Presentation of an emetic name + game challenge :)
November 26, 2001 at 3:17:51 AM
*Kariofyllia* is a girl's name that has become quite trendy in Greece during the past decade. The name's increasing popularity -- sparked an actress bearing this name -- is quite annoying, in a Brittny-Brianna sort of way. The name was constructed from "kariofili," which in Greek means musket/flintlock. "Kariofili" itself was coined after *Carlo e figli* (Carlos and son), a brand of muskets used during the 1821 Greek war of independence. Needless to so, few of the people naming their daughters Kariofyllia" are aware of this etymology.
Now, here's a little challenge for fun's sake: Can you think of any brand or product names that have been established as human names in any language? I don’t mean names like "Mercedes" or "Tiffany" that preceded the actual brand.