back to article Avatards rush to name sprogs Pandora

Film fans are reportedly rushing to celebrate world-changing, paradigm-busting 3D celluloid epic Avatar by naming their poor babies after characters from the Film That Changed The World Forever™. According to a rather sketchy report in the Sun, some parents have inexplicably decided it's a bright idea to name a kid Neytiri or …

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Coat

is never going to use a phrase that includes...

'opening Pandora's box' again for fear of getting on some sort of list.

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Boffin

You do realize...

...that 'Pandora' was an actual name *before* the movie, right?

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yes but......

.... many do not and never will. Hence, Pandora will go the same way as Mercedes (and probably some others that I don't know about).

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Paris Hilton

By their names shall ye know them...

Well at least Pandora is a name with a Classical pedigree...

Paris because she thinks outside the box (geddit?)

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Happens a lot

I know someone who called their boy Neo.

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Thats it.

Stop the world i want to get off, both this one and pandora

Why would anyone want to name their kid after a film that looks like a monumental drug trip?

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All About Adrian

it's just a mass re-reading of the Secret diary of Adrian Mole... I might be wrong

-J

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Heart

Love the movie!

The message is straight to the point that most of us are like the Na'vi.

Only Empire building warmongers would hate the movie.

It is not about hating your own kind. It is about doing what is moral and right.

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Anonymous Coward

I read about you lot recently

Have you been in touch with the "Avatar 'I need to get out more' Suicide hotline" for children and retards alike who can't cope with the fact that IT'S JUST A FUCKING FILM!

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Happy

Hey dude!

<QUOTE>"IT'S JUST A FUCKING FILM!"<\QUOTE>

Why so angry? Its just a comment.

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Pirate

The American Indians just called...

They wanted to say something but I couldn't hear them over the awesome genocide.

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Very true!

Many people watched this movie and took many of the themes and applied it to the war in the middle east.

A race of people go out of their way for oil(floating rocks) to ensure their nation survives at

any and all costs in the name of a god as if it was their god given right to kill people

who are 100% innocent living in their own land and majority who have never seen a TV before.

So many in the military start to questions the motives and are told either they hate their own kind or country. The militancy of the mind needs to stop. The agressive nature of mankind neeeds to stop be it for religion or oil or whatever resource.

Fantasy or not the message is clear and well understood and other comments made on TV makes the Marines look like total jerks. Well I am sure the film is not too far off base as where there is killing of innocent people will alway sbe nearby an marine bending down to pet a dog or baby kitten for press coverage. Too bad the leaked video of the puppy tosser was made

or the leaked video of the blood lust army dude on the tank firing into people being checked.

Lets call an inquiry into what happened to those blood lust creeps.

And yet some fanatic calls these creep honorbal as they fought for my freedom.

Sorry people but if you have blood lust and toos puppies then you are not fighting for anything but a psychologist.

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Pirate

And?

"Only Empire building warmongers would hate the movie."

You make it sound like that's a bad thing. Where do you think the money to finance films like this comes from anyway?

As for moral and right, this is from the industry that would remove your nostril hairs individually via your rectum if you even thought of not paying to watch their movie. Still, seldom get to see 'moral and right' in the same sentence about Hollywood.

With luck though, legions of lawyers will track these poor sprogs down, do'em for trademark infringement and charge them royalties for life!

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Oh dear

They seem to be opening a future Pandora's box there.......

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We Avatards are already here!

My mother, God rest her soul, named me K' evin after my Grandfather who was a N'avi and came to this country from from Dubh Linn , a city in a green and pleasant land, to work on the roads.

She also told me that I was a bit blue when I was born. This genetic inheritance usually reveals itself during periods of intense cold.

Mines the one with the lump of Unobtanium in the pocket.

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Pedantry

Someone has to do it, so...

' represents a glottal stop in Na'vi (note spelling). K' is an impermissible consonant cluster in Na'vi phonotactics, but is pretty close to the velar ejective written kx in Na'vi transcription. Are you in fact Kxevin?

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Coat

Kxevin- I think not

Vincent, your post has got me thinking that perhaps I am a foundling. I can recall my mother, in times of stress, calling me an " Ee'Jit. I think that I may I originally came from a place called " F'eckin" as she would occasionally address me as a "F'eckin Ee'jit", usually after some misdemeanour on my part.

I have spoken with my wife who takes a keen interest in Geneology and she tells me that I often behave lika a "F'eckin Ee'jit"

Off to the cinema on Friday for another viewing of Avatar, I am sure that my tribe gets referred to in the dialogue.

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction,

K'evin, nee F'eckin Ee'jit

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Heart

Batman

Aidan Moffat, the frontman for Arab Strap, called his son Samuel Keppel Batman Moffat.

http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/features/39He-still-owes-me-a.4625727.jp

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So what?

We already know that there are a lot of people out there with no imagination. Why does it need confirming?

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'Avatards'

I like that.

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Great...

...name you kid after the woman that unleashed many evils upon the world....how Ironic.

