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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Like Your Name?

HelloMyNameIs-main_FullClinically Clueless in Southern California pondering my name. Another silly day is here today. It is "National Get A Different Name Day." The day is for those of us who want to change your name for a day.

It did get me thinking about my name and what I would like to change. Because I didn't have a father in my life, but had his last name, I always wanted to change it to my grandparents name. Then, I got used to it and started working and signing way too many documents and I liked signing it.

Then, I married and have my husband's last name which is a pain to pronounce and write. It is only curves...boring!!! However, my husband is worth it. My grandpa used to tease my by telling me, "say your last name!!" He knew I couldn't pronounce it properly. LOL

What are some of 2009's popular names in the U.S.?

Male Female
1 AIDAN/AIDEN/ADEN & AMELIA/EMILIA
2 NOAH & ISABELLA/IZABELLA
3 LIAM & AVA
4 CAYDEN/CADEN/KAYDEN/KADEN & SOPHIA/SOFIA
5 ETHAN & OLIVIA
6 JACKSON & MADELINE/MADELYN/MADELYNN
7 LANDON & LILY/LILLY
8 JACOB/JAKOB & ABIGAIL
9 CALEB/KALEB & CHLOE/KHLOE
10 LUCAS/LUKAS & EMMA

What Would You Change About YOUR Name and Why?

3 comments:

Lindsey said...

I wouldn't change my name because my parents gave it to me. We have 4 adopted children, 3 of whom we adopted at a later age. They had fun choosing their own names. We have kept their birth names as their middle names for sentimental reasons. By choosing a new name, it made their "new life" more meaningful.
Lindsey Petersen
http://5kidswdisabilities.wordpress.com

Clueless said...

What a wonderful story. Names can be very important. I love the way that you handled the names of your adopted children.

renee said...

i changed both my first and middle name (and then got married which changed my last).

it was a liberating experience. particularly because the name i chose "renee" means reborn.

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