Name's the Same - Word Game

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by gb66, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Does your first name have another meaning? There are a lot of names that do. For instance, Bill or Pat.
    How many can you think of?
    rockgor likes this.
  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Names:

    Bill
    Pat
    Bob
    Carol
    Brook
    Robin
  3. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Oh, this is a great game!

    Faith
    Hope
    Joy
    Grace

    Gotta think more on this topic.................

    Later, friends! Diane


    PS: I almost forgot my kitty, Rosemary! :)

    Last edited: Aug 6, 2015
  4. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    One more post:

    Gwyneth Paltrow and hubby named their daughter:

    APPLE!

    Diane :)
  5. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

    joey
    lee
    mike
    ken
    barb
    dale
    gale
    viola
    violet
    daisy
  6. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Well, here's a new game. Good 4 U, GB.

    Diane, the girls' names Faith, Hope, Joy and Grace used to be called Virtue names.
    You hoped your daughter would exhibit these virtues. Very popular with the
    Puritans.

    Prudence, Charity, Mercy, Peace.
    Chasity, Liberty, Harmony, Hope.

    There are also some for boys.
    Prosper, Sage, Able, Loyal, Ernest, Noble.

    Leon (suggesting courage like a lion) and John, apparently because of
    the 2 Johns in the Bible.

    As for other meanings, I had a roommate in college named Jay. And then
    there are Rod, Wade, Angel, Heather, Rose, Violet, Dale, Chip, Sandy,
    Dore (also Dorr), Jade, Ruby, Pearl, Crystal, May, and April.

    And, of course, there's
    Rock

  7. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Yes, I thought of Rock, but didn't want to steal your thunder!
    Wow, you guys have thought of a lot of names.
    I'll try to add more.

    Sky
    Opal
    Amber
    Wren
    Bay
    Lake
    Savannah
    Sierra
    Rain
    Autumn
    May
    June
    August
    Spring
    Summer
    Poppy
    Kitty
    Rose
    Hyacinth
    Petuniua
  8. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi, y'all....

    I too thought of "Rock". :)

    Here's some more:

    Iris
    Jack
    Hank
    Dahlia
    Dolly
    Erin
    Holly
    Lily
    Mercedes
    Olive
    Heath
    Cliff

    I keep thinking and thinking -- even looking at things in my house. Pot? Pan? Dish? LOL LOL LOL

    I gotta go and think of more names to post.

    Bye for now!


    Diane :)
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2015
  9. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Didn't see your post yesterday, Patti. Guess we were posting simultaneously
    Here are more double purpose names. I'm surprised there are so many.

    Will, Wayne, Drew, Phil
    Gay, Noel, Victor, Doug,
    Bea, Don, Lily, Lulu.

    And Horace. We had a Horace in our town. He was both a shadowy figure and
    an enormously fat man. Never left the house. I only saw him once when my
    mother and I stopped at his house to pick up something from his wife. I
    found his name very strange since I thought it was "Horse". When I was
    considerably older I heard that his father had once owned the local bank.
    Did Horace help himself to some of the bank's funds? Nobody left to ask now.

    Famous people named Horace. Horace Mann. U.S. Representative and
    educator. A creative force behind the normal schools. My mother went to
    one of those. They got their name because at the time (the first half of the
    19th century) people were deciding what a teachers' college should teach.
    What should be the norms?

    Horace Heidt, bandleader and radio personality. Used to hear him and his
    band on the radio when I was a kid. Years later his son and I attended the
    same law school. After I passed the bar, I corrected one of Jr's practice
    exams for the state bar. Jr. became an attorney and was involved in national
    politics.

    And Horace Greeley, Editor of the New York Tribune who wrote, "Go West,
    young man, go West and grow up with the country."

    Rock


    Well, golly gee. Now Diane and I were doing it simultaneously. I
    never would of thought of Mercedes, Diane. I guess we could add
    Morgan and Ford (as in Ford Maddox Ford).
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2015
  10. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, Diane, Patti, Good job! Lots more names than I would have thought!

    Sunny
    Dawn
    Tempest
    Stone
    John
    Misty
    Celeste
    Star
    Fawn
    Doe
    Buck
    Paloma (Dove)
    Mark
    Shannon
    Carolina
    Alexandria
    Georgia
    Troy
    Olympia
    Paris
    Virginia
    York
    Baron
    Wolf
    River
    Moon
    Scott
    India
    Ireland
    Isreal
    China (Chynna)
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2015
  11. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi all,

    WOW -- What a list we've compiled!!! :)

    Here's more.....

