Saturday, December 30, 2006

Week One: What's In A Name?

Here is the topic for your first blog: Your Name. Here are some prompts to get you started. There are quite a few in this post, which won't always be the case. You don't have to answer every one!

*What was the name you were born with?

*Who gave you your name? Why?

*Were you named for someone? Who?

*Do you like your name? Why or why not?

*If you could change your name, what would it be, and why?

*If your name is different now from the name you were born with, what is it? What was the reason for the change (marriage, adoption, legal name change, etc.)

*Do you have a nickname? How did you get it?

*Do you have a baptismal, christening, or saint name?

*Do you know the meanings of all your names (first, middle, last)? (Go here for first and middle name meanings; then go here for last name meanings [enter last name, then choose "Name Meanings" from drop-down menu].)

*As an adult, how do you prefer to be addressed by others (Mr., Mrs., Ms.)? Are you comfortable with children addressing you by your first name?

*Is your name difficult to spell or pronounce? What are some of the more unusual mis-spellings or mis-pronunciations that you've endured?

The topic for our next post will be your birth date and location. Be sure to send me links to your blog! You can read my answers at my other blog, AnceStories (see link at right). Until next time...


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