Monday, 9 February 2015

Your help needed

Every morning at around 3.00 am, I wake up and try to drive the demons away by thinking of things using the letters of the alphabet in order, before I go back to sleep.

Often these are names, and last night I raced through English men's names until I got to the letter 'U'.

A thousand of units of the currency of your choice will definitely not be given to anyone who can tell me a truly English man's forename beginning with 'U'.

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    1. So far, you are the winner of a thousand things you will never get, Elaine.

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    1. Umberto is Italian. I always thing of Uva, which is the name of a dead German mate of mine.

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  3. Ok that was Italian
    How about
    Uncle Bert

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  4. Uther. King Arthur's dad. Doesn't get more English than that!

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    1. Nice one Wanda, but if you made it up you are going to be escorted from the palace with John.

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    1. The first kiss on U.S. TV in Star Trek between a white man and a black woman? Uhuru? A WOMAN?

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    1. Unwin \u-nwin, un-win\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Unwin is "nonfriend".
      It is a male Christian name.

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    2. Ok you can have a thousand nothings as well. I kept thinking of Stanley Unwin.

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  7. Phew--no one said Ulrich yet, or Ulysses. Or, has that become defacto Irish and therefore disqualified. I also have Undolfo, but that may be German. And, who would name any kid Uno. They are self centered enough as it is. I concede Elaine is the winner, to date.

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    1. You have all the right nationalities, but not in the right order.

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  8. Unsworth. Picture your butler by the name of Unsworth.

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    1. The first one is a surname (see above) and the second is/was one of Saddam Hussein's sons - or close enough.

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    2. Ok - I now admit it - see above.

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  10. Arthur. Bert, Cecil. David. Eric. Fred. Gerald. Harry. Ian. James. Keith. Leonard. Michael. Neville. Oliver. Peter. Quentin. Robert. Stephen. Terry. U........ Victor. William. Malcolm. Yves. Zak.

    Ok, it tailed off a bit at the end, I know. I liked Malcolm though.

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  11. I second Wanda's contribution of Uther. Uther pendragon, " legendary king of sub-Roman Britain and the father of King Arthur ", to quote Wikipedia. Ok, British rather than English but should still count!

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    1. Uther (from when England was Albion). I'd like to see it back in fashion.

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    2. Yes, I would like to live in Albion too.

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  12. I was going to suggest Ulysses, but Joanne beat me to it! It's a great name!

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    1. Uli would be the German abbreviation, I think.

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    2. Sorry - Uli (or Ulli) is the German abbreviation of Ulrich or Ulrike (f).

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  13. Have you admitted defeat yet? How about Umpty Dumpty.

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  14. You missed out 'X'. By your own rules Malcolm does not count. How about Xenothon. Good Greek name (at least in classical times).

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  15. Did you know that Ulysses means wounded in the thigh? I learn so much from you Tom.....

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  16. Thinking more about you waking at 3am than Uther.
    I do that too. I think it's when the alcohol wears off.

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    1. I never thought about it that way, but maybe your'e right. At least I don't throw up - or pass out. Age, eh?

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    2. you're - before you jump on me.

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  17. "Family Guy" had a bit about this on Sunday night -weird, huh? As a kid, Quagmire learned the alphabet by naming all the men his mom had been with. U was for "Ulf"

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  18. What about Uriah? And do Scottish names like Ualan (for Valentine) count too? And why do you not think about women, that's easier.

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    1. Oh . in my self-centered way I never read other people's comments first, but last - don't want to be influenced. Now I see that Elaine did mention Uriah too.

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    2. I'm always thinking about women at night. I thought I would give myself a break.

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  19. Can only think of Uriah too. And if you get to X there's always Xerxes.

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    1. I said Xerxes already Weave, but I thank you anyway. I don't read other's comments either - too damn boring for words, eh? Mine are boring enough.

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