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luv
01-04-2009, 04:43 PM
Not asking you to reveal your true identity. Just wondering if you have any interesting stories about why your parents gave you the name they gave you. I was talking with my dad, and he mentioned that, around the time I was born, he went to the bank and liked a teller's name. It was LuRita. Thank goodness my mom didn't like it. However, that is why my first name has two capital letters. Also, If I was a boy, my name would have been Mark Jeffrey after my dad's two best friends he had in the army.

Hydrae
01-04-2009, 04:45 PM
My middle name is Wade. My mom couldn't remember the planned name of Wayne so they changed it when I was born. Never really understood why Wade was easier to remember than Wayne. :spock:

Baby Lee
01-04-2009, 04:46 PM
First name, paternal grandpa
Middle name, maternal grandpa
Real original, considering they are each seperately two of the most common names on earth, as is my surname.

Have a buddy, whose family tradition going back 100s of years is to name the firstborn male with the father's middle name first, middle name from his first name, so they alternate though generations.

ie, John James, father of James John, father of John James, only a tad more esoteric.

Buck
01-04-2009, 04:47 PM
I am named after my dad.

mlyonsd
01-04-2009, 04:48 PM
My dad insisted I be named after his pet monkey. Later, my mom let me pick a nickname to get away from the beatings I took in kindergarten on the playground being named Baboo.

UteChief
01-04-2009, 04:49 PM
I too am named after my dad.

Tribal Warfare
01-04-2009, 04:49 PM
a " good irish name" was what I got from my grandma at least. Though I was almost named Zek

DaneMcCloud
01-04-2009, 04:50 PM
My dad insisted I be named after his pet monkey. Later, my mom let me pick a nickname to get away from the beatings I took in kindergarten on the playground being named Baboo.

Well, that's better than Picabo

Baconeater
01-04-2009, 04:51 PM
I have no idea what my mom was thinking when she named me Bugeater.

Baby Lee
01-04-2009, 04:51 PM
Who knows how someone comes up with something like Tripp?

mlyonsd
01-04-2009, 04:54 PM
Well, that's better than Picabo

I actually thought that was my real name until I was 8. When I finally figured out they were mocking me when in front of the neighbors they kept hiding behind there hands and yelled Picabo all the time in front of the me. I finally got the joke.

DenverDanChiefsFan
01-04-2009, 04:56 PM
Don't know how my parents knew I would end up in denver and still be a Chiefs fan.

Pestilence
01-04-2009, 04:56 PM
Both my first name and middle name are considered to be good "Catholic" names.

Fruit Ninja
01-04-2009, 04:56 PM
Named after my dad, but no one even calls me by m y real name. ya know, i dont think in 32 years i have ever heard my mom call me by my real first name. lol

Dr. Facebook Fever
01-04-2009, 04:57 PM
My mom liked the name Brian and I got stuck with her last name.

Demonpenz
01-04-2009, 04:58 PM
My name is Raphael (Ray for short) Or ray dog Raydizzle Millertime. My parents were both high...very high. My dad was in a band all through high school and had a Mustang II which he had to sell when he had two kids. He still talks about that car today, that and how Kansas is the best band ever.

Baconeater
01-04-2009, 05:00 PM
My name is Raphael (Ray for short) Or ray dog Raydizzle Millertime. My parents were both high...very high. My dad was in a band all through high school and had a Mustang II which he had to sell when he had two kids. He still talks about that car today, that and how Kansas is the best band ever.

Did you ever tell him that the Mustang II was just a Pinto with different body panels?

OnTheWarpath58
01-04-2009, 05:03 PM
Named after my father and grandfather.

Demonpenz
01-04-2009, 05:04 PM
Did you ever tell him that the Mustang II was just a Pinto with different body panels?

oh he knows. In fact his pinto GT was actually faster of the two. He had racing stripes on his pinto and he claims he would "blow" the doors off of other cars with his sleeper. If I could get a scanner I could show you pics of both cars.

Bill Parcells
01-04-2009, 05:05 PM
THE STOOLSPRAYER was given to me at a young age. I have no idea why.

