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Never had a Noah 10:46 - Nov 17 with 1123 viewsGeoffSentence

On the first names theme, Noah was the 6th most common first name in registered in England in 2016, but we've never had a Noah play for us.

Maybe in 17 or 18 years time we will see a flood of them.

Similarly Muhammad was the 8th most popular name registered for new borns in England last year and we haven't had one of those play for us yet either.

In the 38 games in which ALB played in goal for us, we averaged 1.53 points per game which, had they been over the course of a single season, would have seen us challenging for the play offs. This at a time when we were otherwise struggling against relegation. Oh, and didn't Mick Mills have terrific posture.
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Never had a Noah on 10:48 - Nov 17 with 836 viewsJ2BLUE

This is the sort of post that keeps me coming back here.

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Never had a Noah on 10:49 - Nov 17 with 828 viewsGeoffSentence

Never had a Noah on 10:48 - Nov 17 by J2BLUE

This is the sort of post that keeps me coming back here.


Because of the educational value?

In the 38 games in which ALB played in goal for us, we averaged 1.53 points per game which, had they been over the course of a single season, would have seen us challenging for the play offs. This at a time when we were otherwise struggling against relegation. Oh, and didn't Mick Mills have terrific posture.
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Never had a Noah on 10:50 - Nov 17 with 823 viewsWD19

Never had a Noah on 10:48 - Nov 17 by J2BLUE

This is the sort of post that keeps me coming back here.


To be fair, there is the Genesis of good post within it.
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Never had a Noah on 10:50 - Nov 17 with 817 viewsGeoffSentence

Never had a Noah on 10:50 - Nov 17 by WD19

To be fair, there is the Genesis of good post within it.


Not just a good post, a great one.

In the 38 games in which ALB played in goal for us, we averaged 1.53 points per game which, had they been over the course of a single season, would have seen us challenging for the play offs. This at a time when we were otherwise struggling against relegation. Oh, and didn't Mick Mills have terrific posture.
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Never had a Noah on 11:03 - Nov 17 with 791 viewsBackToRussia

Gav says stop flooding the message board.

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Never had a Noah on 11:05 - Nov 17 with 782 viewsblue_oyster

Oliver is the second most popular and I don't think one of those has played for us either.

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Never had a Noah on 11:10 - Nov 17 with 762 viewsWD19

Never had a Noah on 11:03 - Nov 17 by BackToRussia

Gav says stop flooding the message board.


I don't blame him, it happens a Lot. AdminTWTD has been inundated with complaints. Any message board worth its salt should be focusing on football on the Eve of a big game.
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Never had a Noah on 11:23 - Nov 17 with 735 viewsBackToRussia

Never had a Noah on 11:10 - Nov 17 by WD19

I don't blame him, it happens a Lot. AdminTWTD has been inundated with complaints. Any message board worth its salt should be focusing on football on the Eve of a big game.


Tough Job but someone's gotta do it.

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Never had a Noah on 11:25 - Nov 17 with 730 viewsjeera

Never had a Noah on 11:23 - Nov 17 by BackToRussia

Tough Job but someone's gotta do it.


There's already a similar thread.

I don't see why these have to come in pairs.

Well it looks like a duck, it sounds like a duck. Nope, dunno what it is.
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Never had a Noah on 11:29 - Nov 17 with 718 viewsuncle

Never had a Noah on 11:25 - Nov 17 by jeera

There's already a similar thread.

I don't see why these have to come in pairs.


Ark at you
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Never had a Noah on 11:36 - Nov 17 with 700 viewsGlasgowBlue

According to the ONS, if you take the various spelling of Muhammad (Mohammed, Mohammad) it jumps from 8th to 1st.

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Never had a Noah on 11:38 - Nov 17 with 695 viewsStokieBlue

Never had a Noah on 11:36 - Nov 17 by GlasgowBlue

According to the ONS, if you take the various spelling of Muhammad (Mohammed, Mohammad) it jumps from 8th to 1st.




SB

Nothing else needed

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Never had a Noah on 11:42 - Nov 17 with 678 viewsBackToRussia

Never had a Noah on 11:36 - Nov 17 by GlasgowBlue

According to the ONS, if you take the various spelling of Muhammad (Mohammed, Mohammad) it jumps from 8th to 1st.


Beautiful British name.

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Never had a Noah on 12:01 - Nov 17 with 659 viewsfactual_blue

Never had a Noah on 11:03 - Nov 17 by BackToRussia

Gav says stop flooding the message board.


Noah was the father of Ham.

So how old does that make Phil?

