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My name is the first, third, and last of my name,
Or first, fifth, and sixth; that is quite all the same.
Take first, second, sixth, and again you will see:
My first, fifth, and last can also name me.

Who am I?

Hint:

There is a clue in the title of this post.

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    $\begingroup$ I think you are DLosc. $\endgroup$ – Gendarme Apr 22 '16 at 21:46
  • $\begingroup$ @Gendarme Doubt it. Does your birth certificate say "Gendarme"? =P $\endgroup$ – SendersReagent Apr 22 '16 at 22:21
  • $\begingroup$ Perhaps the first line means the first, third, and last letter of "my name", which comes out to say mne, am I on the right track? $\endgroup$ – Simply Beautiful Art Apr 22 '16 at 23:57
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    $\begingroup$ @SimpleArt Clever idea, but no--"my name" should not be treated as if it's in quotation marks. $\endgroup$ – DLosc Apr 23 '16 at 0:53
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I think you might be:

Philip Pirrip (aka Pip) from Dickens' Great Expectations

Because:

My name is the first, third, and last of my name,

Philip Pirrip = Pip

Or first, fifth, and sixth; that is quite all the same.

Philip Pirrip = Pip

Take first, second, sixth, and again you will see:

Philip Pirrip = Pip

My first, fifth, and last can also name me.

Philip Pirrip = Pip

The hint in the title of the post is:

Who do these lines tell about? = Estella Havisham, Pip's fellow orphan and love interest

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    $\begingroup$ By jove I think you've got it! $\endgroup$ – Jonathan Allan Apr 25 '16 at 18:12
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Second guess

You are

Dee Dee, Dexter's hyperactive older sister (Dexter's Laboratory)

Since

all given arrangements (ignoring the space as a character) yield Dee.

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  • $\begingroup$ Oh dear. Also not the intended answer, but it fits so well. There is, however, a clue in the title that will (hopefully!) narrow things down. $\endgroup$ – DLosc Apr 23 '16 at 5:22
  • $\begingroup$ @DLosc, Hmm, does not seem to work for William Tell. "Lines Tell about" would be, what, lletsenil - that can't be it. Who, Dr Who? Estelle? No and no, oh well I think I'm stuck; someone will get it :) $\endgroup$ – Jonathan Allan Apr 23 '16 at 8:58
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You probably have a slicker, more cunning solution, but here goes...

You are

Emmeline

My name is the first, third, and last of my name

Eme

Or first, fifth, and sixth; that is quite all the same.

Eli

Take first, second, sixth

Eli

and again you will see:
My first, fifth, and last can also name me.

Ele

also

Nel, Mel, and Lin are other three letter nicknames for Emmeline that could be formed in a similar fashion.

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  • $\begingroup$ +1 This is a really great guess! But you're right, it's not what I had in mind. $\endgroup$ – DLosc Apr 23 '16 at 3:58
  • $\begingroup$ OK so I will keep on thinking :) $\endgroup$ – Jonathan Allan Apr 23 '16 at 3:59
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May be you are

ODD

why? My name is the first, third, and last of my name

O(first letter) + D(third letter) + D (last letter)

Or first, fifth, and sixth; that is quite all the same

O(first letter) + D(fifth letter counting circularly) + D(sixth circularly)

Take first, second, sixth, and again you will see

O(first) + D(second) + D(circularly sixth)

My first, fifth, and last can also name me.

O(first) + D(fifth circularly) + D(last)

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  • $\begingroup$ Good thinking; however, I am not counting circularly. $\endgroup$ – DLosc Apr 23 '16 at 5:17
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I think you are

Assistant

My name is the first, third, and last of my name,

First third and last letters are AST, which can be the abbreviation for assistant.

Or first, fifth, and sixth; that is quite all the same.

First, fifth, and sixth letters are AST.

Take first, second, sixth, and again you will see:

First, second, and sixth letters are AST.

My first, fifth, and last can also name me.

First, fifth, and last letters are AST.

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  • $\begingroup$ Nice, but how does it fit with the hint? $\endgroup$ – Jonathan Allan Apr 25 '16 at 17:37
  • $\begingroup$ i don't think it does ha. oh well. $\endgroup$ – econoMichael Apr 25 '16 at 18:54

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