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Re: Name Space

by Jouke (Curate)
on Oct 07, 2001 at 14:56 UTC ( #117301=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Name Space

Allright...You asked for it: here's my explanation: Jouke is my first name. It's a rather unique first name. Even in the Netherlands it's not very common. Everywhere I go and have to register myself, I seem to be the first 'Jouke', so whenever I can, I claim my first name. I'm almost certain that I'm the only Perl programmer called Jouke. Search Google for Jouke Perl and I think only things related to me come up...Maybe some guy named 'Jouke Kleerebezem', who is a graphical artist or something may come up too...

So there it is :)

Jouke Visser, Perl 'Adept'
Using Perl to help the disabled: pVoice and pStory

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Re: Re: Name Space
by George_Sherston (Vicar) on Oct 07, 2001 at 15:57 UTC
    Huh, no fair, it's easy to have an unusual name if you're Dutch! (/me used to work with the Dutch when in the City and had clients called Ruud Lipps and Freek Monster)

    George Sherston

      I'm not Dutch (but I do know two words of Dutch, no I can't repeat either of them in polite company -- there is a rather humorous story behind that but I digress), but the story of my name pretty much matches Jouke's.

      I really like having a unique name that isn't too weird or too hard to spell for people over the phone. While my wife was pregnant, we worked hard on coming up with good names with this and other goals in mind.

      We came up with several names that we really liked and even one set of such names that sounded good together. Unfortunately, the second set of names (yes, we needed two sets) was harder and so we eventually found the final name to complete the last set so that it sounded nice but didn't sweat as much as before on it having the right properties. Turns out it was the number one most common first name for boys born that year! Arghhh! I've named my son the modern equivalent of "John"! I'm so ashamed! ;)

              - tye (but most pronounce it "Ty")
Re: Re: Name Space
by ask (Pilgrim) on Nov 19, 2001 at 16:48 UTC
    Unusal names rocks. =)

    There's only a few hundred people in Denmark called "Ask", and most of them are younger than I. I yet have to meet someone with my name in California. =)

     - ask

    ask bjoern hansen,   !try; do();

          > Unusal names rocks. =)

      Yes they do.
      And I'm happy to always find that my username is not taken.
      But you've been taking it all over the Perl community,
      which is why I had to use my initials insted.

      You bastard! :o)

      -- ash aka Ask Solem <>
      Hehe, ask, the first time I saw your name, I figured you were advertising a perl advice column. :)
        Hehe; yes - I get that a lot!

        A common variation is that people think I've adopted it because I would reply to so many mails on the mailinglists.

        - ask

        ask bjoern hansen,   !try; do();

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