Erik has a much harder Scandinavian edge to it than Eric. If you want your kid to grow up to be a harmless accountant, or the least threatening blues guitarist in the world, then call him Eric. If, however, you want your child to raid villages up and down the coast, or to discover Greenland, then you should call him Erik.
This TopNotch name (if it is the given name) seems to be the extreme of parents naming their kids after personality traits they hope that their kids will grow up with, such as Hope, Faith, Charity etc.
for those who are confused with the timing and date – this post would have been submitted to lamebook yesterday… however the original post on facebook was the 16th of July… 2 hours before Erik posted the comment
Boz – what? obviously admin posted this on the 31st of August, however the ORIGINAL facebook status update was made on the 16th July, hey im not looking for no argument, i was reading this, some people were confused, i wasnt having a go at them i was simply clearing it up for them
@Tez I was asking a question which would seem to follow logically from your explanation. You’re claiming that someone capped it on the 16th July and took more than a month to submit it or that the Admins take more than a month to post entries.
What the hell Tez? Boz was just trying to clarify what you were saying. From where i’m sitting it seems that no agessiveness was meant in his comments directed at you, then you get all defensive against Boz and start being a dick. “i don’t have time for this shit mate.” Seriously, if you want a bitch fight why not go find some guy on the street and call him a dick knob. That’ll do it for you.
well Erik is the original spelling of the name.
the name comes to the Old Norse via the Germanic ehre (honor) and the Proto-Germanic rik (king), hence “honorable king”. This was the name of twelve kings of Denmark, Sweden and Norway.
so don’t know why this is even funny