I Know What Or Who I Was Named After

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    I Was Named After Someones, Door Plaque!! Lollollol :)

    My mother and father were travelling to Cardiff by bus, when my mother was expecting me!,. My mother said they were looking at the "names on top of the doors" as they were going by! when they saw the "perfect" name for me, :-) My friends, though, when i started school, shortened...
    welshbabe welshbabe
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Jun 3, 2010

    Wow Not As Exiting

    i go around and read the stories of how people are named after songs, or famous people, and it makes me come to grips that my given name did not come about as those have.... i was named after a boy who before i was born my sister fell in love with, since then she would call me...
    haveneverlet haveneverlet
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 6, 2009
    bienvenidos bienvenidos
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 31, 2013

    Some name on the Internet.

    And possibly after the founder of Honda and loads of car models.
    BloodEpiphone BloodEpiphone
    16-17, F
    Sep 26, 2014

    My Favorite Aunt

    My favorite aunt is Aunt Carolyn. We have always been close. She is really something else...lol She is very outspoken and she curses alot. I always thought she was so funny and it's awesome to have an adult relationship with her now. I'm no longer a child. So she talks openly to...
    CarrieBeth CarrieBeth
    26-30, F
    Jun 2, 2010
    blabweekly blabweekly
    16-17, F
    1 Response Sep 26, 2014

    Whats In a Name ........

     My first name is Lindsay an old Scottish name meaning Linden tree by the water , how I came to be named so is quit simple , when my dear mother was in the maternity ward awaiting my imminent arrival , the lady in the next bed was knitting with a nice ball  of...
    salar1 salar1
    51-55, M
    8 Responses Aug 3, 2009

    I was named after this girl

    who worked at wal*mart. My mom is odd .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    Sep 26, 2014

    Named After a Comet

    I was named by the nurses at the hospital. Because of my fast arrival I was named after a comet  ... yaaa not very fancy
    FastLaneC3 FastLaneC3
    18-21, F
    6 Responses May 11, 2009

    The Macedonian King Alexander the Great Also

    you can figure out my ancestry just by knowing my full legal name. - Greco-Roman - Sicilian - Irish
    Chirieleison Chirieleison
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 27, 2014

    What My Name David Michael Mcmahon Means

    First of all David was the second king of Israel and wlaked with God.I was named after him.David translated from Hebrew means "beloved".My second name Michael is also Hebrew and translated means"defender of God".Michael is the chief of God's angels in heaven...
    irishknight1973 irishknight1973
    41-45, M
    1 Response Oct 1, 2009

    I was actually named by my brother He chose the

    name dylan and I'm cool with that I actually love it
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 27, 2014

    I Was Named After....

    My sister's imaginary friend...
    shygirl14 shygirl14
    26-30, F
    Apr 26, 2009

    I Know Who I Was Named After...

    I know who I was named after. I Got my 1st name, from my Mother's grandmother. Her name was Elizabeth. I got my Middle name, from my Father's mother name. Her name was Claire. I think they only did that because I was the 1st Child, and they didn't know what to name me...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 23, 2009

    my moms best friend died.

    her name was libbie.
    libbievogt libbievogt
    13-15, F
    May 3, 2015
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits
    22-25, M
    Aug 16, 2014

    I am named after the dominant males on

    both sides of my family, my first first name after those on my mother's side, and my second first name from those on my dad's. I once looked like my grandparents as children so much when I was younger, that I have a picture of me and my mom's dad, with both of us looking the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 16, 2014

    Queen Of The Jungle

    I just wrote a story about my name living in two songs and now I feel compelled to explain how my name really came into being. The year was 1985, my parents discovered that they were having a girl and somewhere along the lines they watched a movie. If you have seen the movie...
    Linxer Linxer
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 6, 2010

    Queen Vick and Long May I Reign

    i asked my mum recently why did you call me vicky. I was expecting something like well as you are my last child the last child of 8 you were indeed lucky to be here and therefore i thought you deserved a name after that victorious fact. However my mum said when i looked at you...
    thehippy thehippy
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Aug 10, 2009

    My Maternal Grandfather

    I know I have said this before, but I was accidentally named after my mom's dad. It's so weird! His name was David Haley, and my mom never met her dad until I was 4 years old, so she never knew who her dad was until years later. You could say it was meant to be. 
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 16, 2011

    My mum was going to call me katrina

    because she simply liked the name but decided on Elizabeth because it was mums middle name. She also used her mums first name Sarah which is my middle name. There was a massive dispute on my dad's side, wanting to call me Helen because that was my dad's sisters name. which is a...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 26, 2014

    My Name!

    I was named after a lady in the town I lived in...  At the time it wasn't a popular name...now you hear it more and more!
    tks tks
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Jul 29, 2009

    Nitrous Oxide

                           My name is an acronym for Running On Nitrous.
    zillaron zillaron
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jul 29, 2009

    Not too sure on that one.

