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June 25th, 2013 04:33 PM #31
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June 25th, 2013 05:56 PM #35Member
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June 26th, 2013 10:23 PM #37
This is a good story in my family. My parents had decided for sure on Rebecca Jo. Christina had been a name that they had discussed since I was due on Christmas, but they settled on Rebecca. When I was born my mom decided I actually was a Christina Lynn but somehow neglected to mention this to my father. Apparently they just called me "the baby" when they were together the first day or two, but my mom told the family she talked to that my name was Christina and my dad told everyone he talked to it was Rebecca. My dad said someone was talking about Christina and he was like "who's that" and they looked at him like he was crazy "Um, you're daughter?" Some of my extended family thought my name was Rebecca for weeks after I was born! Good communication skills my parents had apparently. :P
I like Rebecca on it's own, but they said they probably would have ended up calling me Becca which did not flow well with my last name, a two syllable B name with a hard C sound! I do wish they had stuck with the mn Jo. Both Jo and Lynn have family connections but Lynn was SUCH a common mn in the early 80s.
Oh and my brother who was 12 at the time ran a very passionate campaign to name me Holly, which he thought was such a great name and thought it would be fantastic because of my due date. Apparently he was super disappointed it was vetoed. Ha ha he still talks about it every now and then.
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June 27th, 2013 09:20 PM #39Senior Member
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I was almost Marit. I would have preferred that and I often use it as a pseudonym.Mom to Sylvia Caron and Linus Roman