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The names of what people would you say instantly identify them with their country of origin?

You couldn't get more quintessentially (almost primordially) Irish than the current Executive Director of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at Cambridge University: Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh.

Benedict Cumberbatch is the current definitive English name, though I have read books (on medieval English history no less) by authors who could match that on an almost Tolkien-esque level: Tufton Beamish and Dickon Whitewood.


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Are Strauss and Stander Irish names ?
Maybe Bundee or Aki ?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:52 pm 
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John Smith is far more English than Benedictine Cumberbund.


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Jean-Baptiste Marie-Claude Escargot, Compte de Bellesquonbaise.


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Plato'sCave wrote:
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Isnt that welsh for erectile dysfunction?


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rfurlong wrote:
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Isnt that welsh for erectile dysfunction?


We in Wales don’t have any knowledge of those words.


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Gwenno Pen y Gelli - pretty Welsh


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Lacrobat wrote:
The names of what people would you say instantly identify them with their country of origin?

You couldn't get more quintessentially (almost primordially) Irish than the current Executive Director of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at Cambridge University: Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh.

Benedict Cumberbatch is the current definitive English name, though I have read books (on medieval English history no less) by authors who could match that on an almost Tolkien-esque level: Tufton Beamish and Dickon Whitewood.
ehhh except Beamish could be Irish (and I thought it was exclusively so, for that matter) https://www.ancestry.com/name-origin?surname=beamish


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Gwenno wrote:
Gwenno Pen y Gelli - pretty Welsh


And of course Guto Nyth Brân


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Andalu wrote:
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:|

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Wales - Rees Watkins
Scotland - Dougie Campbell
England - Terry Moore

USA - Ted Schwarz ( Love the mixture of English and German in American names)
Australia - Brad Waugh

South Africa - Bakies Van der Verve


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Abraham Johannes Jacobus "Braam" van Straaten.


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Murdoch wrote:
Andalu wrote:
Fred Dagg


:|

Hone Te Whare

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oh and Dewi Morris


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:07 pm 
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Netherlands : Wilhem de Jong
Germany: Torsten Schneider
Poland: Jarek Zurawski
Hungary: Atila Horvath
France: Thiery Martin
Argentina: Pablo Patrelli


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Luca Ferrari - Giuseppe Russo - Andrea Bianchi as well :)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:12 pm 
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Something more contemporary for Welsh is Dafydd Ieuan who is the drummer for the Super Furry Animals and has a name so obviously Welsh you'd think they were taking the piss.


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Irish names are made up of trad Irish names, viking names, norman names and English names . North of the border lots of Scottish origin names.

Norman names: Fitzgerald, Nugent, Tyrrell etc mainly names that have Fitz at the begining etc
Irish names: Kelly, Murphy, and names that have O' before


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Plato'sCave wrote:
Gwenno wrote:
Gwenno Pen y Gelli - pretty Welsh


And of course Guto Nyth Brân

Lewsyn Heliwr, Dic Penderyn, Twm Siôn Cati


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Nigel = English

Randy, Chad = North American


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Clemency Burton Hill. Swoon


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Netherlands : Wilhem de Jong

Willem

And Sjoerd or Jeroen would be more Dutch anyway


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Chips wrote:
John Smith is far more English than Benedictine Cumberbund.

The most english name I've come across is an irish hurler Nicholas J. English


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naki wrote:
Manu Samoa Tuilagi


Doesn't sound very English to me.


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Manu Samoa Tuilagi


Doesn't sound very English to me.


What about David Smith?


Reminds me that Samoa used to have a player called Mussolini Schuster. And that Argentina had (has?) one called German Schultz.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:21 pm 
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Anything in Irish for us really. Something like Saoirse or Siobhan Murphy, or Seamus Murphy or something.

German I guess Johan Muller or something, I know Muller is the most common surname anyway.

In Spanish Latin America or Spain it would have to be something like Jose Rodriguez/Hernandez. In Brazil something like Felipe Dos Santos.


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