    Other than my mother often says that my father registered my birth and got my Christian names the wrong way round!
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    Sep 26, 2014

    My mother originally was going to call me

    katrina but changed her mind when I was born, she said as soon as she saw me she decided I wasn't a katrina. I never liked my name but that's not uncommon. Heather is a pretty purple flower but combined with my middle name means flower of the wreath.
    heather81 heather81
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 26, 2014

    Mercedes Benz

    When I was born my mom thought she was going to have one baby, well she and the doctors were wrong because she had twins. She had the name Mia picked out which went to my twin sister. My dad's mom, my grandma, really wanted a Mercedes Benz at the time; so I got that name. Yep...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 5, 2013

    My name is Stephanie

    and was named off Stephanie Tanner from Full House. My mother thought it was a pretty name when she was pregnant with me.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 25, 2014

    I was named after the artist monet.

    Monet is actually my middle name not my first name.
    LovelyDeadly LovelyDeadly
    18-21, F
    Sep 27, 2014

    I was named after my grandmother.

    She passed away 5 months before my birth, and was loved dearly by everyone who knew her. And according to many people, I have her personality and attitude. Maybe I'll have a great life too. If I could be half the woman she was, I'd be proud of myself.
    mcc1109 mcc1109
    18-21, F
    Mar 24, 2014
    cute4me cute4me
    16-17, T
    Sep 26, 2014

    Hi. I'm Abby.

    My birthname is Michellé Abby. (Don't ask me what the apostrophe does, it's only in my baby book, you couldn't put apostrophes on birth certificates when I was born.) By the way, it's Abby, NOT Abigail. By birthname, I mean it's the name on my first birth...
    Elistariel Elistariel
    31-35, F
    Jan 18, 2010

    Yep

    Damn, I'm going to try and write this while still maintaining some degree of anonymity, haha. The first letter in my name is dedicated to my father's grandfather, whom he loved dearly. From there, my name means "treasure" in my grandparent's native language. :)
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 28, 2009

    I was named after a stone meaning 'precious

    thing.' Amber. Although all my life I've apparently been a 'traffic light' xD
    Stillnotbroken Stillnotbroken
    18-21, F
    Sep 27, 2014

    my first name is for my great-grandfather

    and my middle name is for my great-grandmother; even though i'm a girl. you would think it would be flipped, right? but it makes sense this way. the surname is the REAL story... in college, freshman english 101, we had to do a research paper on the origin of our names. it was...
    freakmagnet freakmagnet
    36-40, F
    Sep 26, 2014

    My name's Harlean because it's the original

    first name of Jean Harlow and my hair was white blonde when I was a baby :)
    HollywoodQueen HollywoodQueen
    26-30, F
    May 3, 2015

    Kinda Just Found Out.

    According to my father I was named after a rock band in the 80s.  I will not be disclosing the name of the band because that would be giving out my name.  I had never heard of them before.  Brilliant. Imagine being named after a band with people with mega big hair...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 1, 2009

    My fist name came from Sonny

    and Cher's daughter. Chastity Bono . Hah. But now she's a dude. And my middle name came from some chick in a playboy magazine. It's Nichole.
    mrsdavid1975 mrsdavid1975
    41-45, F
    Oct 24, 2014

    I Was Named After Paleoanthropologist Meave Leakey

    So the Leakey family is quite famous for their anthropology work in Kenya. Meave Leakey was on the Kenyan newspaper at some point and my mom was reading the paper. She saw the name Meave and thought it was a beautiful name. And that is how I received my name. However, Meave...
    cheetahmistress cheetahmistress
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 4, 2009

    Soap Opera Actress In the 80s

    My mother went through a phase of watching Days of our Lives in the 80s.  She fell in love with the character Kayla Johnson.  She related so much to the character; she knew she had to name her daughter that.  My middle name came from my father's family. The...
    Happyface Happyface
    18-21, F
    Apr 24, 2009
    SavedByBands SavedByBands
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 26, 2014

    Ah, the Sound of Music...

    My sister was 4 when I was born and wanted to name me "Mary Poppins"! Thank God, my father vetoed that choice and I was then named for the character in her 2nd favorite movie, "The Sound of Music". Only thing is, I now get teased because of the song "...
    snowlady snowlady
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Sep 30, 2009

    I was basically naked

    after my mother. My first name is LisaMarie, and my mothers name is Marie. She kind of wanted her name to be apart of my name in some way, and LisaMarie was a good name for that :) before I was born, my mom had two names to pick from... LisaMarie, and Kerri Ann... She was really...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 8, 2014

    A soap opera star my mom liked

    when she was pregnant with me
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 26, 2014

    Catherine the great of Russia,

    spelled Katherine if you please ^_^
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 26, 2014

    The Both of Them

    I have a hyphenated name but only use the first My first is the favourite name of my father's best friend who suggested it The Second name's meaning is described in one word and that is the first (good idea to look at the baby names books) and that is after the wife of a friend...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Apr 24, 2009

    Both of my grandfathers plus my god father.

    :) two middle names! They all didn't have the same name haha
    eponcho eponcho
    22-25, M
    Jan 28, 2014

    A character from a Soap Opera.

    I think it was either All My Children or One life to Live. Whichever one has a character named Jessica.
    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog
    70+, F
    Oct 25, 2014
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