticipated that you were a girl? o.O

Is my truly Doriana kitteh a twinkitteh? (I do not remember)
Doriana (Doriana)
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Your mum couldn't have anticipated that you were a girl? o.O No, no, that's not the "it"... CLARIFICATION for all: The "it" is happening now, but it has to do with something that happened around my birth.

Is my truly Doriana kitteh a twinkitteh? (I do not remember) noez
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Has my truly Doriana kitteh gotten pregnant? :-)
Doriana (Doriana)
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Has my truly Doriana kitteh gotten pregnant? :-) Nooo! It's much more... harmless than that! ;-)
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Was doriana kitteh prematur?
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iz a famous person born/died/did something important on teh day my truly doriana kitteh was born? same day but different year? if so, did this shared event later haz an effect on my truly doriana kitteh?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Was doriana kitteh prematur? no

iz a famous person born/died/did something important on teh day my truly doriana kitteh was born? same day but different year? if so, did this shared event later haz an effect on my truly doriana kitteh? irrel to all
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Did something happen at the hospital? Like a baby swap? An almost baby swap?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Did something happen at the hospital? Like a baby swap? An almost baby swap? no. It's something that happens around every person's birth.
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Does it have to do with your name, that is your real name, not your forum name?

Excuse me for getting personal, but does it have to do with something personal, like whether you have/had an innie or an outie?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Does it have to do with your name, that is your real name, not your forum name? yes, my real name is relevant

Excuse me for getting personal, but does it have to do with something personal, like whether you have/had an innie or an outie? No, nothing like that is relevant
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o! we knoez! we knoez, preciouss!

Gollum: SHUT UP!

xD well, mite not really knoez. But is my truly Doriana/Lena kitteh'z middle inital + last name relevant?
Doriana (Doriana)
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o! we knoez! we knoez, preciouss!

Gollum: SHUT UP!

xD well, mite not really knoez. But is my truly Doriana/Lena kitteh'z middle inital + last name relevant? No, I already ran a puzzle about that :-D Not relevant this time...
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Is the fact that your name is Lena relevant? Is Lena short for something, or is it your whole first name?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Is the fact that your name is Lena relevant? Not that it's Lena, but something about the name Lena is relevant that is also true for other names Is Lena short for something, or is it your whole first name? it's my whole first name
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Is it the way your name is pronounced in English relevant? in German, if that is different? In some other language?
Is it the fact that your name could also be mistaken for another part of speech? e.g. Lena=leaner.
Doriana (Doriana)
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Is it the way your name is pronounced in English relevant? in German, if that is different? In some other language?
Is it the fact that your name could also be mistaken for another part of speech? e.g. Lena=leaner.
no to all.
Although it's pretty funny to hear my first name pronounced by speakers of different languages. The French, for example, stress it on the second syllable, and the Swedish even manage to stress it on both!
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Do people assume that Lena is short for something e.g Helena?
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Do people assume that Lena is short for something e.g Helena? No. HINT: Both my first name and last name (which is Ackermann) are relevant. They have a certain characteristic that they share with other names - explore.
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Are they particularly common? Particularly uncommon? In Germany? In another country?
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Are the names now notorious for some reason? Do people make an assumption about you based on your name?
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Are they particularly common? YES! Particularly uncommon? In Germany? yes In another country?

Are the names now notorious for some reason? Do people make an assumption about you based on your name? no to both
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Are they particularly common? YES! Particularly uncommon? In Germany? yes In another country?

Are the names now notorious for some reason? Do people make an assumption about you based on your name? no to both
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So have you been mistaken for another Lena Ackermann? In school, maybe? Is this why you iz teh truly Doriana kitteh now? =D
Doriana (Doriana)
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So have you been mistaken for another Lena Ackermann? yope, explore. Remember that in 1992, when I was born, my mum could not have anticipated something that has to do with common names In school, maybe? not school Is this why you iz teh truly Doriana kitteh now? =D noez =)
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I was seven in 1992 and by then my friends were calling me Lizzie (on account of me being Elizabeth irl) when my parents didn't want me to have a nickname at all. They wouldn't have anticipated me being called Kaylee =P Anything like that?
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I was seven in 1992 and by then my friends were calling me Lizzie (on account of me being Elizabeth irl) when my parents didn't want me to have a nickname at all. They wouldn't have anticipated me being called Kaylee =P Anything like that? no
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Did the reunification of Germany play any role in this (I know that it was 1990 but the effect may have taken a while to manifest itself)?

