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quidscribis
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Are there any? Preferably two syllables.

Please please please tell me there are! I need one to go with Lederhosen for something I wrote.

Help, help, help me, please!

[ August 24, 2005, 09:33 PM: Message edited by: quidscribis ]

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Miko? I think Miko is German.
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Really? It sounds/looks Japanese. I'll have to do a search.
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Okay, did a search, and it comes back as Japanese, Slavic, and Finnish. Thanks anyway. [Frown]

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Jonathan Howard
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How about Italian men's names ending in an "a" sound? It's about the same probability.

Otto, Hugo.

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OTTO!!!!!!!!

JH, You are a genius! Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!

It's perfect!!!!!!!

[Kiss] [Kiss] [Kiss]

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I'm no genius, but you're very welcome. (((Quiddy)))

I hope to read your book(s) sometime.

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Heino(Henry), Theo (Theodore)(pronounced "tay-o"), Bodo/Bot(h)o, Golo, Odo/Udo, and Otto.

Courtesy of a German lexicon website.

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quidscribis
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LOL Thanks, JH. This one isn't for a book, but for a, er, revised nursery rhyme. I'm not even sure where to get it published, but that's beside the point right now. [Dont Know]

But yes, I do predict that you will get to read my book(s) sometime. I fully intend on getting published and becoming well-read. [Big Grin] Why not?

And yes, JH, in this instance at least, you are a genius. You delivered, and in style. [Kiss]

And this confirms, yet again, why Hatcrack is the greatest!

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Pixie, thank you. I'm going with Otto. It fits perfectly. [Smile]
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We know someone named Otto, definitely German descent. It's a cool name.
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quote:
And this confirms, yet again, why Hatcrack is the greatest!
Well, Quid- we're certainly all proud of how great Hatcrack is! [Smile]
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Jonathan Howard
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Style? What style? I was mocking German and Italian names. But for you I'll accept it! [Razz]

I have a nursery rhyme too, for teenagers:

Pimple, pimple, little brat,
Why the <beep> are you so fat?
On my face - you <beep, beep, beep> -
You perpetually just sit!

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If you ever need to find names again quid, here's a nice place: behindthename
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quidscribis
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Thanks, Corwin. [Smile]

I usually use online baby name sites, but since I needed something so specific (two syllables, ending in an O sound), it seemed quicker to post here rather than wade through those sites.

That site, thought, looks particularly good. It's bookmarked. [Smile]

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I know a German named Guido. We pronounde it /gi-do/. So with the uniquely g sound but no U sound.
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Guido is also an Italian name, but with the u pronounced. Gwee-do.
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Otto Von Bismark

The nineteenth-century version of Karl Rove.
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but since I needed something so specific (two syllables, ending in an O sound), it seemed quicker to post here rather than wade through those sites.
Hatrack is incredibly speedy. I love it.
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One of the German's I work with in M√ľnster is named Guido. They all definitely pronounce it "Gwee-do" not Gee-do.
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Marco
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Polo

(sorry I had to)

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Hey, y'all, I'm going with Otto. It works for me, it's perfect, and I love it. So there!

I mean, seriously, feel free to suggest away, but the decision's been made. [Big Grin]

(Seriously. It kills me. Decision made. Suggestions still coming in. *snort*)

I LOVE Y'ALL! [Kiss]

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I delcare this an Otto appreciation thread!
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I have a friend who goes by the name Otto. I think she'd appreciate having a thread that appreciates her nickname.
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quidscribis
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Fine with me. [Smile]

I OFFICIALLY DECLARE THIS TO BE AN OTTO APPRECIATION THREAD.

Let the games begin!

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OTTO & ANNA

Palindromic love.

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My grandfather (or is it great-grand?) on my father's side is an Otto. =)
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