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susie09
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I've always loved hearing how people got their names. Some of the stories of why their parents named them are meaningful, some are emotional and some are like " what were their parents smoking"? LOL

And, I've always loved seeing the different names on here and wondered how you came up with them and why.

So, why did your parents name you what they did and how did you pick your name on this site?


Enquiring minds want to know LOL

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Alexis F
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I am LMAO at your remark of what were the parents smoking. My Mom always loved the name Alexis, so, she named me that. My name on here is just that, my name. Not too inventive huh? LOL

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susie09
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Inventive or not, I love the name Alexis too! Wasn't that the name of someone on a tv series? I can't remember the name of the show though. Dynasty?

Rague
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Well - I was born in 1946 so no testing was done for boy/girl then. DRs had insisted that I'd be a boy so only a boy name was picked out - WELL they were wrong! Daddy kept saying I looked like a 'Brown Eyed Susan' (a different somewhat rare plant than the usual 'Black Eyed Susan') - so I was his little flower - a brown eyed Susan. Middle name is Mom's name. No longer a brown eyed Susan though - a green eyed Susan - my eyes lightened and by my late teens they were green - very bright green now.

Son has his 2 GrandDads' middle names. One GrandDad's first name was Clarence (Daddy would have KILLED me and Hubby if Son had named Clarence!). His other GrandDad's (deceased) first name was Claude (not much better than Clarence) - so he got their 2 middle names - Andrew Lee - not bad.

My brother also got his name from his GrandDads - first name from Daddy's Dad and middle is Mom's maiden name (she was an only child as was her Dad.)

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susie09
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Love it Susan! I love black eyed susan's! And, I love how you picked the name of your son. It is great when family names are passed on.

How did you pick the name Rague for here?

Rague
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My mare. Right at the moment - I'll leave it at that.

You've asked - so you should explain how you got your names(s) too!

Winyan - The Power Within

Susan

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susie09
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My Grandmother's legal name was Susan, but, everyone called her Susie. And, since my Mom loved her bunches and loved me bunches too, she named me Susie after her. That's why I like your name Susan!

The 09 after my name is when I was diagnosed with bc. When I first came on the site, it seemed some were doing that, so, that's what I did too.

Ok, that's it! I answered one of my own questions! OMG! lol

Rague
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I had a Great Aunt whose name was legally Susie. Never really liked her.

Nobody has gotten by with calling me 'Susie' or any of the other spellings of it. My name is Susan - 2 syllables just as Susie is - so use my name as it is. If 'you' feel a need to shorten it Sue is fine as it is shorter. Daddy would sometimes call me 'Suddie' and Hubby sometimes calls me 'Suz'. But I will 'get all over' anyone who thinks they don't have to either use Susan or Sue.

Winyan - The Power Within

Susan

cinnamonsmile
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My little buddy is an 8 yr old cinnamon colored american cocker spaniel. My son named her Cinnamon. Within a few years of getting her, we got our first cell phones that could take pictures. My first pic was on of my dog on the sofa and it looked like she was smiling. I named the picture, Cinnamonsmile.

Cinnamonsmile now means the name of the picture and all the smiles she has and continues to give me.

I have no idea how I got my real name.

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susie09
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Cinnamonsmile! Love it! What a great story of how you picked your name on here! What's your first real name, or, is it a secret?

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lintx
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He wanted me to have the same initials and by giving me his middle name, it worked. I don't like it, so am just Linda. I chose lintx for the site because I'm Linda from TX!

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Ritzy
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I am obsessed with Ritz crackers. Well maybe not obsessed, but, I love them. So, that's why the name Ritzy on here. Come on, doesn't everything taste better on a Ritz cracker?!

Sue :)

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BlownAway60
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For my real name, Donna I was actually named after one of my older brothers girl friends. Not very imaginative, sorry No drama here. The name I use here is just how I felt and my age when I joined CSN.

Hugs
Donna

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teresa41
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my dad named me teresa and i was 41 when diagnosed in 2009 the first time

teresa

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fauxma
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My best friend and I are very close and her kids are like my kid and vice versa. When she was expecting her first grandchild her daughter wanted to have her call me grandma also. While my friend was okay with it I felt that it being her first grandbaby that she should have that honor so we wracked our brains for a cute name for me. We were watching a stupid commercial about faux diamonds and fauxma was born. I actually love the name and now have 6 faux grandchildren in addition to my two grandchildren.
My real name was a second choice when my dad rejected the name Penelope. For years I hated the name Stephanie only slightly less than I hated the thought that I might have been a Penelope. I was the only Stephanie all through school. Now it is a very common nme and I love it. I also love Penolope. Go figure. My middle name has been the middle name of the 1st girl since my great grandmother. My grand daughter has the same middle name but the Hawaiian version.
It is fun to hear the name stories.
Stef

survivorbc09
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I rarely see you anymore Stef.  How are you and your husband?  I know he had some health issues and hope he is doing well now.

