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post #31 of 45
Jenny is pretty good, but I would love for my name to be Emily or Rachel. I love both names.
post #32 of 45
I like my first name okay, but I don't like it when people spell it "Barbra". (My last name isn't Streisand and she's the only one who spells it that way.) Also, getting people to call me Barbara is like pulling teeth. I'll tell someone my name is Barbara and they'll say "Hi, Barb". If those same people can say Antoinette, why can't they say Barbara?
post #33 of 45
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Yosemite
Try COX on for size! Our daughter got her fair share of teasing with that one.
Yes, well, my partner's surname is Lunt. What do we all think of THAT one!!!
post #34 of 45
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Originally Posted by consumercity
I like my first name okay, but I don't like it when people spell it "Barbra". (My last name isn't Streisand and she's the only one who spells it that way.) Also, getting people to call me Barbara is like pulling teeth. I'll tell someone my name is Barbara and they'll say "Hi, Barb". If those same people can say Antoinette, why can't they say Barbara?
I (Barbara) have the same problem with the nickname variations. I hate Barbie, call me that and I'm ready to throw you on the barbie. I like my name now though, even if it is derived from the Greek for barbarian, or the nice version, dark mysterious stranger. When I was much younger I wanted to be called Penny, after the character in the old "Sky King", TV show. It was funny when I worked in the hospital, patients could drive me crazy along with another nurse named Rhonda, with..Bar bar bar, bar Barbara Ann, or Help Me Rhonda. It least it gave the patients a good laugh. I always was sure to tell them that I was born before the song, yes my middle name is Ann.
post #35 of 45
I don't like my name, my first name is Maria . I always wanted my name to be Elizabeth or Christina, I like those two names. My middle name is worst, I can't believe my mom named me Argentina..... I do like my last name.

BTW, Ariana is very famous down here in South Florida.
post #36 of 45
NO! Stop me, Tina!!

"Don't cry for me, Argentina..."

sorry.....
post #37 of 45
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Originally Posted by gemlady
NO! Stop me, Tina!!

"Don't cry for me, Argentina..."

sorry.....
Very Funny, Jan!
post #38 of 45
My real name is Jennifer, I CAN NOT stand this name. It's boring and everyone has it. Thankfully my friends and family call my Jenny, Jenna, Jen-I(my grandma calls me that) I would really like to be named Guinnivere, like Princess Guinnivere I have always loved that name, so original and unique.
post #39 of 45
The only problem I have with my name is that it is VERY common. My last name is Brown and I've had soooooo many things happen because of my name. There was a bench warrant issued to me for someone else, I've had banks take money from my account for other people with my name, and the list goes on. I never had any problems when I was a kid in school with someone else having the same name but once I went to work that's when it became a problem.
post #40 of 45
My last name : So named from a town in Northamptonshire, on the river Nen. Gwid-ton, the woody hill.

Now that's exciting stuff , huh?

My first name, Christina. Nicknames: Tina and Tillie

I don't have an opinion about Chris one way or another. I don't like that everyone thinks I'm a guy because of the spelling. After doing genealogical research, I discovered the name Chris has been passed on for generations from the last name of Christopher so I see where the spelling comes from. And for that reason, I think it's sort of neat. Sadly it stops with our generation, my cousin, John Christopher (middle name) and I do not have children so the name will not be carried forward. This name has been in the family since the 1700s.
post #41 of 45
www.last-names.net

A site with last names and their meanings
post #42 of 45
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Originally Posted by captiva
My last name : So named from a town in Northamptonshire, on the river Nen. Gwid-ton, the woody hill.
My middle name is Lorraine, which means "from Lorraine (a place in France)". Very creative.

Chris I tried that link and my last name came up (originally it was Hambleton apparently) but Dillon's last name didn't come up. Weird?
post #43 of 45
I tried the site as well - it looks like it might be a site predominantly for those families who moved to the US - therefore the surnames are frequently found in the US. The names there seemed to be quite unusual - yet many more common names in the UK didn't appear to be on the list
post #44 of 45
My last name wasn't on the list, nor was the original Polish version of it. When I typed it in there was a boat load of family tree info, but no meaning for Peters. Seems pretty common too. Oh well. My boyfriend's was there though, his is Patrick.
post #45 of 45
I tyed in my Maiden and married and niether of them came up. Very wierd, Schmidt is a very common last name too
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