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In the 3rd century, the kids lost my history in the rocks

My shorter version does what it says on the box

A bird comes in here, you get an infamously loved guy

I also slightly cut through the wood that you buy

Name the Name

Hint 1

The fourth line refers to the short version of the name as line 2 states

Hint 2

The first line refers to a famous saint that kids and unfortunately adults still have many misconceptions about. The "in the rocks" is just for a rhyme

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You are

Nicholas / Nick

In the 3rd century, the kids lost my history in the rocks

(Also hint: The first line refers to a famous saint that kids and unfortunately adults still have many misconceptions about. The "in the rocks" is just for a rhyme)

St. Nicholas was a 3rd-century saint that fits the description.

My shorter version does what it says on the box

Nick is a... nickname

A bird comes in here, you get an infamously loved guy

A bird goes in a cage. Nicholas Cage is an actor loved by many

I also slightly cut through the wood that you buy

A nick is a small cut.

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    $\begingroup$ Correct, but for the second line, think about another word for a shortened form of a name $\endgroup$ Aug 15 '18 at 6:56
  • $\begingroup$ @XavierStanton aaaa, got it now $\endgroup$
    – Jafe
    Aug 15 '18 at 7:26
  • $\begingroup$ Darn it! This is embarrassing that I didn't get this haha, great answer @jafe! :D $\endgroup$
    – El-Guest
    Aug 15 '18 at 12:20
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    $\begingroup$ (because I saw it and never considered my own name could be an answer) $\endgroup$
    – El-Guest
    Aug 15 '18 at 12:45
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I don't think this is right, but the only thing that's coming to me is

Petra?

In the 3rd century, the kids lost my history in the rocks

Petra is a city carved into a rock face in Jordan which was lost for hundreds of years.

My shorter version does what it says on the box

When you get a pet (rock/cat/etc), the box often says you can pet it, and Pet is short form for Petra.

A bird comes in here, you get an infamously loved guy

No idea.

I also slightly cut through the wood that you buy

Part of Petra is Petr-, which is the start of petrified, as in petrified wood.

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  • $\begingroup$ Unfortunately no $\endgroup$ Aug 13 '18 at 3:20
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Maybe it is

Rome?

First line:

During the third century, Rome almost collapsed due to internal conflict and troubles. Maybe 'kids' refers to a newer generation of political and military figures destroying what their predecessors created.

Second line:

Shorter version of Rome -> Rom. ROM or read only memory is literally read only memory--what it says on the box.

Third line:

Romeo is a famous (or infamous) literary figure whose name is associated with romance. Romeo and Juliet also references birds a lot.

Fourth line:

Not really sure, but I'm guessing this has something to do with woodcutting or crafting?

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    $\begingroup$ Nope, but I can see where you are going $\endgroup$ Aug 13 '18 at 6:34

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