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Old 09-21-2007, 09:45 AM   #16
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Default Re: Why did Catic change his name to Felix Sturm again??

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I now very good what i speak of. Okay again for you step by step.
"I break together".
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Normally i speak Bavarian, a German dialect, but since i´m not living in Bavaria but in Berlin i have to speak German. But when i speak German i still have a Bavarian accent. Got it now?
Sorry if I have to repeat myself, get yourself a proper dictionary.
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Old 09-24-2007, 07:53 AM   #17
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I am german and I really can not understand these stupid name changes. In Germany we have so many people from the East who keep their original names and are fully integrated in our community, so we are used to spell their names. What the heck is wrong with Catic, Abrahamyan, Hucic?

The procedure to change the name is really ridiculous: In Germany you have to be an artist to carry a "Künstlername". So they all had to paint a picture or something like that to be accepted as "artists".

Changing the family name dishonours your ancestors, your roots. There is no need to give up your roots in a modern society like Germany. Be proud of where you come from!
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Old 09-24-2007, 08:50 AM   #18
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Default Re: Why did Catic change his name to Felix Sturm again??

what are you talking about? having your name changed from something too complicated (this does not count for catic and names like that, but i know some cases in person) doesn't have anything to do with an artist's name, does it?
also, i think everybody can carry an artist's name without delivering any kind of artificial background, painting a picture or doing other weird stuff. like when you get your identity card updated you can just fill in your "künstlername" if you want to.
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Old 09-25-2007, 05:36 AM   #19
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Old 11-19-2007, 07:59 PM   #20
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marketing reasons. a german name simply sales better
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Old 11-20-2007, 07:13 AM   #21
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From boxen.com: "Als Abraham seinen roten Pass mit dem Adler beim Bezirksamt Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf in Empfang nahm, stand nur sein Geburtsname Avetik Abrahamyan in dem Dokument. In Deutschland kennt man den Mittelgewichtler mit dem weltweit härtesten Punch jedoch nur unter seinem Künstlernamen Arthur Abraham, und den wollte er natürlich auch gern in seinem Pass zu stehen haben.
Um den allerdings amtlich bestätigt zu bekommen, muss man auch den Nachweis erbringen, dass man ein Künstler ist. Was einst bei Fußball-Profi Andreas Neuendorf von Hertha BSC gelang, der sich als Maler verdingen musste, um unter seinem Spitznamen "Zecke" auflaufen zu dürfen, wollte nun auch Abraham schaffen. Also nahm sich der Sauerland-Boxer Papier und Stift und begann zu malen. Durchaus ansehenswert, das Werk, das schließlich auf dem Schreibtisch des Bezirksamtes lag. (...) Die deutschen Behörden haben das Bild des Boxers als Kunstwerk anerkannt – der Champion darf nun offiziell den Künstlernamen Arthur Abraham führen, der auch in seinen deutschen Pass eingetragen wird."

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Old 11-20-2007, 09:10 AM   #22
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Well, Abrahams painting is not that impressive to put it in a nice way... he better stays with boxing.
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