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Esperanto name?

AshtonJC
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I read the notes about Esperantists give themselves names easier to say in Esperanto, what would my name be (Ashton)? Would it not change?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Michael_Sautter
Michael_Sautter
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I found these 2 web sites helpful:

Choosing an Esperanto Name - http://esperanto.lodestone.org/novajxoj/kurso/nomoj-2011.html

Behind the Names, Esperanto Names - http://www.behindthename.com/names/usage/esperanto

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnD62
JohnD62
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I have long resisted getting Esperantized as Johano, though there have been cases in Esperanto gatherings where people have called me that. I just respond gracefully. I do have a friend who calls me "Joĉjo," which I don't really like, but I'm gracious about that too.

If you want to be Aŝtono, fell free (you could even call youself Ŝtono).

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/niamhwitch
niamhwitch
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Well, what you could do is look up the meaning of your name, then translate that meaning into Esperanto and go by that (if it sounds nice). Just an idea.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/suvi-sisko

I personally thought that the nicknames were cute (Like adding -njo for girls names, I can't remember what the boys' suffix was), so if anything I may change my name to make it easier to nickname, haha.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zikalify

You could shorten your name to Asxton

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Osomu

You could go by Aŝto and when people use accusative you'll be Aŝton which would basically be Ashton, idk lol.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CuriousAtanaa

Nice idea. I think that's what I'd do.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pseudocreobotra

Well, according to the lesson notes, it's your choice! You an always stick to our own name but you're also free to choose a different name.

I don't really think that Ashton is hard to pronounce for many people... So, I guess there would be no need to change it. But that doesn't mean that you can't do it, right?

Personally, I wouldn't change my name but it's VERY easy already and matches the Esperanto phonetics and naming guidelines so closely that it would just create more trouble to use an alternative name.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/remnantshadows

I was wondering the same thing about my own name. Some people have a hard time pronouncing it. I would suggest choosing whatever version sounds right for you. Its going to be you nickname your stuck with after all. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/InsaneCule
InsaneCule
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I also really want an Esperanto nickname...my name is Sonia but i like my spelling and don't really want to make it Sonja. I kind of want to use a nickname suffix but i feel like using the female one isn't "different" enough. Could i use the male suffix instead, or is that kind of a taboo?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CuriousAtanaa

No idea if its taboo, but it could well be confusing. People might think you're a transitioning transsexual and start calling you he in mistaken solidarity.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/InsaneCule
InsaneCule
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Hmm, yeah. Sighs, i just wanted an accent mark....

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarkWootton
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You could call yourself, "Ŝonja". Then you can make everyone you meet sound like Sean Connery.

3 months ago