MY NAME IS..........

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  1. DeafChristian

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    How did you get your name?

    If you don't like it, what would you rather be called or if you can change your first and/or middle name?

    My name is Nancy Ann. I got my first name from my big brother who named me after his favorite aunt at the time (after he and Dad didn't like Mom's choice which was Jill)....and my middle name is the same as my mom's. [​IMG]

    I wouldn't change my first name (Nancy) at all....I love it. I cannot find a better name to suite me and it's meaning is "Grace" which fits my life. "Ann", as my middle name, is kind of plain....but I am ok with it. Maybe Annette would be better. [​IMG] I think this is a pretty name.

    How about you? [​IMG]

    Nancy
     
  2. I Am Blessed 24

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    My parents gave it to me! :D
     
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    When the stork delivered me, that was the name sewed on my blanky. Do you think I got someone elses blanky?
     
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    My Foster Sisters name was Nancy Ann. Very pretty name. You are correct, you have a lovely name.

    Sherrie
     
  5. donnA

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    My name came from the Richie Valens song 'Donna'
     
  6. Thankful

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    I was named after my grandmothers.

    I wish I had been named Elizabeth instead of Betty. That was my grandmother's name. I would not like to be called Liz though so I guess I will stick with Betty [​IMG] Betty fits me better than Liz. People do tend to shorten names.
     
  7. DeafChristian

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    That is one of my favorite 1950s songs, Donna. [​IMG]

    Nancy
     
  8. Dr. Bob

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    All the men in my family were name after someone (in)famous.

    Robert E. Lee Griffin, Jr (my dad was Sr)
    Jesse James Griffin (grandpa)
    Abraham Lincoln Griffin (great-grandpa)
    Benjamin Franklin Griffin (great-great grandpa)

    Real original names in our family. So I changed the trend. Was thinking of naming my boys Judson and Carey. Went with Jeremiah and Joshua.

    And change a name like BOB? Get real.
     
  9. Frogman

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    My name came from my dad. He is Dallas R. Eaton I and I am Dallas R. Eaton II.

    Mom didn't want me called Jr. Bro. Bob [​IMG] , Dad didn't want me called Dallas, but James Andrew after his dad and mom's dad respectively, my younger brother got this name.

    I do have two uncles named Frank and Jessie..But not James :rolleyes: . Bro. Glenn...I am not an outlaw [​IMG] --except to my inlaws. [​IMG]

    Well, as I have grown older I understand why dad did not want to call me Dallas II, he gets my mail, my phone calls, etc, to the point when the first Gulf War occurred the army started courting him...until they found out he had already given in 1966. The greatest misfortune is we recieve each other's bills :eek: .

    Oh well, I yam who I yam and that's who I yam.

    Bro. Dallas

    I met a young lady in the WKU Student Government Assoc. last week, also bearing the name Dallas...the first lady I had ever met and the first 'other' Dallas she had ever met.

    I thought that was pretty neat. Until then I assumed Dallas had to be gender related...what do I know :confused:
     
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    No, Jim - that thread was "what does your name mean?"

    This one is "how did you get your name". Two different critters. Lots of times we get reading a thread and a cognate idea comes to mind. So start another!
     
  12. dianetavegia

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    I don't know why Diane was given as my first name except it was popular in 1950 but Elizabeth has quite a history in my family.

    My Great-Great Grandmother was Elizabeth. My Great Grandmother was Sabra Elizabeth. My Grandmother was Sarah Elizabeth. My mother is Lucy Elizabeth but goes by Betty. I'm Diane Elizabeth. Our daughter is Erin Elizabeth. Her two girls are Eden Elizabeth and Kaylee Elizabeth.

    I guess you could say we love the name!

    Diane
     
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    My mothers best freind was named "Renda" and her friends father was named "Lane". I ended up being called "Laurenda Delane" after them. My father wanted to call me "Kimberly". (so glad that they didn't go that way, as there were 4 or 5 Kimberly's in every class I was in as a child)

    Like my name fine. I've only met a handful of Laurenda's in my life....and they usually spell it "Lorinda". I like my name being uncommon.

    My nickname growing up was "Rendi". When I hit Junior High it was shortened to the more "grown up" version: "Ren" . [​IMG]
     
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    I'm named after my Dad...unfortunately.

    My grandparents used the shortened forms of names instead of the "real" name (Jimmy, Billy, Tommy...). So I got his shortened name (Danny) as my first name. Thankfully Mom didn't want me called by that (didn't want a "Little Danny" running around).

    I go by my (our) middle name, Lamar. It is a name not heard very often, so I like it.

    In Christ,
    Trotter
     
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    My name was originally supposed to have been Jeremy, which I don't think I would have liked.

    I ended up being Michael Christopher.

    When I was a kid, I went by Chris for a while because I was a kid and wanted to be different. Everybody called me "Christy" (like Christy Matthewson or one of my favorite singers, Christy Moore).
     
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    I won't disclose my real name here but my parents made it up from theirs combined . I am happy with it. I will say had I been a boy I would have been named after my dad's dad. My middle name my mom's dad. George Homer. Thank you Jesus, I was a girl!

    :D
     
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    I cannot dislose my real name for security reasons, so I am going to use my displayed name. :laughs: Actually, my displayed name is my real name, just like Dr. Bob's. Except my name is Barnabas, [meaning: "Son of consolation or encouragement"]. My father was a Baptist preacher, so he got my name out of the Bible - and so all my sojourning here on earth this name became my guiding principle. [​IMG]
     
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    You have certainly lived up to your name! [​IMG]

    I don't know where the name SUE came from; but my middle name ELLEN came from both my grandmothers. One was named ELLEN and the other, NELLE (Ellen spelled backwards).

    So I ended up SUE ELLEN &lt;sigh&gt;. The only time I hear that name is when someone is angry with me, otherwise, my friends and family always called me SUSIE.
     
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    My first name that I was originally given was the
    bane of my early years. Rhyming perfectly with
    the name of a large, hairy beast, it gave me more
    trouble than any child should have to deal with.
    After grade four, I refused to be called by that
    name anymore, and it became a highly-guarded
    secret. I then went by my middle name for years.

    I have since been to court in order to have my
    name perrmanently changed.
     
  20. dianetavegia

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    I've told the story before, but since you ask...

    My name is Diane Elizabeth. My Great-great Grandmother's first name was Elizabeth. Her daughter was Sabra Elizabeth. Her daughter, Sarah Elizabeth. My mother is Lucy Elizabeth. I'm Diane Elizabeth. Our daughter is Erin Elizabeth and her two daughters are Eden Elizabeth and Kaylee Elizabeth.

    I have NO Idea where Diane came from but my father, who wanted a boy, called me a boys name until I was 16 and I asked him to stop. He did. Now I know several little girls named that 'boys' name!

    Diane
     

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