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Hence Wojciechowski would mean "Son of Wojciech" or in English Adelbert-son.


I know that Adalbert or Adelbert is used as the equivalent for Wojciech, but they are two different names with two different meanings. Adalbert is a German name and means "noble", Wojciech is a Slavic name and means "smiling warrior" or "a warrior who enjoys combat". The bishop you mentioned was born as Wojciech (Vojtěch) in a noble Czech family. He changed the name to Adalbert during his confirmation sacrament. In Poland he is still known as Bishop Wojciech or Saint Wojciech.

And you are right, Wojciechowski means "son of Wojciech" (or "son of a smiling warrior", if we want to be precise )

In Poland there is one famous journalist with that surname - Martyna Wojciechowska. She is the editor of the Polish edition of National Geographic Magazine.


Wow! Thanks for the great information. I've wondered for quite some time why Adelbert was equated to Wojciech. Here in the United States, much to the surprise of non-Polish Americans, Wojciechowski is a common name. When I traveled to different cities, I would look in the local telephone book, and every city has at least a few of us. There were 3 of "us" in my local corporate directory for years. During the days of the Solidarity Movement in Poland, I remember reading a news article quoting a mid-level organizer with "our" name. My best story comes from the early days of the web. I received an email with a picture and biography of a pretty young woman who wanted to break into the music industry. Unfortunately, I had to inform her that she wanted Dan Wojciechowski, the drummer (for Leann Rimes among others), not Dan Wojciechowski, the engineer.
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danwojciechowski wrote:
Raphus wrote:
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Hence Wojciechowski would mean "Son of Wojciech" or in English Adelbert-son.


I know that Adalbert or Adelbert is used as the equivalent for Wojciech, but they are two different names with two different meanings. Adalbert is a German name and means "noble", Wojciech is a Slavic name and means "smiling warrior" or "a warrior who enjoys combat". The bishop you mentioned was born as Wojciech (Vojtěch) in a noble Czech family. He changed the name to Adalbert during his confirmation sacrament. In Poland he is still known as Bishop Wojciech or Saint Wojciech.

And you are right, Wojciechowski means "son of Wojciech" (or "son of a smiling warrior", if we want to be precise )

In Poland there is one famous journalist with that surname - Martyna Wojciechowska. She is the editor of the Polish edition of National Geographic Magazine.


Wow! Thanks for the great information. I've wondered for quite some time why Adelbert was equated to Wojciech. Here in the United States, much to the surprise of non-Polish Americans, Wojciechowski is a common name. When I traveled to different cities, I would look in the local telephone book, and every city has at least a few of us. There were 3 of "us" in my local corporate directory for years. During the days of the Solidarity Movement in Poland, I remember reading a news article quoting a mid-level organizer with "our" name. My best story comes from the early days of the web. I received an email with a picture and biography of a pretty young woman who wanted to break into the music industry. Unfortunately, I had to inform her that she wanted Dan Wojciechowski, the drummer (for Leann Rimes among others), not Dan Wojciechowski, the engineer.


Interesting to learn, indeed! I totally love the sounding of Polish names (not that Ukrainian names sound that different )
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danwojciechowski wrote:
Raphus wrote:
danwojciechowski wrote:
Hence Wojciechowski would mean "Son of Wojciech" or in English Adelbert-son.


I know that Adalbert or Adelbert is used as the equivalent for Wojciech, but they are two different names with two different meanings. Adalbert is a German name and means "noble", Wojciech is a Slavic name and means "smiling warrior" or "a warrior who enjoys combat". The bishop you mentioned was born as Wojciech (Vojtěch) in a noble Czech family. He changed the name to Adalbert during his confirmation sacrament. In Poland he is still known as Bishop Wojciech or Saint Wojciech.

And you are right, Wojciechowski means "son of Wojciech" (or "son of a smiling warrior", if we want to be precise )

In Poland there is one famous journalist with that surname - Martyna Wojciechowska. She is the editor of the Polish edition of National Geographic Magazine.


Wow! Thanks for the great information. I've wondered for quite some time why Adelbert was equated to Wojciech. Here in the United States, much to the surprise of non-Polish Americans, Wojciechowski is a common name. When I traveled to different cities, I would look in the local telephone book, and every city has at least a few of us. There were 3 of "us" in my local corporate directory for years. During the days of the Solidarity Movement in Poland, I remember reading a news article quoting a mid-level organizer with "our" name. My best story comes from the early days of the web. I received an email with a picture and biography of a pretty young woman who wanted to break into the music industry. Unfortunately, I had to inform her that she wanted Dan Wojciechowski, the drummer (for Leann Rimes among others), not Dan Wojciechowski, the engineer.


Let me guess, in Arkham Horror you always play as the Gangster.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Earl_J._Wojciechowski
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Re: What's in a name?
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Let me guess, in Arkham Horror you always play as the Gangster.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Earl_J._Wojciechowski


I had heard of "Hymie Weiss", but I had no idea that wasn't his real name. Certainly no relative of mine, but I will have to be the Gangster from now on.
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So cool to learn about people's names!!

