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#61 Jo


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Posted 29 December 2009 - 01:15 PM

I am Joanne Rose (I dont use Rose but it's my middle name)..

My mother called me Cheryl when i was in her womb.
After my birth she gave me the name Joanne because "she doesn't look like a Cheryl"
So now im Joanne and wish my name was Cheryl i love this name.

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 01:31 PM

[size="1"]My parents had a bunch of names picked out for me up until my mom was about 30 wks along but then one of her really good friends died and so she decided to name me after her. Her name was Elise Leighton however we already had a "Lise" in the family so my mom took the name Leighton instead. It worked out at the time since she didn't know my sex and Leighton is a unisex name.[/size]

Leighton, I love your name, I think it is beautiful! And the story behind it makes it even more special.

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 01:44 PM

my real name: Megan Alice

Meagan (May-gan,, but mum didn't think anyone would pronounce it right,, yet a lot of people have called be this by mistake)

My name is Meagan Breann.
It is pronounced May-gan. I get called Megan a lot, but I have just gotten used to it. Friends and family are careful to pronounce it correctly!

If I was a boy, I would have been:

Nathan Adam or
Seth Caleb

Then, my mom came up with Jaclyn. My dad didn't like it. I'm glad she didn't use this because it was very popular in my school.

I'm not sure what made her decide on Meagan, but she wanted to use Meagan Elizabeth. My dad thought that was too lengthy, so he picked Breann.

I love my name. I can't imagine being named anything else.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:13 PM

I'm Heather Elaine and I was almost a Crystal.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:24 PM

I am Erin Elizabeth

I almost was: Alyssa Erin/Elizabeth Erin/Erin Alyssa
My mom and dad had those names in mind, and they liked Erin Elizabeth the best. I prefer Alyssa to Erin, but whatever. I'll deal. So, my initials spell E.E.L. Lovely, huh? It would've made the same sound had they incorporated Alyssa. I do love Elizabeth though. Why they didn't make that my first name I do not know......

Hey! You have my name! I personally don't mind my name but I cannot stand Elizabeth. It's such a filler name when it's in the middle. As a first name it's fine. My paternal grandma named me while my parents tried to get over the shock of my twin brother being stillborn.
Had he not been stillborn I would have been Cheyenne Sioux (pronounced. Sue) & the name on my brothers death certificate is Lakota Apache (my dad was obsessed with Native Americans).
My parents also told me that they played around with Shy Anne (dad's idea), Samantha Shay (Dad vetoed it on a count of it being a "hooker name").
There's no boy names for me because my parents knew I was a girl from the start.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 11:07 PM

My name is Adasyn Claire. My dad told me that him & my mom considered naming me Mollin Grace but, they thought it was kind of an odd first name. Lol. They also considered Reese Leeanne for my name but, they ruled it out when they found my name Adasyn Claire. If I would have been a boy my dad told me they would've named me Landon Mitchel. :D

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 07:17 AM

if I had been a boy I would've been Jacob Ryan. My mom planned on naming me Megan Leanne until my cousin was born first and her mother named her Megan Leigh Ann. So, I was Kelsie. Kelsie because it was mom's favorite name that started with K and it had to be a 'K' name because of my brother Kyle. the 'ie' at the end of my name is after my mom.. Debbie. And my middle name came from mom as well.

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 10:28 AM

Saoirse Iona

I was almost named Cleona Aileen. It was nixed because it was too rhyme-y with my sister Seonaid (prn: Shona... and Klee-o-na). Hahaha. Thanks mom!

If I was a boy, my name would have been Eamon (aim-an).

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 10:30 AM

Real Name: Regan Danielle.

I was almost Jessica Leigh for no other reason then my mon liked it, but right before I was born she saw a bunch of Jessica's that had just been born in the newspaper. Thank God, I liked not having to be Regan R. in school :D

If I was a boy I would have been Robert Jared "Jared" family tradition, I'm glad I don't have a brother tho because every Robert I know is a jerk

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 04:23 PM

Laramie Blake

My name was almost Marley, Dakota, or Blake. Dakota was the first to be ruled out. Somehow, my mom knew that I was going to be a girl...so she says. So, there really wasn't a need for a huge list of names? She had always liked Blake and originally wanted it to be my first name. Then my daddy brings the truck home. A brand new (at the time) 1992 Dodge Laramie.

...annnnd then came my name, Laramie. And Blake just because "Marley" didn't fit with it.

So I guess you can say I'm pretty country-fied. (:

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 04:28 PM

If I had been a boy, my parents would have named me Matthew Delano. Apparently they only had two names picked out. I was either going to be Matthew Delano, or Bethany Kristina. I say either is pretty decent

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 04:28 PM

I was going to be either:

Robert Louis III (thank Hevan is was a girl!)
Jason Robert/Louis
Jeffery Robert/Louis

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 02:30 PM

If I was a boy I was going to be Vincent.

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 07:52 AM

My mom said if I was a boy she would have named me seth michael
but she picked the girl name out before she was even pregnant I was named after my grandma

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 08:20 AM

Well, I'm Elena Mae. I'm named after a friend of my Dad's, who was Italian, hence the rather odd spelling and pronunciation next to my French surname. My Mum got to pick my middle name, like she did with my older sister (Jessica Taylor, a friend of my dad's again, and a family surname), and apparently she spent ages trying to find the right spelling of Mae!

I think the agreement was always that my Dad could pick the girls names, and my Mum the boys, but Mum somehow managed to pick all of the middle names. Still, I'm glad she didn't pick my first names, 'cause I would've been either Hope or Scarlett, and seen as Scarlett doesn't go with my surname, and I hate Hope as a first name, I think I got lucky :)

If I'd have been a boy, I would've been Jack. I don't know about a middle name, but I can guess from what my brother would've been called, that it would've been something like Jacob, Aaron (my brother's two names), Marc (after my uncles) or Isaac. Something like that, anyway.

I thought I'd put my brother on here as well, 'cause I know a bit about his name.

Jacob Aaron is the English version of one of the Jewish boys my Mum used to mind (his Yiddish/Hebrew name was Yakov Aharon - excuse the spelling if it's wrong). Marc is after my two uncles; Mark Gavin and Christian Mark. To make it seem fair they put it third, so there wouldn't by any "favouritism".

As far as I know, the only other two names they considered were Isaac and Niamh.

(as a side not, my little cousin stoll my Mum's names; Gracie Neve and Jack Louis)

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 12:35 PM

My name: Catelin Elizabeth (Catie)

I recently found out that my name was going to be Allison, but a cousin of my Mom's named her daughter Allison a week or so before I was born.
(I'm kind of glad, because I couldn't see myself being an Allison--and I LOVE the name Catie)

If I had been a boy, I think my name would have been either Ryan, Isaac or Grant. (I would have liked Ryan, although it's popular)

My sister Mandy (Amanda) was almost named Megan. The reason she wasn't was because my parents thought Catelin and Megan would have been too close.

My youngest sister, Joy (Rebecca Joy) could have been Bethany Joy or Isaac something. (Don't remember what)

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 01:19 PM

Lisa Ann

My dad wanted Beth which is cute but I don't like nicknames as the legal name.
My mom wanted Angela which is cute but I just don't think I look like an Angie.

If I was a boy I would have been Eric Christopher which is my brothers name. Eric is after the family name Ericson and Christopher is after the basketball player Christopher Mullen.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 07:15 PM

Claire Elizabeth

My parents were considering

Molly or Stephanie

I'm glad I was a Claire :) hahah

If I were a boy, I probably would've been named Jeffrey or Daniel :)

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