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My name

My first name Gerd is pronounced as following:
"G" like in "Gold", "E" like in "tEll", "R" and "D" like in "haRD".

Gerd is the short form of Gerhard and comes from the Northern Germans. It means "hard javelin".
 
My family name Schiefer is pronounced "Sheefer". It's the German word for slate.
 
Please notice the fact that the boss of Fred Flintstone had the same name, so he could be an ancestor of me. That would demonstrate that members of my family already worked in management since Stone Age!

Mr. Slate (in the German version of the Flintstones he is called "Mister Schiefer"!)
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