I should have named her Carol...

@dawnald (84076)
Shingle Springs, California
January 8, 2010 10:01am CST
When my mom's family came out here in 2003 for a family reunion, my Aunt Rita had a little fun with Naomi's nickname, Nomi. "I can see why you call her that," she said. "No ME!" So this morning Dearra pointed out that Naomi backward is "I moan". Maybe I should have named her Carol, whaddya think?
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@Opal26 (17689)
• United States
9 Jan 10
Hey dawn! I happen to love the name "Naomi"! Who would have thought that people would take it apart like that? I think that with every name someone can find something to pick on! I hate my name too and wish my family would have picked something else! But, then again so does my Mom! So, when it comes down to it there are so many names out there that could have been so much worse for so many people so what are we supposed to do? Ignore your Aunt Rita and your daughter Dearra, Oh and how do you pronounce her name Dear ra or De air ra? I'll bet she gets lots of that! A beautiful name, but yet confusing!
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@dawnald (84076)
• Shingle Springs, California
9 Jan 10
OH it's just all teasing anyway.... Dee - are - uh
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@Opal26 (17689)
• United States
9 Jan 10
Hey Stef! No one has ever told me that before! I think I really like that! It is really cool! Eilsel! Different huh? Thanks!
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@dawnald (84076)
• Shingle Springs, California
9 Jan 10
I like that too!
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• Australia
8 Jan 10
Hi Nwad - Wadi? Waddy? No - Dawn is much more apt, and besides Alegna sounds dreadful. Naomi is a beautiful name and I am sure she loves it.
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@dawnald (84076)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Jan 10
Yep, I like Naomi very much. And I think Naomi does too. btw I think Alegna sounds rather elegant and perhaps somewhat Greek...
• Australia
8 Jan 10
Greek? I suppose it does, but I am already English, Irish and French - but now true-blue Aussie - so I'll pass on the Greek connection thanks. (No offence to Greeks or to Thea)
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@dawnald (84076)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Jan 10
Yeah I tried it out in my head with an Aussie accent and it just didn't quite go...
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@GardenGerty (115009)
• United States
9 Jan 10
Poor girl, your family sure is hard on her. I wonder what they would say if her name was Carol. She could have been the Lorac. Isn't that a Dr. Seuss character?
@dawnald (84076)
• Shingle Springs, California
9 Jan 10
Actually, it was the lorax, but close enough!
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@sconibear (8010)
• United States
8 Jan 10
What's a LORAC???
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@dawnald (84076)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Jan 10
I know what a lorax is. Maybe I should have named her Xarol?
• United States
10 Jan 10
I am not sure which is worse or better... I moan or Lorac LOL I think she is much better with the name Naomi over Carol in my opinion...no offense to anyone with the name Carol but Carol to me is an older ladies name. My name backwards would be "Acissej" so I guess I am pretty lucky it isn't something like Melissa(my cousins name)
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@dawnald (84076)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Jan 10
I don't think I have heard of one child named Carol since my children started school, so clearly it's not popular right now. I bet it will come back one day though.
• United States
12 Jan 10
I am sure it will too although who knows because it seems that names of children seem to get weirder and weirder like naming them candle and carpet LOL...
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@dawnald (84076)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Jan 10
True, but if Hannah and Emily can come back (they were considered very old fashioned when I was a child), why not Carol?
• Boston, Massachusetts
8 Jan 10
Hi Dawn, dearra's wit is outstanding. she's able to do it and think about her sister's name the backward way--amazing. i am just curious to know her reaction about it? CAROL is fine. i have some friends and even relative who carries that name and they love it. but naomi (not reading it backward) is far better for me. it has a greater impact. am i right in saying that you have three angels? naomi, dearra and cary?
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@dawnald (84076)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Jan 10
Naomi thought it was pretty funny. But she didn't like the idea of Carol. lol Yep, Dearra age 13, Naomi and Cary age 9...
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• Boston, Massachusetts
9 Jan 10
Dearra is same age with Giancarlo my eldest and your twins( am i right?) are of the same age too as my youngest son Angelo Miguel. Here in our country, the name Carol is given to those babies who was born in december especially in those dates near christmas day. yeah...naomi name wins for me and dearra.
