Are you named after anybody

Canada
January 9, 2013 11:23pm CST
Where does your name come from. My mother wanted to name me Michele which in French which we are it is also a boys name and was my uncles name so she changed it a little and it ended up being michaela which is pronounced mickayla.
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@cupkitties (7566)
• United States
10 Jan 13
Shasta Cola -  
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It would be lovely were I named after some person but not I'm named " Shasta" after a darned beverage. No idea where the name originates from. There is a younger cousin named after me. Never met her.
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• United States
11 Jan 13
@ prashu228, I think it was you who asked about something about why I got my name. Sorry I couldn't answer yet because I made double posts by mistake and had reported that one to be removed before you asked me. Anyway, my dad said that my mom was drinking a Shasta cola and thought it would make a pretty name, so I became Shasta. He said he wasn't there because he had to work and he would have named me something else. He had considered something like Margaret or Peggy. Margaret, I would have liked,. Peggy is too close with "Piggy". People would have probably teased me worse with a name like that.
@jambi462 (4598)
• United States
10 Jan 13
I'm named after my grandpa Thomas and my dad decided to name me that. My mom wanted to name me Cassidy but that's my middle name instead. My girlfriend's name is Michelle so I would have to say that I definitely am a fan of that name.
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@sriroshan (2586)
• India
10 Jan 13
In my family not my husband or son or daughter have been named after any one from my husband side family or from my father side family. But my brother's son have been named after my Grandfather's name.
@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
10 Jan 13
I'm named after one of the President. Strange but true.
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• India
12 Jan 13
Hi friend, good to know about your naming history. My name was given by my aunt, it is having the meaning of Light of Education goddess, in our country vidhya is the god for education and prakash means light, this combination made my name
11 Jan 13
Only my middle name was given to me after my great grandmothers name. My mother was really close with her grandmother and she was the only person in her family that she was close to so she gave me her first name as my middle name.
@MaylaJay (350)
11 Jan 13
My middle name is Marie. It came from my grandma, who's middle name is also Marie.
• Marikina, Philippines
10 Jan 13
My name came from a small book. There is a list of baby's names and its meaning. my name means 'grace' and that is why my mom chose that name for me.
@sriroshan (2586)
• India
10 Jan 13
No my name is not named after anyone like my aunt etc. But my daddy had kept my name as Roshan means Rays of Light, since I am the eldest child in the family.
• United States
10 Jan 13
I was named after my grandma Barbara and my grandpa Gene- Barbara Jean
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
10 Jan 13
my name is the feminine form of Charles which was my grandfathers name, so in effect, i was named after my grandfather! the other choice was Amy. i wish they would have named me that!
@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
10 Jan 13
hi, yes,my name came from the name of my father but not exactly,my father wanted him that my name would be his name in junior but he think of that and he said that all juniors are stubborn child,so he changed it and rambled his name until he completely form my name.
@prashu228 (25523)
• India
10 Jan 13
Hi yes i am named after my Grandmom, my dad's mother. The name is not exactly the same but it has got the same pronunciation almost. I dont like my name to be frank but i like my grandmom's name more.
@Archie0 (4669)
10 Jan 13
My parents say that the meaning of my name means devotion. Devotion while we pray. But sometimes i don't like my name. I don't like people calling by my name i simply hate it.
• Jamaica
10 Jan 13
I'm Named after the Lover's Paris and Helen of Troy. Paris specifically. However people who don't know the meanings of their own names like to tell me I have a girl's name -_- When it is clearly unisex... since I a GUY has it. and further, it's what all the males that came before me are named.
@chiyosan (30205)
• Philippines
10 Jan 13
Yes, I was indeed named after someone. My mother told me when i asked her where she got my name, she just told me that She got it from one of the stars in the original Charlie's Angels - Jaclyn Smith. So there, that sure is a give away of whay my first name is haha :D