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Point of information, your honour :

In the original story, Pandora's box (actually, probably an amphora jar) contained all the GOOD things that the gods gave to humans - health, happiness, wisdom etc. When it was opened they all escaped - except for Hope, the only gift that humanity still has.

See, I knew that degree in Classical Civilisation & Latin would be handy at some point in my life !

On a lighter note, the silliest name I know of someone giving their sprog was 'Brew', as in 'Special'.

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Pandora

The box which should never be opened.

It's the end of the world as we know it.

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Coat

I used to know a girl called Pandora.

Never did get to see her box, however.....

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Re: Eponymous Cowherd

I thought quoting Richard Curtis films was illegal in these parts? Shame on you!

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So?

How is this tech news? Who gives a monkeys. I don't come here because I want a tabloid story brainlessly spat out at me.

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Oh, in that case...

'Bye then

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Bootnotes

Bootnotes!!!! Didja see that? It 's in Bootnotes! Do you know what it means at El Reg when they classify things under Bootnotes, do ya? Have you never seen El Reg's replies to others who whine like you just did?

Obviously not. Tosser!

(PS Reg, we need a double FAIL icon)

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Anonymous Coward

"I don't come here because I want a tabloid story brainlessly spat out at me."

No, you come here to whine about something really trivial.

Oh BTW, don't forget your coat.

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Is it me...

or isn't Pandora already a mildly popular name anyway. I do seem to remember one in the Adrian Mole diaries.

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adrian mole comeback then?

and when the avartards find out about adrian mole books they will all rename their kids?

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Never mind Adrian Mole...

..bring back Pandora Peroxide from the back page of Kerrang! Now there's a Pandora I'd be proud to name my daughter after.

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Unhappy

Oh, dear, blessed is the lack of historical memory.

I, for one, wouldn't call my daughter (even less my son) after the woman who released the evils upon the world. (Even if they came out of her box - easy joke, anyone?)

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Historical?

Wasn't that Pandora a work of fiction then?

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(Written by Reg staff)

Re: So?

'Spat out at me' is an awfully aggressive-sounding phrase that doesn't quite marry up, in my mind, with the actual process of clicking and reading required for you to absorb this story.

I could work here for a thousand years (and god knows some days it feels like I have already) and I'd never get to the end of you IT-angletards. I can't even be arsed to explain our editorial policy any more - in future, I'm just going to make this sort of droning noise in the back of my nose and leave it at that.

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Re: so

And there was me thinking I was developing tinnitus!

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of course

You could simply refuse to allow "ItAngletards" to pass moderation thus adding to their frustration by removing their voice completely....

or when you moderate said comment replace it with the phrase "I am a fuckwit!"

:)

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But . . .

. . . then the dashing moderatrix wouldn't have the pleasure of drawing us all out of the woodwork to rib him.

Worse than any snipping by the Modx . . . well, nearlyy . . .

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Nothing wrong with that...

...just ask my kids Droog Frankenfurter and Romper Stomper.

They turned out OK.

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1bn box office

Does that mean a whole lot of kids got named 'Titanic' or 'White Star Line'?

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@Mike Richards

Probably not, but I will bet that in 97/98 there was a discernible uptick in the use of Jack, Dawson or Rose.

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actually...

I know alot of north american kids to which the name TITANIC would apply. a'thank you.

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Makes a good case for the Swedish taxman

Our Nordic neighbours wouldn't put up with this nonsense; the kid would be called Annifred or Agnetha or possibly Lars.

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WTF?

Don't worry...

your children will grow up to hate you, like my peers in my generation who got pop culture names. And the previous generation. Luci Sky Diamond did finally come to terms and forgive, Aquarius Diamond didn't.

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They're not that dumb then!

I only saw the movie 2 days ago and already I can't remember what any of the characters were called - not even the human ones.

Anyone who can evidently isn't as dumb as we think.

Or maybe it's because they were so 2 dimensional (ironically) that there's no point remembering their names. Yeah... I'm going to go with that as I wouldn't like to think I have a shite memory.

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Pandora's a real name,

popular with porn stars I seem to remember.

It-angletards. I like it.

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Izzat so?

Pandora popular with porn stars?

Yuck. Keep your legs crossed, lady.

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People and stupid names

I discussed this matter with my daughters Frogmella and Spudulika. They both think these parents must be retarded. My wife lovely Waynetta agrees with them.

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Pandora, he?

I guess it's a good thing that they teach stock exchange gambling in school instead of Greek mythology then. As long as you don't call your sprog "Naked Short Selling" they should not be bullied too much.

I mean, Pandora, really? No lunchbox for you gal, ziplock bags only! And beware the nasty jokes should you happen to get a STD. Oh, and don't have kids either.

Come to think of it I do have a friend named Io. Mooo!

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Pandora also released one of our greatest treasures

Don't forget that hope was at the bottom of the box....

I can't imagine naming a child after a character from a movie/video game. My children have sensible names (Shuffling the West Side Story DVD and copy of Splinter Cell under the carpet...)

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