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Old 02-16-06, 02:00 PM
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Need opinions on an ethnic middle name for a white boy.....

We have a very close family friend. He has never married, has no kids, etc. We have given thought to naming our next child (due in June) after him because of how close we have been etc. Anyway, we would end up with a little white boy whose middle name would be Tsukamoto. At first I was turned off, but then I kind of liked it. Original. Might help on applications in which no picture is required. But it might also be the source of teasing, etc. Though obviously the middle name isn't used much.

What are your opinions?
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Sounds cool to me. I say roll with it. What are you thinking for the first name? Data?
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Wait is this Hank?
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Yeah, great. You can call him Tsuk for short.

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Package for Mr. Asswipe Johnson!

Actually, that's pronounced "oz weep ay".

Sorry for the low content post, that's just the SNL sketch I think of whenever a parent names their kid something goofy.
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I suppose it's better than Worf.
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I'd do it!
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Kobiyashi Maru Tsukamoto

Perfect!
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I don't see why not, after all, a middle name is rarely used. I suppose you could aglicize it to Tsukason.
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You should translate it literally.

Tiberius "Original Mound" Telford.

Or you could sort of get the spirit of his name with something like "Round Mound" Telford.
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
We have a very close family friend. He has never married, has no kids, etc. We have given thought to naming our next child (due in June) after him because of how close we have been etc. Anyway, we would end up with a little white boy whose middle name would be Tsukamoto. At first I was turned off, but then I kind of liked it. Original. Might help on applications in which no picture is required. But it might also be the source of teasing, etc. Though obviously the middle name isn't used much.

What are your opinions?
I can already hear the Asian and BJ jokes starting.
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Originally Posted by Gallant Pig
Wait is this Hank?
No, Hank was just a nice renter. Our family friend goes back decades with my father.
Old 02-16-06, 03:30 PM
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When we were in Secondary School (high school to you lot)
There was always Roll Call at the beginning of class, one class the teacher called out the roll with middle names, and user Mary for the middle name of one of my friends.

Much hilarity ensued.
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Sounds cool to me. The way the kids love their anime and martial arts movies he would be a hero to them. Then again, he's bound to be tagged with "Suck A Moto" or worse at some point.
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How about Ishikawa? Don't keep all the Star Trek references yourself.
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I say go for it. I can count on one hand the number of people who know my middle name and it is because I chose to tell them. If he doesn't like it when he is older, he can just be Tom T. Hall or whatever.

We gave our son my last name as his middle name. It is 3 syllables and a bit of a mouthful with my husband's last name, but we didn't think he would often be called by his full name. It was more important to us to maintain my family name in some way (my dad was only child who had all girls).
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People never seem to learn from Johnny Cash songs...
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My friend named his daughter "Jetta Kai" --- the boy's name was going to be "Blaze"
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Originally Posted by Breakfast with Girls
You should translate it literally.

Tiberius "Original Mound" Telford.
Actually, it translates to "Red Castle."

You do realize that the circuit cannot be shut down locally...
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Originally Posted by JustinS
Actually, it translates to "Red Castle."

You do realize that the circuit cannot be shut down locally...
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Do it. No one uses middle names for anything unless they want to. Even government forms usually only care about an initial. This way he can be "James T. Telford".

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Originally Posted by das Monkey
Do it. No one uses middle names for anything unless they want to. Even government forms usually only care about an initial. This way he can be "James T. Telford".
Well, I wouldn't say "no one". This might make it more difficult to have one of those pretentious-sounding names like J. Tsukamoto Telford and you never can tell when you might need a name like that.

But seriously, my parents had a good idea that I think is worth consideration. They gave their children decent middle names with the intent that we could use it as our first name if we decided we didn't like our given first name.
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I suppose it's better than Worf.
You know, that was pretty much my first thought.
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I had a midlife crisis around the age of 12 or so and started going by my middle name. We had just moved to a new town, so it was fairly easy to step into using it, though it still trips up my parents. When I got married at 22 or so, the preacher used my full name and a lot of people had no idea I had been going by middle name for years.

While it's nice to honor someone like that, I'd keep it simple for Western tongues.


What was it Moriarty at AICN named his kid?
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Bad idea.

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