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Nikolicaubica #21 Posted 11 February 2012 - 10:06 AM

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Kalamain #22 Posted 11 February 2012 - 12:16 PM

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One small (Yet very important) point.

If they do have a prefix of MacMc or O' then PLEASE do not put a space in there.

Too many non English speaking people place a space between the prefix and the family name. It should all flow as one.

Correct McGreal
Incorrect Mc Greal

Oh...And please pay attention to capitalisation!

Thank you. Carry on.

LGrum #23 Posted 11 February 2012 - 01:15 PM

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View PostIntruder313, on 08 February 2012 - 02:57 PM, said:

I want a Sherman Firefly with Joe Ekins as the Gunner. Look him up...I listened to his audio testimony at Bovington.

Another combination I would like is:
First Name: Willy
Second Name: Eckerslike

that's the late Joe Ekins (Obit in Daily Mail) - found out about it through Tank Museum Facebook page.

LGrum #24 Posted 11 February 2012 - 11:57 PM

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View Postsoysauce, on 09 February 2012 - 08:45 PM, said:

I dont know, Think it is interchangable in scotland. its Gaelic

It's a female name - eg as in the flame-haired Siobhan Redmond (Scottish) and Bananarama's Siobhan Fahey (Irish).

Eat_Uranium #25 Posted 12 February 2012 - 04:34 PM

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View PostBlueRequiem, on 09 February 2012 - 02:10 PM, said:

I'd pay gold to get that combination... but never as the commander, always the loader or gunner (shame we aren't going to have many tanks with radio operators)
You mean you'd put Arnold Rimmer in charge?

LimaBravo #26 Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:00 PM

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View Postsoysauce, on 07 February 2012 - 06:37 PM, said:

What names do you want for the British tank crews?

I'll start with a few Scottish Names,
First Names: Ruairidh, Siobhan Last names, Mac Niel, Duncan, Mc Donald,Mac Askill

Any ideas?

Siobhan = Yvonne.  Female name.  Ruaridh is about as common as hens teeth.  Wiki pedia is not your friend.  Also Mc Donald is Irish, Mac Donald is Scots. McDonald is common in Scotland due to infusion of Irish Catholic immigrants subsuming the correct spelling.

Names of soldiers in Scottish regiments = John Anderson, Lorne Campbell, Dennis Donnini, Geoffrey Keyes, Charles Lyell & George Mitchell (twice, different person).  Google them.

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View PostEat_Uranium, on 12 February 2012 - 04:34 PM, said:

You mean you'd put Arnold Rimmer in charge?

If you're in trouble he will save the day
He's brave and he's fearless come what may
Without him the match would go astray
He's Arnold, Arnold, Arnold Rimmer

Without him life would be much grimmer
He's handsome, trim, and no-one slimmer
He will never need a zimmerit
He's Arnold, Arnold, Arnold Rimmer

More reliable than a garden trimmer
He's never been mistaken for Yul Brynner
He's not bald, and his head doesn't glimmer

Master of the wit and the repartee
His command of map objectives is uncanny
How come he's such a genius? Don't ask me!
Ask Arnold, Arnold, Arnold Rimmer

He's also a fantastic sturmpanzer
And if  you play your match right
Then he just might come round for dinner
He's Arnold, Arnold, Arnold Rimmer

No rhymes left now apart from quimmer
He'd better fade us out before we get to schlimmer
Fade out you stupid plimmer!




BarryFerguson #28 Posted 12 February 2012 - 09:42 PM

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You don't need to dig up weird and wonderful names based on near-dead languages to represent the nations of Britain. Outside of isolated Western parts of Scotland, no-one speaks Scots gaelic. Generic English language names will do, most names in Britain at the time and now are from the bible; John, James, Luke, Thomas, David, Peter, etc. In real terms, the names will be much the same as the Americans without the non-British Isles surnames

Also, Siobhan is most definitely a woman's name, I'm currently dating one.

LGrum #29 Posted 12 February 2012 - 11:05 PM

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We've overlooked the Welsh

Jones the driver
Jones the gunner
Jones the loader
Jones the commander


Also Williams, Hughes, Price, Lloyd, Edwards, Evans, Griffiths

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View PostLimaBravo, on 12 February 2012 - 07:00 PM, said:

Siobhan = Yvonne.  Female name.  Ruaridh is about as common as hens teeth.  Wiki pedia is not your friend.  Also Mc Donald is Irish, Mac Donald is Scots. McDonald is common in Scotland due to infusion of Irish Catholic immigrants subsuming the correct spelling.

