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Post Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 3:46 pm 
 

OK,



I know this has nothing to do with collecting but here it is, true believers:



I ran into an old friend who I had not seen in years. She has gotten married, and had a kid, a little girl. When I asked what her daughter's  name was, she replied, "Kyuss".



Kyuss. She named the kid after the band, Sons of Kyuss, and when I told her that the kid was in effect named after a D&D monster, undead no less, specifically really creepy vengeful goopy undead, she pretty much told me to go F&*ck myself.



This story isn't going to perpetuate the misconception that everybody in BC smokes, eats, and shits marijuana, is it?



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Post Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 3:48 pm 
 

Incredible.



I wouldn't have had the heart to tell her, though. (Or is it lack of heart? Depends on your value system, I guess.)



I heard about a kid named Derro once - that was in WA state - wonder if this is a Pacific Northwest thing, kids named after D&D monsters...


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Post Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 3:55 pm 
 

only in America (or anywhere else bar the UK) :D



  

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:03 pm 
 

Well, since she seems pretty pissed at you anyway . . .  why don't you send her a Fiend Folio for Christmas?  Make sure to bookmark the page too.





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(It's not like her daughter isn't going to find out someday, after all.  I can picture the scene in elementary school: )







"My dad pulled out this creepy book and showed me a picture of you.  It was disgusting!"



  And then the kids chant



"Kyuss, Kyuss, worms crawl in her head!



Kyuss, Kyuss has risen from the dead!"










Kids can be so cruel . . .  :twisted:


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Post Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:26 pm 
 

Man, that is one less gift I need to stress about! Thanks! :lol:

  

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:37 pm 
 

RWilson wrote:Man, that is one less gift I need to stress about! Thanks! :lol:




i think son of kyuss monsters rock. i lobbed a load of them in part of one of the B4 lower levels....worked really well and was a blast watching the PCs react to them.



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Post Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:37 pm 
 

RWilson wrote:when I told her that the kid was in effect named after a D&D monster, undead no less, specifically really creepy vengeful goopy undead, she pretty much told me to go F&*ck myself.


Not to nitpick (ok, ok, to nitpick), but technically it's her grandchildren that are going to be creepy undead, assuming they are male. ;)  Her kid might turn out just fine...

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:48 pm 
 

Nitpicking is good....and you are right.....but I just couldn't help wondering what kind of names got passed over:



10. Darth

9. Adolf

8. Attila

7. Vlad

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5. Tiamat

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 5:29 pm 
 

RWilson wrote:6. Kevin


:lol: :lol: :lol:


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Post Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 5:31 pm 
 

RWilson wrote:Nitpicking is good....and you are right.....but I just couldn't help wondering what kind of names got passed over:



5. Tiamat


Hey, what's wrong with the "classic" names?

Just so long as the kid doesn't have to spell it in cuneiform... :D

  


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Post Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 5:32 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:
RWilson wrote:6. Kevin


:lol: :lol: :lol:


:P



Missed that!!! :oops:

  

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 5:32 pm 
 

i quite liked rumpy mcpumpy myself :D



  


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Post Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 5:38 pm 
 

(np)





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Post Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 6:07 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:only in America (or anywhere else bar the UK) :D


Not quite...,

I had a friend at uni called Heidi Doody.  :lol:

We larfed and larfed etc...  Until one night we were laughing at photos in passports and stumbled across her middle name:  Trudie   8O

  


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Post Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:47 pm 
 

Well, then there's this gaming couple I've met who named their son Raistlin... Awesome opportunity for a spit take, but I wasn't drinking at the time. Still, I stared at them rather funny for quite some time...


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Post Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 10:36 pm 
 

jamesmishler wrote:Well, then there's this gaming couple I've met who named their son Raistlin... Awesome opportunity for a spit take, but I wasn't drinking at the time. Still, I stared at them rather funny for quite some time...




People are freaking morons.



And I can say that. I have three kids which makes me eminently qualified to rip the human waste that can be parents.


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Post Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:33 pm 
 

My son's favorite bands are Pantera and Kyuss, in that order. I've been a Kyuss fan for so long it's scary. However, his name is John. I debated naming him Stirge, but the wife would have objected.

I think you should send her a Fiend Folio for the holidays. Cheer her right up.

"Look, honey, I named you after this maggot-dripping undead creature!"


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 1:49 am 
 

Actually, didn't she name her daugher after the evil high priest who created the Sons of Kyuss?   So, at least she has ambition!   :lol:  :lol:


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 4:08 am 
 

If you are a big fan of the Temple of elemental Evil, I think Lareth the Beautiful is nicer than Zuggtmoy...



Here in France, a problem is that many people are couch potatoes and watch so many US TV programmes that there are a lot of of babies whom names come from TV... So there is the Beverly Hills 90210 generation(Brenda, Brandon...), the Young and the restless generation...  :roll:



But you have to pronounce these names with an horrible french accent. I think you are able to do that (cf. last page of Castle Amber  :twisted:  if you need help)

For example, I know someone who gave his son the name 'Dideji' (it comes from a character named D.J.  :lol: )



But I never met someone called Sipovic here. Neither Kyuss nor Orcus.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 5:02 am 
 

No D&D names ... at least among people I know  :wink: .

But a lot of Brenda, Brendon, Kelly, Dylan and, most of all, ... Sue Ellen and JR, from serial "Dallas" but written "Suelen" and "Geiar"  8O



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