# Favorite names

1. Jan 2, 2009

### Ivan Seeking

Staff Emeritus
Every now and then someone's name will catch my attention. One that I can't seem to get out of my head is that of Daljit Dhaliwal, of PBS's Foreign Exchange.
http://www.foreignexchange.tv/

Don't know why... I guess it is a bit musical sounding. Everytime I hear it on the show intro each week I find myself wanting to say it outloud - it makes me feel like I have Tourette Syndrome. :uhh: But I find that I enjoy listening to people speak who have a strong Indian accent, so this is probably just another manifestation of that affinity. Again, I think it is the melodious sound that the language carries.

The other name that comes to mind is that of Harry Dong. No explanation needed, I assume.

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2. Jan 2, 2009

### Cyrus

You, and david letterman. google it.

3. Jan 2, 2009

### Ivan Seeking

Staff Emeritus
Really; he has specifically commented that he likes her name?

4. Jan 3, 2009

### Cyrus

He had a skit every night, night after night. Just saying her name, and hitting on her.

5. Jan 3, 2009

### Ivan Seeking

Staff Emeritus
Really!!! That is too funny! Letterman and I also had the same dream - to drive the autobahn in Ferrari or similar high performance auto. And that rat got to do it, but I haven't :grumpy:; at least not yet.

I tried googling but only saw that he apparently has a crush on her.

6. Jan 3, 2009

Instead of doing one of those russian airplane adventures, take a trip to Germany, rent a ferrari, and tear it up. I'm sure u can rent one there if you have the money. Its probably around $1k USD a day. 7. Jan 3, 2009 ### Ivan Seeking Staff Emeritus The trip to Russian went down the drain when my business took a big hit a couple of years ago. But Incredible Adventures now offers a jet flight [trainer jet] out of Vegas, for about$4K, so I've been planning on doing that one. Eventually I may be able to consider the trip to Russia again if I'm still fit enough to fly the Migs [or an Su-30]. But for now I can't justify the trip.

No doubt, a trip to Germany is doable, and the car rental wouldn't be that bad just for one day. It is still on my "bucket list".

8. Jan 3, 2009

### binzing

Cecily, I love this name, but then again I'm biased because I love the person that has it as her first name. Pronouced like Sicily.

Oh and I've always thought Kestrel would be a neat name for a girl.

9. Jan 3, 2009

### Jimmy Snyder

Larry Ellison is a pretty funny name if you say it last name first

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10. Jan 3, 2009

I liked Hans Blix.
I knew this girl in elem. school named Janelle Elefante. We called her Janellephant.

11. Jan 3, 2009

### TheStatutoryApe

I like the name John Malkovich. I occasionally hear a famous name that I like but at the moment that is the only one I can think of.

Names in general that I like are Brigid/Bridget, Rosalyn, and Eris. I've always thought if I had a kid I would want a girl.

One day I finally thought of a nom de plume I would like to use if ever I get published.
Jonny Hack
I think it sort of pops and I love the pun.

12. Jan 3, 2009

### FrancisZ

She was ITN right? I remember that news program. That is a cool name.

Personally, I like the accent also. It is pleasing somehow.

But in regard to favorite names, well...

Parker Posey comes to mind...

As well Aunt Linda played by SNL's "Kristen WIIG."

http://www.whineandcheese.net/pics/auntlinda.jpg [Broken]

I also love the name Raphaele (pronounced Ra-Phi-Ah-La).

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13. Jan 5, 2009

### Ivan Seeking

Staff Emeritus
Tzipi Livni - Foreign Affairs Minister and the designated Acting Prime Minister of Israel.

[pronounced like Zippy]

Tzipi and Zapper should get together.

14. Jan 5, 2009

### Jimmy Snyder

No, the T is not silent. You can google: tzipi livni pronunciation.

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15. Jan 5, 2009

### Ivan Seeking

Staff Emeritus
Oh well - the difference between theory and the real world.

16. Jan 5, 2009

### Jimmy Snyder

That should have been google tzipi livni pronunciation. I edited my earlier post.

17. Jan 5, 2009

### Staff: Mentor

Not favorites, but real:

Ima Hogg, daughter of Governor Hogg of Texas.

A co-workers husband and brother-in-law - Ajax and Hercules

I wanted to name the Evo Child Paige or Brooke. My my then husband thought they were strange. When the Evo Child found out those were my first choices, she got upset and said I should have overruled him, she prefers both of those to her real name.

18. Jan 5, 2009

### BobG

Joe Pisarcik.

He was a career backup quarterback in the NFL. His last name just sounded like an Eastern European cuss word - so I used it as one (Ah, Pisarcik!). Everyone was completely befuddled as to what it meant and even what language it might be.

At least until he actually had to step in for the Giants as quarterback in an NFL playoff game against the Eagles. He was the anti-star of one of the most famous finishes in history. When attempting the time killing kneel down play, he fumbled the snap and Herm Edwards picked up the fumble and ran in for a game winning touchdown.

After that, it was so common for people to use his name as a cussword that it wasn't any fun for me anymore.

Edit: Interesting trivia. The game wasn't a playoff game - it was the game that propelled the Eagles into playoffs. The Giants offensive coordinator never coached another game in his life after that day - he went on to work in a bait shop. Joe Pisarcik is now a stockbroker on Wall Street - his name is probably a common cussword once again.

I always thought Ephemerides (pronounced Ef-uh-MER-i-dees) would be a pretty name for a girl. Possible nicknames include Meri, Mary, Rida, Effy ......

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