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Old 01-10-06, 06:48 PM   #1
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My middle name will be...!

I'm Chinese, and I don't have a middle name. My first name's Eddy, and I was thinking of changing my middle name to Merckx, because I'm a poser, of course.

All in favor, say ''aye,'' all who oppose say ''nay.''
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Old 01-10-06, 06:54 PM   #2
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AYE!

And the first time I read your username I laughed. Thats the coolest name ever.
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How do you pronounce Merckx?
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AYE!

And the first time I read your username I laughed. Thats the coolest name ever.
HolyInstantRice Batman?

Now THAT'S COOL!!!!!
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Old 01-10-06, 07:04 PM   #6
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To hi565: Haha! Thanks, I thought of it while I was half-sleeping and talking to a friend who kept me awake long enough for me to watch The Matrix Reloaded with him. Wasn't worth watching it in the end, but at least I thought of my future AIM screen name!

To Markio: I believe it is ''Mercks.'' I used to think it was pronounced ''Merckix'' though. It really doesn't matter, as long you don't slaughter his name. He used to eat people, y' know...
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I'm Chinese, and I don't have a middle name. My first name's Eddy, and I was thinking of changing my middle name to Merckx, because I'm a poser, of course.

All in favor, say ''aye,'' all who oppose say ''nay.''
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Old 01-10-06, 07:47 PM   #9
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Being named Merckx is just messed up. Better to be an original than a pale immitation of the original...
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What happens if you go pro?

Can you imagine the confusion that will ensue?!
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Old 01-10-06, 09:07 PM   #12
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nay.. simply wierd and stalkerish
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Old 01-10-06, 09:39 PM   #14
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aye! it's cool. there are many kids in our generation named after great athletes of the past.
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If you don't have a middle name you can't "change it" to something.
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Old 01-10-06, 10:24 PM   #16
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I'm Chinese, and I don't have a middle name. My first name's Eddy, and I was thinking of changing my middle name to Merckx, because I'm a poser, of course.

All in favor, say ''aye,'' all who oppose say ''nay.''
With a name like HolyInstantRice, the only middle name I can think of is "Uncle Ben".

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Old 01-10-06, 10:27 PM   #17
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If you don't have a middle name you can't "change it" to something.
yeah, but you can create something new and awesome. Although "Van Halen" would be a good second choice. Or even "Munster". That would be rockin' sweet.

But since he has a quote of mine as his sig, I gotta say "aye". (by the way, I wich I could remember the hilarious context from which that quote was derived - it had something to do with ravioli . . . )
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Old 01-10-06, 10:28 PM   #18
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What is it with the chinese and no middle names? I'll bet if you have a chinese name it's got 3 characters. So they think you need 3 names for chinese but only 2 for engrish?

.... I hate having to write NMI

http://www.engrish.com/
http://www.engrish.com/recent.php



oh, and nay. today a middle name, tomorrow an eye widening surgery. where will it end?

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Aye.

Then, if you start playing guitar in a few years change it to Van Halen!
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Nay. Instead I offer an alternative...Spaghetti.
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Nay. Instead I offer an alternative...Spaghetti.
That's classic...

I vote nay and second the Eddy Spaghetti choice...
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Nay. Use Merckx for a middle name now and most people will think its related to a drug company. Maybe it's not spelled quite the same, but you've probably noticed how well most people spell.

How about Danger or Winning or Success as middle names. Wouldn't it be cool to say "Danger is my middle name." ;o)

By the way, you have the same middle name as my "Anglo" father. He hasn't got one either.
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haha, HolyInstantRice

I always laugh at that username, funny
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