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A rose with any name...

First off, eliade has updated her Buffy Season Noir series, so get thee hence and start reading!

Secondly, I thought I'd participate in the name game that everyone else on LJ has already done to death, so

- if you call me Gamiila, you are either someone I met on the 'Net, or my Bedouin acquaintances who coined the nickname first;

- if you call me Meryem, you and I have met at Beyazit University in Istanbul;

- if you call me Hedders, you went to Leicester University with me;

- if you call me Eddi, we were in Italy together;

- if you call me Martijntje,Tijn, or Heppipep, you are my mother in an extremely good mood, or you are my mother and you want something;

- if you call me Hepie, we went to school together and I don't like you very much;

- if you call me Hedy, either we went to school together, or you are my sister;

- if you call me Hedwig, either we were at uni together, or you work with me;

- if you call me Habibti, you are my ex;

- if you call me Paardevijgje, you are my father and can expect to get an angry look (what other parent uses 'horse droppings' as a term of endearment?);

- if you call me Mata Krandjang, you are my aunties and you want something, or you are in an extremely good mood;

- if you call me HedyWuijk or Fijne Vrouw, you are my best friend Pee;

- if you call me Steunbeer, you are my other best friend Nicole;

- if you call me Meow, you are my cats and you want feeding or your belly rubbed.

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diachrony
Mar. 18th, 2004 02:09 pm (UTC)
This is the most interesting name game list I have seen, and I can't pronounce anything on it. Which makes me blink and feel simultaneously intimidated and enthralled.

Your father calls you "horse droppings"? He must have quite the sense of humor! :)

In case you missed it ... you might want to defend yourself in my latest entry 'cause I know I took your name in vain regarding white trainers. It's all in fun, I just want to be sure you know that! (Your JM dream was just too entertaining for me to pass up.) :)
gamiila
Mar. 19th, 2004 12:58 am (UTC)
Your father calls you "horse droppings"? He must have quite the sense of humor! :)

Either that, or it's plain and simple gaucherie; I've not decided yet! ;-)

Thanks for the heads-up re: your entry; I hadn't spotted it yet. You got all our voices down pretty much pat!
calove
Mar. 18th, 2004 04:01 pm (UTC)
Crickey! Now I'm stumped - all these alter-egos. What do you like to be called?
gamiila
Mar. 19th, 2004 01:05 am (UTC)
Queen of the World, Empress of the Universe, Your Majesty...any of these will do ;-)

...but out of my existing nicknames, I like Gamiila, Mata Krandjang and Steunbeer best. In case you hadn't caught on yet: flattery will get you anywhere with me!

gamiilamata krandjang</b> (Malaysian) "basket eyes"
steunbeer (Dutch) "buttress"
calove
Mar. 19th, 2004 01:31 am (UTC)
Buttress??? That's a compliment??? OK - well, I guess it has to be Gamiila. Next question - how do you pronounce it, your gloriousness?
gamiila
Mar. 19th, 2004 02:39 am (UTC)
Buttress??? That's a compliment??? OK -

Must be our background in architecture...I've always taken it, and I'm sure she's always meant it, as such: I shore her up, I'm her support, I lend her my strength when she gets buffeted by life's storm, that sort of thing. Which isn't to say she's not a strong woman in herself, because she is...

how do you pronounce it

Oh dear. Do you have a grounding in French and German? Because the 'eu' diphthong in Dutch sounds exactly like the 'eu' diphthong in French, and 'beer' is pronounced like the German 'Bär' (and means the same), though a little less clipped...
calove
Mar. 19th, 2004 02:50 am (UTC)
Must be our background in architecture...I've always taken it, and I'm sure she's always meant it, as such: I shore her up, I'm her support, I lend her my strength when she gets buffeted by life's storm, that sort of thing. Which isn't to say she's not a strong woman in herself, because she is...

That's lovely. Not comparing you to a large lump of stone then. Actually, flying buttresses are nice.

Good grief, woman, I'm British! We don't do foreign, we just shout louder so all you johnny foreigners will understand us. I am truly ashamed at my lack of expertise in other languages. I put it down to the appalling way languages were taught in my day. It was completely non-intuitive. Who, as a child, learns to speak by first being given a list of irregular verbs to memorize? Having said that, I can get by reasonably in French (understand a lot more than I can speak, but I will try - as long as they aren't Parisians). Himself loves German, and does a passable imitation of speaking it. How did I get here? Oh, yes - pronouncing Gamiila. If you can refer to French pronunciation, I should manage :-)
gamiila
Mar. 19th, 2004 04:02 am (UTC)
Oh, yes - pronouncing Gamiila. If you can refer to French pronunciation, I should manage :-)

I can do better than that: Gah-MEE-lah comes pretty close. Honestly, you waited 2 years to ask me how to pronounce my moniker?


calove
Mar. 19th, 2004 04:41 am (UTC)
Well, never actually had to say it out loud. I had it down as Ga-mill-a, to rhyme with Camilla (as in Parker-Bowles), but I have to say, Gah-MEE-lah is far prettier and suits my mental image of you much more. Glad I asked - I'd hate to commit a faux pas when we meet up :-)

You're pretty lucky as far as names goes - both your RL monika and your alter ego are guaranteed to get the conversation going!
calove
Mar. 19th, 2004 02:41 am (UTC)
Oh, wow! Just noticed the icon! Where did you get that from? Gorgeous.... ooooohhhhh.... must do work, must do work, must do work, must... *sigh* Is he sexy or what?
gamiila
Mar. 19th, 2004 04:08 am (UTC)
That one? It's by eurothrashed, and I've had it for weeks! 'Sexy' doesn't begin to describe it, does it?
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