[Ads-l] RES: Bop as a girls name

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Mar 16 17:41:53 UTC 2016


> On Mar 16, 2016, at 1:25 PM, David Daniel <dad at COARSECOURSES.COM> wrote:
> 
> FWIW - I once had a maid here in Rio who came to me one day and said her
> daughter and son-in-law were going to have a baby boy and they wanted to
> give it an English name. She said they wanted to call it Wiener, and what
> did I think of that? Well, of course, I was horrified and told her in no
> uncertain terms and with detailed explanations why they could not name their
> baby boy Wiener. She finally interrupted me and said, "But, doesn’t it mean
> "Vencedor" (Winner)? It was a pronunciation problem. I told her Winner was
> better than Wiener but still recommended against it because, as the kid was
> not likely to grow up without a heavy accent, he would probably spend his
> life introducing himself as "Weener," understood as "Wiener," and suffer the
> consequences in any case.

Yeah, "Victor" would have been safer.
> 
> For the Belgian parents, though Bop does not compare with Wiener as a
> potential life-destroyer, I would suggest giving her a more standard sort of
> name, and making "Bop" her nickname. That way, as she grows, she can decide
> whether to tell people she is Bop or not. "My name is Bertha but my friends
> and family call me Bop," sort of thing.
> IMHO, DAD

Or maybe "Barbara".  "Bop" isn't that different from "Barb" (especially for the non-rhotic among us) or "Ba" (which is a nickname for one Barbara I know).

LH
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> Enviada em: quarta-feira, 16 de março de 2016 14:03
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> Assunto: Re: Bop as a girls name
> 
> Poster:       Christopher Philippo <toff at MAC.COM>
> Subject:      Re: Bop as a girls name
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> I=E2=80=99ve seen Bopp as a surname occasionally, but have never heard = of
> Bop as a first name.
> 
> The word bop is probably best known as a synonym for hit or punch, I = would
> think.  It shows up in that sense in the song for children Little = Bunny
> Foo Foo and in the names of a number of toys that involve hitting =
> something:
> 
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> The punk rock group The Ramones song Blitzkrieg Bop is still pretty well =
> known, I think: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.youtube.com_watch-3Fv-3D3DldjLRuU1OY8&d=AwIFAw&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=HLBg3tZTRuWKONvS_H2e9P_RmC5NZqnLfEDtq6gAM60&s=d7ne4STw1pO1Nl9Kp5-VcFsKeRqjj6iULAfmYJlGx8I&e=   I am not =
> sure if it means hit there, or bop as a type of music or dance, or all = of
> those.
> 
> I live in New York so that might explain my not knowing the meaning =
> mentioned, but you might want to look up the Cyndi Lauper song She Bop.  = I
> am not sure how well known that meaning is.=
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