My name (Margaret) means "pearl" and I was named after my grandmother. I've always gone by Maggie but I don't know if it has any other meaning.

Madmaggie is a nickname I got from my friends because I'm so badass (hahaha, yeah right!). I don't really remember how it came about.

Bulldozer is my soccer nickname because I intimidate people on the field and run them over...

I have many other nicknames, but those are the main ones.
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My name, Giorgio, has its origins from a greek word meaning 'Earth'.

My last name, Saracco, means wood-saw.
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Hi, new to this whole corner of the Geek.

I tend to avoid using my real name on the internet so I have two screen names to explain...

The MT in front of Meeple is what I do for a living. I'm a medical transcriptionist.

SilentCat is in honour of my current cat, for whom I have the black kitty microbadge. He is actually very talkative, but his purr is silent. You have to feel if he is purring by stroking his throat.
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SilentCat wrote:
Hi, new to this whole corner of the Geek.

I tend to avoid using my real name on the internet so I have two screen names to explain...

The MT in front of Meeple is what I do for a living. I'm a medical transcriptionist.

SilentCat is in honour of my current cat, for whom I have the black kitty microbadge. He is actually very talkative, but his purr is silent. You have to feel if he is purring by stroking his throat.


Forgive my ignorance, but what do medical transcriptionists do?
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SilentCat wrote:
Hi, new to this whole corner of the Geek.

I tend to avoid using my real name on the internet so I have two screen names to explain...

The MT in front of Meeple is what I do for a living. I'm a medical transcriptionist.

SilentCat is in honour of my current cat, for whom I have the black kitty microbadge. He is actually very talkative, but his purr is silent. You have to feel if he is purring by stroking his throat.


Forgive my ignorance, but what do medical transcriptionists do?


Short answer, we type reports dictated by doctors.

Long answer, we type reports dictated by doctors. We decipher what doctors say as they keep dictating while coughing, yawning, or just talkingsofasteverythingblursintoonelongword. shake Depending on how much we are allowed to make changes to what is dictated, we correct doctors' grammar (a lot!), either point out or correct when they obviously misspeak...for example a whole report about a patient with a broken hand with a reference to an x-ray of their metatarsals (which are bones in the foot - metacarpals are the bones in your hand), and point out if something does not make sense. We have to be proficient in a lot of medical terminology because doctors are people who say erythematous and edematous instead of red and swollen.
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@SilentCat Where are you located?
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SilentCat wrote:
nadgamgee wrote:
SilentCat wrote:
Hi, new to this whole corner of the Geek.

I tend to avoid using my real name on the internet so I have two screen names to explain...

The MT in front of Meeple is what I do for a living. I'm a medical transcriptionist.

SilentCat is in honour of my current cat, for whom I have the black kitty microbadge. He is actually very talkative, but his purr is silent. You have to feel if he is purring by stroking his throat.


Forgive my ignorance, but what do medical transcriptionists do?


Short answer, we type reports dictated by doctors.

Long answer, we type reports dictated by doctors. We decipher what doctors say as they keep dictating while coughing, yawning, or just talkingsofasteverythingblursintoonelongword. shake Depending on how much we are allowed to make changes to what is dictated, we correct doctors' grammar (a lot!), either point out or correct when they obviously misspeak...for example a whole report about a patient with a broken hand with a reference to an x-ray of their metatarsals (which are bones in the foot - metacarpals are the bones in your hand), and point out if something does not make sense. We have to be proficient in a lot of medical terminology because doctors are people who say erythematous and edematous instead of red and swollen.



Wow, sounds like a tough challenge! (I don't even know if we have such folk here in my wild country ) Also, we could do with some folk to additionally decipher what they write, as it seems they are specially trained to have the handwriting only other docs and perhaps pharmacists could read
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@SilentCat Where are you located?


Toronto
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nadgamgee wrote:
Also, we could do with some folk to additionally decipher what they write, as it seems they are specially trained to have the handwriting only other docs and perhaps pharmacists could read


Sorry, can't help you there. If my paycheque depended on deciphering their handwriting, I'd starve. No matter how badly they dictate, they at least do that better than they write!
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I don't think I ever saw this thread before. So here is where my internet alias comes from:

Charlie was a name given to me by my MKCS (Senior chief) when I reported to my first unit the USCGC Seneca out of Seattle. He declared to me that we have to may Dans onboard and that I would be dubbed Charlie. My first assignment was to find out what a Charlie Noble was. The name stuck and I have official government documents that declare my name to be Charlie.

Turtle was a name give to me by my friends at NTTC Pensacola. Not sure where the name came from, but it quickly spread and even followed me up to Boston.

