Originally Posted by Drumbob
but I also don't get the surprise in Matthias. It's a really common name in many languages. Just look it up.
I didn't say I was surprised, it's just weird to me. There are some names that are weird for German speaking people - like (Richie) Kotzen, which means to puke in German. That's just it. Or Tod, which means death. I'm sure there are some funny examples the other way round.