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@dawnald (84076)
• Shingle Springs, California
9 Jan 10
Aha Dearra could have been Carol then, December 17th birthday...
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@Hatley (164239)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Jan 10
hi dawnald that is a bit of fun. well yes I moan is much worse 'than lorac, which sort of sounds like some prescriptions the doctor has put me on. he he. But I sort of like Namomi my self too. Lets see my first name sp elled backwards would be eistap which again sounds like maybe a disease of some kind. Nope I don't think you should have called me Carol at all. he he he.
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@dawnald (84076)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Jan 10
Nwad doesn't really float my boat either.... :-)
@Hatley (164239)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Jan 10
lord typo alert me should have been Naomi and also I misspelled Naomi in the second sentence. poor proof reading on my part.
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@Hatley (164239)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Jan 10
hi dawn yeah I can see why ,thats so funny.
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@Wizzywig (7858)
8 Jan 10
My son had a friend called Neil and they always called him "Neil,lean backwards" (which,of course, doesn't work when its written but it does when you say it) P'raps you should have called her Lil, Viv or Pip
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@dawnald (84076)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Jan 10
I always thought my youngest brother should have been named Neil. Our names: Dawn Alan Wendy Dale If it had been Neil: Dawn Alan Wendy Neil But I have NO ego.
@Wizzywig (7858)
8 Jan 10
Haha! You already have the "D" and "N" with your own children so maybe you should have twins and call them Archibald and Wilberforce???
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@dawnald (84076)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Jan 10
um I think not
@nannacroc (4049)
8 Jan 10
No,no,no. My eldest daughter is called Naomi, it means 'comfort in sorrow', as she has grown she has become a good friend and support to both myself and her younger sisters. It's a beautiful name and Naomi's are very special people. Carol is just boring.
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@dawnald (84076)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Jan 10
It is a beautiful name and I like it much better than Carol. But we had a little bit of fun with it and the expression on her face when I said that was priceless!
@nannacroc (4049)
8 Jan 10
We did when we teased my Naomi about her name spelled backwards. I did choose Naomi as it couldn't be shortened, but, most of the time she's Nomie.
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@GardenGerty (115009)
• United States
9 Jan 10
People always have a way to play with your name, and get to you more or less "where you live" in the heart of your identity.
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@tcup345 (360)
• United States
9 Jan 10
I think you're right Carol is a good name---it's also my name. lol
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@dawnald (84076)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Jan 10
It's a lovely name, but after 9 1/2 years, I guess I'll just keep Naomi!
@tcup345 (360)
• United States
11 Jan 10
I don't blame you, Naomi is also a lovely name.
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
11 Jan 10
Car-ol? Lo-rac? Lor-ac? I don't get it.
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@dawnald (84076)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Jan 10
Exactly. Carol because you can't really make anything out of it, I guess. Also because one of my best friends growing up was named Carol.
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
8 Jan 10
i THINK SHE HAS A PRETTY NAME & ONE U DON'T HEAR THAT OFTEN & I LIKE THAT. hER NICKNAME IS CUTE & I SEE NOTHING WRONG W/IT.
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@dawnald (84076)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Jan 10
I like it too and I'm just teasing...
@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
8 Jan 10
I prefer Naomi, the Greeks would be able to pronounce it. Carol doesn't translate at all.
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@dawnald (84076)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Jan 10
I prefer Naomi too!
@savypat (20245)
• United States
8 Jan 10
P;aying with names is always fun but for children it can be hurtful. You can only guess what they were able to so with Patricia. Blessings At one time I did try Carol on for size, it didn't fit.
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@dawnald (84076)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Jan 10
Naomi thought it was funny, I think. At least she didn't go after Dearra fists flying. But I wouldn't rub it in her face too much either. I used to go by my middle name, Elizabeth, but it didn't fit either. :-)
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@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
8 Jan 10
Hello, Dawn. Well, Sandra backwards is 'ardnas,' which is probably worse than 'i moan,' as it sounds as if it could be something nasty, or maybe something from the animal kingdom. Any tips on how I could make my ardnas soft again, please?
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@dawnald (84076)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Jan 10
No, no, Ardnas sounds like a noble name from the Lord of the Rings, nothing bad!