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Never had a Noah on 12:05 - Nov 17 with 650 viewsblue_oyster

Never had a Noah on 11:36 - Nov 17 by GlasgowBlue

According to the ONS, if you take the various spelling of Muhammad (Mohammed, Mohammad) it jumps from 8th to 1st.


Do the ONS state that? Although that's been true for a number of years I've never seen them state it.

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Never had a Noah on 12:06 - Nov 17 with 650 viewsGuthrum

Never had a Noah on 11:36 - Nov 17 by GlasgowBlue

According to the ONS, if you take the various spelling of Muhammad (Mohammed, Mohammad) it jumps from 8th to 1st.


Altho that is largely because a reasonably-sized bloc (around 5%) of society has a marked disposition towards one particular name. Something which is not true for any other group (e.g. Jesus is not a predominant name among UK Christians). Thus, while being a fairly small constituency, Muslims are able to "outvote" the more disparate name choices of everybody else.

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Never had a Noah on 12:10 - Nov 17 with 637 viewsSwansea_Blue

Never had a Noah on 12:06 - Nov 17 by Guthrum

Altho that is largely because a reasonably-sized bloc (around 5%) of society has a marked disposition towards one particular name. Something which is not true for any other group (e.g. Jesus is not a predominant name among UK Christians). Thus, while being a fairly small constituency, Muslims are able to "outvote" the more disparate name choices of everybody else.


Why isn't Jesus used by UK Christians? It is by Christians in other countries.

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Never had a Noah on 12:11 - Nov 17 with 630 viewsblue_oyster

Never had a Noah on 12:10 - Nov 17 by Swansea_Blue

Why isn't Jesus used by UK Christians? It is by Christians in other countries.


It's against the law.

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Never had a Noah on 12:16 - Nov 17 with 607 viewsGlasgowBlue

Never had a Noah on 12:10 - Nov 17 by Swansea_Blue

Why isn't Jesus used by UK Christians? It is by Christians in other countries.


They are ten a penny in Spain but in the UK it would look like you were taking the piss if you named your baby Jesus.

What I find odd with Islam is that you can name your sprogs after the Prophet but you can draw a picture of him.
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Never had a Noah on 12:20 - Nov 17 with 596 viewsnoggin

I read that as "Never had a nosh" which probably says a lot about me.

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Never had a Noah on 12:27 - Nov 17 with 583 viewsGuthrum

Never had a Noah on 12:10 - Nov 17 by Swansea_Blue

Why isn't Jesus used by UK Christians? It is by Christians in other countries.


Never been part of the tradition. Mostly saints' or monarchs' names historically, plus names passed down in families. Before that usually went on meaning (e.g. Æþelflaeđ - Alfred the Great's daughter - from Æþel "noble" and flaeđ "beauty").

Probably considered too presumptuous, blasphemous, even. Especially in the 17th and 18th centuries, from whence a lot of modern naming patterns originated.

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Never had a Noah on 12:33 - Nov 17 with 565 viewsGuthrum

Never had a Noah on 12:16 - Nov 17 by GlasgowBlue

They are ten a penny in Spain but in the UK it would look like you were taking the piss if you named your baby Jesus.

What I find odd with Islam is that you can name your sprogs after the Prophet but you can draw a picture of him.
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The derivation of the no pictures tradition is that Mohammed was only human, thus to make images of him carries too much risk of idolisation, too close to paganism and their statues of gods. There was a similar struggle going on in the Byzantine Christian church at around the same period (iconoclasm).

Much of early islamic art was abstract, geometric and calligraphic, rather than figurative, as a result.

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Never had a Noah on 12:34 - Nov 17 with 558 viewsWeWereZombies

Never had a Noah on 10:50 - Nov 17 by WD19

To be fair, there is the Genesis of good post within it.


I'm still waiting to see if there is a trick of the tale here...

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Never had a Noah on 12:39 - Nov 17 with 543 viewsGlasgowBlue

Never had a Noah on 12:05 - Nov 17 by blue_oyster

Do the ONS state that? Although that's been true for a number of years I've never seen them state it.


No. Somebody took the data provided by the ONS and added up all variations of the name. The same with Shaun and Sean but it didn't make much difference to that name.

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Never had a Noah on 12:44 - Nov 17 with 523 viewsWeWereZombies

Never had a Noah on 12:39 - Nov 17 by GlasgowBlue

No. Somebody took the data provided by the ONS and added up all variations of the name. The same with Shaun and Sean but it didn't make much difference to that name.


What about Seamus, Hamish, Shamus and James?

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