how did your parents came up with your name?

Philippines
June 3, 2008 4:09am CST
hi guys..just kinda curious if therre are stories behind you given name..i have remembered about my names story..hehehe in the year that i was born there was this famous actress in our country named kris they used that name and added some 'coz my mom doesn't want my name to be just kris so she added zelda which i do not know where this came from so i became kriszelda..a very hard name to spell..hehehe do you have stories behind your name? share it..^_^
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@34momma (13891)
• United States
8 Jun 08
my mother was going to name me Ernestine!!!. my wonderful aunt told her that she was baby sitting a little girl name Sakina and thought it would be a great name for me. So my mother thank goodness listened and here i am today,Sakina, instead of Ernestine!!
• Philippines
10 Jun 08
whats wrong with ernestine? dont you like it?
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@34momma (13891)
• United States
10 Jun 08
no way! my brother's name is Ernest and so is my father. I think Ernestine would have been to much. and i am to cute for such a name
• Philippines
11 Jun 08
hahahaha..now i know why you dont want ernestine to be your name..good thing your mother listened to that advice.
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@agihcam (1915)
• Philippines
4 Jun 08
My name came from old book being used here in Philippines.But our kids name came from actress which are famous during their birth.
• Philippines
4 Jun 08
what old book is that? that is if you don't mind answering my question..^_^
@agihcam (1915)
• Philippines
4 Jun 08
they call it "honorio lopez" if I'm not mistaken.
• Philippines
4 Jun 08
hehehe i do not know that book..^_^
@ahna09 (106)
• Philippines
3 Jun 08
My Name is derick ahn... hahah! iM a giRL..NamEd dERiCk... dERiCk bEcAuse My mom's name is dEbbiE aNd My dad's NamE is RiChArd... they combined it... bOoM dEbRiC..yAcKs!it dOesnt sound good so... they chaNgE it tO dE-dEbbie aNd RiCk-RiChArd.. bOoM aGaiN dERicK aNd tHeN they add AhN so it will be a litlle girly.. hahah! DERICK AHN...i LOVe it... uR NaMe sounds great...KriSzeLdA...thanks for the topic.. good day!
• Philippines
3 Jun 08
hehehehe good thing they have putted ann with it or else you will be mistaken for a guy..^_^ thanks to you too..^_^
• Philippines
3 Jun 08
oops sorry i have mispelled your name..
@ahna09 (106)
• Philippines
3 Jun 08
yeah! its ok poh...=)
• India
10 Jun 08
Simple. My dad named me after his own dad. So mine and my paternal grandfather's name are same!
• Philippines
11 Jun 08
so you are junior or the 2nd?
• India
11 Jun 08
I must be second junior as my father is the junior. But because his name is different, I was referred to as junior by my family members :)
@kun2349 (23381)
• Singapore
4 Jun 08
Well, i dunno how my name come about but i definitely like my name.. LOL ^_^
• Philippines
4 Jun 08
not interested in knowing how did your parents came up with your name?
@kun2349 (23381)
• Singapore
4 Jun 08
Not really.. BUt i do know that the middle of my name represents forever.. As for my last name, kun.. I'm not sure about it and most of the time, all my frenz will just call me by my last name.. lOL
• Australia
4 Jun 08
Mums a huge 'Elvis' fan so she named me after his daughter 'Lisa Marie' thats my first and middle name lol
• Philippines
4 Jun 08
hehehehe..parents really always imitate the names of their idol or their kins..
• Australia
4 Jun 08
yeah thats for sure! lol
@Savvynlady (3685)
• United States
3 Jun 08
Around the time of my birth, my uncle and cousins were very much into a group that encouraged it's members to have the kids have African names. My uncle approached my mother and asked if he could name me. She told him sure, and he wrote the name down and gave it to her when she went into the hospital. When I was born, the nurses asked my mother if she had a name for me, she told them yes and when they saw my name, Nandi, they were like HUH?? mind you this is the early 1960s, but the name stuck. My cousins have similar names as well. One is a doctor, another cousin is an engineer for the NY transit system. One works in Atlanta. very smart I might add. We all went to college and three of us finished though at present, I am not doing anything with it but it is there.
• United States
7 Jun 08
The name I was given was Nandi Ayo. Both relatives who named me are still living. My uncle recently celebrated his 80th birthday in March and to this day, he calls me by both names I was given at birth. My cousin gave me my middle name is 94 and though he is pretty good health, he has been recently hospitalized and he's in our thoughts and prayers.
