Wierd name ideas!!

Hi. I was in a dilemma about naming my little angel. There were many suggestions. But I didn’t like those suggestions. I was looking for a unique name. We were not blessed with a child for 7 long years. And that is why she is so special to us. I clearly remember the day when I came to know I was pregnant. That day I felt sick and my periods were late. My hubby asked me to go for a pregnancy test but I had no hope. And when the result came, I was really surprised.


I had a weird idea of naming my child with a unique name which has a meaning related to a nose. Lol. And it would be really funny if you come to know what I named my baby at last. I just named her “ Mary”.


April 29, 2016 7:42 AM

Moderator popping in to say that I removed a spam link in the middle of this post. I considered deleting the whole thing but thought it was naming-related enough to leave in. These spammers are getting creative!

By EVie
April 29, 2016 11:26 AM

Hahaha. I'll play--names related to "nose"? Well, there is Cameron, from a Gaelic surname meaning "crooked nose." And I'll bet there is a Latin cognomen somewhere out there that means "nose." I can't think of one off the top of my head, but "nose" words in Latin include nasus, nasi (nose or sense of smell); naris (nose or nostril); and nasutus, nasuta, nasutum (having a long nose). I can see these as potential names for an adventurous namer--I think my favorite would be Naris, for a girl :) I also found Coryza, which would be a lovely name, but alas, it means "runny nose, cold" in Late Latin--probably not what the spammer/OP was thinking.

April 29, 2016 11:10 PM

Behindthename lists Courtney as being: "from an aristocratic English surname which was derived either from the French place name Courtenay (originally a derivative of the personal name Curtenus, itself derived from Latin curtus "short") or else from a Norman nickname meaning "short nose"."

So one could have a lovely nasal sibset!

April 30, 2016 8:10 PM

Hah! Court nez! I never made that connection!  I'll never hear that name the same way again :)

April 29, 2016 5:13 PM

What causes the spam? It can't be actual humans writing these, right?


Nariz (na-REECE, or na-DEECE) is Spanish for nose, which I'd think would be pretty if it didn't mean nose in Spanish :)

April 29, 2016 11:31 PM

Good question. There are so many mistakes that I think actual humans must be writing them! Surely computers couldn't generate that many typos. This particular piece (which seems to have been written by a native speaker of English and not someone peddling obat from Indonesia) had a link to getting rhinoplasty right in the middle of the first paragraph. I didn't click on it since I know better, but if the original poster is real and not a spammer and had a name-related reason for posting such a thing, I apologize.

By EVie
May 1, 2016 6:55 PM

I wonder if they might be computer programs that trawl the web and then borrow text from posts on similar sites. They're doing a fair job mimicking the type of comments that people post on the less literate kind of forums, but something just  seems kind of off about the way they're put together, you know? The internal logic doesn't make sense in a way that I'm not sure I can clearly articulate. Like, in this one, she opens with a mention of a dilemma, but then doesn't actually describe said dilemma--she was interested in a name related to "nose," but then named the baby Mary, with a bunch of irrelevant filler about her fertility saga that is generic to the point of being cliché. It's a pretty good example of a shaggy dog story, though!

I think the spam program probably looked for keywords like "name," "baby" and "pregnancy," came up with some of the most commonly-posted sentences on sites related to those topics, and inserted "nose" in the line about meaning to connect it to the rhinoplasty link.

May 2, 2016 8:07 AM

You're probably right. It's a whole new world, isn't it? 

By mk
May 4, 2016 4:53 PM

Most likely it was written by a human. There are companies out there that pay for you to go online and start/respond to threads. Sometimes they give you rules about using certain words, inlcuding a specific links, etc. Other times they just want the site to look more busy than it is. I never do it, but I know these jobs exist.

May 4, 2016 6:47 PM

Actually, using spelling mistakes is a tactic that is used often by spamming algorithms. This is because spam filters will get rid of messages that contain certain patterns. Certain spelling mistakes are easy for humans to understand, but hard for computers to recognize.