Aside: Names

Sunday 9 October 2011, 2.55pm HKT

If you’re going to have an English name (or some other Western one), please try and know something about it. Like, for instance, Stace is short for Anastasia — not Anas. Not unless you want to be called a pineapple all the time.

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2 Responses to “Aside: Names”

  1. Ed Hurst said

    Let’s see: Edward = Noble Guard (ead-ward). Hurst = thicket (German “horst”) with numerous vowel variations, often combined as a suffix to other words. Near as we can tell, my great-grandfather chose the family name as an alias, so we have no idea what it should be. We know only he was from some Germanic background, obvious from his accent, and told very inconsistent tales of his background.


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