    Hazel
    Jimmy
    Penny
    Sally
    Eve
    Rick
    Nick

    Whew..... I'm all tuckered out now! LOL Back later.....

    Diane
  12. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    :)

    Cinnamon
    Taffy
    Liana
    Laurel
    Willow
    Fern
    Brandy
    Brad
    Hunt
    Hunter
    Tanner
    Warren
    Jules
    Jewel
    Harry
    Colt
    Patty
    Porter
    Carrie
    Dane
    Cane
    Ash
    Golden
    Penny
    Max
    Bud/Buddy
    Heather
    Sallie
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2015
  13. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Some of these name seem pretty odd. But they show up in books and
    movies. Like Stone. "Stone" Barrington is the hero of series of books
    by Stuart Woods. Sort of a James Bond type.

    And Aurora (which means dawn) was used by Herman Wouk for his novel
    Aurora Dawn (which is about as redundant as you can get). Herman wrote
    lots of best sellers. Some of which were made into movies or mini series
    like The Caine Mutiny and War and Remembrance.

    Bob Cummings played a character named Parris in Kings Row, a movie
    from the 1940s. The score was by the Austrian composer Erich Wolfgang
    Korngold who won two Oscars. Interestingly the opening bars of the Kings
    Row score were used 35 years later for the opening theme of the film Star Wars.

    Anyhoo, here are some more names. We have so many now, hard to avoid
    duplicates.

    Scarlett, Prissy (from GWTW, of course),
    Felicity, Marina (one of our neighbors),
    Melody, Gene, Les, Dakota,
    Jade, Hugh, Earl, Duke

    Remember Duke Reeves from Mama's Family? The boy Eunice had a
    crush on. His picture was shown in one episode. The picture was actually
    the show's producer and husband of Carol Burnett, Joe Hamilton.

    Rock
  14. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, those are interesting facts. I always enjoy the show business things you post. I don't remember seeing that episode with Joe Hamilton's picture. I'm going to look that up.

    I am fascinated with names. One of my daughters is the same way. We can spend an hour on the phone just talking about differnt names that we like. I found a relative from the 1800's in my ancestry stuff whose name was Charity. I like that.

    We have two more greatgrandchildren on the way, due in Jan. and Feb. 2016, so we are really having a good time going over every name we can come up with. I think that's what inspried this thread!

    One of them will have a very long surname so the mom is trying to find just the right one-syllable name for him or her.

    So far, she likes Anne or Jane for a girl. I like Anne, Shea, Beth, Bay, and maybe Paige. Oh, Paige would be a good one for this game! :) GB
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2015
  15. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB

    The picture of Joe Hamilton was on a poster in The Bigger Jigger bar. I think Duke
    was running for reelection. Eunice was bemoaning the fact that she could have been
    the wife of somebody important instead of being stuck with Ed (Harvey Korman).
    Joe Hamilton, BTW was Carol's hubby for about 20 years. She has another husband
    (the third) now. I read 2 or 3 books she wrote. I don't think she every said anything
    very specific about marital problems.

    There used to be lots of M. F. episodes on Youtube, but they were all taken off a
    couple years ago. Now there are just little snippets. Or maybe not. Can't tell
    from a quick glance. Anyhoo I thought the show was like I Love Lucy in that it
    had great writers and a great cast. (I also think the the theme song is just a re-
    arranged version of Sweet Georgia Brown.)

    Yes, Paige fits right into our current game. And what a kawinkydink. Back in the
    80s I wrote a light verse using that pun. During our last move I came across the
    magazine it was printed in. If I ever see it again, I'll post it. I sure don't remember it.

    And here are some one syllable names fur ya. Alf, Bat, Cal, Dom, Ern, Fay(e),
    Gay, Ham, Ib, Jet, Kay, Lars, etc.

    And speaking of Lars, on the Mary Tyler Moore show Cloris Leachman was
    supposed to be married to Lars. The show was on the air for 7 years, but they
    never could pronounce his name right. They rhymed Lars with cars. It's
    Norwegian. It should rhyme with parse. "Ib" BTW is another Scandinaian
    name. It was the name of Lauritz Melchior's son. The father was a great
    Wagnerian tenor. Appeared in some Hollywood movies. I sent him a fan
    letter in 1973. Got back a response saying he had just died. The funeral
    program was enclosed.

    A decade or so later I met Ib Melchior in Barnsdall Park in East Hollywood.

    Ha det bra as the Norskies say
    Rock
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2015
  16. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    I remember Lauritz Melchior from MGM musicals.

    I saw an episode of Carol and Friends on ME TV tonight. It wasn't as funny as I'd remembered or maybe my sense of humor has changed! :)