Hugs,

Jan

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DebbyM
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I just used my real name for my name on here. No drama here either. LOL

desertgirl947
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My given name, Elizabeth Anne, is merely a family thing. My mother's middle name was Elizabeth, probably taken from the first name of her mother's sister (Elisabeth, as she was Norwegian). Anne is most definitely English. I admit that I like that my middle name Anne ends with an e.

My name here I drew from my past. My family lived on the Mojave Desert in Southern California in the 1960s for a few years. I also was looking for something that might be a little different. I am not a girlie-girl, and so I did not want anything that sounded too fru-fru. I wanted something that sounded solid and down to earth.

Rague
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Did you happen to be at NWC China Lake? We were there for 3 years in the 80's.

desertgirl947
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We were in Palmdale, after moving there from a short time in Beaumont.

survivorbc09
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Another great post Susie! Mine is pretty obvious. I am a survivor of bc now and will continue to be! I know some don't like that term, but, I think it is perfect for all of us.

Hugs, Jan

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Noel
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I loved this post and think it is so interesting and with all of the new people, I thought they might want to post on it too.

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mamolady
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My parents didn't have a girls name picked out. I was going to be a boy! I was also late, so my dad had to deploy before I was born. My mom just picked the most common name at the time, Cynthia. I am kind of glad I was suppose to be Darrick Earl.
My name on here is because of my job. I am a Mammo Tech. It just seemed easy to remember.

Cindy

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TraciInLA
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I'm also old enough that you just had to wait till the baby arrived to find out the gender. My mom had picked Kathleen Elizabeth if I was a girl, and planned to call me "Katie Beth." For some reason, both grandmothers HATED that idea, and wanted something more trendy, and pressured her into changing it.

I've never liked "Traci" -- I think it makes me sound like a bubble-headed blonde cheerleader. And someday I'm going to be old lady named "Traci"! Puh-lease.

My middle name is "Marie" -- when I was little, my mom always called me "TraciRee," which still makes me smile.

But I guess it could have been worse -- if I'd been a boy, I would have been Todd George.

I always loved the "Katie Beth" idea -- now that I think about it, I should have used that as my screen name here. I had NO idea how to come up with a screen name -- I seriously didn't join for 2 months because I couldn't think of anything. At the time I joined, I didn't see anyone else here from Los Angeles, so finally came up with TraciInLA.

Traci

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Katie Beth is a really nice name, but, I love Traci too! I have to say that you always make me smile Traci, so, thanks for that! 

Susie, I absolutely love this post!  It's so interesting and so much fun, so, thanks!

Julia K
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I was originally going to be a Kathryn but dad complained that it was too hard to spell. My 'boys' name is much worse. Eugene. Soooo glad I was NOT a boy.

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Angela is my birth name, but, everyone has always called me Angie, which I like better than Angela. Angela sounds so formal and that really is not me.

This post is fun! Thanks Susie!

debsweb18
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Didn't everybody name their daughters Debbie in the 50s? Probably because of Debbie Reynolds. There were 7 Debbie's in my 2nd grade class. Always hated it! When I started using the internet and had to pick a name for the web page I set up, I came up with debsweb. I started using it for a lot of my user names and when I found it taken I added the 18 for the day of my birth.

Susan- My best friend in 8th grade is named Susan and hated Sue or any version. She said her name is SuSAN. So I started calling her Zan.

Rague
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It's been quite a while since I thought about "Suzan". We lived in France when I was 6 - 9 and all my French friends insisted my name was Suzan, not Susan. About 20 yrs ago. I had to fill out some paperwork and the person (from France) who was doing it wrote my name as 'Suzan' and I didn't realize it at the time so took a while to get it straightened out once it came to my attention (Church records so not anything 'legal.').

Rague
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Double post!

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Noel
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I really hate to put the same old boring post up, but, it is also just my name. I wasn't real clever when I joined as to make up something really cool. Interesting post!

desertgirl947
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Debbie was popular even into the 60s.

I have many friends named Debbie (and its many variation of spelling).
I have two sisters-in-law named Debbie -- born in the early 1960.
I have a cousin named Debbie -- born in 1965.

