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For whom were you named?
« on: August 31, 2007, 02:45:39 PM »

Walfredo and E-A-G-L-E started it rolling so why not its own thread?

My mum's a R.N.  She fell in love with this little boy in the hospital with damn near every bone in his body broken.  She actually still has a picture of him months into recovery and still on braces - both arms and both legs.  His name is Jonathan and there you have it.  Have no idea about my middle name actually.  I'll have to ask.

So that's me.  Kinda boring. 

I named my boy after Conor Larkin - the reluctant hero of Leon Uris's Trinity.

I named my girl after the 27 other girls on our block who are named Caitlín.  So it seems anyway.  She has that fada on her birth cert so at least it's a bit different.
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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2007, 02:58:02 PM »

My name is kind of boring, Mum just liked it, apparently Mum really wanted to called me Michelle, but if they had a boy they wanted to call him Michael, and Dad said you can't have a Michelle and Michael in the family, as it sounds silly!!!(I don't know why!)
My Dad's name is George and my Mum's name is Catherine, so I actually named my daughter Georgia Catherine, after my Mum and Dad! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2007, 02:58:41 PM »

No one.

Gregg with two g's at the end cuz' Ma didn't want no Gregory. My wife is Wendy after Wendy in Peter Pan.

Mom always wanted a Randall, until she married a guy named Vandel  Lips Sealed, I was almost a Julian too, which was a (kinda) combo of Julius and William (my grandfathers).

Our oldest daughter was named for a popular song at the time, Amanda by Don Williams, I was working as a DJ in a country music radio station when she was born and I loved that song, still do.

Youngest daughter is Cassandra, I wanted Cassiopeia after the star constellation but was vetoed, we liked the way the two names sounded together.

There you go, now you have enough info on me to do some damage.  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2007, 03:00:00 PM »

Dad said you can't have a Michelle and Michael in the family, as it sounds silly!!!(I don't know why!)

Those are the middle names of my children.
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2007, 03:03:43 PM »

Me- First - a saint who has some controversy, Middle - from Grandfather's middle name.

First son - Alexander the Great, also liked the name
Second son - Zackary, no one in particular just liked the name (and yes it is spelled that way)
Third - Samuel - my middle name

There you have it then. Oh and our last is because someone at Ellis Island couldn't understand my Great-Grandfather and just gave him one of the standards.
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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2007, 03:15:57 PM »

I am a 3rd, so take a wild guess.

My first son was named after one of my wife's brothers and my brother.  One SIL got all up in our faces for slighting that brother, and my brother got all up in my face for mis-spelling his contribution (Brien instead of Brian-big f'ing deal).

The second son just got two names that sound good together, and turned out to be a harbinger of his personality (Justin Wade=the just wanderer).
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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2007, 03:16:07 PM »

Oh and our last is because someone at Ellis Island couldn't understand my Great-Grandfather and just gave him one of the standards.
Us too kinda, German immigrants last name Wandel, but they pronounce the W's as V's.
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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2007, 03:19:21 PM »

Oh and our last is because someone at Ellis Island couldn't understand my Great-Grandfather and just gave him one of the standards.
Us too kinda, German immigrants last name Wandel, but they pronounce the W's as V's.

Plus they were decked out with "Our ancestors sacked Rome and all we got were these stupid t-shirts".

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« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2007, 03:23:08 PM »

Me- First - a saint who has some controversy, Middle - from Grandfather's middle name.

You mean you're not named after the person who made this famous quote?

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« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2007, 03:26:54 PM »

Russell's name has a good story.
His real name is Barrie Russell.
His Dad was a royal marine in the british army and was fighting in Borneo at the time of his birth.  His Mum was was living (stationed) in Singapore.  His Mum had not heard from his Dad in a long time, (no such things as phones etc then and there) and thought that his Dad was dead, so Russell was named Barrie after his Dad, but low and behold, his Dad finally came home from the war, and little Barrie, suddenly became little Russell!!! Grin
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« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2007, 04:13:25 PM »

Me:  David named after ?? I guess it's biblical and all that but no real story around it. My Mom wanted to name me Mark but there was a joke going around about a hair-lipped dog. True story.  My middle name is my Dad's first name.

Named our oldest daughter after my Grandmother, Zoe. Our youngest brought a holy crap moment. We picked Grace for a name after we had Zoe and when Grace was born (before we even knew her) the nurses in the orphanage gave her a Korean name that means "grace". It was a goose bump moment. Her middle name(s) are my wife's maiden name and her Korean family name.
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« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2007, 04:15:50 PM »

Russell's name has a good story.
His real name is Barrie Russell.
His Dad was a royal marine in the british army and was fighting in Borneo at the time of his birth.  His Mum was was living (stationed) in Singapore.  His Mum had not heard from his Dad in a long time, (no such things as phones etc then and there) and thought that his Dad was dead, so Russell was named Barrie after his Dad, but low and behold, his Dad finally came home from the war, and little Barrie, suddenly became little Russell!!! Grin

so, exactly how long was his father away?  Shocked Grin
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« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2007, 04:31:59 PM »

First name: Mom liked it and apparently it was en vogue to name your son Matthew/Matt between 1972-1978. Kind of like Caitlin, Katelyn, Kaitlin, Caytlyn, KayttLINn, |{417£¥n, etc is popular today.

Middle Name: Named after my grandfather. Good man.
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« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2007, 04:43:13 PM »

I was Michelle until the moment my genitals hit the bright lights.  A scramble I suppose.  I hear there was quite a spat, as my aunt about to deliver wanted the name Michelle for her spawn.  Well, she got it.

My cousin is Michelle, and I am now Michael.   Thank you

No skin off my...........nose, any way.       

As was popular at the time      (or not) they chose my middle name to reflect the most popular, handsome, suave, rich, .well you get the idea..  Having no real ethnicity....they strung together Michael Sean.

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« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2007, 05:00:27 PM »

great-granfather (maternal side)
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