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#1 Scott Cohen

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 01:38 PM

And a few other people with big names use the M.

What does this stand for? Is it a Royal title similar to Commander or Knight?

What am I missing

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#2 John Holland

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 01:58 PM

I should really let David Mullen answer this but as he is half Japanese i have always asumed its a Japanese first name . Sorry David if i am wrong .
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#3 Chad Stockfleth

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 02:08 PM

I think it's just an initial there friend, and I believe David's first name is Merritt. Wouldn't you go by David too :P jk David.

My last name is Stockfleth....try using that your whole life, especially in the South. :huh:

Edited by Chad Stockfleth, 06 March 2007 - 02:09 PM.

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#4 Scott Cohen

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 03:14 PM

I think it's just an initial there friend, and I believe David's first name is Merritt. Wouldn't you go by David too :P jk David.

My last name is Stockfleth....try using that your whole life, especially in the South. :huh:


I think it is something else far more sinster... Far too many people are using the M. for it to be just their first name abbreviated. I don't see any other first names abbreviated this way.

I think M. must stand for something. Some title, religeous, political or similar endorsement.

What is it?

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#5 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 03:24 PM

My dad's first name is Melvin...yeah, needless to say he goes by his middle name Ryan and writes his name "M. Ryan Bowerbank"

:)

btw, I think this topic is miscategorized.
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#6 Chad Stockfleth

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 03:32 PM

I can't tell if he's joking or confused.
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#7 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 04:29 PM

Hi,

I think you're going to be disappointed by a singular lack of intrigue here. I suspect it's just that odd American tendency to name your sons after their father (and grandfathers, and great-grandfathers) and then realising, hang on a second here, this is confusing.

My family had a tradition of alternately naming the men John and Albert. I'd have been Albert. Thanks for putting your foot down, mum...

M. Phil Rhodes XVI
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#8 Francesco Bonomo

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 05:07 PM

What does this stand for? Is it a Royal title similar to Commander or Knight?


it's just the initial for the first name: in the case of M. Night it stands for his birth name, Manoj.
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#9 Matthew Buick

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 05:07 PM

M. Night Shyamalan's "M" is for Mount. David Mullen did mention his first mane being "Merritt" once.

My "M" stands for "Matthew", and I hate that name. However, M. Adam Buick doesn't sound any better. :D
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#10 Max Jacoby

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 05:12 PM

Madam Buick?

I do apologize, but I just couldn't help myself
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#11 Richard Boddington

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 06:09 PM

M. Night Shyamalan's "M" is for Mount. David Mullen did mention his first mane being "Merritt" once.

My "M" stands for "Matthew", and I hate that name. However, M. Adam Buick doesn't sound any better. :D


Whilst we're on the topic I have noticed that many people simply call me by my last name. Hint hint Matthew.

Why this occurs I have no idea? Maybe if I was at an English private school in 1906 that would be the custom?

I usually don't correct the folk that call me Boddington, I just can't figure out why my last name causes people to use it as a stand alone.

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#12 Matthew Buick

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 06:31 PM

Madam Buick?

I do apologize, but I just couldn't help myself


YOU BASTARD!!! :angry: . . . :lol:

Edited by Matthew Buick, 06 March 2007 - 06:33 PM.

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#13 Michael Nash

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 08:08 PM

I usually don't correct the folk that call me Boddington, I just can't figure out why my last name causes people to use it as a stand alone.


Happens to me all the time. For some reason people latch onto the name "Nash" and call me that. Maybe Michael is just too common.

I don't fight it and instead go with it, content that people at least find it memorable...



M. Nash :P
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#14 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 08:22 PM

It's not terribly memorable round here, Michael...

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#15 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 01:17 AM

My grandfather, dad and I all have the same name; my dad has always been Merritt D. Mullen so I became M. David Mullen. I only used the "M" on my credits out of respect to my parents who didn't want me to completely drop my first name, and "Merritt David Mullen III" is a bit long for non-Cinemascope main titles...
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#16 Hal Smith

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 09:23 AM

My family has alternated Harold and Frederick as first son given names for four generations. I don't like Harold and used to credit myself as H. Frederick Smith. Years ago when one of my crew buddies started calling me Prince Hal for fun, I decided I liked Hal, adopted it, and have used it since then.
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#17 Daniel Sheehy

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 03:24 PM

I usually don't correct the folk that call me Boddington, I just can't figure out why my last name causes people to use it as a stand alone.


You're probably the only Boddington they know, but not the only Richard. How many other (un-related) Boddingtons do you know?

There are several Daniels' on this forum... but only one Sheehy. In fact, I'm one of only 9 Sheehys in the whole of Fiji, and the others are all family. :)
So I can completely understand the way people latch onto last names as identifiers.
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#18 Leo Anthony Vale

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 03:32 PM

My dad's first name is Melvin...yeah, needless to say he goes by his middle name Ryan and writes his name "M. Ryan Bowerbank"


He could use Vinnie.
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#19 Matt Pacini

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 06:40 PM

My "M" stands for "Matthew", and I hate that name. However, M. Adam Buick doesn't sound any better. :D


Hey, I heard that!

Matthew means "Gods gift" so you shouldn't think it's a bad thing.

I think I'll change my name to M.Z.X.X.E.H. Matt Pacini just to sound mysterious and confuse people.
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Posted 10 March 2007 - 10:07 AM

As a latino I had a second last name.. in my case Muñoz..

Rodrigo Llano M. (another option for the M circle) B)

all the best

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