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Seriously... by o-kemono Seriously... by o-kemono
I think it was time I posted something that might stop the traffic of jokes on my last name on FA and DA and also IRL. Seriously, Im not in high school anymore so why are people still making "unique" jokes based off my last name?

Yes, my last name is Cockburn, but its not connected to the penis jokes that come first in everyones mind. Cockburn is a Scottish Clan name. Cockburn was traditionally pronounced Coburn, Kocburn, Cockburne and Coccburna. Many people spell their name without the CK or just Coburn due to dialectal influences, even in the modern days now where when people hear "cock" they think of "penis".

As everyone knows ( hopefully ) [b]Cock[/b] is another word for Rooster. Having "burn" on the end of it means something else besides "cooking". The word "burn" in Cockburn means Rooster's Fury. The Cockburn Clan were warriors that fought in the Bannockburn in 1314 and other battles for the freedom of Scotland. The Cockburn Clan has their own Coat in Arms with an image of a Rooster perched on a branch or three red Roosters on a silver shield as well as their own clan kilt/tartan plaid and good chunk of land in Scotland. This was used back in medieval Scotland.

Our family motto is is Accendit Cantu which translates to: "He animates by crowing" or "He rouses us in song". A perfect motto for musicians and artists and those who uses words and sound as power.

Throughout the years, the Cockburn's were numerous knights, judges, musicians, doctors and artists.

For more information about the Cockburn Clan, please look online and PLEASE, enough jokes -_-;;

artwork 2011 Alex Cockburn
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deviantwin15 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
WOW! you have an amazing name and lineage! I envy you! :)
Epimacus Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Even I can relate to this situation. With the surname "Slazus”, school was not a very pleasant experience. If fact, this particular surname is so unique that my family is the only one with this name in Southern Africa.

Strange that people still tend to make fun of some individuals’ surnames, especially in a country that has several traditional cultures. For example, one of my best friends have the surname of “Oor” (Translated form Afrikaans, it means “Ear”) and yet it was a commonly accepted name.

In the end, it all depends on the commonly accepted culture of the particular area at that particular time period. Some are fortunate, whilst others are not (which the latter is me).
All I can say is: “Take pride in your ancestry, for it is a part of what makes you unique.”
Auxilon Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Indeed. Jokes about people's names are so middle school.
Dranock Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
My girlfriend's from America and she teases me every time we go to the train station about "Cockburn Central" while I try to convince her it's pronounced "Koh-burn". >.>
Katiria-the-Cat Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Zepherillas2 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
daw :)
BowTies-AreCool Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i didn't know that was a scottish name, very interesting :D
Pandaking757 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah i know how you feel my last name is Foote, and i was joked for it haha then i became a bully and no one joked me, of course i regret being a bully called up everyone i bullied and apologiesed thoroughly now im a relaxed individual who accepts insults and of course can spur back insults,

my family goes back far into chinese history, of course i am a branch that is a nobody to the clan but i am part of the clan none-the-less, im am part of a high merchant class in the philippines the paredes clan though i dont share the name i am still branched from them just as they branched form the clan of Rojas
TomGSilver Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
cool. we might be from the same clan. ^_^
TheHikoriOne Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Student Photographer
i love your name.
Packbat Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
"Cockburn" just makes me think of Bruce Cockburn, actually. I didn't even realize it was something people would make jokes out of.
Hector-LLG Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When I first saw your name, I was like: "Damn, I bet, this guy would be rich if he got a Euro for every joke about his name..."
But seriously, don't let it get to you. It's a cool name with a history that's actually worth mentioning! Plus: Scottish history is a pretty interesting topic, and I always found the battle of Bannockburn especially interesting to read about... So, hearing that your clansmen actually fought there makes your name one, that can be worn with even more pride!
MistingWolf Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ugh, sorry to hear about you getting all the bad puns, but thank you for the education. ^_^
My last name just stems from "Pierre's Son", which isn't nearly as interesting. XD
BubblesTheFadgerBox Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, I too have a Scottish clan line, I'm a Munro and our motto is 'Dread God'
EternalStay Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
The only thing know about my name is that it's less common than Hitler ^^;
mikethemainartist Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
That is very cool to know! I remember back in the day Old Mother HUBBARD jokes....
silvanoir Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist
on the other paw, you named your character PUSSYcat, imagine the teasing she'd get in real life?

but yeah, people are jerks.

p.s. the lunchmeets are still the second sunday of the month at the 99 at 1pm, right?
Blood-Phoenix78 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Highly informative. And a great pic too
Razor13 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I've always thought your name was cool. People who makes jokes about 'cock' and such in a perverse matter tend to be just plain immature.
Winterwolf09 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Such a wonderful amount of history to your last name. I love names with such history!
TheNaturistArtist Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
I love your sense of humor that you do with Kitty
KennyClive Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
I always wondered what was with that name...but I couldn't believe the people who made those immature jokes about it. Seriously guys?

Well, hopefully this should stop most of it.

I liked the art, regarding this. ^_^
KisekiHakai Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Eeee... ouch. I thought I had it bad.
Before I met my dad and changed my last name to Adams, I used to be a "Hurt."
The things I would get told. . .
iSc00t Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
As someone who's last name is Johnson I feel your pain (though most likely not as much)... That's why I'm just going to name my kid "Peter Wang Johnson" so he's totally screwed for life...
silvanoir Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist
Or Richard, so he'd have the nickname "Dick"
Rianq Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Hehehe, you said penis.
Vergial Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Y'know, I hadn't ever thought of making any sort of jab at your last name; I figured it had a meaning of some sort.

That, and I have matured past the high-school stage long ago. I'm still persistently amused by 'adults' that will still act this way.
AndyTheLazySheep Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Alex of the Rooster's Fury? :0
Even if I'm wrong, that still sounds pretty cool...
xKage-the-minuNx Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay, medieval Scotland. >:D And now i am interested in it. >:3
Shadowwolf Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry you get teased for your name... With a name like Patience I can totally empathize and I know how frustrating it is when people think it's clever to be immature. I have lived on this planet for 20+ years and they STILL think it's funny to tell me to 'have patience' or ask 'are you really patient?' or 'IS THAT YOUR REAL NAME?' People need to die, seriously :| Don't let the losers get ya down.
mchemfan Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I always wondered what "Burn's" Night was in Scotland. : D Cheers for the info!
FerrariBoy9100 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Student Photographer
That was an interesting bit of history! I shall do more research on them today. :3
4-Q Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
very nicely informative. I didn't know it was a Scottish name, cool. :D *high-five*
SheWolf-Girl Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ohhh interesting ^^
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