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Pennwoman  (Level: 163.1 - Posts: 2476)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 3:57 PM


My middle name is Gaby -- but pronounced the German way -- rhymes with Bobby -- yeah, yeah go ahead an laugh, in English it is still Gaby....
What is yours?

Bigbird  (Level: 250.2 - Posts: 3345)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 4:00 PM

Mine is Dorothy.

I always accused my mother of being in la-la land when she named me. Alice Dorothy. Right out of kid-fic. She denied it over and over, but I still don't believe it.

Osuzannacollage  (Level: 132.1 - Posts: 1299)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 4:12 PM

For some reason, I was christened Susan Kingston. The weird part is that Kingston was supposedly a distant family name somewhere down the line, but nobody could ever recall how they're related or why a child was named in their honor. Personally, I think it had a lot more to do with my last name beginning with the letter "K" than anything else.

I would have much preferred a pretty and girly name. I've never liked it at all. Naturally, my daughter's given names are Lily Caitlyn. Much better!


Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 4:18 PM

Raye. Hated it all my life and then went and gave it to my daughter.

I don't mind it now.

Berylm  (Level: 163.7 - Posts: 478)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 4:58 PM

I got given my mother's middle name for my first name (Beryl) and have hated it all my life - but never to the point of doing anything about it!

Regarding *my* middle name, though - well, it begins with I, ends with Z and has four letters - and you either know it or you don't. Feel free to PM me if you really don't know it (and can't find it out!).

Pennwoman  (Level: 163.1 - Posts: 2476)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 5:13 PM

I grew up one of 4 kids, my mother is German -- you would have thought they would mix up the names but no, they divided them into German/English names
Martina Gaby
Christina Lee
Dirk Wolfgang
Kenneth Andrew!

Bbear  (Level: 168.0 - Posts: 2297)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 5:27 PM

My father was the pastor at First Christian Church in Alexandria VA when I was born. He had a good friend who was the Rabbi at Temple Beth El in the same town. They had daughters at the same time.

Me -- Beth Ellen
Her -- Virginia Kirston

Too cute, Huh?

Maddy1303  (Level: 10.3 - Posts: 36)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 5:31 PM

i love my middle name although it is not pronounced like it is spelled

my middle name is DeEre like de air

so my name is Madawn sounds so fancy lol

Rnmorg  (Level: 128.2 - Posts: 689)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 5:49 PM

My mommy gave me two!

Robin Natalie Ariane. Natalie was my grandma's name and I am guessing that Ariane was one of the first names in the "name your baby" book and she just closed her eyes and pointed!

Flcyclist  (Level: 132.4 - Posts: 691)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 6:02 PM

My middle name is Louise and I've always hated that name. When people ask what the "L" stands for I say "Louse"!

Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2011)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 6:41 PM

True story, I was supposed to be Kelly Nicole, but Gerryn (mom's) handwriting was so bad the read it as Micole. So here I am Kelly Micole.

Fave is my daughter, husband is Victor, so her name is Victoria Kelly and hyphenated last name of both of ours. I put both of our names into hers!! I'm a friggin genius.


Bobbsey  (Level: 158.8 - Posts: 252)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 6:45 PM

cheryl hate it

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 6:49 PM

I LOVE Micole! That's gorgeous. And I love Dirk Wolfgang - strong name.

I'm Kathleen. I tried to get kids to call me Katie in 9th grade, but I couldn't get it to stick. (Katy, the Farmer's Daughter. I wanted to be her - and wear that gorgeous sweater dress she wore on the cover of TV Guide.)

Pennwoman  (Level: 163.1 - Posts: 2476)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 6:51 PM

My father wanted to name my brother Wolfgang Dirk -- which would have been a difficult name growing up -- my mothers sense prevailed there...
and yes, I call him Wolfy

Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1312)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 6:57 PM

I'm Micheal, wife is Marie, oldest son is William Michael, second oldest son is Michael Paul and youngest son is Joseph David. I named Joe after my favorite TV cop J.D. LaRoux from Hill Street Blues. I wanted a fourth son to be named Wolfgang but we stopped.

Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 6:58 PM

My middle name is Lavern but don't tell anyone.

Salzypat  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 5426)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 7:08 PM

Mine is so simple -- Ann

No e on the end to make it fancy. I always liked it. In fact, I tried to get people to call me Ann but it never stuck.