Hydrae
01-04-2009, 05:06 PM
oh he knows. In fact his pinto GT was actually faster of the two. He had racing stripes on his pinto and he claims he would "blow" the doors off of other cars with his sleeper. If I could get a scanner I could show you pics of both cars.

No way that Pinto had a stock motor then. Even the GT with a manual transmission couldn't get out of it's own way. Not to mention blowing doors off of anything other than a Datsun B210.

Demonpenz
01-04-2009, 05:06 PM
This car has some f-ing muscle (dazed and confused voice)

DeezNutz
01-04-2009, 05:06 PM
My mother was distraught when she learned she was pregnant. It was unexpected, and she and my father were both very young. My dad walked in the room, and she slowly lifted her head, red eyed and with a very weak voice, she whispered, "I don't know how this could have happened..."

My dad boldly proclaimed, "DeezNutz, that's how!"

The rest is history.

Baconeater
01-04-2009, 05:06 PM
oh he knows. In fact his pinto GT was actually faster of the two. He had racing stripes on his pinto and he claims he would "blow" the doors off of other cars with his sleeper. If I could get a scanner I could show you pics of both cars.

Just draw me some pics in MS Paint.

Demonpenz
01-04-2009, 05:07 PM
No way that Pinto had a stock motor then. Even the GT with a manual transmission couldn't get out of it's own way. Not to mention blowing doors off of anything other than a Datsun B210.

he's probably fos then which is completely true. Although my grandpa had my dad when he was like 40, my grandma died shortly there after so my dad basicly worked on houses, cars, and CCR in his garage all day through hs

Baby Lee
01-04-2009, 05:09 PM
This car has some f-ing muscle (dazed and confused voice)

Monza own ju.

http://www.dragtimes.com/images/8206-1975-Chevrolet-Monza.jpg

bowener
01-04-2009, 05:11 PM
Both my first name and middle name are considered to be good "Catholic" names.

God Fearing Smith?

First name is after my Aunt
Middle name is after a family Surname
Last name, I got no choice, but recently contemplated changing it to match my stepfathers as a way of showing my admiration.

Blindside58
01-04-2009, 05:12 PM
I was almost named "Hobart" after my grandfather, who at the time offered my parents $1000.00 which in 1975 was a good amount of dough. Luckily I got the good american name of Barack Hussein.....well the first part is true.

luv
01-04-2009, 05:13 PM
I'm still not for sure where they got my first name from, only why it has the two capital letters. My middle name is my mom's mom's name. It will not get handed down.

alanm
01-04-2009, 05:17 PM
I asked my mom one time and she said it was from a character in a book she was reading at the time.
In case you haven't guessed it's Alan. :D

RJ
01-04-2009, 05:21 PM
I was at a Walgreens in Baltimore a few years ago. The cashier's name tag said "Latrina". I suppose her parents didn't know what a latrine was when they named her.

And the answer to your question is yes.

alanm
01-04-2009, 05:27 PM
I have no idea what my mom was thinking when she named me Bugeater.Are you sure you didn't acquire that as a young child?:D

TrebMaxx
01-04-2009, 05:30 PM
My first name is for my mother's brother who was tragically killed by a drunk driver before I was born.
My middle name "Lewis" is because my mom loved Jerry Lewis movies, we are talking early 60's here.

Baby Lee
01-04-2009, 05:31 PM
Your real name.
8+1= :D

luv
01-04-2009, 05:32 PM
8+1= :D

:redface:



LMAO

RJ
01-04-2009, 05:33 PM
My first name is for my mother's brother who was tragically killed by a drunk driver before I was born.
My middle name "Lewis" is because my mom loved Jerry Lewis movies, we are talking early 60's here.


Is your mother French?

triple
01-04-2009, 05:35 PM
why didn't they put frerotte in a long time ago

Baconeater
01-04-2009, 05:36 PM
why didn't they put frerotte in a long time ago

Childress in an idiot. And this is the wrong thread.

luv
01-04-2009, 05:38 PM
why didn't they put frerotte in a long time ago

Childress in an idiot. And this is the wrong thread.

