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    An anti-American eagle? That's diabolical!
    I'd think an anti-american turkey vulture would be more appropriate.
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    The joke there is that for a long time, two members of Haliaeetus were considered a single species called the American Eagle. Then somebody actually asked biologists why they didn't look the same, resulting in the classification being cleared up to the bald eagle (H. leucocephalus) and white-tailed eagle (H. albicillia). Incidentally, it was actually the latter that was first selected as the national symbol, despite being a Eurasian species that occasionally reached Greenland and further south.

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    I'd think an anti-american turkey vulture would be more appropriate.
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    Note to self, Wizard_Lizard has not seen Our Man Flint.
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    Wizard_Lizard, I know you explained yours as being derived from a PC, but I expected it to be from the "Lizard Wizard in a Blizzard" bit from Robot Chicken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildstag View Post
    Wizard_Lizard, I know you explained yours as being derived from a PC, but I expected it to be from the "Lizard Wizard in a Blizzard" bit from Robot Chicken.
    Well.. a theoretical pc that I’ve never actually played, never actually heard of lizard wizard ima blizzard..
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    I heard it in the Enya song Cursum Perficio, a Latin phrase meaning something along the lines of "I finish the journey." Perficio is the "I finish" part, chosen ironically to reflect my habit of starting new projects all the time.
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    Mine is a variant of my WoW account name, which is Ayolythe the Fair.

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    I took Latin in college (because of course I did), and this was a faux-Latin translation of my first name. Give you three guesses.

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    Well, I like the concept of Asmodeus a lot, and Asmotherion was a Character I was playing as at the time, whose concept was the son of Asmodeus, who was trying to fight his Evil nature by applying a Machiavellian perspective to everything, but ultimatelly became as evil as his father by justifying his evil deeds as "ends justify the means".

    In real life, one of my hobbies is studying ancient grimoires and texts and making footnotes based on them for my personal setting, so I found it kinda fitting, as it is an occult referance.

    The name, as you'd probably guess, is a combination of the name Asmodeus and Therion which means Beast in Ancient Greek, to give a meaning of "Beast of Asmodeus".

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    I took Latin in college (because of course I did), and this was a faux-Latin translation of my first name. Give you three guesses.
    I'm going to guess Jonathan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asmotherion View Post
    I'm going to guess Jonathan?
    You would think that, but you forgot about the labyrinthine declension system, so we have to work based off the root word "Iona". This, clearly, is a pig-latinized version of "Nio", which translates to the modern Neo.

    Thus, we can safely assert that Ionathus is Keanu Reeves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    You would think that, but you forgot about the labyrinthine declension system, so we have to work based off the root word "Iona". This, clearly, is a pig-latinized version of "Nio", which translates to the modern Neo.

    Thus, we can safely assert that Ionathus is Keanu Reeves.
    Correct! Good catch on the declensions -- most people don't catch the subtle nuances.

    Anyway I'd like to take this chance to confirm that my favorite movie I've starred in was, in fact, Speed.

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    Correct! Good catch on the declensions -- most people don't catch the subtle nuances.
    I didn't take four years of Latin in high school for nothing!

    Well, actually, at this point I think it's pretty safe to say I did.

    Anyway, I'm very excited for Bill and Ted Face the Music!
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    I took Latin in college (because of course I did), and this was a faux-Latin translation of my first name. Give you three guesses.
    I'm gonna say... Dmitri?
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    I didn't take four years of Latin in high school for nothing!

    Well, actually, at this point I think it's pretty safe to say I did.
    We all did, but then that's the point! Best college advice my brother ever gave me: "Take a weird language. Unless you commit to it after college, you'll never become fluent, so why not have fun with it and broaden your horizons?"

    Anyway, I'm very excited for Bill and Ted Face the Music!
    I've never seen any of the Bill & Ted films, if you can believe that. Are they worth it?

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    I'm gonna say... Dmitri?
    Fun fact: I had no idea Dmitri came from the Greek god Demeter until I googled it just now! I was going to joke about how Slavic names could possibly translate to Latin...without realizing how much closer that language is to the Mediterranean than English

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    We all did, but then that's the point! Best college advice my brother ever gave me: "Take a weird language. Unless you commit to it after college, you'll never become fluent, so why not have fun with it and broaden your horizons?"
    I took it in university because my degree required one Medieval course. I hate then, and hate now, Medieval literature. So I asked my Department Head if I cold take Latin instead. He agreed. So I took it for two years, mostly for nothing. Although every now and again I get to impress someone's grandmother. Or translate a school slogan. I've translated a couple of degrees, always to much hilarity.

