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The Name “Tintin”: His real name or a nickname?

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yamilah
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#51 · Posted: 8 Apr 2005 13:46 · Edited by: yamilah
I agree with you, akash94:

Nothing else but the most relevant official assertions legible on
http://tintin.francetv.fr/en/index.html or www.tintin.com should be considered:

'Tintin is neither a surname nor a name (...) nor a first name' (page 1/8) and a sudden acceleration 'gives Tintin the distinctive quiff with which he is synonymous ' (page 7/8) ...

If Tintin's two syllables are really synonymous of a kind of 'tilted M-shaped' quiff, then one of his 'many avatars' could be the two French syllables 'penche M', and be part of a kind of very unusual ...rebus, imho... (please see the 'rebus-like writing' thread).

Finding empirically the remnant of the syllables fit 'to tell a story in the story' should then just be a matter of intense and prolonged reflection -not to mention 'thought transmission'.
These syllables would then help identify in the corpus the various sequences of the special and strangely drawn 'avatars' which are capable to 'write' a rebus-like 'story in the story'...

Thus Tintin is much more than a name or a nickname: he belongs to a totally unique world, the world of 'avatars' or word-images able 'to stand for something else'... Case solved, imho...
Tournesol
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#52 · Posted: 10 May 2005 23:37
Hergé himself often said in interviews that "Tintin is the name of a hero". It is a hero's name, much like Ulysses or Acilleus. Neither first name nor family name. Just Tintin.

We have to live with that answer, I think.
kevinshowe
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#53 · Posted: 13 Jun 2005 19:19
My boss is Indonesian. Her name is Tintin. It's a straightforward, real name.
Danagasta
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#54 · Posted: 23 Jun 2005 15:53
I would venture to say that Tintin, being taken after Herge's brother, Paul Remi, would have that as a "legal name." Tintin is the sound of the bells Herge heard at the Catholic church not too far from where he was working, or so I hear. It may be a rumor, but that's all I know about it so far. Anyone else hear that?

Courtney
fritzette
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#55 · Posted: 23 Jun 2005 17:23
I have some classmates nicknamed "Tintin". Their first names would either be "Christine" or "Martin". Probably Tintin might be using a single name like a lot of famous people do.
edcharlesadams
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#56 · Posted: 23 Jun 2005 17:51
Tintin is the sound of the bells Herge heard at the Catholic church not too far from where he was working, or so I hear. It may be a rumor, but that's all I know about it so far. Anyone else hear that?

I've not heard that rumour, but it may not be a coincidence that there is a Latin verb tintinnare, "to ring", which forms the English word "tintinnabulation". Also the Latin for a small bell, often rung today in church services, is tintinnabulum.

Ed
Harrock n roll
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#57 · Posted: 23 Jun 2005 18:36
kevinshowe My boss is Indonesian. Her name is Tintin. It's a straightforward, real name.

I wonder if that goes some way to explaining the number of Tintin fans in Indonesia - he does have quite a substantial following there.


Danagasta Tintin is the sound of the bells Herge heard at the Catholic church not too far from where he was working, or so I hear

Perhaps he had tinnitus...?
Danagasta
Member
#58 · Posted: 23 Jun 2005 20:20
hehehehe maybe maybe. Or Tintinitus.
It wouldn't surprise me--the word tintinnabulation is in English, and it means a strong, harsh ringing.
yamilah
Member
#59 · Posted: 23 Jun 2005 21:06 · Edited by: yamilah
Danagasta
Tintin is the sound of the bells

It looks and sounds as if Tintin was born to 'stand for' the image-sound of a bell, actually...

See Tintin's -and Snowy's- birth look here (the image left is Soviets 2nd frame)
Moderator note: Link to unofficial images removed.



Please see the 'rebus-like writing' thread too
Danagasta
Member
#60 · Posted: 24 Jun 2005 17:10
Ding Dong! You're telling me! Thanks for the link, Yamilah.

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