Sunday, September 12, 2010

Week 2: How did you get your name?


Share the story of how you got your name. Why were you given that name? If you don't know, ask an adult in your family to tell you the tale. If you want to look up the meaning of your name, visit Please use first names only when you reply.

Your comment will not be seen by others until I approve it. Please respond before Friday, September 17th! 


Mrs. Sol September 12, 2010 at 7:54 PM

My parents named me Ronda because that was my mother's maiden name. The name Ronda is Spanish and it means "grand."

Karl September 13, 2010 at 8:01 AM

Karl:My name is spelled with k because thats how my uncle Karl spells his name. I was also named after the Aircraft Carrier "The Carl Vincent"

Rachel September 13, 2010 at 10:21 AM

My parents named me Rachel because they both loved the name. Rachel is Hebrew and means ewe. (which is a girl sheep.)

Noah September 13, 2010 at 10:38 AM

I was first named Caleb for three days but my mom and dad did not think it fit me. Then they named me Noah. Noah means peace and comfort.

daniel s. September 13, 2010 at 1:01 PM

I got my name from my dad

Cody September 13, 2010 at 2:22 PM

I was given the name Cody by my parents. My name was supposed to be spelled Kody but the doctors made a mistake and put a C instead of K.

Zara September 13, 2010 at 2:43 PM

My name Zara is an Arabian word for Radiance :)

Rubee September 13, 2010 at 2:45 PM

My name is Rubee its source is latin for rubinus or the Red Gemstone.

Jubal September 13, 2010 at 2:49 PM

My name Is Jubal my name means Rams Horn in Hebrew

Floriana September 13, 2010 at 2:59 PM

My parents combined both of their first names to come up with my name.

Daniel J September 13, 2010 at 4:48 PM

My mom named me because of Daniels devotion in the Bible. It means 'My judge is God'

Salara September 13, 2010 at 5:16 PM

My name was made up by my dad. We decided it means sunshine, so at gymnastic's my team calles me Solee (so lee).

Jacob September 14, 2010 at 10:39 AM

Mom named me from the Bible. She said he was a very strong and devoted man to God. She also said that no one ever called Jacob Jake in the Bible and so we do not shorten my name. That would be funny to call him Jake.

Mrs. Sol September 14, 2010 at 10:58 AM

Well, I am certainly learning a lot about your names! Thank you for sharing. I can't wait to read more!

Anonymous September 14, 2010 at 11:46 AM

I had to be named a short name because my Mom thought I already had a long last name. Judy is the name of my Mom's best friends Mom.

Annah September 14, 2010 at 5:58 PM

My parents were going to spell my name A-N-N-A-H and pronounce it Ah-nuh. My Grandma was a teacher and said no teacher would pronounce it correct. So they changed the pronunciation to A-nuh.

Jesse September 14, 2010 at 5:59 PM

My parents wanted to give me a strong name that began with the letter J to match my middle name. They chose Jesse which means The Lord Lives.

Logan September 14, 2010 at 8:26 PM

My Dad named me because my Mom named my brother. He just liked the name and wanted something not too common.

Ethan September 15, 2010 at 7:51 AM

My mom and dad named me Ethan because it means:
My middle name means... Literally. :)

Naomi September 15, 2010 at 8:11 AM

When my mom and dad met and got married the both wanted to name their first child Naomi.

Rianna September 15, 2010 at 8:58 AM

I was named after the Fleetwood Mac song Rhiannon. My name means "Great queen, witch or goddess".

Arinne September 15, 2010 at 9:04 AM

My 1st name is Arinne and my middle name is Michelle. I was named after my mom's dad, Arron, and my God mother, Michelle. Arinne means "Western Island" and is a Gaelic name. Michelle means "Who resembles God" and comes from the Hebrew name Michael.

Abigail September 15, 2010 at 11:56 AM

My name was given to me by my parents. It was chosen from the bible. Abigail means Father's Joy.

Anonymous September 15, 2010 at 3:55 PM

Hi I am Nicholai,
I got my name because my mom watched a movie and she liked the name of a little boy. I don't really know why but she REALLY liked that name. That is the story of my name Nicholai. My middle names are after my Dad's middle name Eric and my second middle name is after my Grandpa Douglas.

Darleen-Michelle September 15, 2010 at 7:34 PM

My mom used to listen to Hillsong Australia while she was pregnant with me and she choose to name after the lead singer "Darleen" and also I am her darling angel.

Brandon Matthew September 15, 2010 at 7:37 PM

In the year I was born there were octuplets born before me. One of them was Brandon-Matthew. I am a very special boy for my mom and the only boy in the family. My name means victorious warrior.

Julia-Maria September 15, 2010 at 7:41 PM

Beautiful, precious and wise this is what my mom thinks about me. I love my name and also I get to share the same middle name with my mom.I am often called Julee

Grace September 17, 2010 at 9:39 AM

My name is Grace Elizabeth. My name means pure.

Latrisha September 20, 2010 at 11:54 AM

My parents and siblings made it up at the dinner table. My mom likes to sing (la la la la)and wanted it to be easy to sing so she could make songs up with my name in it.

Anthony September 22, 2010 at 7:41 AM

My mom picked the name Anthony out for me because she liked the meaning and the way it sounded. Anthony means praiseworthy and priceless, and that is what I am to my Mom and Dad.

Lissa September 27, 2010 at 12:01 AM

My name is actually Mellissa, but everyone calls me Lissa for short. I'm named after my mommy and my great grandma!

Roxy September 27, 2010 at 12:05 AM

My name is Roxy. it is hort for Roxanne. I was named after a close family friend. My mommy and daddy got married in her house! She didn't have a middle name, so because my daddy is from England, I'm also named after Queen Elizabeth!

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