Names of soldiers in Scottish regiments = John Anderson, Lorne Campbell, Dennis Donnini, Geoffrey Keyes, Charles Lyell & George Mitchell (twice, different person).  Google them.
Mcdonald or Macdonald does not have a space, Ruairidh is common-ish in Scotland as shownhere.,here.., and here... I am Scottish and Mcdonald is more common than Macdonald although both are common. Keyes and Donnimi...

View PostLimaBravo, on 12 February 2012 - 07:00 PM, said:

are about as common as hens teeth
Dont accuse people of using wikipedia when you dont know yourself.

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View PostLGrum, on 12 February 2012 - 11:05 PM, said:

We've overlooked the Welsh

Jones the driver
Jones the gunner
Jones the loader
Jones the commander


Also Williams, Hughes, Price, Lloyd, Edwards, Evans, Griffiths
Yep, We need Jones, and Jack...

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View Postsoysauce, on 13 February 2012 - 12:07 AM, said:

Mcdonald or Macdonald does not have a space, Ruairidh is common-ish in Scotland as shownhere.,here.., and here... I am Scottish and Mcdonald is more common than Macdonald although both are common. Keyes and Donnimi...  Dont accuse people of using wikipedia when you dont know yourself.


Im a Scotsman, Ive worked in retail, tourism & am currently a nursing student.  Ive been exposed to a huge swathe of the population & Ive never ever met a Ruaridh, Southhampton isnt in Scotland.  

Did you find out who Keyes & Donnini were? You realise their Victoria Cross winners for their SCOTTISH regiments.  Your as Scottish as my arse, your probably some 1/4 breed trying to seem cool.  Scotland has as many names as central Europe.  A nation of immigration.

Additionally you neglected to cite Lyell as a 'non scottish' name.  Thereby demonstrating your lack etymologogical or anthroponomastic knowledge.

Dont be a smart arse if your not smart.

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plz... Terence hill , i made bud spencer in a US tank but he's sad without his buddy


( but nothing beat Thierry Henry as a gunner in a french tank )

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View PostEat_Uranium, on 12 February 2012 - 04:34 PM, said:

You mean you'd put Arnold Rimmer in charge?
Once you get 100% and a couple of secondaries he becomes Ace Rimmer... and unless we can enter our own names for gold we're not going to be able to have the cat driving or Kryten 2X4B-523P as the loader either..

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View PostBlueRequiem, on 13 February 2012 - 04:07 PM, said:

Once you get 100% and a couple of secondaries he becomes Ace Rimmer... and unless we can enter our own names for gold we're not going to be able to have the cat driving or Kryten 2X4B-523P as the loader either..

The idea of Kryten as the loader just brings up questions as to how his groinal attachment is used.

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View PostKalamain, on 13 February 2012 - 04:10 PM, said:

The idea of Kryten as the loader just brings up questions as to how his groinal attachment is used.
That depends on whether you have the rammer equipped or not.

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Hereby petitioning for my Commander to be dubbed knight upon perfecting all secondary skills.

Sir John Bull - Tank Commander :Smile_great:

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View PostLimaBravo, on 13 February 2012 - 03:09 PM, said:

Im a Scotsman, Ive worked in retail, tourism & am currently a nursing student.  Ive been exposed to a huge swathe of the population & Ive never ever met a Ruaridh, Southhampton isnt in Scotland.  

Did you find out who Keyes & Donnini were? You realise their Victoria Cross winners for their SCOTTISH regiments.  Your as Scottish as my arse, your probably some 1/4 breed trying to seem cool.  Scotland has as many names as central Europe.  A nation of immigration.

Additionally you neglected to cite Lyell as a 'non scottish' name.  Thereby demonstrating your lack etymologogical or anthroponomastic knowledge.

Dont be a smart arse if your not smart.
Sorry for the Keyes and Donnini, I was aware of a winner of the VC with the name Keyes from scotland but i have not heard of one in Scotland other than him.
I am Scottish and Ruairidh is common in the Western isles and i [possibly wrongly] assumed it was Common in the rest of Scotland.
I did not use Wikipedia and i felt insulted being accused of it.

Sorry for any insult caused

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View PostBlueRequiem, on 13 February 2012 - 04:07 PM, said:

Once you get 100% and a couple of secondaries he becomes Ace Rimmer... and unless we can enter our own names for gold we're not going to be able to have the cat driving or Kryten 2X4B-523P as the loader either..

We would also need a red/green or season 7 blue camo scheme ;)

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Experienced commanders could recieve "Sir" prefix  :Smile_great:




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