Any other newsworthy occurance?
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Were these the most common first and last names for the year you were born in your country?
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Did the reunification of Germany play any role in this (I know that it was 1990 but the effect may have taken a while to manifest itself)? no

Any other newsworthy occurance? no

Were these the most common first and last names for the year you were born in your country? no, but they're both VERY common. Which means...
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...that there was another Lena Ackermann in your class in school? or even that one of your teachers was a Lena Ackermann? or one of your friends?
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...that there was another Lena Ackermann in your class in school? or even that one of your teachers was a Lena Ackermann? or one of your friends? no to all. Keep in mind that a) the effect is happening now and b) that this effect could not have been anticipated in 1992.
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Were you named after somebody, who later became famous/notorious?
Or were you named after a family member or friend of the family, and the relationship has soured or no longer exists?
Or is it just a case of too much of a good thing? e.g. both my great-grandmothers had 'rose' names - Rosina and Rosalie - and my mother had Rose as a middle name to honor them both.
Or possibly a Harry S Truman solution, the S standing for nothing, but so both sides of the family would think it was for one of them?
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Were you named after somebody, who later became famous/notorious?
Or were you named after a family member or friend of the family, and the relationship has soured or no longer exists?
Or is it just a case of too much of a good thing? e.g. both my great-grandmothers had 'rose' names - Rosina and Rosalie - and my mother had Rose as a middle name to honor them both.
Or possibly a Harry S Truman solution, the S standing for nothing, but so both sides of the family would think it was for one of them?
these are all very good ideas, but that's a no to all.
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RECAP

Both my first and my last name are very common in Germany. This fact has an effect now that my mum could not have anticipated in 1992. Being mistaken for another Lena Ackermann is yopeishly OTRT - explore.
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Has it been established that you have the same name that you had at birth?
Are you generally called by a nickname?
Did your mother, for some reason, not know that one or both of your names was very common, and therefore did not anticipate these problems?
Is it the case that they were not common then, but are now?

(I can sympathize. I'm a Smith - and I volunteered for it!)
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Has it been established that you have the same name that you had at birth? It hasn't been established, but yes, I do have the same name that I had at birth.
Are you generally called by a nickname? no
Did your mother, for some reason, not know that one or both of your names was very common, and therefore did not anticipate these problems? I'm not sure if she knew how common they were - but what we need to find out is what exactly "these problems" are.
Is it the case that they were not common then, but are now? no, they were already common back then. In 1992, Lena was the 10th most common girls' name

(I can sympathize. I'm a Smith - and I volunteered for it!) well, my name is not *that* common, but yes, I know that feel.
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Does the commonness of your name make it harder or easier for you to do something? Internet relevant? Banking? shopping? voting? registering for things?
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Does the commonness of your name make it harder or easier for you to do something? I don't know - that's why the puzzle statement says that I dont know whether it is good or bad Internet relevant? very Banking? shopping? voting? registering for things? no to rest
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does it mean that people may think good or bad things done by others were done by you?

or attribute things that you have done to others?

gossip relevant? newspaper aticles?
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does it mean that people may think good or bad things done by others were done by you? possibly

or attribute things that you have done to others? possibly

gossip relevant? noish newspaper aticles? possibly

Find out what kind of "people" are especially relevant here.
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Facebook relevant?
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Facebook relevant? among other things, yes
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Does it have anything to do with things like email systems? where they generally assign you an email address using some combination of first and last name? only those with more common names have to be appended a number at the end?

If so, does it mean that you have had several different numbers appended to your name with regard to email or other accounts? Does this make it more difficult to find you, should someone not know your "number"? (I would think this could be either a good or bad thing, depending on your feelings toward said person)
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Does it have anything to do with things like email systems? where they generally assign you an email address using some combination of first and last name? only those with more common names have to be appended a number at the end?

