Lit HAVAC IS BACK - The Lit Forum Social Thread, v2.0

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Master_Keralys, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Havac Former Moderator

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  2. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Well, I would never ever name my kid after a fictional character.



    That's why I'm naming my future daughter Athena. :p
  3. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    I doubt all of them are naming their children Khaleesi under the mistaken belief that that's the characters name (though I'm sure an uncomfortably large amount of them are). It's got a ring to it in a way many fictional names simply don't in the context of the real world (I still can't believe what some people are naming their children these days), and I imagine is slightly easier pronounced than Daenerys.

    That said, if I'm remembering my ASOIAF right (hard to believe it's been almost two years since I last read the series), the name raises some unfortunate implications... doesn't Khaleesi literally translate to "wife of the Khal"? Not a very loving gesture, to essentially call your daughter a trophy.
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  4. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Yeah, if you look at the Dothraki declension tables, khaleesi doesn't have the normal nominative ending of a female sky (animate) noun -- instead, it has a genitive ending -- so it's basically a possessive word.
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    Will be interesting when they tell their daughters who they were named after.
    "It's this character from that TV show and novels... no don't watch it!"

    I think that if I ever had an offspring I would just take a short popular name that no one in my immediate family already had.
    (In games I give names that mean something to me, that's why my first characters in CKII had children named Leia, Daenerys, [my own name](later assassinated by me so his son could inherit), Suuramiraali Hillo (killed as a baby), Sansa, Arya, Hermione, Minerva, Palpatine (died as a baby), Ginny, Cho, Padme, Barriss and Gilderoy).
  7. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    I have a second cousin -- about five or so years old -- named Arya. :p
  8. Sinrebirth SWC and EUC Forum Moderator

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    Which character did you choose, Coop? I'm due a baby in November so the discussion about fictional character names may have came up ;)
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  9. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    Because I have absolutely no respect for boundaries, I'll answer for him. Barriss.

    I won't presume, however, to post that awesome picture of Barriss. I won't take that away from him.
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  10. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    You can name your child after me. I'll allow it. :)
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  12. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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  13. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Aw congrats Sinre!!![:D]
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  14. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    CONGRATS!

    Your life will change greatly in a very cool way - or so it appears from those friends who have become parents in the last year or so!
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  15. Sinrebirth SWC and EUC Forum Moderator

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    I'll suggest it to the wife ;)

    Thank you Barriss, Ben :)
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  16. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    If you insist.

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  17. Lugija Force Ghost

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    Aww. The cat that lives here has spent her days as flat as possible ever since the heat wave started. On the nights she's a murderess, on the days a carpet.
  18. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    That's pretty normal for cats. Thankfully two of mine stay outside at night and come in during the day to sleep. I may boot the third one out at night soon as well. At night he runs down the stairs, runs back up then stands at the top and meows at...something. The Ghosts of Mice Past? Visions from a bad catnip trip? Dunno.

    Anyway, congrats Sinre. :)
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  19. Gorefiend Chosen One

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    So had to think of this ;)
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    And Congrats Sinrebirth :)
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  21. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    That one popped up on my Facebook feed lately along with this one:

    Two guys walked into a bar. One ordered H2O, the other said "I'll have H2O too." The second one promptly died.
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  22. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Yeah, I've been seeing that one a lot lately. It was posted on a joke list on buzzfeed or something, right? Everybody on facebook has been posting that one on my wall, heh.

    @Sinrebirth Also, November, wow! Seems like just yesterday you'd put up the announcement on fb. Do you know the gender yet?
  23. blackmyron Force Ghost

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    My favorite will always be the (badly performed) one from the Upright Citizens Brigade:

    "A man walks into a bar. And splits his head open. On it."

    And Venture Brothers had the funniest misunderstanding about Game of Thrones ever in its season premiere.
  24. Sinrebirth SWC and EUC Forum Moderator

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    We'll know the gender on July 4th! Unless the baby crosses its legs!
  25. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    New idea. Name your baby FREEDOM, or LIBERTY, or AMERICA **** YEAH!

    All caps are essential.