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  • It's a Sanskrit word, originally, for an armoured chariot. I sometimes tease husband that he's called our one, precious child 'tank'.

    My perfectly ordinary name got me lots of attention in Greece for, lo, it is the Greek word for rabies.
    I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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    • Originally posted by badgergirl View Post
      It's a Sanskrit word, originally, for an armoured chariot. I sometimes tease husband that he's called our one, precious child 'tank'.

      My perfectly ordinary name got me lots of attention in Greece for, lo, it is the Greek word for rabies.
      Oh, both of those are too funny!
      I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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      • Originally posted by badgergirl View Post
        It's a Sanskrit word, originally, for an armoured chariot. I sometimes tease husband that he's called our one, precious child 'tank'.

        My perfectly ordinary name got me lots of attention in Greece for, lo, it is the Greek word for rabies.
        I love Small Boys name! Very manly and I can't imagine him wanting to change it when he grows up.

        I had a dog named Sara once and a woman my husband grew up with told me that she hoped my dog died before her baby was born because she wanted to name her Sarah. She was certain she was having a girl and didn't want to name her after a dog. Thankfully she had a boy and we no longer see her.

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        • We named DS after hubby's grandfather and when DS was 3 he decided his name should end in an o. People assume we named DS after a famous folk singer, but the funny thing is that variation of the name never even occurred to us until DS said it.

          I <3 small boy's name!
          Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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          • Names, so funny. I had to laugh while reading your post J. DH went to school with a guy called ian.p enis - what were his parents thinking!!!!!!! And then there is wayne king, wayne kerr, jenna taylor, cruel really, but they are all people we know.
            I so hope none of them are members of this forum, and read Joanies journal!!!!!!!!!!!!
            "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

            ...small steps....

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            • Originally posted by NZ primal Gwamma View Post
              Names, so funny. I had to laugh while reading your post J. DH went to school with a guy called ian.p enis - what were his parents thinking!!!!!!! And then there is wayne king, wayne kerr, jenna taylor, cruel really, but they are all people we know.
              I so hope none of them are members of this forum, and read Joanies journal!!!!!!!!!!!!
              Originally posted by badgergirl View Post
              It's a Sanskrit word, originally, for an armoured chariot. I sometimes tease husband that he's called our one, precious child 'tank'.

              My perfectly ordinary name got me lots of attention in Greece for, lo, it is the Greek word for rabies.
              They are both classical....

              Some of the names on that link are also classical....

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              • I'm loving all the name stories. I had to use Google Translate to hear what rabies sounded like in Greek. Such a pretty name and one of my favorites.

                I was supposed to be Joanna and my middle name would have ended in "a" also. At the last minute, Mom got pissed at the whole family, took the "a" off my middle name, and shortened Joanna to Joan, nicknamed me Joni (for pop singer Joni James), then I put the Joan back into Joanie.

                If it wasn't such a pain, I'd love to change it to Giovanna. Then take my maternal grandparents' surname. There'd be no mistaking my ethnicity then. *chuckle*
                "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                B*tch-lite

                Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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                • Rules for naming girl Crabbcakes babies, circa end 1990's, arrived at after much debate, discussion and compromise between the mother and father...
                  - multi-syllable, as in no "Ann" as the entire first name (nothing specific against the name Ann)
                  - obviously feminine, as in no androgynous "Taylor"
                  - nowhere on anybody's Top 100 baby names list, especially the Social Security list
                  - not made-up, as in it has a traceable history of some length, as a name
                  - recognizable to Americans (hubby didn't want a starkly German name)
                  - and classic spelling

                  We mostly made it. Third has a name that has become somewhat popular according to the SSA list, dammit. It was soooo hard to name our girls, as we took this job extremely seriously, almost to the point of paralysis. I sometimes envy mothers who just name their kids the first thing they see on tv and the like, for the self-imposed stress they didn't have. But my girls have said that they love their names, and mostly they get compliments on them decently frequently, esp First and Fourth.
                  I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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                  • I named my daughters Kristin and Janis, partly because they both have good nicknames: Kris and Jan. Plus, it's easy to yell them out the back door when it's time for dinner.

                    Y'know what they call each other? Kay and Jay!