If so, does it mean that you have had several different numbers appended to your name with regard to email or other accounts? Does this make it more difficult to find you, should someone not know your "number"? (I would think this could be either a good or bad thing, depending on your feelings toward said person)

Good idea, but no. However, I do have some issues with my e-mail address and I already ran a puzzle about that. E-mail is not relevant here.
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Are the 'people' known personally to you? or just people that you 'know' over the internet e.g. LTPF members?
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Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 7:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the 'people' known personally to you? or just people that you 'know' over the internet e.g. LTPF members? no to both! Explore
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Monday, September 30, 2013 - 12:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do these people think they know you?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Do these people think they know you? no

"Noish" seems more appropriate for "Are the people known personally to you".
Yojimbo (Yojimbo)
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Posted on Thursday, October 03, 2013 - 1:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wait a minute! Facebook is relevant?
[Oh, I see -- in the context of this puzzle... I'm a conscientious FB objector; you won't find me there, but if you google my name -- which is rather uncommon -- there's a chap on FB who is on the other side of the world, but using my name...!]
Are you mistaken for other Lena Ackermanns on FB?
Is it hard for people to find you there, as there are so darned many of them to scroll through?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Thursday, October 03, 2013 - 2:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wait a minute! Facebook is relevant? yes, facebook and google are most relevant websites here
[Oh, I see -- in the context of this puzzle... I'm a conscientious FB objector; you won't find me there, but if you google my name -- which is rather uncommon -- there's a chap on FB who is on the other side of the world, but using my name...!]
Are you mistaken for other Lena Ackermanns on FB? possibly
Is it hard for people to find you there, as there are so darned many of them to scroll through? yesish
Balin (Balin)
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Is it relevant that you at one point used your middle name on Facebook?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Is it relevant that you at one point used your middle name on Facebook? no

Don't focus on facebook too much. The relevant thing is that when people search for me on google and/or facebook, lots of other Lena Ackermanns turn up as well.

Who are the people that search for me? And why could it be good or bad that others turn up?
Yojimbo (Yojimbo)
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Posted on Friday, October 04, 2013 - 3:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you have an online presence other than your facebook account [and of course, other than appearing as Doriana here]?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Do you have an online presence other than your facebook account [and of course, other than appearing as Doriana here]? irrel
Yojimbo (Yojimbo)
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Do you provide a service that would encourage others to seek you out online? Are you otherwise compelling [I hope you know what I mean; no doubt you're completely compelling...]?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Do you provide a service that would encourage others to seek you out online? no Are you otherwise compelling [I hope you know what I mean; no doubt you're completely compelling...]? no
Yojimbo (Yojimbo)
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Do the people searching for you already know you?
Are they actually searching for you, or one of the many other Lena Ackermanns?
Are any of the other Lenas particularly relevant?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Do the people searching for you already know you? noish
Are they actually searching for you this, or one of the many other Lena Ackermanns?
Are any of the other Lenas particularly relevant? no
Yojimbo (Yojimbo)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 08, 2013 - 2:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Presumably, the people searching for you are already aware of you. Relevant why they're searching for you? Perhaps old friends with whom you've lost contact?
Did I see, earlier in the thread, that there's also a famous Lena Ackermann? Is that - she, rather - relevant? Do you get contacted by people looking for her, or for others with her/your name?
Are you interested in some of these wayward contactors, but not in others?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Presumably, the people searching for you are already aware of you. Relevant why they're searching for you? yes Perhaps old friends with whom you've lost contact? I had other people in mind, but old friends might work as well
Did I see, earlier in the thread, that there's also a famous Lena Ackermann? no, you must have misread something Is that - she, rather - relevant? n/a Do you get contacted by people looking for her, or for others with her/your name? no
Are you interested in some of these wayward contactors, but not in others? Hm. If any of the relevant people actually contact me, it's not really wayward.
Redwine (Redwine)
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Do people who offer you job search for you in the internet? And are confused which Lena Ackermann is you?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Do people who offer you job search for you in the internet? yes, this is one of the groups of people I had in mind And are confused which Lena Ackermann is you? yes. Why could this be good or bad for me?
Redwine (Redwine)
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Is it because you don't know if Lena Ackermann found by job offerer performs activity in the internet that the job offerer appreciates or, on the contrary, the activity that the job offerer doesn't like?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Is it because you don't know if Lena Ackermann found by job offerer performs activity in the internet that the job offerer appreciates or, on the contrary, the activity that the job offerer doesn't like? yep! I guess that's enough for the

********SPOILER********

I'm pretty sure that most employers google their job applicants. If you have an unusual name, your prospective employer will find you and only you - but if your name is Lena Ackermann, dozens of other people with the same name will turn up in the search.

What if my prospective employer thinks I'm a neo-nazi because another Lena Ackermann signed a far-right online petition? What if he thinks I'm fluent in Mandarin because another Lena Ackermann won a Chinese short story competition?

But of course, 21 years ago, my mother couldn't have anticipated that I'd grow up in a day and age where everyone constantly googles everyone else.


Thanks for your patience with this one! New puzzle will be up in a minute.

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