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Re: Those crazeeeee Dutch

July 3rd, 2018, 6:05 pm

Inconceivable.
 
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Re: Those crazeeeee Dutch

July 3rd, 2018, 7:36 pm

In the UK we prefer to say "get hit by a bus", and it means lethally. Cancer would be too much of a burden for the NHS.
why, it's not like they'd actually treat it
In the NHS it costs the same, treated or not.
 
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Re: Those crazeeeee Dutch

July 20th, 2018, 10:02 am

 
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Re: Those crazeeeee Dutch

July 20th, 2018, 3:00 pm

I agree.
Stef Blok is a Bible Belt politician. It is almost impossible to integrate him into 21st century society.
 
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Re: Those crazeeeee Dutch

August 10th, 2018, 10:28 am

[ltr]Jaap, Jan or Jip? More people in NL want to change their first name[/ltr]





https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2018/08/j ... irst-name/
1. Noah and Emma 2. Sem and Tess 3. Lucas and Sophie 4. Finn and Julia 5. Daan and Anna 6. Levi and Mila 7. Milan and Sara 8. Bram and Eva 9. Luuk and Zoe 10. Jesse and Evi

A bit Biblical, what? why not just choose a secular name?
 
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Re: Those crazeeeee Dutch

August 10th, 2018, 10:38 am

Noah's a nice name, to remind us of the Ark, but
Mohammed Is Most Popular Name For Newborn Boys In Holland For 2nd Year Straight
if you count the different spelling variations (and yes, they did that for the other names also)
 
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Re: Those crazeeeee Dutch

August 10th, 2018, 10:43 am

There are too many Noah hanging around here. I would say stick to your roots and not importing foreign names.
 
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Re: Those crazeeeee Dutch

August 10th, 2018, 11:15 am

At the risk of mixing it up in the Dutch thread, the same phenomenon can be observed in Norway. Last year's top 10 boys' names. I would say not a single one of them traditionally Norwegian, and carrying a heavy biblical influence, which is just weird:

1. Jakob/Jacob
2. Lucas/Lukas
3. Emil
4. Oskar/Oscar
5. Oliver
6. William
7. Filip/Fillip/Phillip/Philip
8. Noah/Noa
9. Elias
10. Isak/Isaac/Isac
 
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Re: Those crazeeeee Dutch

August 10th, 2018, 11:17 am

And to cut off the obvious follow-up:
24. Mohammad/Mohamed/Mohammed
 
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August 10th, 2018, 11:21 am

And to cut off the obvious follow-up:
24. Mohammad/Mohamed/Mohammed
give it time
Mohammed is most popular name in Oslo
 
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Re: Those crazeeeee Dutch

August 10th, 2018, 11:26 am

Strange. Even in Ireland (which had a rich supply of indigenous names based on the names of Saints (BTW the Synod of Whitby put an end to that carry on) we see Biblical names creeping in (Daniel is #3 while in my day it was uncommon). Noah is #7..Dime a dozen! 
Maybe it is caused by Hollywood et al?

http://www.babynamewizard.com/name-list ... of-ireland

'Brendan' Brendan moccu Altae is a much better name and culturally relevant. https://www.metal-archives.com/artists/ ... ffy/657276

Up North "James" is numero uno

https://www.nisra.gov.uk/statistics/births/baby-names
 
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Re: Those crazeeeee Dutch

August 10th, 2018, 11:52 am

The Church of Rome also put an end to the 12 apostles of Ireland who converted the pagan and barbarous Picts and Britons to Christianity.
It took another 500 years for the pillaging Scandinavian Vikings to convert..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelve_Ap ... of_Ireland
 
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Re: Those crazeeeee Dutch

August 10th, 2018, 12:04 pm

At the risk of mixing it up in the Dutch thread, the same phenomenon can be observed in Norway. Last year's top 10 boys' names. I would say not a single one of them traditionally Norwegian, and carrying a heavy biblical influence, which is just weird:

1. Jakob/Jacob
2. Lucas/Lukas
3. Emil
4. Oskar/Oscar
5. Oliver
6. William
7. Filip/Fillip/Phillip/Philip
8. Noah/Noa
9. Elias
10. Isak/Isaac/Isac
Another question how to pronounce these names in Norwegian? e.g. #6 ?? In Dutch, we use Wim, Willem.
 
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Re: Those crazeeeee Dutch

August 10th, 2018, 12:51 pm

In Iceland, they use approved lists (you can't choose a name willy nilly)

https://www.nordicnames.de/wiki/List_of ... male_names
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