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9 hours ago, Chris Nova said:
9 hours ago, Sister Nova said:

I think they would possibly get more applicants with the ‘Daddy’ type names :/ 

Please don’t give the Lab ideas. Please.

The hordes are already beating down the doors for the chance to snap up WhosYour Daddy.

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WhosYour Daddy

ImYour Daddy

ListenToYour Daddy

ObeyYour Daddy

Sugar Daddy

MyBabys Daddy

Bone Daddy

IssuesWith Daddy

JokeFactory Daddy

LongLegged Daddy

Mac Daddy

DayCare Daddy

Deadbeat Dad

Big Papa

Johns Papa

LukeIAmYour Father

IHaveNo Father

TheGod Father

LikeSonLike Father

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The silly thing is that Mother's Day was nothing to do with a parent. The 'mother' in Mother's Day was mother church. It's been hijacked lol. It is good to have a special day for mothers (and fathers), but the mother in Mother's Day was mother church, not a parent.

That's according to QI.

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2 hours ago, Phil Deakins said:

The silly thing is that Mother's Day was nothing to do with a parent. The 'mother' in Mother's Day was mother church. It's been hijacked lol. It is good to have a special day for mothers (and fathers), but the mother in Mother's Day was mother church, not a parent.

That's according to QI.

I believe in Wikipedia here, you can read from there how this Mother’s Day started. At least my country started celebrating Mother’s Day as it had been celebrated in the United States at the time.
The British Mothering Sunday is a bit different thing.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother%27s_Day

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@Ansiri Ah. Thank you. Here (UK) Mother's Day and Mothering Sunday are the same thing. It very unlikely than many people here know about the roots of Mothering Sunday, and the phrases are interchangeable, although we rarely hear the phrase 'Mothering Sunday'. So it's specifically Mothering Sunday that is about the mother church. It seems that different countries have different ideas and origins about it. To the best of my knowledge, we don't have a flower associated with it.

QI, where I got my information from, is a British TV programme. I didn't realise that the information only applied to the UK. I assumed it was international.

The originator of the U.S. Mother's Day, Anna Jarvis was against the commercialisation of it, so she would frown on LL for seeking to profit from it :)

What I don't understand is that Mother's Day is on a Sunday, so what difference/benefit does making it an official holiday make?

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Mothers day is at the end of a week when the flowers are at least twice as expensive as during the rest of the season.
So don't try to sell me the non commercial meme.

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22 minutes ago, Charlotte Bartlett said:

I have to say I am just pleased the Americans finally spelt Mum correctly (ducks)..

You spelled Mom wrong.

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Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world. In the United States, Mother’s Day 2021 will occur on Sunday, May 9. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Jarvis would later denounce the holiday’s commercialization and spent the latter part of her life trying to remove it from the calendar. While dates and celebrations vary, Mother’s Day traditionally involves presenting moms with flowers, cards and other gifts.

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Celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.”

Once a major tradition in the United Kingdom and parts of Europe, this celebration fell on the fourth Sunday in Lent and was originally seen as a time when the faithful would return to their “mother church”—the main church in the vicinity of their home—for a special service. 

Over time the Mothering Sunday tradition shifted into a more secular holiday, and children would present their mothers with flowers and other tokens of appreciation. This custom eventually faded in popularity before merging with the American Mother’s Day in the 1930s and 1940s.

 

https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/mothers-day

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I understand the sentiment but I can't help but feel that most of the new last names are nothing more than gimmicks. I get that gimmicks sell, but it would be nice to have some more semi normal last names. The gimmick angle is getting old.

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On 5/10/2021 at 9:09 PM, Panteleeva said:

I wanted to see old last names come back. 

you wouldn't gain a lot with that, all names that are taken still will not be available (also not the names that belong to people who changed their name to something else).. it will lead to just a lot more names with numbers.. that was something nearly nobody liked.

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40 minutes ago, Yumeni Rieko said:

Would be nice if we knew when new last names are going to be released...like every 2 months or whatever, to know if I should hold and wait for new ones or not...

With the revisions of the list that have taken place so far since the introduction of the name changes, I look at around six months being a general rule of thumb.

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Two generals! One had to go :P
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5 hours ago, Yumeni Rieko said:

Would be nice if we knew when new last names are going to be released...like every 2 months or whatever, to know if I should hold and wait for new ones or not...

Back in the day when last names were the norm you had no idea when new names would come out or how long a particular name would be active. My own last name had a short run and a few hundred sign-up's for some other forumers their last name was active years and had tens of thousands of sign-up's 

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44 minutes ago, Claireschen Hesten said:

Back in the day when last names were the norm you had no idea when new names would come out or how long a particular name would be active. My own last name had a short run and a few hundred sign-up's for some other forumers their last name was active years and had tens of thousands of sign-up's 

Which kind of ticks me off because my RL last name was used a long time ago and I never knew it until it was too late. They don't reuse them, which, imo, isn't a very smart move on LL's part. 

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On 5/22/2021 at 7:13 AM, Sister Nova said:

With the revisions of the list that have taken place so far since the introduction of the name changes, I look at around six months being a general rule of thumb.

Oh no...that's too long 💀

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3 hours ago, Yumeni Rieko said:

Oh no...that's too long 💀

Here’s some encouragement, from one of the recent news blog posts from LL..

”Now that Uplift is complete, we anticipate that the rotation of available options will happen more often.”

 

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4 hours ago, Sister Nova said:

Here’s some encouragement, from one of the recent news blog posts from LL..

”Now that Uplift is complete, we anticipate that the rotation of available options will happen more often.”

 

 

Three month old encouragement just doesn't have the same impact as when it was fresh. If it has any impact at  all.

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6 minutes ago, Silent Mistwalker said:

 

Three month old encouragement just doesn't have the same impact as when it was fresh. If it has any impact at  all.

The post is an intention of revised behaviour, but I do realise that many want everything now. Let's wait and see if they deliver or not.

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