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Sad in AZ posted 7/22/2013 20:16 PM

Sort of a t/j of the royal baby's crowning...

This might be dicey due to the need for anonymity, but how did you get your name?

Due to my being born into a Catholic family, I had to be named after a saint. Because I'm a smartass, I used to tell everyone my saint was barbequed; didn't go over well in Catholic school...

Williesmom posted 7/22/2013 20:18 PM

I got the feminine version of my dad and grandfather's name.

Crazy because I have an older brother that should have gotten their name.

lieshurt posted 7/22/2013 20:25 PM

I was named after the Mouseketeer that my dad adored.

inconnu posted 7/22/2013 20:27 PM

I'm named after a German legend. My dad had been in the Air Force and stationed in Germany where he heard the name and when the time came to pick my name, that's what he chose.

Tred posted 7/22/2013 20:27 PM

I was named after a teen idol my mom had the hots for...

metamorphisis posted 7/22/2013 20:32 PM

It was a popular British name that my grandma suggested. It didn't really catch on here until a few years later so there were girls 7 or 8 years younger than me with the name but not when I was little.

HFSSC posted 7/22/2013 20:32 PM

I don't mind telling my name since it's on the video I shared.

My name is Holly. I was born very close to Christmas and my parents were hoping for a boy, so hadn't picked out any girls' names. When I arrived just after Christmas with girl parts instead of boy parts, they had to come up with something quick.

My favorite part of my story is that my sister was 4 yrs old when I was born, and all she wanted for Christmas was a baby doll that would cry and wet. She got me, and I think it was much more than she had bargained for. she calls me every year on my birthday, though, and tells me I'm the best Christmas present she ever got.

jrc1963 posted 7/22/2013 20:33 PM

I was named after a "famous" 50/60's Movie actress.... a favorite of my mom's.

When my mom named me she didn't know a single other person with my name except the actress.

By the time I was in Elementary school there were 5 of us.

I guess a lot of people saw her films at the same time.

SoVerySadNow posted 7/22/2013 20:34 PM

This is pretty twisted father insisted on my name. My mother claimed it was after his OW and that she discovered that later. She therefore hated my name and apparently me. Yeah, FOO issues all over the place. Even calling me to dinner, or writing my name on a gift tag was a trigger for her.

Clarrissa posted 7/22/2013 20:59 PM

Mine is (was) the short version of my mother's middle name with an alternate spelling. These days it's a proper name on it's own. It's also my maternal grandfather's name - again with the alternate spelling. There are at least two well known actresses - and one movie - with my name.

Holly-Isis posted 7/22/2013 21:02 PM

Some girl my parents babysat. They didn't have an attachment, just liked the name.

ETA- MrH was named after a soap opera character. Many people say there's no character on the soap opera with his name...they forget it was 40 yrs ago...

[This message edited by Holly-Isis at 9:05 PM, July 22nd (Monday)]

nowiknow23 posted 7/22/2013 21:04 PM

My parents had a different name picked out for me, but when I was born, the name didn't go with my face (seriously), so they picked another name out of the ether.

The following year, they gave my original name to my sister when she was born. Apparently it suited her face.

Amazonia posted 7/22/2013 21:14 PM

I asked my mom this once. She said she didn't know. They just kind of liked it.

So lame.

h0peless posted 7/22/2013 21:19 PM

I was supposed to be named after Princess Diana but then I was born a boy. I think they panicked and picked the most common boy's name of 1981.

GabyBaby posted 7/22/2013 22:27 PM

My first name is the last name of XXXXXXXX (spelled differently though).
My mother heard the name and like the way it sounded.

(For privacy, I'll probably edit some of this later).

[This message edited by GabyBaby at 10:14 AM, July 23rd (Tuesday)]

cinnamongurl posted 7/22/2013 22:57 PM

My name came from my great-great grandmother, and my middle name from my mom. My dad wanted me to have a french first name, since our last name is french, but my mom fought for great-great grandma's name and won. I've always liked it, so I'm happy with their choice.

Threnody posted 7/22/2013 23:18 PM

My father wanted to name me Charo, after, yes, Charo the guitarist/entertainer. My mother refused and told him to pick a name meaningful to him.

He was a chemical engineer.

Hi. I'm Crystal.

I'll edit this tomorrow.

click4it posted 7/22/2013 23:39 PM

These are interesting.

My mom believes I was named after a high school down the street from where she lived, but she doesn't really remember. She doesn't even know how she got my middle name.

I got my oldest son's name off a soap opera and my younger son was named by my ex from a baby name book.

Grace and Flowers posted 7/22/2013 23:59 PM

I was an oops baby. Mom was tired...had three young kids already. We lived a few miles from Mattel, and my folks knew many people there. So my older sibs had all of the new Mattel toys...including Barbie, and Ken.

So mom told them they could name the new baby.

Yep, I'm Barbie. And I went to HS prom with a boy named Ken.

TattoodChinaDoll posted 7/23/2013 00:10 AM

My brother named me. It's not a horrible name. But I have only met 3 other people my age with the name. The other 3 people I've met with my name are 25+ years older than me. The odd thing about my name is how it fits my maiden name and what I look like. My father's side of the family is Eastern European Jewish. My mom is Chinese. So I have a very Jewish maiden name. And my first name is more commonly a Jewish name. But depending on who you ask, I've been told I look Chinese, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Hawaiian, Somoan, Eskimo...even Italian. I'm sure my teachers were very confused.

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