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Old April 14th, 2009, 03:10 PM
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When I named my 3 kids, lots of thought went into it....maybe a bit overboard some might say, but they had to flow, no one syllable names, due to my one syllabble last name..they initials could not spell anything that could be made fun of....and not have crazy spelling, or something outrageous that the kid would hate me for..I think I did ok

Michael Damon, Jonathan Evan, and Nicole Allyson...now look at some new Hollywood baby names. I just saw these. Sawyer on Lost, named his kid Java, and...

Naked Chef' Jamie Oliver and wife Jools named their newest flower, Petal Blossom Rainbow, hours after giving birth on April 3. She joins sisters Poppy Honey, 7, and Daisy Boo, 5.

Will they love their names....maybe, hopefully...will they want to change them? Maybe....Names are so cyclical, and some old ones are coming back..just ask Julia Robertss, with Hazel, and Phinneus.

My sister was named Helen, and changed a few letters, and became Deven. I told my Mother I was going to change mine as well....get ready Ma..Hermione!!..she laughed for hours about that

I was named after the Buddy Clark record, that was hugely popular. Linda, which was named for Linda Eastman..Paul McCartney's late wife...most Lindas you meet, I bet, are right around my age...

Were you named for a family member, have a name you adore or hate? Wish you had another name? Did you struggle when naming your kids, or was it easy..My daughter loved Avery, since she was a kid, yet made a switch to Aiden...

So, what's in a name..you tell me I also wish the cruise lines, would put more thought into naming their children,[ships] as we do
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Old April 14th, 2009, 05:05 PM
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I was named for actress Jennifer Jones.

I put a lot of thought into my childrens' names.
I wanted Biblical names, as well as meaningful names.
For daughter I chose Elizabeth (Biblical - and I loved the Waltons growing up) with the middle name of Anne - which is my mother's middle name.

For my son - I loved the name Josiah - Biblical - meaning Jehovah Heals - sort of neat that he now is making plans to take mcats and apply to med. school after he earns his B.S.
His middle name is Frederick - which was my dad's first name.

I even try to put thought into my pet's names.
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Old April 14th, 2009, 07:34 PM
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Apparently I was supposed to be named "Gail", but when I was born, my dad said I didn't look like a Gail, so they named me Donna instead!

Interestingly enough, my son was named after a song, sort of.
My daughter was 4 when he was born, and loved the Canadian childrens' group Sharon Lois & Bram, in particular, a song called "Che Che Koolay"
At the time, she thought it said T.J. Koolaid, and wanted to name her brother T.J.
So we had to come up with 2 names to match the T.J. (Tyler James.)
For some reason, the TJ never "stuck" and he has always been known as just Tyler.!

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We tagged our only child with a biblical name,,,Leah,,,but her middled name was me trying to get fancy,,Rochelle,,, I'm sure she hates it by now,,,

I am named after my birth mother as I am adopted ,,,,DH is named after both of his grandfathers,,,
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A lot of thought went into naming our daughters, Stephanie and Leslie. In the tradition of Ashkenazic Jews, one is named in memory of a loved one, whereas, the Sephartic Jews, honor a person that is living. Our Stephanie is named after my grandfather, Sam and her middle name is Frances, after my mother. Leslie is named after Rob's father, who's name was Horace. Leslie has the middle name of Heather, in Horace's honor.
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Joanne, Did your birth mother name you or did your adoptive family give you her name? As a birth mother I am curious.
I named my daughter Jeanine Michelle the adoptive parents changed her name to Julianne Margaret. In my heart she remains Jeanine Michelle.
I was named after my two dear Grand Mothers Laura and Elizabetta.
My Mother was Adelaide Hazel and I can find no one in the family that she would be named after. Funny but none of my cousins or my sister named their sons after our Grand Father... Waldo!


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This is a fun topic. I went for the Gaelic all the way. Worked out well.
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I named my son after my father. My son, "Dad", has never gotten over it.

My name was chosen by mother. I don't mind my first name but I always had a problem with my middle. I won't divulge it because it is the name of one of our Cruisemates family.

My mom made sure that she took over the naming of me. When my older brother was born two years earlier they decided on the name of Thomas Dale. Well, when it came time to do the naming my mother was pretty out of it. She delivered two months early because of appendicitis. When asked the boy's name my Dad looked at the little guy and, because it was a little baby, he said "Tommy". The person then asked what's the middle name. He got that one right. To this day my older brother Tom's real name is Tommy Dale. He hates filling out documents.

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When I was carrying my first born I did not know if it was a girl or boy but decided that either way I like the name Lauren or Lorne. So when my son was born I was filling out the birth certificate as "Lorne" and the attendent mispronounce it so I changed it to Loren. When my daughter came along I told my husband he could name her. So he came up with Erica Nicole, so I named her Eryn Nichole.
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As regards celebrities, I guess they don't realize that their poor children have to go to school ('cause obviously, most them didn't). I'm sure when it finally dawns upon them, the parents make sure their kids go to school with similarly named children of celebrities. they then keep them shielded from the public, at least until the children learn what having a parent with a gazillion dollars really means. Eventually the kids wake up and start blackmailing them and for that reason, I guess they could care less what they're called. Hell, I wouldn't!

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When I was expecting our first I just knew I was having a boy so I told Dave if it was a boy I'd name him and if it was a girl he could name her....
Hayley Kathleen surprised me. Hayley because Dave was a big Hayley Mills fan and Kathleen for my sister who was living in California at the time.

In Italian families the first born son is generally named after the fathers father which worked out well for us since I really like the name James.....we covered a lot of bases with our James....Dave's dad, my brother and my grandfather. Jimmy's middle name is Hughes.....my mom's maiden name.

We were sure not to name our daughter anything that started with an E....didn't want her initials to be EZ.
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When I was born my grandmother wanted me named after my father, John, and after my mother, Ruth. That would have been Johnny Ruth, well thank goodness my mother was in her right mind. I ended up being Vicki Ruth. Now, my grandfathers name was Columbus Washington Vanderslice. One of the sons got stuck with that name, another one was Jerome MacArther, Akin Augustus and then Kenneth Ray, which is a normal name. All the daughters had very normal girl names.

When I named my daughter I was heavy into soaps, so I named her after a character on All My Children, Bonnie and then Kaye for the middle, which I just liked. I only had one child so I didn't have to come up with anything else.
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