Oh my. LMAO

triple
01-04-2009, 05:40 PM
i say my good sir or madam, are you chuckling at something silly i've said on a message board? oh, i do declare, just wait until your day comes... upon it's coming, you shall have your come-uppance. i do declare.

luv
01-04-2009, 05:42 PM
i say my good sir or madam, are you chuckling at something silly i've said on a message board? oh, i do declare, just wait until your day comes... upon it's coming, you shall have your come-uppance. i do declare.

My day came before yours did, I'm afraid.

TrebMaxx
01-04-2009, 05:43 PM
Is your mother French?

Nope, but she did have a weird sense of humor.

triple
01-04-2009, 05:44 PM
My day came before yours did, I'm afraid.

my word, for the life of me i can't remember when you have ever said anything silly. whatever do you mean?

RJ
01-04-2009, 05:45 PM
why didn't they put frerotte in a long time ago



Now that is the question we should all be asking.

rad
01-04-2009, 05:49 PM
My first name was my Grandfathers middle name and my middle name was my Grandfathers first name.....weird huh?

Mosbonian
01-04-2009, 05:53 PM
My Mom and Dad named me after a book in the Bible....I used to think that was pretty cool until my Grandpa told me how I truly got my first name.

He told me that the family was having a hard time agreeing on what to name me...my Mom wanted one thing, my dad another, my paternal Grandparents something altogether different....

Suddenly, just outside the hospital room window they all heard a hairlip dog barking.. "mark, mark, mark"....and thus I was named.

mmaddog
*******

BigMeatballDave
01-04-2009, 06:16 PM
1st and middle is David Lester. Lester was my mom's stepdads name. It was my dads choice. My mom wanted to name me Richard Bradley.

Donger
01-04-2009, 06:19 PM
I was named after a Roman emperor. Seems odd considering that my family is neither Catholic or Italian. Unfortunately, it was one of the really unpleasant ones, too.

triple
01-04-2009, 06:23 PM
I was named after a Roman emperor. Seems odd considering that my family is neither Catholic or Italian. Unfortunately, it was one of the really unpleasant ones, too.

i bet it's a lot of trouble to spell Lucius Ahenobarbus to people over the phone

Crush
01-04-2009, 06:25 PM
I was named after Nicholas II, the last czar of Russia. Either that or they just randomly picked a name.

rad
01-04-2009, 06:41 PM
I was named after a Roman emperor. Seems odd considering that my family is neither Catholic or Italian. Unfortunately, it was one of the really unpleasant ones, too.

Caligula?

mikey23545
01-04-2009, 06:45 PM
My middle name is the last name of the doctor who delivered my father.

luv
01-04-2009, 06:47 PM
Caligula?

Was there a Dongerius?

ChiTown
01-04-2009, 06:49 PM
My Mom was Born in Ireland. One of us kids had to be named Patrick (actually, the Birth Certificate reads Padraig)............................

Craqhead
01-04-2009, 06:49 PM
First name after my dad's dad. Middle name after my mom's dad.

Bowser
01-04-2009, 06:52 PM
My name is Turkish. Funny name for an Englishman, I know. My parents to be were on the same plane when it crashed. That's how they met. They named me after the name of the plane. Not many people are named after a plane crash. That's Tommy. He tells people he was named after a gun, but I know he was really named after a famous 19th century ballet dancer.

ChiefsCountry
01-04-2009, 06:56 PM
After a secondary character in a 80's tv show

KC Jones
01-04-2009, 07:00 PM
I was named after a member of the Lutheran church in Kansas City who sponsored my grandmother and her family's relocation to the U.S. after the holocaust and then soviet occupation. That's also why they relocated to Kansas City once they got to the U.S. Oddly enough my father had glimpsed his future mother in law while stationed in post war Germany. It had caused quite a stir when she arrived in one of the east/west German border town's there, because in those days female physicians were quite rare.

