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Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SF_Express, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    and in japanese, men's names end in 'san' as in daniel-san or miyagi-san!
  2. sportsed

    sportsed Guest

    Hey: Don't CALL me dottir.

    Not fit to.
  3. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Nice. :D
  4. Didn't the "Mc" in Irish names originally mean "son of?"
  5. BillyT

    BillyT Active Member

    In Iceland, the phone book is by first name because there are only so many last names.

    Many countries use a patronymic to indicate "son/daughter of."

    Most are not gender specific like the Mc- and Mac- of the Scots and the O' of the Irish.

    If you are friendly with someone in Russia, you use his first name and his father's name in this fashion: "Alexander Ruslanovich."
  6. danhawks

    danhawks Member

    the 'ova' part signifies the connection to the father or the husband, from what I understand.

    it's not just the 'a' it's the 'ova'

    because it ain't ova til it's navratilova!
  7. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    And... Iceland is green and Greenland is icy.
  8. blondebomber

    blondebomber Member

    And "Fitz" in Ireland means "bastard son of" ... So Fitzpatrick at some point long ago was a bastard son of a guy named Patrick. Fitzsimmons, Fitzgerald, Fitzhugh and so on ...
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