7 Jun 08
I got a European name, Sylvia, and was happy with it...well by the time I could think of another it'd stuck, but I always wanted to re-name myself so the one my adopted mother called me was Peaches, now they just call me Mom and Grand-ma . My other nicknames are The Bead Lady and The Shaklee Lady, after my two earthly passions! Hotep!!
@ayessa (1584)
• Philippines
4 Jun 08
I like your topic it brings back the funny days of my childhood. LOL My name is *++++++ hehehe I don't want to mention it but its easy to know since it's really a famous name. It was not my parents who gave that to me but my grandfather. He use to love this famous personality in our country during the time I was born so he insist to my parents to name me after that personality so it happen. And what is really funny is the name of the daughter of that famous personality was given to me as my petname. Isn't my family a big fan of that famous personlity here in our country?
• Philippines
4 Jun 08
you're unfair..share your name..hehehe
@mialei23 (2386)
• Philippines
4 Jun 08
My Mother is a fan of a filipino singer named Leah Navarro. I was named Leah because of my Mother is really a big fan of this popular singer before year 80's.
• Philippines
4 Jun 08
hehehehe as what i have said a while ago they always use the name of their idols or their kins..
• Canada
4 Jun 08
I was named after the "bionic women" Jaimie. I had no idea what it was until that tv searies came out last year. Funny the girl kinda looks like me too:P
• Philippines
4 Jun 08
hehehehe what was your reaction then?
@Neriz69 (1043)
• Philippines
4 Jun 08
I remembered asking my mom how she got my name. She told me that The first name that came to her mind was April, that's because I'm born in April. Then she changed her mind as they might tease me and call me Ape as a nickname. She then found a my name while reading a comic book. The lead character's name was Nerissa. And so there it was, that's how I got my name.
• Philippines
4 Jun 08
well at least you dont look like an ape right?!
• United States
4 Jun 08
My father actually named me. I was named for a character from a cartoon in the 70's. The cartoon was Josie and the Pussycats and the character was Melody, the dumb blonde! Unfortunately, my father didn't quite get it right and I ended up Melanie. And, of course, my middle name, Sue, is after my mom, her first name is Sue.
• Philippines
4 Jun 08
it's not me but my friend. he's named edison... it's because his father's name is eddie. so it's like eddie's son... edison. lol.
• Philippines
4 Jun 08
actually they did not choose my name. my aunt gave me my name. i don't really know where she got my name. they say Karoline Criz means strong woman. i don't know how true this is. well so far i am a strong woman. haha. besides i think they patterned my name to sharon cuneta's daughter KC. they somehow changed the spelling of my nickname so it won't be the same as KC's. they didn't actually tell me about this i just manage to realize. because KC and i were of the same age also.
• Philippines
4 Jun 08
hehehe well we both are KC though i have changed the spelling..hehehe
• China
3 Jun 08
I was born in spring , so my name has the mean of spring !
• Philippines
3 Jun 08
thanks for the comment!! nice name..^_^
@landi927 (657)
• China
3 Jun 08
All names in my country have special meanings. Parents are very carefull when adding a name to their children. My name is given by my father. In Chinese, my name means all things in my life will go well. That's my parents most wanted.
• Philippines
3 Jun 08
thats so nice..thanks for the comment!!
@SomeCowgirl (32219)
• United States
3 Jun 08
My name was going to originally be Adrian Nicole named after a soap opera that my mother and grandmother used to like. My father wanted to name me, however, and my mother allowed it as she had named her previous children of no relation to my father. My name became Amber.
• Philippines
3 Jun 08
thats too far from adrian nicole..hehehe thanks for the comment!!
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@metschica25 (5405)
• United States
10 Jun 08
I think you have a very lovely name , I love unique names. My story is kinda simple . My name is Laura Ann and my parents named me after my moms 2 favorite aunts Laura and Ann . They both were nuns which everyone thinks is intersting. I dropped the Ann in school and just go by Laura now . Have a good day
@eihdra (3116)
• Philippines
8 Jun 08
i was named after my grandma because that's what she wanted. but my dad, knowing that it's an old woman's name, added two more letters to make it sound like a more younger one. Thanks to my dad, because if he hasn't added it, i bet i would be the laughing stock in school..and forgive me, i dont wanna share it here..
@KALOER (7)
• China
4 Jun 08
my name is very simple,my mother and father about the name how to do it? so mother open the dictonary if see a word ,so the name is this .but i don't like this name ,because the name is very important in china ,that is can effort the all life ,my name is feeling naughty .
@intermy (153)
• China
4 Jun 08
My name Huang,maybe came from an old chinese book called "LunYu". It is not easy to say in English. But 3 years ago, my english teacher give me a name called Noah, I like this name.