QOTW 11/1 - Where did your name come from?

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QOTW 11/1 - Where did your name come from?
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Tue, 11-01-2011 - 11:05am

Are you named after someone? Did your parents choose it out of thin air?

And bonus: Did you use the same technique to name your kids/pets/cars/whatever?

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Thu, 11-17-2011 - 2:12pm
Been avoiding this terrible awful slowwww new site!! But I've missed you!!!
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Registered: 08-24-2005
Sun, 11-13-2011 - 7:33pm
Alison!!! Where have you been all this time??? I'm so happy to see you around!

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Registered: 12-15-2003
Sat, 11-12-2011 - 1:06pm
Alison was my birth middle name (when I got married I made it my only given name). It was supposed to be my first name until my aunt found 'Shaylyn' in the paper and passed it onto my parents - my mother altered it into a "unique" name and I was basically mocked because of it ever since. (Note: this was in a small town where every other kid my age was either Ashley, Sarah, Tyler or Ryan.)

I refuse to ever name my kid something kre8iv because of this. Even my dogs have normal people names!
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Registered: 08-24-2005
Fri, 11-11-2011 - 10:01pm
Ha!! It can be if you have some cultural background and think about Edith Piaf or something... But honestly what most people will think is "middle aged secretary, with heavy makeup and too much fake jewelery"!!!

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Registered: 11-01-2005
Fri, 11-11-2011 - 12:34pm

Ruby is my screen name, after Wizard of Oz and the ruby shoes..

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Registered: 02-11-2009
Fri, 11-11-2011 - 11:55am
At least Edith has that classic charm to it. ;)
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Registered: 08-24-2005
Wed, 11-09-2011 - 7:00pm
<> ROTFL!!! If it makes you feel any better, my own mother wanted to name me Edith.... Gosh!

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Wed, 11-09-2011 - 11:40am
Mari- "Freddie"... That cracked me up!

I don't know where my name came from. My mom wanted to name me Zinda (what the...?!) and my dad wanted to name me Eileen. They couldn't agree so they named me Andrea instead. (Andi's a nickname)

When we named the girls I had had Juliette in my head for a long time for a girl and DH liked it immediately. Elia we chose because we loved the name Elijah for a boy and it was the female version. Plus it's not a popular name and I wanted to avoid the top 100. Their middle names are my mother's and DH's mother's names.

And just for the fun of it, I toyed with the idea of naming one of the girls Zinda... ;)
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Tue, 11-08-2011 - 1:19pm
Oh, yes... I could go to one of those places, but money is tight, so I'd rather save the option for (IF)the baby is too shy and doesn't let us see his privates!!!

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Registered: 09-12-2008
Tue, 11-08-2011 - 5:54am
Aww man! Sorry you have to wait even longer, Mari!

Do they have those independent u/s places where you can get 3D and such? We ended up going to a place like that when Selin wouldn't cooperate during the gender reveal and my insurance wouldn't cover another u/s unless it was medically necessary.

Oh and I have heard that student being called Freddie too so it must be a common NN! Lol

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