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                    • Originally posted by Crabbcakes View Post
                      Rules for naming girl Crabbcakes babies, circa end 1990's, arrived at after much debate, discussion and compromise between the mother and father...
                      - multi-syllable, as in no "Ann" as the entire first name (nothing specific against the name Ann)
                      - obviously feminine, as in no androgynous "Taylor"
                      - nowhere on anybody's Top 100 baby names list, especially the Social Security list
                      - not made-up, as in it has a traceable history of some length, as a name
                      - recognizable to Americans (hubby didn't want a starkly German name)
                      - and classic spelling

                      We mostly made it. Third has a name that has become somewhat popular according to the SSA list, dammit. It was soooo hard to name our girls, as we took this job extremely seriously, almost to the point of paralysis. I sometimes envy mothers who just name their kids the first thing they see on tv and the like, for the self-imposed stress they didn't have. But my girls have said that they love their names, and mostly they get compliments on them decently frequently, esp First and Fourth.
                      Sounds like your plan was a winner. You still like the names and so do the girls. Can't beat that.

                      Originally posted by Goldie View Post
                      I named my daughters Kristin and Janis, partly because they both have good nicknames: Kris and Jan. Plus, it's easy to yell them out the back door when it's time for dinner.

                      Y'know what they call each other? Kay and Jay!
                      I like those names a lot - especially the Joplin spelling of Janis. Kay and Jay are the perfect sibling nicknames.

                      I'm a family name type, so a daughter probably would have been Josephine for my grandmother, plus I like the nicknames Jo, Joey, and Josie just fine. Middle name would have been Marie as a take on the Virgin Mary.
                      "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                      B*tch-lite

                      Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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                      • Josephine Marie is a beautiful name. My maternal grandmother's name was Josephine La Violette.
                        Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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                        • I love all those old names. All our daughters have been named after people I admired, and of course we liked their names !!!!!!!!!If If I get to name our animals they also have old names. Cows over the years have endured - Myrtle, Elle-may, Annie, Bethany, Dulcie, Elspeth, Florance, Gertrude, Harriet, Mary-bella, Nancy, Polly, Wilheimena etc...........
                          I wouldn't call children after all of those but, pets !!!!!!!! fer sure !!!!!!!
                          "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                          ...small steps....

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                          • A girl would have been Vita (for Vita Sackville-West and its life-affirming properties) Athene. Oddly, I'm lukewarm about it now. Good job we had a boy!

                            I'm on my third name - pre-adoption, post-adoption, post-motherhood. Names seem quite arbitrary to me, certainly not set in stone, and quite possibly not connected with innate being, even though, as namers, we'd like to think we are giving the person/thing named an identity/core essence.
                            I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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                            • These are cool name stories. Can't imagine how I got my name cause my dad filled out a form in the hospital that had spots for a boy name and a girl name depending on what I turned out to be (yes, I'm that old). He put Michelle, but somehow I actually am Stacy.

                              My great grandmother's name was Mary Julia. If I'd ever had a girl I wanted to name her that.
                              Breathe. Move forward.

                              I just eat what I want...

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                              • We even name our cars.

                                I have a funny story about naming cars. When we were stationed in England, we bought a used car from a co-worker's husband (Stan) who got reassigned. Stan and his family were leaving in two weeks, so we paid him for the car but let him drive it for the last two weeks they were there.

                                When they had a week left, my Sweetie came home from work and told me, "I saw Stan up on base today."

                                So of course I asked, "How is their packing going? How's Stan?"

                                Sweetie said, "Oh, I didn't see Stan; I saw the car, in the car park." --So that's how that car got its name: Stan.

                                Stan was a great car. It was a Hong Kong spec, so it had right-hand drive, but also had A/C, which was almost unheard of in England. That came in handy during the summer when there was record-breaking heat. The motorways were melting at 94F. A bloke in a shopping center had to tell us, "'A, mate, your car's got a leak!" (You know how cars with A/C have condensation drips under it.) Sweetie explained about the A/C. The bloke was amazed. Stuck his head in the car window to experience it for himself!

                                We had Stan for two and a half years or so. During spring break, our whole family was heading home from an outing, and one of Stan's cylinders blew a hole. We limped home, but Stan was done for.

                                I had planned on taking my two teenage daughters, plus a friend, to the London mall the next day, but now that trip was off. Older teen daughter called her friend to tell her the trip was off. "I'm so mad," daughter told friend. "Stan died and now we can't go to the mall!"

                                Of course the friend was horror-stricken at daughter's reaction to the death--until daughter explained that Stan was the car!

                                We paid $500 for Stan, and sold his body to another service member who had a good engine but a destroyed body (same model car). He paid us $200 for the body.

                                So for $300 we drove an air-conditioned car for two and half years, and got a great story out of it!

                                And Stan lived on...

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