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INTEREST: Japanese Model Names Child After One Piece Character


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MrTerrorist



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:17 pm Reply with quote
Well hopefully,spoiler[ the boy doesn't end up like what happen to Ace in One Piece.]
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Megiddo



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:21 pm Reply with quote
Shouldn't that be "given name" and not surname? I'm pretty sure surname is the last/family name. And Ace went with "Portgas" because it's his mom's family name.
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RestLessone



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:03 pm Reply with quote
Well...Thank God it wasn't Portgas.

Ace isn't that common on these shores, either, though it does pop up from time to time. Especially with dogs.
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InnocentSorrow59



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:14 am Reply with quote
That kid will grow up to be bad-ass.
Parenting, she's doing it right.
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:21 am Reply with quote
It's funny that Japan even has rules on what regular names a child can have. Laughing
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maaya



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:25 am Reply with quote
enurtsol wrote:
It's funny that Japan even has rules on what regular names a child can have. Laughing


I think, plenty of countries have that or used to have it until recently (France and Germany f.ex.). Japan is actually one of the countries where parents can chose and create names quite freely.
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TitanXL



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:09 am Reply with quote
enurtsol wrote:
It's funny that Japan even has rules on what regular names a child can have. Laughing


Something we should do to keep things like Pilot Inspektor from happening.
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geishageek



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:10 am Reply with quote
Or something as silly as Moxie Crimefighter.. yes that is a child's real name. You can thank Penn Jillette from Penn and Teller for that. What is this world coming to? Although Ace really is not all that strange of a name.
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4750G



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:47 am Reply with quote
Weird names. I love that topic. Years ago there was a news clip here about a mother who named his son Tamiya after the toy car. That kid's probably in grade school now, I wonder what he thinks. Parents have so much power over their children.
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Haterater



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:45 am Reply with quote
I don't find Ace to be a strange name. But if its not common and kind of difficult to pronounce in Japan, I can see the problem. Hope this works out for the kid. Better than many other names out there that parents name their kids.
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Ulinox



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:39 am Reply with quote
Well that least she didn't name him Gol D. Roger.
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Drac



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:03 am Reply with quote
Or even Kal-El.
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Emma Iveli



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:02 pm Reply with quote
Let's not forget Jason Lee's kid: Pilot Inspektor
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Dessa



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:05 pm Reply with quote
Megiddo wrote:
Shouldn't that be "given name" and not surname? I'm pretty sure surname is the last/family name. And Ace went with "Portgas" because it's his mom's family name.


I'm pretty sure that all of the One Piece names are written in Western order.
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ArsenicSteel



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:08 pm Reply with quote
geishageek wrote:
What is this world coming to? Although Ace really is not all that strange of a name.


In your section of the world maybe. Consider this, Said is a very common name in some parts of the world but it would be strange name that stands out on most non-Middle Eastern class rosters.
I am more interested in what names are officially banned though.
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