    I've never seen any of the Bill & Ted films, if you can believe that. Are they worth it?
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    I didn't take four years of Latin in high school for nothing!

    Well, actually, at this point I think it's pretty safe to say I did.
    Yeah, don't have latin in my school as an option for anything higher than year 10. I did take it for the first two years though (Although the subject was just part of classical studies, not really a subject in it's own right).
    And now.... I've forgotten most of it.
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    I didn't take four years of Latin in high school for nothing!

    Well, actually, at this point I think it's pretty safe to say I did.
    It helps with etymology.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ionathus View Post
    We all did, but then that's the point! Best college advice my brother ever gave me: "Take a weird language. Unless you commit to it after college, you'll never become fluent, so why not have fun with it and broaden your horizons?"
    Yn sicr mae ieithoedd anghyffredin yn hwyl, en það er auðveldara að læra tvö algeng tungumál og vera fær um að tala við nánast hvern sem er. Единствената употреба за необичайно езици е да се покаже.

    [Welsh] Strange languages are certainly fun, [Icelandic] but it is easier to learn two common languages and be able to talk to almost anybody. [Bulgarian] The only use for uncommon languages is showing off.

    That, and reading obscure reference works, but it takes much less work to be reading fluent than speaking fluent (plus you get to use a dictionary).
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    Well, back in the early 90ies to mid 2000s I read a lot of Battletech. And the Gray Death legion was my favourite merc Company.

    Easy as that.
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    Mine is just a poor attempt to make a punny name that sounds like "sarcasm". At least it's nowhere else on the internet, that I know of... (if you see another Sir Kazum, chances are that's me)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirKazum View Post
    Mine is just a poor attempt to make a punny name that sounds like "sarcasm". At least it's nowhere else on the internet, that I know of... (if you see another Sir Kazum, chances are that's me)
    I would've though "Czar/Tsar Kazum" would have been the more obvious choice. Too obvious?

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    Well, my mom named me Yael, so here I am.

    My past name was UrashimaJamez, Urashima was a nickname I picked because my favorite manga at the time was Love Hina, and the main character is named Urashima Keitaro, and Jamez was because in high school, my friends called me Jimmy, or Jimbo (after Jimmy Neutron), as I was always high on grades and people asked me for help frequently (my name isn't even close to Jim tbh).
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    Well, my mom named me Yael, so here I am.
    Well that was anticlimactic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    Well that was anticlimactic.
    Still, I've found this name is pretty rare, even it being genderless, so using it as a "nickname" is almost guaranteed to be available (my SN in League of Legends is also Yael, and given the amount of players the game has, a proper name should be pretty hard to find, and yet again, here we are.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yael View Post
    Still, I've found this name is pretty rare, even it being genderless, so using it as a "nickname" is almost guaranteed to be available (my SN in League of Legends is also Yael, and given the amount of players the game has, a proper name should be pretty hard to find, and yet again, here we are.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yael View Post
    Still, I've found this name is pretty rare, even it being genderless, so using it as a "nickname" is almost guaranteed to be available (my SN in League of Legends is also Yael, and given the amount of players the game has, a proper name should be pretty hard to find, and yet again, here we are.)
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    the Vector Legion [is the IFCC's new pawns], mark my words. Way too much unfinished business there and they already know about the Gates.
    I'll take that bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rynjin View Post
    I would've though "Czar/Tsar Kazum" would have been the more obvious choice. Too obvious?
    Nah, you're probably right. I just kinda misunderstood the phonetics involved (English isn't my first language). Still, I've grown attached to "Sir Kazum" over time, I've got this image in my head of a scruffy, boisterous, rude knight who was knighted only because the local lord is his cousin or something.

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    First D&D character class and first RuneScape character name. I've been meaning to change it to just my name for the past five years and never got around to it.
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    I chose this one based on a dumb song that a younger me used to enjoy and I still have a soft spot for.
    Also, my first choice, Caesar Hagfinger the Unicorn Slayer, was far too long.
    I can see it from the outside.
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    I saw a picture of Deekin, but had no idea who Deekin was. Just liked the idea of a Kobold Bard. I almost changed it, but never did for some reason.
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