EyePod
01-04-2009, 07:20 PM
I was named after the Apple iPod, only it's trademarked so they had to spell it "eyePod."

Nzoner
01-04-2009, 07:24 PM
First name, paternal grandpa
Middle name, maternal grandpa and father's middle name

Ecto-I
01-04-2009, 07:54 PM
My name is <a href="http://dailyremedy.blogspot.com/2007/03/wake-up-to-arun.html">Arun. Here's the story.</a> It means "The morning Sun" in India.

Braincase
01-04-2009, 08:04 PM
I got my grandfathers' middle names, "Robert" and "Alan".

I could've got their first names... then I'd be "Sigfred Francis".

I'll take "Robert Alan".

Ebolapox
01-04-2009, 08:07 PM
I am named after my dad.

no shit, really? I am too. same birthday, both 'jr.'

weird shit.

Ebolapox
01-04-2009, 08:08 PM
Caligula?

Nero.

gblowfish
01-04-2009, 08:12 PM
My middle name is Clark. My dad named me that because General Mark Clark was his commander in Korea. He did 2 years, mostly fighting against Chinese in the US Army 24th Infantry.

He was drafted, but went in, did his service, and got out.

tmax63
01-04-2009, 09:19 PM
My 2 older brothers got the family names. My mom said she liked Terry (y for guy) and my older brother liked Max. Said he'd never met a Max he didn't like.

DeezNutz
01-04-2009, 09:28 PM
After a secondary character in a 80's tv show

Hey, Robin.

luv
01-04-2009, 09:32 PM
After a secondary character in a 80's tv show

My middle name was the first name in the title of a popular 70's tv show.

Baconeater
01-04-2009, 09:46 PM
My middle name was the first name in the title of a popular 70's tv show.

Alice?

luv
01-04-2009, 09:47 PM
Alice?

Think Milwaukee.

Baconeater
01-04-2009, 09:48 PM
Laverne?

luv
01-04-2009, 09:49 PM
Laverne?

Yep.

Baconeater
01-04-2009, 09:50 PM
You're kidding.

luv
01-04-2009, 09:51 PM
You're kidding.

My grandmother was a twin. Their names were Fern and Laverne.

BWillie
01-04-2009, 09:51 PM
I don't have a name anymore. I'm known now just as a symbol. A beautiful symbol of a big huge hairy bear on it's hind legs roaring after devouring it's prey. I'm the chiefs planet poster previously known as Bwillie007. Mods..please change my handle. Thanks

luv
01-04-2009, 09:52 PM
I don't have a name anymore. I'm known now just as a symbol. A beautiful symbol of a big huge hairy bear on it's hind legs roaring after devouring it's prey. I'm the chiefs planet poster previously known as Bwillie007. Mods..please change my handle. Thanks

You look more like a rat than a bear.

Ebolapox
01-04-2009, 09:55 PM
THE STOOLSPRAYER was given to me at a young age. I have no idea why.

...and you claim that SHTSPRAYER isn't your mult?

BWillie
01-04-2009, 09:55 PM
You look more like a rat than a bear.

In some cultures, eating food that has been touched by rats is considered a blessing from god.

Baconeater
01-04-2009, 09:55 PM
My grandmother was a twin. Their names were Fern and Laverne.

I didn't think anyone actually used the name Laverne.

luv
01-04-2009, 09:57 PM
I didn't think anyone actually used the name Laverne.

It's definitely a very old name. I come across it sometimes when I'm indexing medical records. Always someone very very old. No disrepect to my grandmother, but I definitely won't be passing it along.

luv
01-04-2009, 09:59 PM
Oh, and those Hey Vern commercials were big about the time I was in high school. Vern kind of became a funny nickname for a very short amount of time.

Baconeater
01-04-2009, 10:00 PM
You really told people what your middle name was? I would've been quiet about that one.

Discuss Thrower
01-04-2009, 10:00 PM
First: Named in honor of my maternal grandmother's late second husband's surname.
Middle: Taken from my paternal great-grandfather's middle name.

