Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Okay, this is truly stupid, but being the crazy futebol fan that I am (I am defintely a “crazy futebol fan” by American standards, which pales when compared to international standards, I know), I had to submit my blog pseudonyms to this name generator for the Brasilian futebol team (Yes, I am rooting for Brasil to win the World Cup).

Can any of you out there pronounce that name? I sure can’t, and I’ve had two beers already, too! And what is your Brasilian name?

Hattip: my blogsibling, Alex Palazzo.



  1. #1 theRidger
    June 24, 2006

    It’s clearly hed-oo-son, being the bastard child of Welsh (where W is a vowel) and English, or some other Germanic language. How that gets to be Brazilian is beyond my ken… Some Things We Were Not Meant To Know :-)

  2. #2 Zeno
    June 24, 2006

    My name came out as “Ferito”. I suppose that works. However, I thought the Brazilian diminutive ending was “inho”, not “ito”. Credo!

  3. #3 theRidger
    June 24, 2006

    ps – mine’s Karildo!

  4. #4 coturnix
    June 24, 2006


  5. #5 Bob O'H
    June 25, 2006

    If you see a psychotic left-back by the name of Bson charging ineffectually around the field on Tuesday, then that’s me. Why I was asked to play for Ghana, I’ll never know…


  6. #6 The Ridger
    June 25, 2006

    It’s clearly a blend of Welsh and English, where “Hedw-” is the stem of the verb “hedo, to fly”, used in combining forms.

    How that’s Brazilian, I don’t know. :-)

    I came out as “Karildo”

    ps – it would be hed-DOO-son (oo as in ‘cool’)

  7. #7 Helmut
    June 25, 2006

    Mine’s “Helmut.” But it’s on the back of a French jersey.

  8. #8 Lucia Malla
    June 25, 2006

    Oh, that’s “unfair”. I am Brazilian, my real name shows up just the same! :P

  9. #9 Alon Levy
    June 26, 2006

    The generator put my name as Leta.

    In reality, if I played for Brazil, my name would be the Portuguese word for “loser” or “idiot.”

  10. #10 Caio de Gaia
    June 26, 2006

    Alon, why not both? “Otário Falhado” has a nice ring to it…

  11. #11 Alon Levy
    June 26, 2006

    How many Brazilians have two family names?

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