I am female. I have a unisex name. My male partners have always had unmistakably male names. Why, then, have new acquaintances continually called my male partners by my name?! [more inside]
posted by thrasher
on May 18, 2012 -
I'm an Englishman married to a Lithuanian - so we have 2 different, though similar, alphabets between us - how can we orthographically regularise our surnames? Alternative spellings? Double-barrelled names? [more inside]
posted by KMH
on Mar 4, 2011 -
Language/Hebrew Baby Name Help -- What would be a good Hebrew name for a girl to honor a deceased relative named Irene? [more inside]
posted by Mid
on Mar 10, 2010 -
I am looking for translations for the words "twin" and "sister". I have used babelfish and other sites but really want the pronunciation not just foreign writings I can't decipher. Also, translations in other languages not listed such as different Native American tribal translations. Help?!
posted by madmamasmith
on Oct 14, 2009 -
How do you pronounce composer Charles Wuorinen's name? Which syllable is accented?
posted by mediareport
on Jul 16, 2009 -
Unusual name filter: My first name is Irish and hard to spell and understand for most people. I have never had a nickname except for a juvenile one and various people making up a pronunciation of my name. But now I'm grown up and I constantly have to spell my name to people on the phone. [more inside]
posted by sio42
on Nov 14, 2008 -
A few years back, an older Israeli man told me that my daughter's name, Kameya, meant "good luck charm" in ancient Hebrew. Was he just pulling my leg? [more inside]
posted by Gucky
on Jun 19, 2008 -
LanguageFilter: Why does everyone spell Michael wrong (ie. put the e and the a the wrong way round)? [more inside]
posted by ranglin
on May 21, 2007 -
How do you pronounce the last name Vafai? I think that it is Iranian.
posted by ND¢
on Feb 12, 2007 -
LanguageFilter: Cypriot. Cairene. Dubliner. These are beautiful, and I'd like more. Name some favourite or exotic words denoting city of origin or residence. And what is the word for this type of word? [more inside]
posted by poweredbybeard
on Aug 8, 2006 -
I am trying to find articles online which delve into the origins of naming human offspring and whether or not other species have audible monickers as well. [more inside]
posted by The Great Big Mulp
on May 21, 2005 -
Grammar/StyleFilter: What is the accepted adjective form to describe something written in the style of Hemingway? Hemingway-esque
? Something else altogether? With a hyphen or without? And moving from the specific to the general, is there a hard and fast rule for when we use one of these particular endings (-ian, -ean, -esque, etc.
) to turn a proper noun into an adjective, or is the style dictated simply by what seems to sound right?
posted by .kobayashi.
on Jul 17, 2004 -