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Postby Fairy Of Darkness » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:17 am

Hi there.

I have a question that (I think) fits best in the finnish part of the forum.
But since I don't speak finnish, I hope someone can answer my question here =)

I was wondering where the names of the Lordi-members come from.
Are they made up, or are they related to something or someone?


Thanks for helping me, anyone who answers :D

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Postby S92 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:09 am

I know that Kita means jaw, or mouth in Finnish, and Kalma means death. Lordi means lord. Awa got her name from "Be Aware". OX is a bull, which is similar to an ox. Amen got his name from Amen-Ra, an Egyptian mummy.

The others, I'm not so sure about.

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Postby monsterboy » Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:43 pm

G-stealer comes frome Gene the replaser (gene simons of KISS), Enary is a transformation of her real name, and I think magnum means a gun or something but i'm not sure
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Postby PEML94 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:55 pm

monsterboy wrote: I think magnum means a gun or something but i'm not sure


Yes, magnum is a type of gun.
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Postby Fairy Of Darkness » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:08 pm

Ok, thanks everyone!
So most is finnish. I want to create my own monster-name.. but I guess I first have to think of some caracteristic of mine to translate.

O, by the way. Do you know a good translator that can translate dutch or english to finnish. I dont know any finnish words, so I cannot check if it is right if I translate on just any website.

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Postby monsterboy » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:34 pm

I'm not sure If there's a good (online) translator. But you can always ask a real finish people to translate. or MAYBE the topic: good finnish online dictionary in miselanious babeling can help you. :D
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Postby Isa » Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:22 pm

Just evitate google 'cos their translation are :lol:
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Postby PEML94 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:26 pm

Isa wrote:Just evitate google 'cos their translation are :lol:


yep, just go too www.google.com , search for "google translate" and press on the first link.
Copy the link too MB, and put it in the translation-"box", choose language, and press "translate", and then you have the hole website translated :D
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Postby monsterboy » Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:13 pm

But don't trust google translate for 100% becouse sometimes it translate like this: me good speak english. :wink: :)
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Postby Hemitys » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:17 pm

Here are some stories behind the names, taken from the Mie oon Lordi-book. So, they might not be 100% accurate (:twisted:) but I hope this clears things a bit.

Mr. Lordi
The name was invented by Pete Riski's (the guy who has directed most of their videos) mom. When Mr. Lordi was young he wore chains, big earrings, big rings etc so when he walked around, he was making a bit of a noise. So when Mr. Lordi was visiting their place, Pete's mom used to say "there comes our Lordi again!". The other story is that Pete's mom was visiting Mr. Lordi's flat, there was a big mess and Pete's mom said "you're living like a some Lordi around here!". It's a bit difficult to explain but I think you get the idea.

G-Stealer
This was explained already. First he was called Gene Replacer. The word "Gene" was also a reference to science fiction. After a while they realized the word "Replacer" doesn't fit, so they changed it to "Stealer". But of course Gene Simmons can't be stealed, so they changed it to G-Stealer. I know, this IS a weird story...

Amen
After some transformations they came up with the idea of a mummy. The name "Amen" came across within a dream, and Amen has later said that maybe it had something to do with the fact that he is interested in Egypt and it's history.

Kita
He was first called "Jaws" but the drummer wanted that the name would be in finnish. Amen suddenly came up with the name "Kita", and that was pretty much it.

Enary
Her middle name is "Inari" and when you pronounce it differently, it sound like "Enary". Inari is also a huge lake in Lapland.

Magnum
There isn't a story behind the actual name in the book, but he wanted to be a cyborg and I think the name came after. It has a bit of industrial vibe.

Kalma
First he was called "Kuolo" (which pretty much means "death" in english) but it was changed to "Kalma" (which pretty much means... well, "death" in english). Kita didn't like the name...

Awa
Mr. Lordi wanted that the name had something to do with ghosts. The first idea was Maria, then Mana, but it didn't quite fit. Then, by coincidence, our lovely keyboard player was watching the TV show Nip/Tuck, which has a character called Ava. The character was a manipulating feminist, and Awa was impressed. Mr. Lordi suggested that they used "w" instead of "v" in the middle so it would look even better. Later on Awa came up with the cath phrase "Be Aware".

