Waltzing Matilda?

Discussion in '-polls-' started by flowersofnight, Mar 31, 2012.

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Do you know the song "Waltzing Matilda"?

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  1. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:15 pm

    OK, I need an argument settled XD
    My sister's thinking of naming her future daughter "Matilda" and I said if she does that, they'll be humming "Waltzing Matilda" every day for the next 18 years when the girl walks into school XD
    But she says "Come on, no one's heard of that song except you".

    WALTZING MATILDA on Youtube

    So, is it true? How many people know it?
     
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  2. Cerceaux -tea party- -tea party-

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    Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:32 pm

    More people associate the name with the Roald Dahl novel I think.
     
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  3. PureElegance -eternite- eternite

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    Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:35 pm

    I can't believe we both know something ::meev::

    I know the song, but... I wouldn't have thought of that at first. I would usually just think of the movie "Matilda." So maybe that's worse as now I'll expect her daughter to look like Mara Wilson ::batsu::

    But I doubt a lot of people know that song though XD
     
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  4. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

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    Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:44 pm

    PureElegance wrote:
    I'll say to you what I said to her:

    "Come on! It's practically the national anthem! Of Australia!"

    MY daughter's going to be named Advance Australiafair.
     
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  5. Cerceaux -tea party- -tea party-

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    Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:05 pm

    My daughter's going to be named Ketsuno Ana.
     
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  6. PureElegance -eternite- eternite

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    Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:18 pm

    flowersofnight wrote:
    Mhm. As a man you have no choice in the matter though ;)


    I don't know why the first thing that popped into my mind was "RedStar Trooper."
    Or maybe my name with a "II" at the end.
    Or maybe Emi.
     
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  7. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

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    Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:40 pm

    Cerceaux wrote:
    That's one of those names that has to be EARNED, not given ::meev::
     
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    I wish I had'nt clicked that link. I was much happier when I had never heard it.
     
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  9. MissUMana -member- -member-

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    Posted: Mon Apr 2, 2012 5:42 am

    Could be worse. Robbie Williams is thinking of naming his baby girl Roberta! ::meev::
     
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  10. Garnet in the Eden -member- -member-

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    Posted: Mon Apr 2, 2012 9:18 am

    MissUMana wrote:
    Makes me think of Will and Jada Smith's kids: Willow and Jaden. lol

    I know the song because one of my secondary school teachers sang and played it on the guitar during an awkward Remembrance Day service...
     
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  11. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

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    Posted: Mon Apr 2, 2012 9:24 am

    Berserk wrote:
    Why? It's a good song XD Just not so good that I want a niece named after it ::meev::
     
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  12. Iskanderia -member- -member-

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    Posted: Mon Apr 2, 2012 11:51 am

    If this many of us haven't heard it, I'm pretty positive almost none of the little kids she's going to grow up with will know it.
     
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  13. faith -tea party- -tea party-

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    Posted: Mon Apr 2, 2012 1:28 pm

    What, no, it's a terrible song lol
    At any rate, she's far more likely to get teased for the Matilda movie.
    Or for having the same name as someone's Grandma.

    Have you tried nailing the point home by suggesting "some other names she might like based on her pick"? For example, Gertrude, Mildred, Florence, or even simply go straight to the point and suggest "Grandma" or "Auntie"...(maybe I'm a little bitter. Clara, Lily, and Odile/Odette are fine names :lol: )
     
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  14. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

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    Posted: Mon Apr 2, 2012 1:31 pm

    faith wrote:
    She's been INTENTIONALLY picking old-fashioned names because she doesn't want something over-popular :P
    But I looked it up, and the most-popular names when we were kids were 100x more popular than the most-popular names today. So I don't think her daughter's going to be in a class with 8 Michaels like we were. I told her but she didn't care XD

    She might even have been considering Gertrude ::meev::
     
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    Hm. I doubt her baby will thank her for it. Can't she go even farther back then and chose things like Hope, Faith, Chastity...or, you know, just name it after a random plant.

    OMG. Maddock is a baby name. Tell her to use that one. No one will have it XDDD
     
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  16. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

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    Posted: Mon Apr 2, 2012 1:51 pm

    faith wrote:
    Let's go all the way back to the Romans and just name her "Girl1" XD
     
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  17. MissUMana -member- -member-

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    Posted: Mon Apr 2, 2012 1:54 pm

    One thing you should never ever do is tell people what names you have in mind. As long as the name is a regular name and not some weird name, what's wrong with it?
    I personally like old names, but not all of them.
     
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  18. PureElegance -eternite- eternite

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    Posted: Mon Apr 2, 2012 2:02 pm

    flowersofnight wrote:
    EW that's a horrible name! She might as well pick Hortence, Myrtle or Bertha because they're all equally horrible.

    Ahem, sorry. But I hate those old freaky names XD I can't think of the ones I really dislike right now but those are up there.
     
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    Posted: Mon Apr 2, 2012 3:10 pm

    I once knew a girl named Edna Lump. She was beautiful.
     
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  20. PureElegance -eternite- eternite

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    Posted: Mon Apr 2, 2012 3:38 pm

    Iskanderia wrote:
    Omg what a last name. I didn't even know that could be a last name. Mr. Lump.

    I hate Bertha though. It just sounds so...big... and like she's about to give birth or something. Birthing Bertha. Big Bertha the Birther.

    Or maybe his sister should pick a really fabulous name (like Treemonisha) while reconnecting with her heritage. She could make up her own name with some common suffixes/prefixes and then she could truly be unique. Then add an apostrophe in the middle of the name. There ::meev::
     
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