The only time I hated my middle name was when I was little and my mother would yell PATRICIA ANN ... and I knew I was in trouble (which was a lot of the time!).

Gypsylady  (Level: 149.2 - Posts: 6102)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 7:11 PM

My middle name is Kay! Don't know why, other than maybe my mother thought it went with Marilyn!


Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2011)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 7:26 PM

Thanks Jank, but kinda sounds like stripper, no?



Bbear  (Level: 168.0 - Posts: 2297)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 7:26 PM

When I was growing up I could have sworn my name was Carollynnbethellenjohnmark (or at least when my mom was mad but couldn't figure out which one of us to blame).

Winddancer41  (Level: 63.3 - Posts: 1113)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 7:40 PM

My middle name is Rae my mother, father named me so don't know where Charlotte rae came from. My daughter's middle name is carole after her aunt so her name is Robin Carole.

Spacecat  (Level: 165.1 - Posts: 676)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 7:43 PM in Oscar the Grouch.

Pennwoman  (Level: 163.1 - Posts: 2476)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 7:55 PM

Speaking of calling your kids, names. I named my oldest children Caroline and David, my siblings are Christina and David. Growing up, I constantly called them all the wrong names. My youngest child, was very very upset when I fouled up the name ..... I called out Mitzie.... since his name is Paul he was not amused.
Oh, and Mitzie was the dog.

Osuzannacollage  (Level: 132.1 - Posts: 1299)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 7:58 PM

That happens a lot at our family gatherings held once a year or so. We have Lily, Loulie, Libbie, Sally and Berkeley. Three of the males are named Jack, so it's not so bad there. Usually, someone will answer.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 8:31 PM

Chick - at most, a VERY classy French stripper! haha

No - I think Micole is gorgeous. Very Audrey Hepburnish.

Missgeorge  (Level: 63.0 - Posts: 388)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 8:35 PM

Mine is Ann.

Barb1111  (Level: 114.5 - Posts: 215)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 8:38 PM

My middle name is Theresa which is also my mother's name. My first name is actually Barbara Anne. Barbara was my maternal great-grandmother and Anne was my maternal grandmother.
My one brother is Anthony Carmen switching the order of my dad's name and my youngest brother got away with just Vincent. Guess my parents got tired of coming up with multiple names by the time he came along
Of course I kept the tradition with my children, Michael Carmen and Melissa Anne Theresa.

Chyenn  (Level: 210.7 - Posts: 1332)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 8:42 PM

my middle name is -- Genese -- pronounced Gin-Niece. It is the name i'm called by family and it's my "first name" on my Social Security card..

Dad gave me his mother's name as my first name. -- Wahnita. She told me it was an Indian name but she didn't know what tribe.

Chyenn Long is the pseudonym i adopted when i joined a fiction writers group on the net 10 yrs ago. Mother told me a long time ago that if i had been a boy she would have named me Cheyenne after her favorite 50's TV western. I loved it and and changed the spelling to suit me.

Cjar855  (Level: 134.6 - Posts: 838)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 8:45 PM

Woe is me I was never given one. My birth certificate just states Catherine. No middle name.

Toledosugar  (Level: 51.4 - Posts: 281)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 8:59 PM

Sue but the only time I heard my mother say it, was if she was really mad!

Ladyvol  (Level: 213.0 - Posts: 5673)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 9:10 PM

My middle name is Louise...My grand mother (my dad's mom) name was Louise and my dad's name was Lewis....First name is Vickie...not Victoria..just plain old Vickie Louise Turner Crowe.....

Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 10:08 PM

Lots of similarities here with names for me:
Ann is my middle name (no e ),
Elizabeth is my first name (was my mother's middle name and is now my eldest daughter's middle name - and she plans to name her daughter Elizabeth as a first name), my mom shortened it to Lisa
But, I was the youngest of 7 so I, as well, thought for the longest time that my name was "glendavecraigdonbriandebbieLISA!"

Cujgie  (Level: 182.8 - Posts: 754)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 10:09 PM

Jeanne for the J in Cujgie.

(I was born on Martin Luther's birthday and to a Lutheran minister, so my middle name could have been Martini.)

Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 10:50 PM

I dislike mine intensely.

The first girl of each generation got saddled with the danged thing, and I was IT for the ninth generation.

Nope, I ain't saying what it is, neither.


Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2011)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 10:52 PM

It's not Fox, Bushy?

Now I'm confused.


Kaufman  (Level: 269.8 - Posts: 3943)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 11:28 PM

Bev, I'm jealous. You know something of your line nine generations back. My knowledge fails at less than half that.

Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 11:40 PM

And mine even less than that Ken. I am aware of only my grandparents - on one side.

Mplaw51  (Level: 184.8 - Posts: 1581)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 11:48 PM

My middle name is Peggy. It's not Margaret, but Peggy. I had to fight for this name through 13 years of Catholic school. 8th grade graduation the nuns refused to honor the name on my baptismal certificate and made me graduate as Maureen Margaret. In high school they wouldn't recognize it either. In a sea of graduates with middle names, I was announced as Maureen P O'****.

Not sure anyone is interested in any of that but it always ticked me off that the nuns rubbed it in that my middle name was a "heathen" one. You can be sure they let me know they didn't approve of my middle name! I wrote it on everything just to annoy them!

I guess I'm still ticked off at those nuns, god bless them....

Kaufman  (Level: 269.8 - Posts: 3943)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 11:50 PM

I take it those four asterisks stand for the letters e and d ...

Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 11:52 PM

Good one Ken lol

Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 11:55 PM

yeah, god bless those nuns my middle name is Ann like about half of the female population. Not telling you my real first name though!

Mplaw51  (Level: 184.8 - Posts: 1581)
Wed, 8th Oct '08 11:56 PM

You got me laughing as well and you have it right!!!

Fudypatootie  (Level: 207.0 - Posts: 1302)
Thu, 9th Oct '08 12:01 AM

My older brother and I both got a parent's first name as our middle. He got Dad's Charles as his middle and I got Mom's Roberta as mine. Never really liked it, but I like using the initial with my first name to jazz it up a bit. Judith R. (But that's Judy to my friends, including sploofusers)

When Mom was preggers with her 4th, she planned on naming it Carrie Lucile if it turned out to be another girl. Carrie was my dad's mom and Lucile was Mom's mom. Ended up with another brother (Mr. Fainodraino!!!) and was so ticked at him for being a boy!!! But I ended up naming my girl Carrie Lucile. She likes it. I always call her Carrie Lu.

Suzer22  (Level: 166.3 - Posts: 1982)
Thu, 9th Oct '08 1:07 AM

I'm Susan Marie (especially when my mother was mad - and then it came out with a Southern accent for no really good reason). I hated it when I was young but only because it was fashionable then to hate your middle name!

I worked in a company once where three out of 5 of us had Marie as a middle name, so we just decided the other two would be called that anyway...Christopher Marie always cracked us up!

I had a friend who would never tell her middle name although we knew it started with a J. We would guess and guess but she would never tell. Eventually we just decided to call her by the most ridiculous one we could come up with, thinking it had to be worse than whatever was the real name. We alternately called her Brenda Jemima and Brenda Jalapeno. She preferred those names to whatever it really was though!

Oldcougar  (Level: 229.6 - Posts: 1935)
Thu, 9th Oct '08 1:35 AM

Mine is Christine which is the anglicized form of Kirsten, my Swedish grandma's name. When I was young I'd have loved to be called Christine rather than the boy's name Randy. Mommie dearest, why, why, why? We called my Mom that, after that book came out about Joan Crawford, but only as a joke. Mom's real name was Doris, which she hated (like mother, like daughter) & in my teens I started calling her Dorisa & so did all my friends. She actually liked that & us girls & our friends called her that until she died unless it was a serious conversation & then she reverted back to Mom

Garrybl  (Level: 293.8 - Posts: 6801)
Thu, 9th Oct '08 3:02 AM

My middle name is John. Very dull but shortly after I was born a star in the world of Rugby Union made the headlines for the next decade or so. Barry John was thus a well known combination.
I never really decided whether I liked this or not...

Pafork  (Level: 132.0 - Posts: 536)
Thu, 9th Oct '08 5:03 AM

Mine is Lynn, which I've always thought was a generic, throwaway middle name. Especially since my sister got Ku'ulei!
Maybe my parents wanted something plain since my first name (Shauna) was kind of unusual at the time.

Mitchy  (Level: 136.0 - Posts: 964)
Thu, 9th Oct '08 6:34 AM

Rae Janiece are mine! (2 words) But you know what is funny and true? " Ironshell" was my birth name.
Michelle Ironshell! I was called tons of Iron names, Ironside,Ironshoe,Ironsell etc, etc.hahahhaahah!

