All in a name

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  1. diggerdeb

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    Jun 22, 2003

    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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