Were You Named After A Relative?

@hush5605 (674)
United States
October 31, 2006 12:35am CST
My first name was popular the year I was born, but my middle name is my Grandmother's name. Are you named after anyone in your family?
18 responses
@annieroos (1846)
• United States
31 Oct 06
Not that i know of..
@hush5605 (674)
• United States
31 Oct 06
Not everyone is named after a relative, but you may be surprised to find out that you are. Thanks so much for respnding!
@hush5605 (674)
• United States
31 Oct 06
Thanks for responding too..sheesh! I can't type today!
• United States
31 Oct 06
Yeh, a grandmother.
@hush5605 (674)
• United States
31 Oct 06
That's great, Margie. I am very proud to say that I was named after my Dad's Mother too...thanks for your response!
@kody00 (30)
• United States
31 Oct 06
My first name, Kody, was chosen becuase my parents didn't know if I was a boy or a girl. Growing up with a "boys" name wasn't easy, but now I think it is unique! My middle name, Lea, is a family name. My Grandmother and my Aunt both have it as their middle names. I hope I can pass it on too!
@hush5605 (674)
• United States
31 Oct 06
Your name is very unique and I love the name Kody! Your middle name is very pretty too and it's nice that both your Grandmother and your Aunt have it as well. I hope you do pass it on. It would be nice to have the name in future generations of your family to commemorate them. Thanks for responding!
@Leonora (1633)
• Portugal
31 Oct 06
Yes. I receive the name of one of my ancestors.
@hush5605 (674)
• United States
31 Oct 06
That's great...the name will live on through you. Thanks for your response!
@kylesmiles (1913)
• United States
31 Oct 06
No, I was named after an actress. :) I believe my middle name was one of my mom's friend's name.
@hush5605 (674)
• United States
31 Oct 06
Awesome! I don't think I've ever met anyone that was named after an actress before. Carrying one of your mom's friends' names means that that friend was very special to her and I don't think there is any greater honor to bestow on a friend than to name your baby after them. Thanks for responding!
• United States
31 Oct 06
My middle name is my mom's name.
@hush5605 (674)
• United States
31 Oct 06
I think it's great that you carry your mother's name, jennie. Her name will live on through you. Thanks for responding!
@Sir_bobby88 (8244)
• Singapore
31 Oct 06
Nope i got my name from books and my parents asked a fortune teller whether is it good or not before deciding ^_^
@hush5605 (674)
• United States
31 Oct 06
Hi there! I think it's fascinating that your parents consulted a fortune teller to be certain your name was good. Thanks for your response!
@dblewis (25)
• United States
31 Oct 06
I was named after my grandmother. Her name was Francis Isadora Watts.
@hush5605 (674)
• United States
31 Oct 06
That's a beautiful name. You must be proud to be named after your Grandmother. Thanks so much for responding!
@burgoonster (3762)
• Canada
31 Oct 06
Yes My Great Uncle Pat
@hush5605 (674)
• United States
31 Oct 06
I love the name Pat for a gentleman's name...I think it's great you were named after your Great-Uncle! Thanks for your response!
• United States
31 Oct 06
No, but I was named after a very close friend of my mothers.
@hush5605 (674)
• United States
31 Oct 06
Hi Wendysue! I'm betting that your mom's friend is a very special person for her to name you after her. Thanks for responding!
• United States
31 Oct 06
My first name comes from my grandmother on my dads side. And my middle name is a family name passed down for many generations.
@hush5605 (674)
• United States
31 Oct 06
I think it's great that you have a family name being passed down from generation to generation. My middle name comes from my Grandmother on my Dad's side. Thanks for your response!
@adonica (439)
• United States
31 Oct 06
I was named after both of my grandmothers. I have one's first name and the others middle name.
@hush5605 (674)
• United States
31 Oct 06
That's great! Your grandmother's names will live on through you. Thanks for responding!
@jhannon (1410)
• United States
31 Oct 06
My middle name was named after my aunt suzanne so its jessica anne..She is also my godmother.. also after my great grandma her name was anne.
@hush5605 (674)
• United States
31 Oct 06
I think it's wonderful when names get carried down to our children. One of my son's middle names is after my Dad and the other's middle name is after his Dad. Thanks for your response!
@kataztrophy (1839)
• United States
31 Oct 06
I am named after my great grandfather.
@hush5605 (674)
• United States
31 Oct 06
I think it's fabulous that you carry your Great-Grandfather's name. Thanks so much for your response!
@Betty1956 (177)
• United States
31 Oct 06
Yes, two aunts, Elizabeth and Regina. Just last week my grandaughter took Elizabeth for her Confirmation name for me. It felt good for her to choose Elizabeth.
@hush5605 (674)
• United States
31 Oct 06
That's great...my sister's middle name is after my Aunt Catherine. My middle name is Elizabeth - that was Dad's mother's name and I am proud to wear Ma's name. I bet it did...congratulations and thanks for your response!
@melody1011 (1664)
• India
31 Oct 06
My middle name is taken from my god mother's name. Her name is Frances and mine is Francesca.
@hush5605 (674)
• United States
31 Oct 06
I love the name Francesca...Frances is a beautiful name too! Thanks for responding!
• United States
31 Oct 06
I was named after my great grandfather. His name was Angelo Michael, mine is Michael Angelo.
@hush5605 (674)
• United States
31 Oct 06
Your Great-Grandfather had a beautiful name. I really like yours too! Thanks for responding.
@Jshean20 (14367)
• Canada
31 Oct 06
None of my names takes after a family member. I guess I was chosen from a book :P
@hush5605 (674)
• United States
31 Oct 06
Nothing wrong with your parents choosing a name of their liking. Sometimes there are already too many that have family names and our parents decide to choose one of their own. Thanks for responding!