That said, when someone calling me on the phone says that it's Debbie, I have to hear the voice a little longer to be sure which one it is.

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DebbyM
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This post is so fun and so interesting! Love it!

Rague
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Isn't it amazing how many of us 'older' one's parents were told we were going to be a boy in the days before testing..

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My Mom used to talk about how if they were carrying the baby low that it would be a boy. Or, if you carried it high, it would be a girl. Has anyone else heard of that? I don't think it worked, but, I remember her talking about that.

Julia K
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That is how I carried my two, but I know it doesn't work for everyone. 

Julia K
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That is how I carried my two, but I know it doesn't work for everyone. 

sdukowitz
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I, too, am a Susan, popular name back in the day! Luckily my twin sister did not get named a rhyming name like some twins did! My mom almost named me Gretchen Gertrude, as her name was Gertrude... I will stick with Susan any day! As far as a screen name I was never told to use one so not creative there! Oh my twin sister is named Jennifer .... we both have the middle name Jo... after my Dad, who was a Joseph..... Sue D

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My mom's name was Ellen and my dad's name was Eugene so I am Ellen Gene. I picked Mommaellen as my site name because that's what all my kid's friend's call me.

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mommaellen
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My mom's name was Ellen and my dad's name was Eugene so I am Ellen Gene. I picked Mommaellen as my site name because that's what all my kid's friend's call me.

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susie09
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I am loving reading these posts! Thanks my wonderful pink sisters for sharing this!

Love you!

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I do too Susie. Your posts are always so great!

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laughs_a_lot
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Real first name is after one grandmother and my middle name is after my paternal grandmother.

When I chose my name for here I wanted to remain very anonymous. I tend to laugh a lot about things that others do not. I loved the way Woody Woodpecker signed off on his cartoon show when I was a kid. It was quite the laugh, soooooooo! There you go.

The reason I wanted to be very anonymous was because sometimes employers have come here to find out about their employees health. I know this has happened to at least one person who came to this site. Given that we are living in hard times I do not want it to be easy for an employer to find me here and be able to find out whether I am a liability to them as far as continuing to provide me health insurance. It sounds cruel but it does happen. So you also will never see a real picture of me on this site either.

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DebbyM
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I had no idea that an employer would come on this site to see if their employee was here.  That's almost creepy and not right.  Ofcourse, I had never thought of that either. 

I do know that one pink sister on here had a friend, or ex friend now, that came on here and read her posts, as she had her picture on here and told everyone what she had written.  It was suppose to be private, but, anyone that has a computer can come on this site and read what you write.

Thanks for reminding us laughs a lot.

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LoveBabyJesus
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I was named Rebecca but I have no idea why. I heard rumors they named me after Rebecca from the Bible, but weren't there two of them? Never asked really.

I picked my name here because I love Jesus! And my faith is through him.

Mittensandmedwick
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Mittens and medwick were my first 2 cats that I had when I was a teenager.

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GreeneyedGirl
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Melanie after "Gone with the Wind" (thank heaven my southern mama wasn't feeling Scarlet)..and GreenEyedGirl after my own green eyes~
~M

Mittensandmedwick
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My name is Patricia Marie. I am the 4th of 5 kids. My mom told my dad to name me since I was the first girl in the family. She told him to name me anything but Patricia Marie.. Way to go dad. Unfortunately he died when I was 13 so I did not get to laugh about it with him.

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SIROD
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Melanie,

Good thing your mom didn't realize right away that your eyes were going to be green. Didn't Scarlet have green eyes in the novel?

I have known several women with the name Scarlet's in my life time. One knows immediately what book was being read at the time of their births. One woman used her middle name for years, then after her divorced went with her first name.

Best,

Doris

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sea60
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Well...it was a situation that if I was a boy, my Mom would name him, and if I was a girl, my Dad would name the baby. Guess who won? My Mom wanted to name me Linda but since my Dad won, Sylvia it was. I personally like Linda way better ;)

And I have to give credit for my nickmname which followed me until I was 13. I was just under 6 pounds at birth and a nurse kept calling me "PeeWee". It might have been cute while at the hospital however my parents thought it was a great nickname. Uhhhh...no. So thank you "mystery nurse", wherever you are, who happened to be working at the Nix hospital, in San Antonio, Texas on February 21st, 1960 at 11:15 AM...lol!

The name "Sea60" are my initials and the year I was born but I happen to LOVE the ocean so I really dig my initials.

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jnl
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My parents wanted to name me Lisa, but, they wanted it spelled differently, so, they came up with Leeza. I've always liked it, so, I guess I should thank them someday for my name. lol

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