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December 8th, 2007, 06:21 AM
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Why did your parents choose your name? Is it a family name, after some person they admired, a place, or just a name they liked the sound of?

Do you know what their other choices were, or what your name would have been if you were the opposite sex?
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December 8th, 2007, 09:07 AM
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My middle name is a family name that goes through every generation of women on my mom's side back to my great great great great great great grandmother and is all of their first names except mine because my cousin was born a few months before me and they names her Elizabeth.

My first name is Rachel and was chosen because it was biblical.

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December 8th, 2007, 10:47 AM
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Surprisingly, my dad named me, my bro, and my sis. He just picked names he liked. My dad almost picked Jessica for me, which I'm glad he didn't since it was super-popular for my generation. If I would have been a boy, my name would have been Chad Robert (middle name after him). I'm glad I was a girl. And, thank goodness by the time they had my brother, they didn't like Chad Robert anymore.
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December 8th, 2007, 03:12 PM
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Well mum and dad got Stevie from Stevie Nicks from the band Fleetwood Mac (no NOT Stevie Wonder as people tend to guess) they weren't die hard fans or anything they just heard her on the radio and liked the name and my middle name was going to be Loren but when I was born I apparantly didn't look like a Loren so they went with my mums best friends name Jo (short for Joanne)

If I was a boy I would have been Neal Isaac (neal after my dads brother) and been known as Zac...I don't mind Zac or Isaac but I'm glad I'm not a Neal.
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December 8th, 2007, 03:21 PM
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My middle name is Laurie, which is my mom's name. My brother's middle name is Edward, which is my dad's name. Then, my sister's middle name is Anne. Pretty boring.

I would've been Timothy if I had been a boy, which they thought they were having.... then my brother was Timothy... and would have been Kimberly if he was a girl. With my younger sister, they knew she was a girl so they never had to choose a boys name.
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December 8th, 2007, 04:31 PM
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i was named after someone. if i was a boy Id be Benjamin
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December 8th, 2007, 05:34 PM
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My name is a family name, which my mother had wanted to use since she was a little girl.

I chose my sister's name.
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December 8th, 2007, 10:31 PM
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My name is Alexis, they knew I was a girl so no boy names AND my mom is the one that named me... after Alexis Karrington from the 80's Soap Opera Dynasty I would have been named Crystal but I'm glad that she didn't name me that cause I grew up with soo many Crystals and a majority of my good friends were named that. Though when I was younger the only other people we ever knew named Alexis were all males
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December 9th, 2007, 08:41 AM
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My name would have been Thaddeus if I had been a boy, nn Todd. Thank god I am a girl! My brother would have been Grizelda if he was a girl, but instead he is Spencer.
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December 9th, 2007, 11:14 AM
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Well mum and dad got Stevie from Stevie Nicks from the band Fleetwood Mac[/b]
I was named after the Fleetwood Mac song, Sarah!
My middle name Ann is after my mom's mom who died 4 years before I was born.

Had I been a boy I'm guess my name would have been my brother's name, Michael Glen.


When my mom was younger she wanted to have a boy and girl and name them Christina and Christopher
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December 9th, 2007, 01:46 PM
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My brother and I are chock full of family names. My first name is a combination of my two grandmother's names and my middle name is my mom's first name. My brother was named after one of our grandfathers (not both because the other has the worst name in the world! Restituto! ) and his middle name is my dad's first name. I don't know what they would have done with a third kid because they used up every possible name!
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December 9th, 2007, 02:01 PM
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I think with mine and my brothers name they both just loved the names.
My mum always loved the name Katherine, and with Sarah being my MN, my mum also considered using Sarah as my FN but my cousin was born 6 months before me and she was called Sarah.

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December 9th, 2007, 08:38 PM
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Im not sure why they picked my name, I think they liked the sound of it. Im not sure what I wouldve been had I been a boy, but my mom miscarried two boys and had the names Grayson and Blaze in mind... so IDK if one of them. Other choices were Mallory. My middle name is family.. Jack after my grandfather on my mom's side and Lynn after her
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December 10th, 2007, 01:11 PM
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Jessica Erin were just two names my mom loved. If I were a boy I would have been Joshua Aaron. Boring... no real story about it.
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December 10th, 2007, 05:32 PM
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Well mum and dad got Stevie from Stevie Nicks from the band Fleetwood Mac (no NOT Stevie Wonder as people tend to guess) they weren't die hard fans or anything they just heard her on the radio and liked the name[/b]
My dad liked Fleetwood Mac, and my name is Lindsey. (the other lead singer is Lindsey Buckingham) I sometimes think that's where he heard/got the name. Him and my mom couldn't agree on a name for me. He like Georgia, she didn't. He like Deidre, she didn't. I don't even know what she like.

If I was a boy I would have been Corey or Andrew.
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December 10th, 2007, 06:01 PM
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If i were a boy i would have been Brian James

I was named after a soap opera star.
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December 10th, 2007, 06:44 PM
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I was supposed to be a boy and my mom picked out Kevin Gary, after my grandpa Gary. She just liked Kevin.

When I came out a girl, my grandma picked my first name, Melanie and my mom picked Dawn.
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December 10th, 2007, 08:02 PM
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My parents named me Anna Lee because they're both family names. If I had been a boy, I would have been named Boris, after my great-grandfather.
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December 11th, 2007, 02:18 AM
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My parents named me Anna Lee because they're both family names. If I had been a boy, I would have been named Boris, after my great-grandfather.[/b]
Oh wow. You lucked out!
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