So I combined my two aliases into one grand title: Charlie Turtle.
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My name, Giorgio, has its origins from a greek word meaning 'Earth'.

My last name, Saracco, means wood-saw.


For my surname, my brother already answered. I'll add a saracco in Italian is the classical trapezoidal saw (not a much known nane for it, tough).

My first name, Alberto, is of germanic origin and means very famous man.
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Hmm.. My real life name is Rasmus, and as far as I know, it doesn't really mean anything - But it would be fun if you know if it means something =D

Slapz was the name of my Tauren Warrior in World of Warcraft Spend a heeeeell lot of hours playing that character, so I guess the name grew on me

EDIT: What a great subject...

http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/1/Rasmus
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saraccog1 wrote:
My name, Giorgio, has its origins from a greek word meaning 'Earth'.

My last name, Saracco, means wood-saw.


For my surname, my brother already answered. I'll add a saracco in Italian is the classical trapezoidal saw (not a much known nane for it, tough).

My first name, Alberto, is of germanic origin and means very famous man.


And one last thing.
My nickname: Sarax is a shortened version of my surname. When in my 6th to 8th grade we gave everyone in our class a nickname based on a shortened surname, ending with an x.
I then used it as a nickname in a long table-soccer competition while at university, and the nickname stuck on me.

The added sr at the end means I'm senior of my brother saraccog1... Of more then 10 years!

So... My nickname comes from family name, not first name.... Remember, I am a guy, and my name is not Sara.
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SilentCat wrote:
nadgamgee wrote:
SilentCat wrote:
Hi, new to this whole corner of the Geek.

I tend to avoid using my real name on the internet so I have two screen names to explain...

The MT in front of Meeple is what I do for a living. I'm a medical transcriptionist.

SilentCat is in honour of my current cat, for whom I have the black kitty microbadge. He is actually very talkative, but his purr is silent. You have to feel if he is purring by stroking his throat.


Forgive my ignorance, but what do medical transcriptionists do?


Short answer, we type reports dictated by doctors.

Long answer, we type reports dictated by doctors. We decipher what doctors say as they keep dictating while coughing, yawning, or just talkingsofasteverythingblursintoonelongword. shake Depending on how much we are allowed to make changes to what is dictated, we correct doctors' grammar (a lot!), either point out or correct when they obviously misspeak...for example a whole report about a patient with a broken hand with a reference to an x-ray of their metatarsals (which are bones in the foot - metacarpals are the bones in your hand), and point out if something does not make sense. We have to be proficient in a lot of medical terminology because doctors are people who say erythematous and edematous instead of red and swollen.


I know this is true, I worked was an intern in a hospital libary once.

(although it mostly was the cute nurse students that talked with me when I worked there for some reason (; )
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My first name is from the Greek; it means "Beloved of God". I was named after a close friend of my parents. My last name is from the Old English word for village; specifically a village dweller.
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berserkley wrote:
My username is a misspelling of "Beserkley", a record label from the 70's (I was going to call myself that, but I misspelled it with an r. People I know say it's appropriate. )



Also...considerably more badass sounding!
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berserkley wrote:
My username is a misspelling of "Beserkley", a record label from the 70's (I was going to call myself that, but I misspelled it with an r. People I know say it's appropriate. )



Also...considerably more badass sounding!


There's that too... laugh
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berserkley wrote:
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berserkley wrote:
My username is a misspelling of "Beserkley", a record label from the 70's (I was going to call myself that, but I misspelled it with an r. People I know say it's appropriate. )



Also...considerably more badass sounding!


There's that too... laugh


Your name and your avatar work well together.
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That's a really interesting thread!

My username is a combination of my first name and surname.
My name is Agnieszka* which I think means "holy", "pure" or "maiden" in Greek (hagne). Most people call me Aga, English speakers prefer Aggie. There were lots of Agnieszkas in Poland in the 80s and 90s, now the name is very rare and unfashionable among children.

I'm not going to say my surname here, but I can tell you that it almost translates into "angel". Almost is the key word For most of my life my nickname was "angel" or "little angel", but I don't use it on the Internet.

*btw, my name is pronounced "ag-nee-esh-kuh", here's a youtube link if you're curious: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRV-KHvCfcQ
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1. I was named after the bounty hunter, Josh Randall--Steve McQueen in the Western series, Wanted Dead or Alive. There is no 'ua' in my name.

Malbon is French for Bad/Good, but originally the name was Malbanc, a district of Scotland that was given to my ancestors when they helped William the Conqueror conquer Scotland back in 1066.

2. In a spirtual journey, God called me "Six." That is what I sign my art. I used to also draw a little black cat on all my drawings, so it became Six The Cat.
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My given name is Zachary (usually they call me Zach), but I go by Vinter. Zachary is basically a modified form of Zacharias, which is another name for John the Baptist. Vinter means quite simply "Winter" in Norwegian. Also, my last name means "son of Benedict".
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