All in a name

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  1. diggerdeb

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    I now have my class list for Sept. (I expect changes!)
    I would like to do a bullentin board with each child's name and a brief meaning (Like: Debra-means "the bee")
    Is there an internet site to get info like that?
    Thanks
     
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    What a cool idea! I may have to use that when there isn't a big holiday taking up a bulletin board... Hmmm.... really neat idea!!!

    Lori
     
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    Thanx

    This is a great idea... I found each child's name and I did this and it was easy (I only have 10 kids)... Also, my sister, Amelia,(only 17, young,huh?) is having a babyshower since this will be her first and she knows it will be a girl and evryone is suppost to be their top 2 favorite girl baby names and I want to bring somethign different not so original, my favorite baby names and Samanthat (but that's my kid's name), Tabbitha, Addaline, or Haley but those seem to original, any ideas?
     
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    Tara - My favorite girl's name is Shayla. But that is my daughter's name!
     
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    shayla

    shayna in hebrew means pretty face.
     
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    I LOVE the name Mackenzie
     
  9. diggerdeb

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    Am I the only one to have this problem??????????

    Naming my children was very difficult.

    I couldn't name him Joshua (Josh was that student that always picked his nose:eek: )
    I couldn't name a girl Samantha (Samantha was a brat!:eek:)

    So I had to find a name that wasn't tarnished with bad memories.

    Anyone else have a similar problem?:confused:
     
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    my sister name means spinning azz

    talk about having a name that you can be taunted with. Ever since my sister jenny and i played with the dictionary as kids, we always wondered what exactly was a spinning azz. Was it a donkey on a merry go round?

    I got married and my husband said that ruth is someone his grandmother plays cards with not his wife! It took some time for him to get used to it.

    I cant buy personalized items for my kids since i spell their names differently.
     
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    You could find definitions for names in baby name books, there are some at the grocery stores for about a dollar.

    When I first got married, I LOVED the name Michaela, I told everyone that if I had a girl, Michaela would be her name. Then I had a Michaela in my class, and let me just say, the days she was absent, I could actually take a breath, lol. So I said after that, no more Michaela.

    When we had Austin last year, we went through the baby name books very carefully, each time Marc would mention a name, I'd say "no, I had a student with that name and he..." lol.

    Oh, for girls names I like Kylie, Sierra, Sienna, Ava, and Mia.
     
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    I had a Kylie... oh did I ever have a Kylie... and a Michaela, a Joel, a Katrina, a Daniel, a Madison... I'll run out of names by the time I ever have a child... will have to name them... HEY YOU!

    LOL

    Lori
     
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    I had the same trouble with names. Either my husband or I threw out every name for some reason or another. So I tried to be original. I have Drake, Shayla, and Landon. I had never heard of any of those names when I used them. Now I hear them all over. Go figure!
     
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    Lori,
    Didn't Bill Cosby a long time ago in one of his comedy acts use HEY YOU for what his dad called him or his brother? I know one was a profanity, but it was still FUNNY!!!

    They name Michaela is too popular... and the way it is spelled is funny.... I know of know at least 3 different ways of seeing it spelled. My friend has a Mikayla and I subbed for a Mekala.
     
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    Thanx you guys for all the great ideas. We were suppost to bring two names but I brought like evry one you guys mentioned! lol I'll let you knwo what she decides...
     
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    Diznee,

    Yeah... Bill said one was G___ D____ it and the other was Jesus Christ. He was on PBS the other night with a new stand up comedy bit about his geometry teacher and school/education in general. It was FUNNY!

    Lori
     
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    Oh DiggerDeb and Shawn I so agree with you about names being ruined by students. I had names picked out as a teenager and taught for 6 years before I had my own children and I had seen a few too many wild Jeremys and Joshuas to ever use those names. Like you, as my husband and I discussed names, we each turned them down(he's a teacher too )because of the students we had. Even though the majority of the children were good, some names were just used too much, I had 5 different versions of Christa one year! So, we have an old fashioned name, Sally and Nicholas(which is now way too popular)and we had Emily. But, it's funny, all children give their own 'feeling' to a name and soon you wonder how they could have ever been called something else.
     
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    Mom (a teacher) and dad were originally going to name me Gwen (not Gwendalyn with Gwen for short, just Gwen, because thel ong for was too old-fashioned) because they loved the name, but they couldn't find a suitable middle name... so they picked Emily, using Gwen as a middle... picked Emily because Mom had only had 1 Emily in her several years of teaching, so it was "an easy name, but not particularly common..." easy to spell and pronounce (her name is Devra, like Debra with a V, and she has seen tons of incorrect variations on it, even when she writes it herself for people...she didn't want that for me!)... the "not too common" thing didn't work, though... as we all know. :) When I started in church choir, there were 6 other Emilys in my grade... my HS choir freshman year had 9 Emilys... 7 of us were all freshmen together! What's funny is that our parents had picked Emily for the same reason. :)

    My brother was going to be Timothy, but mom says she switched it to Jeffrey when she realized that she couldn't see herself yelling "Timmy... time for supper!" out the window. :)
     
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    My first year in band (8th gr) there was me... Lori... then there was Laurie, Laura, and Lora... Those 3 graduate and the next year and until I graduated there were 2 Lori's. Luckily we were on opposites side of the field. So, when the band director hollered "LORI" We both looked but when I saw him facing the other direction I knew it wasn't me. :) My mom picked Lori because she didn't know of any other Lori's around where we lived. 4 simple letters and people add an E or an extra r... call me Laurie... OH and there is another Laurie and she married a guy in town that happens to have the same last name as I do... no kin, tho. We use the same drug store, same hair stylist, same video rental... I spell my name everytime to keep things from getting confusing... the drug store still got things confused when it came to insurance not paying for something... goodness... Think if I have a kid I'm naming them Joe and Jo... lol

    Lori
     
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    Yes, Every name we came up with I thought of a student who had the same name. We finally chose Tristan and Payton for our two boys.. At the time they were not that popular.
     
  21. clarnet73

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    I had a teacher in 8th grade (her name was Kevin...) who named her daughter Hayden... since the only Hayden I knew was the guy on the TV show Coach, I thought it ws pretty funny...

    in my junior high, I had 2 teachers with the same name (spelled the same any everything, so one used her middle initial), a female teacher named Kevin, a male teacher named Leslie, and teachers named Barton and Marion...

    We actually wrote a Brady Bunch parody making fun of their names...

    aah, junior high. :)
     
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    I love all these name stories. I went to a small school. Only 200 in our high school. There were 4 girls named Brenda. One day all 4 of us ended up in the same restroom. Someone yelled "hey Brenda" and everyone answered!
     

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