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[This message edited by Faithful w/Love at 7:55 AM, July 25th (Thursday)]
My kids' names have lots more meaning behind them. Mine? It kept mom in the will
but, being a Catholic family, and me being born on Palm Sunday, my parents HAD to come up with a form of "Mary", but not Mary. So they did. Took me till junior high to find anyone with the same name!!
To this day I wish they had just used it as a middle name. *sigh*
All girls in my family have some form of Mary or Ann in their names. And yes, with Confirmation, we each have a list of names!
Now, my sister has a similar sounding name. When we were doing research a few years ago, we discovered that my sisters name is a derivative of mine...therefore my Mom named us the same thing. My Mom said, "I TOLD you I liked that name!"
My middle name was my great-grandmothers, and I never hear it at all.
It isn't one of the old names that came back in popularity.
Surprise! I have the name my mom glanced at and thought was cute.
I've only ever met one other girl with my name, and only about 3 people total with that name at all. However, lots of women in their late 40s/early 50s ask if my mom watched a lot of Dynasty when she was pregnant with me.
It will all be ok in the end. If it's not ok, it's not the end
Happily remarried to a wonderful man (Aussie). I think I found the right guy and the right finger this time.
Married 2.5 years
Reconciling after divorce
Our family is strange about names. My maternal GM was Helen Elizabeth. She was always called "Lou" and called herself "Louise" named my mother after herself, Louise Jane, who was always called Jane.
My father's family were Jewish immigrants from Kiev, Russia. All had typically Jewish names that were Anglicized upon naturalization, Schmul became Sam, Esther, Jean etc. The kids who were born in America? Sarah Elizabeth, called Sadie and Alexander Michael, called Lew. I'm told that the reason for this was that the doctor delivering the babies were asked to "give him/her a good American name" on the birth certificate, and they would often use their own names or those of their spouses or children. No idea of the veracity of this, but no explanation for the oddity of the names either.
Apparently my mom didn't like my original name with 'y' appended, so she changed it.
As you can see I rarely post but in this case I just HAD to ..... Thren ... Your name is just perfect for you!!! Its definitely your name :)
[This message edited by weimylady at 1:52 PM, July 25th (Thursday)]
DS21 was named by his sperm donor. At the time, we were stationed in Germany and I'd never heard of Kathie Lee Gifford, much less her son. When we came home with our son, everyone wanted to know if we named him after Kathie Lee's kid. However, as my XH was a freaking idiot (still is, actually) he had a hard time saying the name he picked out, and it came out "Coyote" half the time. He also wanted desperately for the middle name to be "Corvette". I shit you not. I drew the line, but was petrified that I would have some sort of emergency and wake up from a coma to be introduced to my son, Coyote Corvette XXXXXX.
Because I apparently have a learning disability of some sort, I made a deal with JM that he could choose a boy's name and I would choose a girl's name. Of course, we had a boy. I went through the whole pregnancy thinking we were going to have Jason Mxxxxx Sxxxx, and chose a nickname for ds based on his middle name. JM is a junior and they have a ridiculous redneck 1st name. Bad enough to be inflicted on one generation, let alone 2. Imagine my surprise when immediately before the delivery, JM announced we were having RidiculousRedneckName FairlyCommonName OurLastName, the THIRD.As soon as I saw ds, I knew I couldn't use the nickname I had chosen and instead we called him the diminutive of JM's nickname. They look so much alike that it's difficult to distinguish JM's baby/kid pictures from ds's.
She had considered the name "Lynette" but decided that people would think that was too fancy!
So she named me Susan.
Well, then one of my aunts was pregnant at the same time and gave birth a couple of months later. She and my mother had not discussed names for their babies but this aunt named her baby Lynette! So I think of that story often when I see my cousin Lynette.
(Lynette is a good person but I don't see her as any fancier than me, and no more deserving of a fancy name than I am!)
SO my grandmother stepped in and named me.
[This message edited by amitheow at 2:25 PM, July 26th (Friday)]
Because in my situation I didn't know if I was the OW at first or if I was being cheated on. Found I was being cheated on.
He told us that he was choosing his name for the new baby because this would be the last kid and when you name a child the same name as the dad you can't have any more children.
I was six at the time and remember asking "But Dad, my friend Bob has the same name as his father and he is the oldest!"
- Mahatma Gandi
She's not very original......
I was supposed to be a boy, no ultra sound back then, but my bio dad's family insisted I be a boy, it was only proper, the first born must be a boy, anything less was....well... LESS and not acceptable.
The name I would have had, had I been a boy was Michael Scott, of course with The Office and all, I find it humorous that could have been my name.
Bio dad named me after and Italian pin up girl. I have a hyphenated first name and no middle name. Then after the divorce and re-marriage, I used my step dad's last name (even though my legal name was my bio dad's name), so I was embarassed I had no middle name, and the last name was embarassing also, because things would come up and I would have to use the legal name and other kids would question it and then I would have to explain that my "dad" was not really my dad, etc. I knew no one else from a divorced family growing up, I was the only one, it was very frowned upon. So, yeah, I have name issues.
I worked very hard on my kids names, looked up all the meanings to make sure they were positive etc. My oldest is named after her great great grandmother and great grandmother who I loved dearly and were amazing people. My son's name is unique and has a regal/spiritual meaning a famous football player shares his name and is the only one I have heard in the media. My third's first name is my mother's middle name and her middle is the second half of my first, it just fit. My last's first name is my H's mother's middle name blended with my mothers middle name and her middle is the name my H would have been named, had he been a girl.
Grace (oh, and my real name, means grace, but not the grace I intended with my SI name but the form of grace, as in graceful, etc, I am sooo NOT graceful. lol I am the most uncoordinated person you will meet, seriously, and I have come to terms with that lol)
My name is a derivative of Gwendolyn, made popular by Walt Disney, in a movie........
According to what I have read, Mr. Disney created it.
I was in High School before I met anyone with that name.
In this modern day, I googled my name, my first name with my married name, I am a character in a Beatles movie.
I'm not telling you which one
I guess I missed my calling
It's all shits and giggles until someone giggles and shits.