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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AshtonxJ

Esperanto name?

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

June 8, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnD62

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).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/requeijaum

Then I (Rafael) would be called "Raĉjo" ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/niamhwitch

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zikalify

You could shorten your name to Asxton


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michael_Sautter

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Osomu

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CuriousAtanaa

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RadioAngel_

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. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/InsaneCule

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?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/InsaneCule

Hmm, yeah. Sighs, i just wanted an accent mark....


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarkWootton

You could call yourself, "Ŝonja". Then you can make everyone you meet sound like Sean Connery.

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