Help with a name, please

09:59 Feb 7, 2006
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English term or phrase: Help with a name, please
A young Hungarian girl has two dogs: Jadi and Gossa (sic!). This is from a documentary script. I'm pretty sure that the first name is correct, but Gossa... I kind of doubt it. Any ideas? I'm not interested in the special characters. Just a pertinent name for the second dog :).

Thanks a lot.
Valentin Alupoaie
Local time: 02:06

Summary of answers provided
4Gossa - means Dog (Catalan)
Jozsef Gal
4Jedi dog
Andras Mohay (X)
3Your Google search, and guesses
Katalin Horváth McClure

Discussion entries: 8



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help with a name, please
Gossa - means Dog (Catalan)

Gossa inseamna caine in catalana, deci probabil i-o fi dat cineva acest nume si atunci nu trebuie sa cauti ortografie maghiara.

Jozsef Gal
Local time: 02:06
Native speaker of: Native in HungarianHungarian, Native in RomanianRomanian
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help with a name, please
Your Google search, and guesses

Your Google search turned up results with "Jádi", but that is a family name (last name of people). It is very hard to imagine that a girl would use that for her dog's name.
I am pretty sure both names are incorrect.
I guess the writer of the script tried to transcribe the names based on how they sounded to him/her, but it is very hard to figure out what the original was.
One far guess for Jadi:
In Star Wars movies, the "Jedy" is often pronounced by Hungarians as "dzsedi" - that would sound as "jadee", and an English speaker may transcribe it as "jadi". Is there any indication that the girl may have seen the movies - the story must be in the 80's or later?

As for the second dog, Gossa really makes no sense. Juvera's guess, "Kósza" is a possibility, this means "wanderer", and acceptable for a dog.

Note added at 5 hrs (2006-02-07 15:31:54 GMT)

Additional info:
I just found out that "Kósza" is the Hungarian translation of Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings movies, so if the girl is really into movies or fantasy literature, this would actaully make sense along with "Dzsedi".

Katalin Horváth McClure
United States
Local time: 19:06
Native speaker of: Native in HungarianHungarian
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help with a name, please
Jedi dog

Jedi dog (Canis hollywoodianus clonatus)

Note added at 11 hrs (2006-02-07 21:49:18 GMT)

Gus is a Good Dog.

But I have several nicknames, like "Gus" "Dog" "Thing" and "Blonde". My dad's
dog (German Shep) was named Gus, and so they all call me that sometimes, ...

Gus, The Dancing Dog. enviada por: Letter_Day (53) username ... Hound dog named
Gus Grandma picks on a banjo And Gus he kicks up a fuss That dog can dance ...

Andras Mohay (X)
Local time: 01:06
Native speaker of: Native in HungarianHungarian
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