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Emily33 October 20th, 2013 8:45pm

As far as you know, were you named after anyone (or anything)?

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shovelhead someplace with coffee
10/21/13 5:35 pm

I'm a "Jr." so that pretty much answers that one

salty New Jersey
10/21/13 3:22 pm

First and middle names are after both grandmothers.

LeDerpityDerp We are not our failures
10/20/13 8:55 pm

My middle name is from my aunt and my first name is from the Bible.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/20/13 8:10 pm

My middle name is for an uncle, but my first name is not.

bstokosa Connecticut
10/20/13 8:01 pm

In my Jewish family we tend to be named after family members who most recently passed away. Or at least use the initials; I was named for my mom's uncle Benjamin & she told me the name of Rhett & Scarlet's child in Gone with the Wind - Bonnie Blue

Carolinaaa My name is not Carol.
10/20/13 7:22 pm

My sister & I both have Biblical names that are also family names - I believe mine was a great-great-great grandmother. My middle name is the name that is given to all first-born daughters on my dad's side of the family. I love traditions like that!

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Zealizabeth Probably the hospital
10/20/13 6:00 pm

My mother combined all of her sisters(3) middle names to make my whole name but later they had to shorten it(like K-5?) because it was so long. If I told y'all the names y'all would laugh lol

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deathvalley Chicago native
10/20/13 5:40 pm

Nope but my cousin named his daughter Tiana and afterwards found out we had a great great grandma named Tiana! :)

He said it just came to him, creepy!!

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melmeltx funky town, texas
10/20/13 5:04 pm

No I wasn't. But I named my son Sevryn (after a Velevet Underground so g "Venus in Furs") & if I'd had a girl I would've named her Siouxsie (after Siouxsie & the Banshees).

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1txteacher Dickinson Gator Swamp
10/20/13 4:58 pm

I was and all three of my kids were

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knicole Seattle
10/20/13 4:55 pm

My name came from a soap opera my mom watched when she was pregnant. Haha

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USA1st
10/20/13 4:38 pm

My name came from a man in the Bible.

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goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
10/20/13 3:54 pm

my great great grandfather

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HayleyS looking up.
10/20/13 3:49 pm

The spelling of my name is after the actress Hayley Mills. My middle name is my aunt's.

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EarlyBird Portland
10/20/13 3:52 pm

I loved Hayley Mills!
The Parent Trap was my favorite movie until I was about 16 :-)

tdaddy Kentucky
10/20/13 3:33 pm

Yep, my dad. ;)

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rainman1088
10/20/13 3:27 pm

My great grandmother

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comppete Las Vegas
10/20/13 3:26 pm

My middle name is my Godfather's first name.

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stickman46 NJ
10/20/13 3:24 pm

My two brothers were, but as the youngest I was not.

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Goldiemol dry side of WA
10/20/13 3:23 pm

A goldmine in Co. and where I get my screen name.

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Arya8
10/20/13 3:22 pm

The song Rhiannon by fleetwood Mac.

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tdaddy Kentucky
10/20/13 3:35 pm

That was on the first Fleetwood Mac album I bought (Rumors). Great song!

Arya8
10/20/13 3:40 pm

I was born in 83, so my parents had the name picked out for awhile. :) it is a great song!

tdaddy Kentucky
10/20/13 4:03 pm

Oops, it was the LP before Rumours and was released the summer of '75. The album had the same name as the band and it was written and sung by Stevie Nicks (my fav female artist in the 70's).

mikeey1962 on SOH where else
10/20/13 3:14 pm

My godfather, was going to be named for my grandfather but my mom didn't like his middle name Amos,

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restinghour Pennsylvania
10/20/13 3:06 pm

My middle name is Ruth, after my aunt who died about a year before I was born.
My mom wanted my first name to be Chloe or Harmony after the Elton John songs but my dad said absolutely not. I would have loved either of those names though!

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Emily33 North Carolina
10/20/13 3:07 pm

I love the name Chloe :)

restinghour Pennsylvania
10/20/13 3:09 pm

I do too! And the song is great! My brother calls me a hippie so Harmony could have worked too! Haha

suppressedID suck it Kyle
10/20/13 2:37 pm

Yep, I was named for Freud's theory of the raw impulses we have.

Ghostreconss mars
10/20/13 2:36 pm

Yes, a family friend who I haven't met.

Haplo2
10/20/13 2:34 pm

My older brother is my-dad's-name II, so I guess that's why my name is all my mom's side. My first name is her maternal family's last name and my middle name was just to give me the same initials as my mom's dad.

EarlyBird Portland
10/20/13 2:18 pm

Yes, there was a popular song that came out in the early 60's. When my mom heard it, she decided it was going to my name.

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tdaddy Kentucky
10/20/13 3:46 pm

Cecilia was also done by Simon & Garfunkel in 1970.

EarlyBird Portland
10/20/13 3:50 pm

That's not my name but I love the song .

DavesNotHere where am I
10/20/13 2:16 pm

I was named for my paternal grandfather who died two years before I was born.

