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   Posted 1/9/2010 2:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Do you remember a time when you were growing up...I mean the time when you were young and growing ... did you ever wish you had a different name? I didn't like my name for a long time and wished that I could have a name like one of my friends. Her name was Ingrid. Oh, if I could only have a name as exotic as that. Her father was Norwegian and gave his daughter such a lovely name. But when we went off to college she and I roomed together in a dorm and Oh MY did I decide fast that the name Ingrid wasn't for

So much for thinking I should choose my own name. tongue But I was named for my father of all things...and ya know what??? As I grew older I became very proud of being named after such an amazing man.

If you could have picked your own name, what would YOU have chosen?

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   Posted 1/9/2010 3:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I always wanted the name Annette, after Annette Funacello (sp?). A lot of younger members won't know who I'm talking about! LOL I actually took the name Annette for my confirmation name, since that was the one name I got to choose!! Course, you never really use your confirmation name in "real" life!


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   Posted 1/9/2010 4:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Nope never wanted another name or wanted to have a name of somebody else. Never really ever wanted to be like some body else either, but with that said, as a kid growing up, I really liked and admired and identified with Maynard G. Crebbs on the Dobby Gillis show! I thought he was cool! smilewinkgrin

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   Posted 1/9/2010 10:30 AM (GMT -6)   
PALady.....did you really want the name Annette or you were just hoping to get to play Beach Blanket Bingo with Frankie? tongue

I have always liked my first name and I have always wanted to change my middle name.
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   Posted 1/9/2010 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Nope, I'm happy with my name. It was pretty unique at the time -- especially the way I spell it.


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   Posted 1/10/2010 7:31 AM (GMT -6)   
This is a funny topic for me. I went by the name Linda, then Diane (my middle name), then LindaDiane, then Elizabeth, (my confirmation name.) Yes, PaLady, I really did use my confirmation name for a while when I was a kid hehehe. I was always changing who I was. At the time, every little girl was named Linda, so the school classroom worked with me using another name.

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   Posted 1/10/2010 8:12 PM (GMT -6)   
My full name is Mary Catherine and my parents always called me Cathy so I don't know why they didn't name me Cathy. I swore I would never ever do that to my kids I have a Sara and a Kari and call them that. I went to Catholic school and back then the nuns loved the name Mary Catherine....I wouldn't even look up.

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   Posted 1/10/2010 8:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Lord Michael sounds kinda nice to me! :)
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