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My Life with Tiggy [buy the book!] - Impressions and Expressions of Ijon
July 30th, 2004
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My Life with Tiggy [buy the book!]
Those of you who've ever heard me speak about naming babies must have heard my perennial suggestion: Tiglath Pileser (the baby's friends could call him/her Tiggy!). Today I've discovered that not only am I in the Bible, but that I'm mentioned right next to Tiggy!
In the days of Pekah king of Israel came Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, and took Ijon, and Abelbethmaachah, and Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali, and carried them captive to Assyria.
--The Bible, King James Version, 2 Kings 15:29.

Well, yes, my given name is a real Biblical name, too, but I knew that.

Current Mood: silly
Current Music: Mozart -- Requiem -- Dies irae [Boehm and VPO]

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From:ukelele
Date:July 30th, 2004 04:01 pm (UTC)
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Score! You get to be...enslaved and carted off to Assyria by your kids? Wait. Maybe this isn't such a great idea... ;)

(Related suggestion: how about you *don't* use "Abelbethmaachah". ;)
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From:wildernesscat
Date:July 30th, 2004 04:58 pm (UTC)
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Using modern (IRC-style Arabic) transcription, I suggest you start spelling your name as "3iyon" :)
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From:lilacsinmarch
Date:July 30th, 2004 05:33 pm (UTC)

Re:the baby's friends could call him/her Tiggy!

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Sadly I think that the baby's friends would be too busy making fun of his/her name and beating him/her up to have have time for nicknames :P.
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From:cleobatya
Date:July 30th, 2004 06:35 pm (UTC)
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how do you spell your name in hebrew?
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From:ijon
Date:July 30th, 2004 07:09 pm (UTC)
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אסף.
aleph-samex-fe.
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From:cleobatya
Date:July 31st, 2004 12:54 pm (UTC)
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why did you choose ijon?
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From:ijon
Date:July 31st, 2004 01:27 pm (UTC)
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Ijon Tichy is the protagonist in several books by the Polish author Stanislaw Lem. Around the time I picked my online alias (1991), I was really impressed with one of those books, and picked Ijon as my online nick.
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From:or_dromi
Date:July 30th, 2004 06:57 pm (UTC)

I have a nick name for you, too:

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Ayuni
עיוני
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From:ijon
Date:July 30th, 2004 07:09 pm (UTC)

Re: I have a nick name for you, too:

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*blush*
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From:openupenterin
Date:August 11th, 2004 12:39 pm (UTC)

Tiglath Pileser!

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My brother had one cat and wanted another, to name them Tikulti Ninerta (the cat he got) and Tiglath Pileser. We determined that he'd have to get a tiger to live up to that name.
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