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I am a name for many people,
I am tangible, but not quite so.
give me a kiss, my rival,
You might find the answer laughable.

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  • $\begingroup$ hope its not "Baldy" or "Hairy" ;-) $\endgroup$ – kanchirk Aug 4 '15 at 16:34
  • $\begingroup$ Is the answer Alex? $\endgroup$ – Moose Aug 4 '15 at 16:53
  • $\begingroup$ Nope it's not the answer, but I can say you're getting there $\endgroup$ – Alex Aug 4 '15 at 19:07
  • $\begingroup$ Was that in response to Moose or kanchirk? $\endgroup$ – Andrew Smith Aug 4 '15 at 21:43
  • $\begingroup$ My bad, i didn't catch that. It's a response to Kanchirk $\endgroup$ – Alex Aug 4 '15 at 22:18
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The answer is probably

Ass(hole)

I am a name for many people:

That is most certainly a frequently used insult.

I am tangible, but not quite so:

Well, one cannot touch a hole technically. But one can touch an ass (probably shouldn't though).

Give me a kiss, my rival:

We all know the old saying: "Kiss my ass!"

You might find the answer laughable:

This is sure not a classical answer for a riddle ;)

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  • $\begingroup$ So is the answer ass or asshole? $\endgroup$ – Andrew Smith Aug 5 '15 at 16:10
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    $\begingroup$ God, that's brilliant! I would offer you a bounty, but getting rep for going on about arseholes is surely reward enough ;-) $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Aug 5 '15 at 22:52
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Bill or Will(iam)?

  1. it's a name.
  2. a bill is tangible, but one's will may not be?
  3. one's will can go against what's best for them
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  • $\begingroup$ Not the answer but good guess. Didn't quite fit line 3 and 4 $\endgroup$ – Alex Aug 4 '15 at 19:08
  • $\begingroup$ "Willy" fits lines 3 and 4 $\endgroup$ – Andrew Smith Aug 4 '15 at 21:27
  • $\begingroup$ but I truly hope Willy didn't fit line 2 $\endgroup$ – Alex Aug 4 '15 at 22:19
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    $\begingroup$ You can touch Willy, but only with permission $\endgroup$ – Andrew Smith Aug 5 '15 at 7:27
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Could your name be

Love?

I am a name for many people,

Love is popular last name, one of the famous bearers of it being Courtney Love.

I am tangible, but not quite so.

Love is an intangible emotion, yet Rod Stewart claims to be able to 'Touch Love'.

give me a kiss, my rival,

This could be a reference to the song 'Love Your Enemies' by Smiley Kids.

You might find the answer laughable.

The song 'Funny How Love Is' by Queen could be the link here.

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  • $\begingroup$ Not quite what I was looking for but i'ts good to know some new songs $\endgroup$ – Alex Aug 5 '15 at 14:29

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