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Getheren is apparently an eponym, that is, a person who was the founder of a place or custom or discovery. Other examples include Romulus, the legendary founder of Rome, and Charles Darwin, the very real founder of Darwinism. Sometimes eponyms were created in order to explain how a city originated, as may be the case for Romulus. Ursula Le Guin was the ...


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"Ai" is an actual last (family) name; it's the roman alphabet representation of a Chinese family name ("艾"). As of the 2000 census, there are apparently 337 people with that last name in the U.S. According to Wikipedia the word means "mugwort" but according to the other linked page it means "Love, fond of, like, spouse or loved one." Since it's a real ...


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