In 2017 the site would briefly transition to Patriot Hole, Reportedly, it was co-founder Chris Johnson's uncle—Nells Johnson—who came up with the idea to name the paper The Onion."People always ask questions about where the name The Onion came from", said former President Sean Mills in an interview with Wikinews; "and, when I recently asked (co-founder) Tim Keck, who was one of the founders, he told me...literally that his uncle said he should call it The Onion when he saw him and Chris Johnson eating an onion sandwich.) so it is on my list for future DD It's an Irish name, very common over here and yes, it's pronounced 'Neeve'.
The publication’s humor often depends on presenting mundane, everyday events as newsworthy, surreal, or alarming (such as “Rotation of Earth Throws Entire North American Continent into Darkness”). Initially created in 1993 as a supplement to the parent publication, The A. Club is an entertainment and pop culture publication that contains interviews and reviews of newly released media and other weekly features.
In 1999, comedian Bob Odenkirk praised the publication stating, "It's the best comedy writing in the country, and it has been since it started." The Onion also runs The A. Click Hole is a satirical website from The Onion founded in 2014 that parodies clickbait websites such as Buzz Feed and Upworthy.
If my DD (Charlie) is doing something she shouldn't be he always calls her Charles to take the mick, so maybe it was just more of a jokey thing? She rode a white horse which could gallop across the sea and she won the heart of the Irish warrior Oisn (pronounced Usheen! The girth on his saddle broke when he tried to lift a rock and as soon as he hit the ground he turned to dust. It's an Irish name, very common over here and yes, it's pronounced 'Neeve'. They are so pretty I want a pink one now, I only have blue!!
Or if you want to be really accurate 'Nee-uv' Irish names often have an extra syllable thrown in. My friend is Angharad which is welsh pronounced Ang (k)ha rrrrrad (imagine the strong welsh accent!
Definitely Neeve although I know Nee-uhv the correct Irish pronunciation.
Love the name and know everyone would pronounce it Neeve in England (extremely worried by those who think it's Nee am or Nee ma - it's a pretty well known name!!
Bolton called Mills's account "the dumbest explanation" and asserted that it is likely wrong.
According to Bolton, the most plausible explanation is that The Onion was mocking a campus newsletter called The Union.
Are you sure her nan actually meant hat was her name or was she taking the mick a little?