spook names

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Spook aristocrats seem to have a special preference for some names. Many seem mundane and are also used by commoners. Clearly, not everyone who uses them is a spook! But the reason the spooks like these names is that they have a second meaning, as punny transcriptions & translations of ancient governing titles, e.g. English Milk for Hebrew Melek meaning “governor”, or English Rice for Arabic Raees meaning “chief”. As names have no context, much of this is guesswork.

-Berg

puns with burqa meaning “concealed”, “masked”, “background”

-Field

may be a pun with “veiled”

-Man

is a translation of Adam whose name also means “disguise”

-Stein

puns with “disguised”

Alcazar

is the Spanish-Arabic version of “castro”

Armstrong

translates into “godseed”, and puns with Israel

Ayatollah Khomeini

puns with “an emulated sign of God”

Bernstein

puns perhaps with “disguised baron”

Bloomberg

puns with “veiled heritage”

Blum-

puns with velum & balam vor “veil”

Brick

puns with Levin

Caesar

puns with ceasura for “cut”, cessero for “retire”, castro for “palace”

Candle

puns with “playing” & “joking”

Castro

means “palace”

Fuller

puns with “palace”

Gold-

puns with “imitation” & “covering”

Greenspan

puns with “hidden power” & “hidden finance”

Houdini

puns with “leader”

Jagiellon

means “highest aristocrat”

Katzen

puns with “appointed ruler”

Katzenellenbogen

puns with “high governor in disguise”

Kennedy

means “covered leader”

Kimball

seems to be the Phoenician name Kim-Baal, which puns with “masked lord”

Koch

puns with “power”!!!

Kohen

means “priest”, but also “stationed ruler” & “enrichment”

Komnene

is a pun with “hidden” & “lurking”

Livingstone

is a variant of Levi

Loewenstein

is a variant of Levi

Malcolm

puns with “secret governor”

Morgan

means “hidden leader”

Morris

means “from the top”

Newton

translates as “Carthage” in Phoenician

Nixon

puns with “wealth”

Rabbi

is the same word as “master”, “lord”, “nobleman”, “usurer”

Rice

puns with “head” & “boss”

Roosevelt

puns with “veiled leader” & “born leader”

Rose

puns with “head” & “boss”

Rubinstein

puns with “disguised lord”

Sagan

means “installed deputy governor”

Shapiro

means “governor”

Springer

is a translation of “Phoenician”

Strauss

means “guardian” & “custodian”

Taylor

may be a pun with teller meaning “banker”

Teacher

is in Hebrew the same word as “lord” & “usurer”: rabbi

Walker

is a synonym for “fuller”