What if we updated our last names to fit modern professions..? 🤔

In Norway you find a mix of patronyms and last names based on land marks and professions.

This had me thinking, in regard to names based on professions, like Fletcher, Thatcher, Carter, Schumacher etc… what if - we had modern variants of these?

Mine might perhaps be:

  • Thomas Softwaremaker
  • Thomas Keytapper
  • Thomas Bugsplatter :grimacing::innocent:

What would your “modern” name be based on your current profession?

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They call me Box the sheep shagger, but that’s more of a hobby than a profession.

Darn auto-correct Sheep Shearer!

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Is that a Welch family name?

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I have been called Queen of Extensions, but that’s maybe a bit too much even for me.

Christina Desksitter? Christina Mouseclicker? Christina Ideamaker?

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Heim is too hard to spell. So . . .
David Bowlturner. David Wordsmith. David Photoshopper.

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Mine is ‘Haylauncher’ but I’m trying to level it up to ‘Greeblemaster’ :man_mage:

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Mine (‘Moel’) originated as an amount of water being dregded up by windmills in the early days of ‘impoldering’ or land exclamation in the Netherlands.

My oldest ancestor received his name back in 1609 or so.
He had a windmill somewhere in alcmaere region.

I have added a ‘3’ in the middle, MO3EL which stands for ‘more 3(d) models’

Jack de Mo3el

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These all sound like legit craft-names :smiley:

“Greebler” ?

Dezmo Plumber (This is a “simplified” version of Liquid Processing Engineer by my wife.)

Another (which I don't like so much)

Dezmo Ironic
I have no idea why… :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

BTW. My real first name is not Dezmo, but

László

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Aaron Stop-Posting-on-the-Forum-and-Make-the-Video-that-I-Asked-for-Over-a-Week-Ago…

I like how that rolls off the tongue.

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Aaron Flipalong
Aaron Forgotosave
:thinking::innocent:

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I’m a lighting designer, so Ewen De Lumenguy perhaps??

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Braden Ray “WuedSchmakr” would be pretty close.


But, while my name says it all about my profession, I have been known to miss…

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Ouch!! :open_mouth:

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A sharp plane can produce curls for nails:

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Many a true word was said in jest :slight_smile:

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Me too. Director of Photography. Lighting is by far the biggest part of that. The very conventional David Lightman would work. Wonder if that name has its origin in the old lamp lighters?

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My mother’s maiden name was Zimmerman which means (or used to mean??) Carpenter in German/Swiss. When some of my ancestors came to America they kept the Zimmerman name and others went with Carpenter. That’s pretty close to describing my occupation 400 years later.

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Is this a reddit or sketchup forum? haha sry, could not resists.

This is the Corner Bar, some of the patrons may have been over served.

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