OX
When they were rehearsing with the new bass player, Mr. Lordi noticed that the guy has the physical structure of a bull, and he plays his bass like a raging bull. And as you know, bull=ox... do the math.
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Postby monsterboy » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:27 pm

Hmm interesting :roll:

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Postby Sooophie » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:43 pm

Thanks you very much Hemitys
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Postby Police Line Do Not Cross » Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:09 pm

Hemitys wrote:Enary
Her middle name is "Inari" and when you pronounce it differently, it sound like "Enary". Inari is also a huge lake in Lapland.


Yay, my middle name is also "Inari" :D
Well, I knew all those stories, but it would be interesting to know where did Magnum's name came...
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Postby AAore » Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:11 pm

From the magnum series! :P (justa' kiddin')
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Postby Mooneyman » Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:11 pm

Incredibly interesting! Thank you very much for a great explanation, very appreciated. :D
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Postby Valnum » Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:11 pm

Hemitys wrote:Here are some stories behind the names, taken from the Mie oon Lordi-book. So, they might not be 100% accurate (:twisted:) but I hope this clears things a bit.

Mr. Lordi
The name was invented by Pete Riski's (the guy who has directed most of their videos) mom. When Mr. Lordi was young he wore chains, big earrings, big rings etc so when he walked around, he was making a bit of a noise. So when Mr. Lordi was visiting their place, Pete's mom used to say "there comes our Lordi again!". The other story is that Pete's mom was visiting Mr. Lordi's flat, there was a big mess and Pete's mom said "you're living like a some Lordi around here!". It's a bit difficult to explain but I think you get the idea.


I have read another story: "Lordi" was the nickname given to Mr Lordi by his grandma.

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Postby Sooophie » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:36 pm

Valnum wrote:I have read another story: "Lordi" was the nickname given to Mr Lordi by his grandma.


I have read that it was his aunt. I don't know what to believe :lol:
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Postby Hemitys » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:36 pm

Sooophie wrote:
Valnum wrote:I have read another story: "Lordi" was the nickname given to Mr Lordi by his grandma.


I have read that it was his aunt. I don't know what to believe :lol:


The book says it was definitely Pete Riski's mom Hilkka who came up with the name.
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Postby martinmaniac » Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:35 pm

-Both are correct, both of those things happened. She called me Lordi all the time and it just stuck. So yes, she´s the one to blame hahaha! After that some of my schoolmates called me Lordi Hardcore like for a year. But the latter part didnt stuck. Lordi means lord in finnish, like as in lord vader.

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Postby Sooophie » Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:19 pm

OK, thanks for these precisions ;)
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Postby Fairy Of Darkness » Sat Feb 20, 2010 4:50 pm

Thank you soooo much.
I really want to buy the book one day.. but it is only in finnish, and I first got to have money.
But many many thanks!!! <3
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Postby anushka » Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:11 pm

Fairy Of Darkness wrote:Thank you soooo much.
I really want to buy the book one day.. but it is only in finnish, and I first got to have money.
But many many thanks!!! <3

It´s not expensive. I bought it in Helsinki in November last year and it costed aroud 5 € :wink:
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Postby judge death » Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:31 pm

Thanks Hemitys for writing this. :D
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Postby Fairy Of Darkness » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:33 pm

anushka wrote:
Fairy Of Darkness wrote:Thank you soooo much.
I really want to buy the book one day.. but it is only in finnish, and I first got to have money.
But many many thanks!!! <3

It´s not expensive. I bought it in Helsinki in November last year and it costed aroud 5 € :wink:


Really??? I found it on ebay for like 70 euro's :S Maybe I do something wrong XD
But I'm not really often in Helsinki as you might understand :P
Ohh... Maybe I could ask some of the merch-people if they could bring one if they are on the new tour =)
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Postby Deadly Kid » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:04 am

"Kalma" means "Don't Stay" in Turkish :P
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