P.S. I no longer use that last name!

Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1312)
Thu, 9th Oct '08 6:59 AM

Mitchy, could Ironshell have been a maiden name of one of your grandparents or great grandparents ??
I have heard that happens in some family trees.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Thu, 9th Oct '08 7:46 AM

Liam - is one of your middle names snookieookums?

Mitchy  (Level: 136.0 - Posts: 964)
Thu, 9th Oct '08 7:47 AM

Ironshell is Indian- By far I'm not, but my sister is. Her father is a Rose Bud Sue indian. I just got the name because my mom was still using her married name (Ironshell) when i was born. I wished I had my sis' beautiful olive colored skin. hahaha!

Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1312)
Thu, 9th Oct '08 8:18 AM

No, it's Snookypooh !!

Nelly  (Level: 181.0 - Posts: 1167)
Thu, 9th Oct '08 8:47 AM

I'm just a plain Jane!

Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Thu, 9th Oct '08 9:22 AM

Mine is Frazer

Achad  (Level: 213.6 - Posts: 661)
Thu, 9th Oct '08 11:10 AM

1 12xGreat Grandfather: John
1 11xGreat Grandfather: John
1 10xGreat Grandfather: John
1 9xGreat Grandfather: John
1 8xGreat Grandfather: John
1 7xGreat Grandfather: John
2 5xGreat Grandfather: John
2 4xGreat Grandfather: John
3 3xGreat Grandfather: John
1 2xGreat Grandfather: John
3 1xGreat Grandfather: John

I guess it's not really much surprise that I got John for my middle name!


Salzypat  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 5426)
Thu, 9th Oct '08 11:56 AM

Gosh Andy, how far back does your family tree go? Most of us are lucky to know about our great-great-grandparents.

Francesann  (Level: 55.5 - Posts: 124)
Thu, 9th Oct '08 12:00 PM

No big surprise, my middle names are Frances Ann

Achad  (Level: 213.6 - Posts: 661)
Thu, 9th Oct '08 12:21 PM

Hi Salzypat,

My 12x Great Grandfather John Brading was born in 1470, on the Isle of Wight!

Jeannette  (Level: 115.1 - Posts: 1735)
Thu, 9th Oct '08 4:46 PM

my middle name is Dorothy after mother lol hey pat my oldest daughters
called patricia ann .my sisters came of worse evelyn ethel and susan edith after the grandma,s

Wordster  (Level: 167.7 - Posts: 939)
Thu, 9th Oct '08 7:16 PM

My middle name is Mark. By the way my grandmother's maiden name was John. The John's/ Johns's came from Wales. It seems to have changed from Johns to John at some point.

Lettermanfan1  (Level: 88.3 - Posts: 486)
Thu, 9th Oct '08 7:32 PM

My middle name is Lucille. I cannot believe my mom, Glenda, had this middle name her whole life and then saddled me with it! I take solace in my first name, though. I like it.
Leah L.

Lancaster  (Level: 228.1 - Posts: 176)
Thu, 9th Oct '08 7:49 PM

My middle name is Theresa, I'm not wild about it but it does beat my first name, Miriam

Pennwoman  (Level: 163.1 - Posts: 2476)
Thu, 9th Oct '08 7:51 PM

Oh I think Miriam is beautiful!

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Thu, 9th Oct '08 9:31 PM

Shauna, come to find out, the translation for Ku'ulei is "generic, throwaway middle name."

Alvandy  (Level: 241.6 - Posts: 7717)
Thu, 9th Oct '08 11:33 PM

no folks- it's not peppermint or pattie

It's Dale

if you ever start a"nickname" thread?

Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 853)
Fri, 10th Oct '08 10:57 AM

It was Ann, after my mom's favorite dance teacher. When I got married, I dumped that one and use my maiden name instead.

Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Fri, 10th Oct '08 11:03 AM

Sherod. Named after my uncle, who was one of the few members of his company to survive the Battle of the Bulge.

Pafork  (Level: 132.0 - Posts: 536)
Fri, 10th Oct '08 1:40 PM

Thanks Janice, I feel much better now.

Texlewee  (Level: 34.1 - Posts: 601)
Fri, 10th Oct '08 3:49 PM


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