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    OT: Keirin

    Can someone explain to me why someone in their right mind would name their child Keirin?

    Im just blown away by this.

    Are there Japanese couples who name their kids Nascar or something?
    Nope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathhare View Post
    Can someone explain to me why someone in their right mind would name their child Keirin?

    Im just blown away by this.

    Are there Japanese couples who name their kids Nascar or something?
    Nope.
    Although Keirin is synonymous to bicycle track racing, it is not unique to bicycle racing. Google "Mr Keirin" and you'll find that Keirin could be a first name or a last name.

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    i knew of a girl in grade school whose name was keirin. not sure how it was spelled, but i doubt japanese track had anything to do with it.
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    Road [racing] is one of the only sports where adult men can compete in a non-scholastic setting, so inevitably 8/10 racers are fiercely-competitive nobodies. It's fun as hell, but it's also the foremost refuge of defeated and aging jocks, turned middle-management types.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeprox View Post
    Although Keirin is synonymous to bicycle track racing, it is not unique to bicycle racing. Google "Mr Keirin" and you'll find that Keirin could be a first name or a last name.
    Nope.
    The guy is fixed gear rider.
    Probably on this forum.

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    And why would you name your beer keirin? Serioulsy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynikal View Post
    And why would you name your beer keirin? Serioulsy!
    where you see that? I've only seen Kirin.

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    What about Madison?

    By the way the first time I was looking for bike parts in Japan. I went around to bike shops asking "Keirin wa arimasu ka?", except growing up in Australia I was pronouncing "Keirin" like "keer-r'n", 'cos that's how the bike race (and the person's name - it's not an unusual name at all where I live and has nothing to do with parents being into cycling) is prononounced in Australia.

    Of course everyone thought I was asking if they had any Kirin (beer) so I got lots of funny looks and almost no bike parts. I realized my mistake on the last day.

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    Maybe I had too much of it.
    I'm not one for fawning over bicycles, but I do believe that our bikes communicate with us, and what this bike is saying is, "You're an idiot." BikeSnobNYC

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    I believe the inspiration for the name was Keirin track racin'
    Hence my confusion.
    Maybe he'll pop in here.
    Last edited by deathhare; 04-16-08 at 06:13 PM.

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    you talking about squid's kid?

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    no.

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    dh clearly means keiran culkin.
    and with regards to your question,
    the same parents named a kid macaulay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judge_Posner View Post
    dh clearly means keiran culkin.
    and with regards to your question,
    the same parents named a kid macaulay.
    What are you talking about?
    The dad is a fixed gear rider and lives in Philly. I forget his name.
    Is it you?

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    A certain well-known messenger named his kid "Velo". Got a problem?

    Kiran is already a well used name, who cares if someone adds a couple letters to it? Besides, we both know the Japanese don't even pronounce it like Kiran or Kirin.

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    A buddy of mine has a sister named Kieran (it's not spelled like the race). I think they get it from Irish/misc. other Celtic heritage.

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    That settles it, I'm naming my kid....Skid Comp.
    Last edited by deathhare; 04-16-08 at 06:27 PM.

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    Yeah, I really don't think it's a big deal.

    Anyway, I'm calling my son Tommasini.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathhare View Post
    Can someone explain to me why someone in their right mind would name their child Keirin?

    Im just blown away by this.

    Are there Japanese couples who name their kids Nascar or something?
    Nope.
    Yeah, and why do parents give their kids names of ye olde English professions? Every time I meet a Cooper, Fletcher, Smith, etc, I wanna punch their parents.
    Last edited by huerro; 04-16-08 at 07:02 PM.

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    The parents dont know any better really i guess.
    In 200 years people will name their kids Crackhead and junk like that.

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    I have a kid named Seatpost. My second-born will be named Dropout.

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    Our little Doublestrap said his first word today.

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    SkidzzzzorzMASHtrixx!!11!! Jr.

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    My neighbour who is like 3 is named keirin. She rides SS though not fixed. I also have a friend at school with the same name.

    I think its an Irish/Scot thing.
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    This is SSFG. Nothing is logical here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathhare View Post
    SkidzzzzorzMASHtrixx!!11!! Jr.
    im pretty sure anyone with mash in their name will end up gay. skidzorz on the other hand...hhmmm...if i didnt already have 2 kids...
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