My father and his father (to an extent), my first cousin-once removed and his father and grandfather, and I, all go by our middle names.

luv
01-04-2009, 10:04 PM
You really told people what your middle name was? I would've been quiet about that one.

Close friends, and now the intraweb.

BucEyedPea
01-04-2009, 10:05 PM
My mom had a thing for comic book character damsels in distress

BWillie
01-04-2009, 10:07 PM
I didn't think anyone actually used the name Laverne.

Some chick came over to our table the other night at the bar and introduced herself. She said her name was Beverly, and I was making fun of her calling her a lying and deceitful old shrew. Turns out she showed her ID to us and she was a 23 year old Beverly. I was in quandary and needless to say didn't get to bang her.

Bowser
01-04-2009, 10:08 PM
My mom had a thing for comic book character damsels in distress

Now I've got Stewie on the brain...

"Lois...Lois...Lois....."

DaneMcCloud
01-04-2009, 11:28 PM
Named after my dad, but no one even calls me by m y real name. ya know, i dont think in 32 years i have ever heard my mom call me by my real first name. lol

Turtle?

DaneMcCloud
01-04-2009, 11:33 PM
After a secondary character in a 80's tv show

Nick from Family Ties?

Dwayne from a Different World?

Norm from Cheers?

Cliff from Cheers?

Frasier from Cheers?

Kitt from Knight Rider?

Ray Krebbs from Dallas?

Fire Me Boy!
01-05-2009, 06:15 AM
With my brother and I both, they thought we were going to be girls. They had picked out the first name Valerie if we were. That is until my aunt pointed out that with our last name, our initials would be VD.

My dad also liked the name Thaddeus. Until the same aunt said, "You might as well call the kid, 'Thud.'"

So that one went out with the bathwater.

Baby Lee
01-05-2009, 06:35 AM
Laverne?

I was hoping for Maude.

Frosty
01-05-2009, 06:45 AM
Nick from Family Ties?

Dwayne from a Different World?

Norm from Cheers?

Cliff from Cheers?

Frasier from Cheers?

Kitt from Knight Rider?

Ray Krebbs from Dallas?

Mindy?

morphius
01-05-2009, 07:35 AM
I got my name because "boy" sounded worse. My parents really drew a blank and just settled on it.

My son got his name because I thought Scott Zilla would be a damn cool name for a kid. My daughters name was a name I fell in love with the first time I heard it, Jennica. I stayed with a family in high school whose oldest girl had that name and I just loved the sound of it. When my wife came home and said she was pregnant, I asked if we could name her Jennica, she said I don't know if it is a girl. I just stared her straight in the face and asked again if we could name her Jennica, she got to pick her middle name, hehe.

Katipan
01-05-2009, 07:46 AM
My dad chose my first name, (it means Pure... very appropriate) and as for my middle... My mother still didn't have the best grasp of the English language at the time, and since I was born around Christmas... I ended up with a great Porn Star name.

I think Hef had a Miss December named Karen Christie.

woot. woot.

Way better than the "Michael Ryan" I was supposed to be.

Saggysack
01-05-2009, 08:07 AM
I've had many names in my life. All of them very real.

If I had to pick which one was my favorite, it would be You. Had that one for 4 months.

Frankie
01-05-2009, 08:13 AM
My middle name is Wade. My mom couldn't remember the planned name of Wayne so they changed it when I was born. Never really understood why Wade was easier to remember than Wayne. :spock:

Because of the famous movie icon, John Wade.

angelo
01-05-2009, 08:31 AM
I don't know where my parents came up with.

"That's Not My Ass Jones"

So I picked out Angelo as soon as I turned 18.

TNMAJ Angelo

RedNeckRaider
01-05-2009, 11:21 AM
Jeff

rad
01-05-2009, 07:05 PM
My name is Turkish. Funny name for an Englishman, I know. My parents to be were on the same plane when it crashed. That's how they met. They named me after the name of the plane. Not many people are named after a plane crash. That's Tommy. He tells people he was named after a gun, but I know he was really named after a famous 19th century ballet dancer.

Snatch rep.