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June 22nd, 2013 10:12 PM #31Senior Member
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I'm Kathryn Suzanne. If I had been a boy, I guess I would be named James Michael since that's my twin brother's name. If we had both been boys, I don't know. I doubt my parents even thought about names until they knew what genders we were, except my first name. My mom always want to name a daughter Catherine after her grandmother (my dad changed the spelling, though, but she was okay with that). I imagine it would be another family name. Suzanne is my aunt's middle name and James and Michael are two of my uncles' middle names. That only leaves one uncle and my dad's middle names unused. So, Ford Lewis or Lewis Ford? Okay, I doubt that. My dad hates his middle name (and first name for that matter). I have no clue what they would have called me. LOL!
June 22nd, 2013 11:07 PM #33
I'm Ashley. I'm not sure what I would have been if I was a boy--my parents never really narrowed down either list beyond a top 3 or so before I was born. Andrew Michael, Charles [something] "Charlie", and Matthew Levi/Levi Matthew were their top options. Which I find more interesting than their choices for a girl, though--Ashley, Alexandra, and Jennifer. I'm not a boy, so I'm not sure what I would have thought of those, but, in general, I like those just about as equally as Ashley. I like Ashley quite a bit, and I've LOVED Matthew in the past, and Charlie is currently on my list. I used to hate Andrew, but I've grown to appreciate it (not the nns, though! I'm not sure I'll ever like Andy or Drew), and I think it's classic and handsome. I think I would have liked being any of them. My parents liked fairly popular names, but so do I, so I don't mind especially. I think if I were a guy, I would have been a pretty cool Charlie, if my dad could have ever gotten behind it. For some reason, it was on "their" list, not just my mom's list, but my dad says to this day that he hates Charlie.
Honestly, though, I probably would have ended up being John Robert, III, which my brother is. My mom made my dad vow before they got married that she wouldn't have a John, III, she hated the idea of a "jr", and my dad agreed, but when my brother was born and she saw the look on his face, she knew she had to give him a John Robert. It's adorable, really. I would have hated being a John, though! For years my dad and I didn't get along and I would have hated sharing a name with him, plus, there's like 15 Johns in my family tree. If I could have opted for Jack instead of Johnny like my brother almost did, though, I think I would have hated it less. I adore Jack.Lise
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June 22nd, 2013 11:07 PM #35
I would have been called Stash.Trying, trying, trying
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June 22nd, 2013 11:15 PM #37A teenage writer and name lover~
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June 22nd, 2013 11:29 PM #39Senior Member
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