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When your parents named you, did they use names from other family members, or did they give you something unique to you?

OceanicPopsicles · 22-25, F
I honestly don’t know. I have an Arabic name but I’m sure my parents didn’t even spoke Arabic. I mean maybe they did because they were Muslim and I’m not sure if they have Qurans that translate to Somali so probably they picked an Arabic name because of the meaning of the name they gave me.
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
@OceanicPopsicles In Muslim countries some of them are forced to use Arabic names. Have heard that about Morocco.
Tobasco · 31-35, F
@cherokeepatti Morocco is an Arabic speaking country, so it makes sense if they use Arabic names.
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
@Tobasco they don’t have a choice to name their children other names that they like though. It is forced on them. The language is called Darija, not Arabic.
2Kai2Human · 18-21
Kai is definitely not a family name lol. It’s just a name my parents liked. My middle name was my grandfather’s name though.
Thevy29 · 36-40, M
Mum wanted to name me after her 2nd boyfriend which wasn't my Dad and Dad wanted to name me after a horse he won money on. They decided to name me after the next street they came to. Which I will not utter here, I hate the name.

My younger brother Dad wanted to name John after him, seeing how John was a popular name on his side of the family given that he and 2 of his other brothers were also named John. So he decided Sean which is an Irish name for John...🤷‍♂️

My youngest brother was named after the John Wayne movie we had just watched Big Jake. Which was just rounded down to Jake. And Jake always loved that story, imagining himself as the Duke; he always had to climb onto his imaginary horse and canter everywhere he went. A phase he didn't grow out of till he was 13.

My eldest brother unfortunately was named after Mum's first boyfriend, Dad found that out too late and boy was not happy about it. Small wonder they couldn't keep the marriage going.
Zaphod42 · 46-50, M
@Thevy29 So your name is Fifth Avenue? 🤭
Diotrephes · 70-79, M
@Thevy29 [quote]They decided to name me after the next street they came to. Which I will not utter here, I hate the name.[/quote]

Well, it could have been worse. How about "Weiner Cutoff" after Weiner Cutoff Rd? Or, if it had been earlier in New York you could have ended up as "Adolf Hitler" if they had been in Camp Siegfried.
"The planned community German Gardens in Yaphank, New York, was built on the former site of Camp Siegfried, which was owned and operated by the pro-Nazi German-American Bund. Until 1941, several streets were named after prominent Nazis, such as Adolf Hitler Street (renamed Park Street), Goering Street (renamed Oak Street), and Goebbels Street (renamed Northside Avenue)"
First name has no reference in family history, but so common its.... but anyway, I don't mind that part. My middle name is from a great uncle I will have never met who lived in the state that led my grandparents to giving my Mom her name. In a way it's sweet, in another way... it's annoying. It would help if I liked my middle name...
CheeseburgerBrown · 31-35, M
I don’t know if it was unique but my mom and dad are catholic and that’s how I got my name
CheeseburgerBrown · 31-35, M
@Lemonadepopper I edited and took the last part out!! Just in time 😌.. but no it’s not Jesus lol
That’s the only one I remember out of the Bible @CheeseburgerBrown
CheeseburgerBrown · 31-35, M
My name is.. CheeseburgerBrown @Lemonadepopper
I'm a tribal member and my clan named their babies the first thing they encountered after their baby was born.

I didn't fare too well.

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DDonde · 31-35, M
I honestly don't know why they came up with my name.
Tisssh96 · 26-30, F
@DDonde Donde, sounds like the Spanish term for 'where are you?'
DDonde · 31-35, M
@Tisssh96 that's where my username comes from yes haha
InHeaven · F
no other member had my name. My father named me whatever he liked I guess
NotJamieM · 46-50, M
I have one grandfather's name as my first name, and the other one as my middle name.
I was named after my father’s favorite aunt, who had passed long before my birth.
dancingtongue · 80-89, M
I don't know. I have an older cousin with the same name, but I don't know if there is any connection. Ironically, he has always been known in the family by the diminutive nickname version of the name as a younger person normally is, and I by the more formal versions of the name in order to avoid confusion. The name was never used before in the family as far back as I have done the genealogy.
romell · 46-50, M
Names here have a methodology associated with holy s scriptures
Imsleepy · 26-30
I have my dad and grandfather’s middle name.
CassandraSissy · 22-25, T
I named myself, sweetie! The perks of being trans!

I was named after my maternal great grandfather.
MrAverage1965 · 61-69, M
I have the same name as my father.
Loretta78 · 41-45, F
My parents have chosen indeed an unique name for me. This name is so unique - when you search for it in Internet you'll only find it once: Me.

But indeed I got already often problems with my unique name. 😒
Piper · 61-69, F
My middle name is the same as that of my maternal grandmother. I'm pretty sure my first name is just one they both liked enough to agree on.
ChipmunkErnie · 70-79, M
First name unique (no idea where it came from); middle name was named after my Mom's brother who died when he was 14 and she was pre-teen.
craig7 · 70-79, M
My parents came up with my first name - my middle name was taken from my paternal grandfathers middle name.
Thespis · M
I got family members names. I am also the youngest. For that reason I have four names, which is uncommon here.
DrSunnyTheSkeptic · 26-30, M
They wanted to appease my grandparents so they gave me a name starting with the same letter as my grandma's.
Same name as my dad. I don't like my name so I blame my grandma 🤷😂
Dlrannie · 31-35, F
As far as I know my real name is unique to me within the family🐼🥢
MarkS · 51-55, M
I’m grateful my dad didn’t insist on some Albanian name for me. Lol
Diotrephes · 70-79, M
Here's a link with the most popular baby names by the year =
I have my mother’s middle name as my first
20Twenty · M
Both first and middle names from family members
exexec · 61-69, C
My father named me after his best friend
Azlotto · M
My Dad and I share the same name.
ChipmunkErnie · 70-79, M
@Azlotto Do you each use it on alternate days?
Torsten · 31-35, M
unique to me as far as I am aware
Christiane · 18-21, F
Unique, Miss.

Btw, I messaged you.
Tisssh96 · 26-30, F
@V00doo Your nickname is 'doll?'
@Tisssh96 Nope
uncalled4 · 51-55, M
My. Great Grandfather

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