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Nov 28, 2008

WHAT'S IN A NAME?

People have names, cognomens, nicknames, titles monikers, appellations and even designations. Most bloggers chose to be anonymous to hide their true names (including me.) Names have meanings instead of definitions. Redlan is not my real name. RED is my most favorite color and I just added LAN to make it sound like a name or a noun just in the name Dylan. Dolphins also use symbolic names, as has been shown by recent research. Individual dolphins have individual whistles, to which they will respond even when there is no other information to clarify which dolphin is being referred to.

Pets or sporting animals are sometimes given names similar to human names. Like Maxi which is the name of ZJ’s dog. Mrs. T’s Pierre. Lawstude’s active toy dog- Dilbert and the smiling monkey, Charlie.

Some people give things names, usually of endearment. Dong Ho named the bikes he used during his travel. They were Blooz and Scud. Loven's imaginary friends are Panda Bear, Bear Lao, Kroma Bear, BaaBaa Sheep, Kiwi Bear, Polar Bear, Pinoy Bear, Greenie Bear, Angel Bear, Yellow Bear, Ranger Bear, Huggie Bear, Nappy Bear, and Brother Bear ( a lot of) plus KJ’s pets- Husky, Zooey and Fayre.

Naming is the process of assigning a particular word or phrase to a particular object or property. This can be quite deliberate or a natural process that occurs in the flow of life as some phenomenon comes to the attention of the users of a language. Many of these names have meanings that can also be very helpful during this process.

Do you have pets or things named? Where you got or how you chose their names? (Sad to say, I don’t have any pets or things given a name.)

18 comments:

RJ said...

Speaking of names, I'm planning to change my name in the blogosphere. Nung nagsimula ako rito, hindi ko talaga alam na may nauna nang gumagamit na ng pangalang ito. Nahiya talaga ako sa kanya. Sana iniba ko nalang yung sa akin.

Naunahan mo ako sa pagpost ng about names ah.

Nance said...

We have a cat named Oreo (oreo cookies). He is black with white fur along his neck to tummy. at first we thought of Tux (tuxedo) but Oreo won.

g'day,
red

the donG said...

ayan sumisikat di dilbert. nakita ko na sya finally. ang kulit at bibong bibo. kaya tuloy nasa cage pag gabi.

si chralie naman binisita namin sya kaya lang nawala na daw si charlie. so mga ibang unggoy na lang ang nandun. kawawang charlie.

salamat sa pagsama kay blooz at scud.

""rare*jonRez"" said...

used to have puppies red and we named them A,B,C, and D. yep, there were four of them! hehe...

now with my own child, it felt exciting to think of what to name her. but being born in July 4th here in the US, we were able to come up with TRIZ NICOLE-- triz being the third [from number 3] and nicole meaning voctorious. hmmm... am i talking sensible here? LOL

regards red!

KRIS JASPER said...

Husky is sitting under the Xmas tree now. I'll show you the foto...

Mrs T said...

Red, sad to say, we had to put Pierre down last week. It took us a long time to decide whether we do it or not but he is not happy with his life anymore and wherever we take him, that was the only advise. We buried him beside his sister Penny. Thanks so much for featuring me in your header, tama ka bumulaga talaga sa akin. I cannot thank you enough, you're such a nice person Red, God bless you more!

Lionheart : Richard the Adventurer said...

I have lovebirds....

Yung mag colors lang name nila like yellow lovebird... green... blue... white... etc!

REDLAN said...

Sorry guys for not replying your comments here. I was sick last week but am kinda okay now. no more headache. I hope i'll be totally okay soon. Thanks for always leaving a comment on my blog. I really appreciate it!

REDLAN said...

May kapareho tayong name @ RJ. HIndi ka nag-iisa. Confusing lang kapag sa blogosphere. Pero kapag friend mo yung tao, ma-identify ka kahit aong pangalan mo. So far, kaw ang nag iisang RJ na nakilala ko dito.

REDLAN said...

Cute ang name ng pusa nyo @ Nance. I remember the oreo commercial, i love it!

REDLAN said...

Hindi mawawala sa isipan ko si Charlie @ Dong. Yung ngiti niya, natatawa ako at kapag naisip ko siya, naalala ko si Lawstude, kasi naman ginawa yang si charlie na avatar or photo image niya sa blog. hehehe. uy, nawawala si Charlie. Kawawa naman. Baka sumunod sa bahay ni Lawstude. Joke. Blooz and scud si dom naalala ko. hehe

REDLAN said...

ABC galing naman @ Recel. Unique pala ang meaning ng name ni Triz. Kaya pala so talented ang batang yan.

REDLAN said...

I am looking forward to see Husky sitting under the christmas tree @ KJ. Baka ubusin niya ang choco mo.

REDLAN said...

Uy, kawawa naman si Pierre. You need to comfort your husband more from now.

You are welcome @ Mrs. T. HIndi kita makakalimutan.

REDLAN said...

I love lovebrids too @ Richard. Kaso hindi ko sila maalagaan kasi super busy ako a ibang bagay kaya hindi ko tinggap ang alok ng friend ko na bigyan niya ako ng lovebirds. Baka mainggit lang ako sa lovebirds. joke

Lawstude said...

All my pets are named after my friends and persons who are dear to me. Sometimes, I just change the first letter so it will be different.

the spool artist said...

hahaa, na special mention pa dito ang mga bears ni freedom!

we have a dog named chocolate by the way... its the color of his hair!

REDLAN said...

Oo kasi nainspire ako sa post na yun.