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Nevermind
10/20/13 2:15 pm

I was named after RJ1969

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EarlyBird Portland
10/20/13 2:19 pm

Whoa!
Who are you?

Mattwall1
10/20/13 2:25 pm

HHH1968's younger cousin

RJ1969 SoCal
10/20/13 2:34 pm

This is going to be fun.

RJ1969 SoCal
10/20/13 2:35 pm

This guy caught my fish too!

RJ1969 SoCal
10/20/13 2:40 pm

Yeah, possibly. But I posted that pic to my SoH profile last night. Coincidence? No way.

RJ1969 SoCal
10/20/13 3:00 pm

Freaky huh? I never realized how dashing I look holding a rock fish and a sheephead.

EarlyBird Portland
10/20/13 3:00 pm

Who did you invite to your party, Emily?

Emily33 North Carolina
10/20/13 3:02 pm

What party?

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
10/20/13 3:18 pm

Go look at the new guy's published questions which you can access from his profile. The humpday question was funny.

RJ1969 SoCal
10/20/13 3:20 pm

I saw them...then, they disappeared.

We need CSI: SoH Division

Emily33 North Carolina
10/20/13 3:23 pm

I remember someone forwarding his tony poll and he had a different username then, but I don't remember what it was

Nevermind
10/20/13 4:38 pm

what happened to my polls

RJ1969 SoCal
10/20/13 4:58 pm

Not really.

RJ1969 SoCal
10/20/13 5:02 pm

Swell. How's the juggling going?

Nevermind
10/20/13 5:06 pm

Watchu talkin bout girl

EarlyBird Portland
10/21/13 5:39 am

Thanks never Mind,

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/20/13 2:13 pm

Happiness. My mother had a hard time conceiving.

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susanr Colorado
10/20/13 2:09 pm

My first name, no. My middle name is a family surname (that of my great-grandparents, = my grandmother's maiden name), which apparently was a tradition in my mother's family.

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longhorn1 Kindocologist Hater
10/20/13 2:09 pm

My brother was named after my uncle...Dumb Ass.

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BigKennyShow Welcome to the basement
10/20/13 2:04 pm

I was named after my dad, BiggerKennyShow.

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DavesNotHere where am I
10/20/13 2:13 pm

I like that:-)

rickvee Living the dream
10/20/13 2:04 pm

My uncle, the Recon Marine.

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Gill81 Burque
10/20/13 1:57 pm

Gilbert William Romero is the same as my dads.

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Mattwall1
10/20/13 1:53 pm

I know my middle name (Austin) was a compromise. My dad wanted Anthony after his dead brother, my grandfather, a huge fan if Ancient Rome, wanted Augustus. Somehow my mom settled with Austin, which is indirectly related to Augustus through

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thewheel
10/20/13 1:52 pm

My middle name is Magdalena after my great grandma and as a constant reminder that I am a sinner (the Tower of Babel- thanks dad) and my first name, Abigail, is for the one line in the bible and it's meaning (my father's joy)

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imanag My heaven on Earth
10/20/13 1:52 pm

I'm not named after anybody, but my sons' middle names are all after someone from either side of the family.

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Rob Be Safe Be Smart
10/20/13 1:52 pm

I am actually, The Third.
My father is a jr and I have the same name.

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halsnobordrgrl CT
10/20/13 1:50 pm

The Hale-Bopp comet (spelling?) and the full moon on the night I was born

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Haplo2
10/20/13 2:30 pm

You dad was Tarzan, king of the Jungle?

Rainey 633 Stag Trail Road
10/20/13 1:49 pm

My middle name Jane. My great grandma my aunt and my cousin all have it as their middle name too

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tash97 viva la vida
10/20/13 1:53 pm

My middle name is also Jane, but i don't think there is a story behind it for me

Rainey 633 Stag Trail Road
10/20/13 2:22 pm

Cool! Outside my family I've only met one other girl with the middle name jane

Goldiemol dry side of WA
10/20/13 3:30 pm

My daughters middle name is Jane, named after my sister who's middle name is Jane and her grandmas. Ones first name is Jane and the others middle name is Jane.

Emily33 North Carolina
10/20/13 1:49 pm

My parents just liked the name "Emily"--as did, apparently, a lot of parents in the early 90s... :)

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Rainey 633 Stag Trail Road
10/20/13 1:49 pm

My name was almost Emily the it was changed at the last minute

Emily33 North Carolina
10/20/13 1:52 pm

Haha. My sisters and I all have the same last syllable in our names--"lee", and that might have influenced me being named Emily. Or it was just an odd (and slightly confusing) coincidence

susanr Colorado
10/20/13 2:08 pm

My mother's name was Emily, although she was born in 1918 so wasn't part of the Emily fad. My niece, who was born before my brother married her mother & adopted her, was named Emily in 1984. We liked having 2 Emilys coincidentally in the family.

Goldiemol dry side of WA
10/20/13 3:35 pm

Our kids all have 8 letters and 3 syllables. We did not notice until about a month after our third we born and named.

skinner Jersey City
10/20/13 1:46 pm

My middle name Russell is my grandfathers name.

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