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@vonne28th (1494)
Philippines
July 10, 2007 9:33am CST
Did you know where your parents got your real name and what it means? my real name is Yvonne and it means Yew or archer. My mom got my name from one of her schoolmate before in college. She said she admired the lady so much for being so talented and smart. How about you?
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@urbangirl (1461)
• Australia
24 Jul 07
I won't tell you my name but even though it is unusual, it is a name found in many cultures. I was named after my grandmother. In Germanic it means "love", in Japanese it means "south", in Gaelic it means "smooth,fine and small", in Dutch it means "Protector", in Hindu it means "precious stone", in Persian it means "azure", in Nepalese it means "precious", in Arabic it means "sea port", in Pashto, an Afghan language, it means "love".
@vonne28th (1494)
• Philippines
24 Jul 07
You puzzled me urbangirl. But whatever your name is, it's very interesting and very nice. Thank you so much.
@urbangirl (1461)
• Australia
24 Jul 07
Don't be puzzled - I have sent you a private message!
@derek_a (10902)
10 Jul 07
I am not sure where my parents got my name from. Being the only boy of 4 kids, for some reason they chose Derek - I don't know if it has got any meaning, but I am aware that there weren't many using the names when my parents chose it when I was born.
@vonne28th (1494)
• Philippines
11 Jul 07
Your parents do have a good taste when they chose that name for you. It's very unique and i like it. It's so masculine. Thanks derek.
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@derek_a (10902)
12 Jul 07
Thank you :-) I never really thought about it being masculine at all. Not that it's feminine. Like in the UK, Leslie can be a man's name or a woman's name, but I never heard of a woman named Derek, so I guess it is masculine LOL
@malijka (141)
• Poland
23 Jul 07
My name is Malgorzata (EN: Margaret) When my mother born me and was still in hospital she got that name from a friend from room ... she said i have to be Malgorzata. And my name means Pearl :)
@vonne28th (1494)
• Philippines
24 Jul 07
What a nice name and meaning. Malgorzata is very unique and good. thanks a lot.
@zenmachado (1619)
• United States
10 Jul 07
My given name is David. I was named after King David, who is spoken about in the bible. The meaning of my name is:"The Beloved".
@vonne28th (1494)
• Philippines
11 Jul 07
Your mom gave you a very good name that comes from a very smart king. SOme of my relatives are also named David by their parents. Thanks a lot