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December 25, 2006

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My brother Loren by the fireside on Christmas Eve.

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That's definitely your brother.

Loren and Lindsay, huh? It's always interesting when siblings' named share the same first letter. And they're cool, Scandinavian sounding names to boot. Me, I got a retarded English name like Tyler when both my middle and last names are Italian, and my sisters name doesn't have any visible commonality with mine. My name sucks, I should die.

-My name sucks I should die-

May be a slight exaggeration.

Why wikipedia advises that there have been the following illustrious Tylers

# sha Tyler (born 18 September 1970), American actress and stand-up comedian
# Albert Tyler (athlete)
# Albert Tyler (biologist)
# Ashlyn Tyler
# Anne Tyler (born 1941), American author
# B.J. Tyler
# Bennet Tyler
# Bonnie Tyler (born 1953), Welsh singer
# Brett Tyler
# Brian Tyler
# Brian Tyler (composer)
# Buffy Tyler (born 1978), a Playboy magazine's Playmate
# Buzz Tyler
# Carol Tyler
# Charles Tyler
# Christopher Tyler
# Clare Tyler
# Cory Tyler
# Dana Tyler
# Darcy Tyler, fictional character
# David Gardiner Tyler (1846-1927), U.S. politician
# Elizabeth Tyler (1823-1850), daughter of President John Tyler
# Eve Tyler
# Fred Tyler
# Geoffrey Tyler
# Gus Tyler
# Isabelle Tyler
# Jackie Tyler, fictional character
# James Hoge Tyler
# James Michael Tyler
# Jared Tyler
# Jason Tyler
# John Tyler, Sr. (1747-1813), Virginia planter, father of President John Tyler
# John Tyler (1790-1862), 10th president of the U.S
# Jordan Tyler
# Judy Tyler
# Judy Tyler (Playmate)
# Julia Gardiner Tyler (1820-1889), wife of John Tyler
# Kelly Tyler-Lewis
# Letitia Christian Tyler (1790-1842), wife of John Tyler
# Lily Tyler
# Liv Tyler (born 1977), American actress; daughter of Steven Tyler
# Lucas Tyler
# Lyon Gardiner Tyler (1853-1935), historian and educator
# Mark Tyler
# Martin Tyler
# Mia Tyler (born 1978), American model
# Moses Coit Tyler
# Nikki Tyler
# Parker Tyler
# Paul Tyler, Baron Tyler
# Pete Tyler, fictional character
# Priscilla Cooper Tyler
# Ralph W. Tyler (1902–1994), American education & evaluation specialist
# Richard Tyler
# Richard Tyler (designer)
# Rick Tyler, a fictional superhero called Hourman
# Rose Tyler, fictional character in the British TV series Doctor Who
# Royall Tyler
# Royall Tyler (academic)
# Steven Tyler (born 1948), rock singer of Aerosmith
# Ted Tyler
# T. Texas Tyler
# Tom Tyler
# Walter Tyler
# Wat Tyler (died 1381), revolt leader
# Wendell Tyler
# William Seymour Tyler
# Willie Tyler
# Zoe Tyler

Oh wait they're last names

OK there's Tyler County in Texas! Can't buy a beer there, but I'm sure its a fine place.

Kid's got a good name.

Tyler is still a crappy name. It's an old English name meaning tile maker, which is the crappiest job. Ever.

Tyler,
Think of this as a legacy from artisan potters,stone masons or sculptors. Where would Classical, Gothic, Renaissance architecture have been without them?

Think of this as a legacy from artisan potters,stone masons or sculptors. Where would Classical, Gothic, Renaissance architecture have been without them?

I guess this is a sound justification for my name, even if I don't like the sound of it. I'd prefer an ethnic Italian name, Tyler is just so out of place with my middle and last.

What name would you have wanted to get - Bruno?

I know Italian names are different from Hebrew ones, but my name gets mispronounced all the fucking time. People have even been known to misspell it as Alan in comment threads.

Jeez, you guys should try being named Tim. Wettest name in Christendom. Which is why The Pythons named the wizard thusly in The Holy Grail. Then again, if you turn out not to be a total feeb, people are pleasantly surprised. That's something, I guess.

What name would you have wanted to get - Bruno?

I liked my grandfather's name, Rinaldo. My parents were actually considering it (thus making my full a perfect analogue to his), but came the conclusion that I would NOT like a full ethnic name. Ironies abound in this world.

My brother and I got Old Testament names. When we're in a lot of places, especially in the northeast, people seem to often assume that we're Jewish, which leads to any number of awkward situations.

My two brothers were given New Testament names, while I got something from classical Greece. Perhaps I should have spent a little more on my parent's gifts this year...

My name doesn't appear in the Old Testament as a proper name, though it probably does as a common noun (alon means oak in Hebrew). It's partly a class issue, where poorer and more religious parents give their children Biblical names like Reuben or Hannah, while richer and more secular parents give their children newer names like names of trees or other things from the natural world.

How do you pronounce your name, Alon? Is it "al-ON"? That's the way I mentally pronounce it.

I was named after my Uncle John, who got his name from Grandpa John, who got his name from his Uncle John, and so on and so forth. John's not a bad name, I guess, but I think it's boring. I doubt any of you will disagree with that, as it is such a common name. There are four other Johns where I work, and there only about 250 people total at my place of employment. If I'm in a crowded place (like a mall or concert arena) and someone yells, "John!" I rarely look because almost invariably they are looking for someone other John.

I bet even that little anecdote bored the shit out of all of you.

Is it "al-ON"?

Yes. As I say on my blog, it rhymes with don, not gallon.

Yes. As I say on my blog, it rhymes with don, not gallon.

YAY! I got it right the very first time I saw it. I'M SAMRT!!!1!

If I'm in a crowded place (like a mall or concert arena) and someone yells, "John!" I rarely look because almost invariably they are looking for someone other John.
I bet even that little anecdote bored the shit out of all of you.

LOL. I’ve got an old Subaru that leaks oil onto the exhaust manifold. When a store PA system announces that “there’s a car on fire in the parking lot”, I know I needn’t do anything.

>Tyler is still a crappy name. It's an old English name meaning tile maker, which is the crappiest job. Ever.

>Posted by: Tyler DiPietro | December 25, 2006 at 10:33 PM

The Tiler is a highly significant ceremonial function in Masonry.

When I was growing up, it seemed as though everyone with the name "Andrew" shortened it to "Andy," except me. I loved the full-length version of my name, but "Andy" was the name of a shop teacher or an auto-parts store guy. Then about 10 or 20 years ago, people all seemed to start naming their kids "Andrew" and failing to shorten it. I approve, but I still want to be the only Andrew.

LOL. I’ve got an old Subaru that leaks oil onto the exhaust manifold. When a store PA system announces that “there’s a car on fire in the parking lot”, I know I needn’t do anything.

A coworker of mine says that when he was working at a bowling alley, he'd often have to page his coworker, an African man named Marawana. Of course, he enjoyed the reaction of the patrons as he laconically announced, "Marawana, line 1."

Phantom writes;
OK there's Tyler County in Texas! Can't buy a beer there, but I'm sure its a fine place.

Doyle;
No Tyler is the county seat of Smith county. The Smith being Deaf Smith the law man.
Doyle

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