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Old 12-22-2011, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Northeast of Brazil
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How could I forget WILLIAM ???

There are thousands and thousands of Brazilians called William!!!


And how could i forget JEFFERSON ???

There are tons of Jeffersons in Brazil! It's even more popular than Wellington or Washington!
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Old 12-22-2011, 02:04 PM
 
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Default Wow....

Uh....

Michael:

Michael - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"is a given name that comes from the Hebrew "

Olivia is Latin for olive.. Anderson is derived form Andreas, which is Greek, if I remember correctly. I could go on and on... Lol @ Emma.. Emma is German. Anna? Eva? Noah? Sara? Julia? Daniel?

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How could I forget WILLIAM ???

There are thousands and thousands of Brazilians called William!!!


And how could i forget JEFFERSON ???

There are tons of Jeffersons in Brazil! It's even more popular than Wellington or Washington!
You forgot it because...

"
William is a popular given name of old Germanic origin"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_%28name%29
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Old 12-22-2011, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Spain
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In my country people think that putting some english names (as Jenny or Kevin) to the babies is something absurd, not because they consider those names ordinaries per se, but consider them as an external influence that has nothing to do with our culture. As my mom says "put a name that you can´t even pronounce"
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Old 12-22-2011, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Perry, UT
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In my home country we have German, French, Italian and English names. The popular English ones when I was a kid were: Tom, Kim, Sam, Kevin, Nancy, Sandy, Sandra, Jerry,...
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Old 12-22-2011, 03:27 PM
 
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I am going to defend all those Brazilians who have an Anglo surname as thier first name. I am American but my parents did the same thing only with a surname that is Danish, or Norwegian or both not sure. But at least they spelled it like it is normally spelled. There are many Brazilians with the name Washington spelling Uashington or something like that.

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Old 12-22-2011, 03:44 PM
 
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What is an english name??

Lots of people have like christian/hebrew names like Daniel, Jacob, Christian etc.

But names such as George, Joe, Jack, Lewis etc. No not at all.
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Old 12-22-2011, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Spain
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What is an english name??

Lots of people have like christian/hebrew names like Daniel, Jacob, Christian etc.

But names such as George, Joe, Jack, Lewis etc. No not at all.
The english version of the name is the "english" name.
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Old 12-22-2011, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Spain
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What is an english name??

Lots of people have like christian/hebrew names like Daniel, Jacob, Christian etc.

But names such as George, Joe, Jack, Lewis etc. No not at all.
George, Joe, Jack, have hebrew origins too, for exemple "Jack" has the same origin than the spanish "diego" or "Santiago" or "Jacobo", they all come from the hebrew "Ya'akov "...
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Somewhere on the Moon.
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I once met a Hispanic guy that said his name was David.

When I called him dah-veeed (as it is pronounced in Spanish), he proceeded to correct me that the correct way was day-veed.

I spent a few minutes trying to make him understand that despite David being written the same in English and in Spanish, his name, considering he's a Hispanic, would correspond with the Spanish pronunciation and not the English, hence I was right and he was wrong. It was all in vain, he stuck to his ways.
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Old 12-22-2011, 06:58 PM
 
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In Russia names of Greek/Hebrew origin ( like for example Michael, Daniel, Alexander, Gregory, Andrew) are very common. However if you meet someone with the name "David" it's most likely a Jew or a Georgian, and the name "Ruben" seems to be reserved for people of Armenian origin. If you hear something like "Esmeralda" or "Harry" or "Rose" - chances are it's Caucasians or Jews.
The only name of truly(?) English origin that's accepted by Russians is probably Arthur, and it's not all that common.
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