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chagrin
04-24-2006, 08:15 AM
this is fuggin funny! (http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Movies/04/23/cruise.holmes.reut/index.html)

JERUSALEM (Reuters) -- Suri, the name chosen by Hollywood couple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes for their newborn daughter, is raising more than its share of interest in Israel.

It means "get out of here" in the local language, Hebrew.

News of the naming puzzled even those Israelis who thought they had seen it all after pop diva Madonna turned the ancient Jewish mystical tradition Kabbalah into a faith for the famous.

"I really don't know what they were thinking when they chose this name. It's a term that denotes expulsion, like 'Get out of here'," said Gideon Goldenberg, a linguistics professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. "It's pretty blunt."

Yaron London, a cultural commentator for Israel's Channel 10 television, had this rhetorical question for Suri's proud parents: "Why didn't you just go back to your ancestors' language, and call the kid 'Scram Cruise'?"

A Cruise family spokesman said last week that Suri has its origins in ancient Hebrew, as a variant on Sarah, the biblical matriarch. But that pronunciation is all but unknown in Israel.

There are exceptions. Jerusalem journalist Surie Ackerman said her name was a formalized version of a nickname given by fellow ultra-Orthodox Jews in her native United States.

"It sounds strange to me that a non-Jewish, Scientology baby should be called Suri," Ackerman said, referring to the alternative church which counts Cruise among its devotees.

"But there are plenty of strange names in the world."

And there are plenty of alternative meanings for Suri.

It's also a Nubian tribe, the word for "rose" in Persian, "sun" in Sanskrit and a term for a form of Alpaca's wool.

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Dunit35
04-24-2006, 08:24 AM
Man I am getting sick of hearing about Tom Cruise. Katie Holmes is a total moron for being with him.

chagrin
04-24-2006, 08:26 AM
sorry about that dude, I just found that funny.

Dr. Facebook Fever
04-24-2006, 08:26 AM
Cruise has done a nice job of going from heart-throb to complete idiot.

Dunit35
04-24-2006, 08:34 AM
sorry about that dude, I just found that funny.


No, I didn't mean it that way. I saw this on the news yesterday and I think it is funny as well. Tom Cruise is turning into a flippin idiot. I was referring to the media's obsession with stupid stuff.

DMAC
04-24-2006, 09:24 AM
Man, those celebrities and their alpacas.

Reaper16
04-24-2006, 09:34 AM
Man, those celebrities and their alpacas.
Yeah, that's what I noticed, too, lol. Alpaca's wool.

Phobia
04-24-2006, 10:10 AM
a term for a form of Alpaca's wool.


Wait until katipan gets ahold of that information.

Frazod
04-24-2006, 10:15 AM
At this point, Cruise is basically Michael Jackson with a face.

What's the Yiddish word for "FREAK"?

:shake:

chefsos
04-24-2006, 10:22 AM
1) I'm not sure exactly why two parents, who aren't Jewish, should be concerned what their baby's name means in Hebrew. If you checked with every language, dialect, and culture on the planet before using a name and crossed the hinky ones off your list, there'd probably be about three usable ones left.

2) I'd be willing to bet that Suri is on some secret list of approved Scientology names that Hubbard wrote down when he was stoned or drunk, just to **** with people.

chagrin
04-24-2006, 10:23 AM
At this point, Cruise is basically Michael Jackson with a face.

What's the Yiddish word for "FREAK"?

:shake:

I think it's "Tom"

Rain Man
04-24-2006, 10:26 AM
2) I'd be willing to bet that Suri is on some secret list of approved Scientology names that Hubbard wrote down when he was stoned or drunk, just to **** with people.


The only formally approved baby name in Scientology is Elron.

morphius
04-24-2006, 10:29 AM
Cruise has done a nice job of going from heart-throb to complete idiot.
Well now, I guess that explains the being single. :D