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Chutz
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   Posted 1/9/2010 12:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Do you remember a time when you were growing up...I mean the time when you were young and growing up...lol ... 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 me...lol

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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Sherrine
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   Posted 1/9/2010 5:35 AM (GMT -7)   
I didn't like my real name when I was little so I went by a nickname.  By the time I hit high school, I loved my real name but it was too late.  Everyone called me my nickname.  But, whe I went away to college, I started using my real name so anyone that knows me now calls me my real name but old friends and family members call me by my nickname. 
 
But, when I was in elementary school, I wished my name was Rose.  Don't ask me why because I don't have a clue!
 
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AustenFan
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   Posted 1/9/2010 7:30 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm fine with my name now and wouldn't change it, but when I was a child, I wanted to be named "Ginger." I was a big "Gilligan's Island" fan. :)
"There is no charm equal to tenderness of  heart." - Jane Austen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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   Posted 1/9/2010 8:46 AM (GMT -7)   
LOL. This was written for me!

I went through a phase about ten when I was reading a lot of history and biographies. I feel in LOVE with the Tudors, especially Elizabeth I. She was cool, she was smart, she never married, she defeated the Spaniash Armada, and she had red hair (as I did).

So I whined to my mother about why she didn't name me Elizabeth, and tried to get people to call me by that name. Eventually, I let it go. But the history thing stayed.
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Marlee2
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   Posted 1/9/2010 8:48 AM (GMT -7)   
I have always hated my real name. I never picked one that I would have liked to change it to.
 
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crazykitty
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   Posted 1/9/2010 8:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Growing up, the name Robin was unusual for a girl. I had wished back then, that my name
was Tina. My mom said I was named after a radio soap opera character.

hugs, Robin
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Gretchen1
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   Posted 1/9/2010 9:41 AM (GMT -7)   
This is an awesome thread!!!  I never wanted another name and I liked my name (not love).  I hated that everyone named their dachshund, german sheperd or schnauzer "gretchen".  My family is German-Swiss so it is a heritage thing. 
 
When you think about it, your name is the first gift your parents give you and probably the only thing you receive from them that you keep your whole life.
 
I hated my middle name because of who I was named after.  When I married I changed my middle name from Marie to my maiden name Grove.  My youngest also has Grove as his middle name.
 
I am very lucky that my boys like their names.  James (Jim) and Edward (was Teddy but is now Edward). 
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vestabula
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   Posted 1/9/2010 9:55 AM (GMT -7)   

Princess Consuelea Banana Hammock.  Oh wait.  That was Phoebe on 'Friends'.  But it has a nice ring to it.  I think I might like that....

Huggies

Donna (named after Donna Reed so that shows you what and old broad I am)


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Sherrine
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   Posted 1/9/2010 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh, Grreettcchheenn....I had a dachshund named Gretchen when I was a little girl.  She was sweet and lovable, like you, and she had hairy legs!  I'll behave myself.  devil
 
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Dagger
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   Posted 1/9/2010 11:08 AM (GMT -7)   
When I was in kindergarten, I wanted a longer name. My first name only has 4 letters. My best friend was Kimberley. She had so many letters in her name, I was so jealous. I didn't care what they called me, I just wanted a really long name.

My sister was born when I was 4. I insisted they name her Cinderella but of course they didn't. I refused to have anything to do with her because they wouldn't let me call her Cinderella. I was a stubborn kid.

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   Posted 1/9/2010 11:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Chutzie,

What is your real name??? And Sherrine, what was your nickname?

Just curious.

I have always liked my name, I know, I am wierd...

Hugs, Karen
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Gretchen1
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   Posted 1/9/2010 1:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Sherrine!!  Please do behave!  I was going to offer you help with your strawberries; suggest we make some nice preserves, but I am going to just stick to my offer of helping marlee paint!!!! 
 
I always swore I would name a dog of mine "Jennifer".  I figured that would be paybacks to lots!!!  I know so many Jennifers.
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   Posted 1/9/2010 2:03 PM (GMT -7)   
When I was a kid, I came up with all kinds of names for myself. Even though the spelling of my name is fairly unique, it is a very common name. I always wanted a more unique name for myself. But my name means "like a lamb", and I think my parents chose my name for a reason.
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Dr. Seuss
 


cat8201
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   Posted 1/9/2010 4:37 PM (GMT -7)   
After 2nd grade I started to really like the name Tabatha, there wasn't a lot of Tabatha's and I grew up in a really small town.

For some reason though, I wanted to be named Stephanie, for some reason. I asked my mom if I could legally change my name. Lol, now I love Tabatha

My son's name is Atticus, he went through a phase where he wanted a simple name like Zack, or Eric. Now he loves that he is the only Atticus in his school.
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Nana Monster
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   Posted 1/9/2010 5:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Sherrine...My name is Rose. Thankfully, it's one of the more normal names in my family. My sister
is Gladys Mildred and brothers Raymond Harold and Donald Elmer. WOW!!!

I like the name Atticus. It's pretty cool. My grandaughter is Chumani Don. I figure the draft board
will love her seeing as she has a male middle name. It's in honor of my Dad. Another grandaughter
was named after my Mom with MerandaMae as a first name.

Marlee2
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   Posted 1/9/2010 5:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I love the name Gretchen!!! How soon can you come help paint. devil
 
Dagger, my oldest granddaughter's name is Katherine Elizabeth, is that long enough for you???
 
My bichon's name is Kristyana Angeline Sherrine and my shih tzu's name is Mystique Angel, aka Krissy and Tiquey. Anyone want their pets named??? smilewinkgrin
 
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Gretchen1
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   Posted 1/9/2010 7:15 PM (GMT -7)   
marlee!!!  I am there when you tell me.  I love to paint!  I painted the entire upstairs of my home this summer.  My mother-in-law purchased new carpet for us for our twentieth anniversary.  I just had to paint before carpet went in!!!! 
 
My dogs are named Ch. Tomorrow's Lucky Lawrence "Larry" and Tomorrow's Lucky Lucille "Lucy".  I have a cat named Mr. Tibbs and a horse named Extended Policy "Nick".  I didn't name the horse.....hehe, he came that way.
 
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Marlee2
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   Posted 1/10/2010 7:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't think you want to come now, it was -7 degrees when I got up at 6:00 central time this morning, that's not with wind chill.
 
We painted our family room in the fall and I did all the taping and prep work but using the roller zapped my energy in no time. Not to say what it did to my upper body which is where all my pain is.
 
I use to love to paint, there is so much you can do with color to change a room and I did it quite often.
 
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