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  • My mom was a Beatles fan
  • I believe they stole it from the bible.
  • my mum said she just liked the name...she cannot explain why millions of other parents that year also liked it, resulting in at least 6 of us in every class I was in in Primary School LOL
  • well my brother wanted me to be named after him, but my mom and dad decided on the name i have now instead. i am very grateful. i think they just looked in a whole bunch of baby name books.
  • Apparently I was named after a singer who was famous in the sixties http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tina_Louise
  • My mother named me after a baby that my aunt had that died. She did ask her first and my aunt was ok with it.
  • My parents got my name from some old hokey song Hang Down your head Tom Dooley. I guess the sheriff in the song was named Gracin.
  • They found me on a street, and I had a name tag on my collar...
  • Gen 46:10... it's listed in there. My mom wanted a bible name for me like some of her friends had, but she didn't want a common one. Won't tell you which one it is.
  • I was named Emma Louise after my fathers mother whom passed away four years before I was born.
  • Named me after a friend of the family :)
  • I think they said to each other, "What can we name her that no one will ever pronouce correctly and that is just unusual enough so that she will never be able to find those personlized pencils with her name on them?" Of course this is just conjecture on my part. They claim that they just liked it.
  • I was named after a couple of aunts on both sides of the family.
  • Ashley off of The Young and the Restless.....Stupid parents haha
  • They say they picked it because they wanted something "Unique". But I'm still convinced that they picked it because they wanted me to be subjected to endless streams of people yelling "Run! Forest, Run!" every time I went out for a jog.
  • Stephen: my father's first name Corydon: my Great-Great-Granfather's middle name I go by Cory: my Great-Grandmother's maiden name I like my name but find it annoying when my first name is abbreviated or shortened due to space and I am called Stphanie or they mispronounce Stephen (Stee-vin) as Stephan (Ste-fun). I also find it mildy annoying to have to answer the timeless question: "Why do you go by Cory?" When I was in college I just let it go as Stephen. Of course, it makes it handy for telemarketers as they always call me Stephen or try to "familiarize" by calling me Steve. When it came to naming my children, my wife wanted "original" names (her maiden name is Jennifer Ann Johnson, now Thompson) and I wanted normal names. So we settled on Isaac Matthew, Madelynn Rebekah and Elise Sarah.
  • My real first name is the name of a famous golfer because my dad enjoyed golf. Personally, I'm not interested in the sport. Both parents chose my middle name because it sounded good with the first and last names.
  • My Mom named me what her nickname was as a kid.
  • My parents are not creative and named me after the month I was born in. My middle name is a modified version of my great-great grandmother's.
  • My mom and my Uncle were expecting at the same time and were fighting over the name Jessica. I was born 1 week before my cousin so I got it. (she got Jessa) My mother past to me her middle name, and obviously my last after my father.
  • From: Steffi Graf - The tennis player.
  • My mom use to watch a tv show with some girl named Tesa in it. That is how she came up with my first name. She got my middle name, Danielle, from her old friend.
  • They were lazy and couldn't think of anything, so they just named me after my father. Yep, I'm a Jr.
  • My brother, as the "man of hte family" got the distinguished names of both of our grandfathers. My sister was named for her grandmother, her middle name is a feminine version of our father's name. I, as the firstborn, got the singular privilege of being named after my father's favourite... song. "Allison" by Elvis Costello.
  • When i was born (xmas eve) it was very heavy snow,and the ambulance couldnt get into our street, so i was born at home. The midwife had an Irish student with her called Noleen so my mum decided to name me after her(i was her last delivery before qualifying to be a midwife).. anyway thank goodness my grandfather came in and made some horrendous joke about the name, so the family retired to the kitchen and sat around the table putting names into a pot, the one pulled out was to be my name.. no wonder i dislike it so much but there we have it!!!
  • My first name is a biblical name, they believed in naming your children after the bible or their elders. My middle name came from my mother’s first love... I don't know if my dad knew that at the time but yeah....
  • i was named after the song Brandy you are a fine girl my grandfather was a sailor in the navy and sang it to my mother when she was young so she had my name picked out since she was 12 my nickname is whisky george because my dad's side of the family likes to drink as much as i due but i hate my middle name Sue i always get brandi sue becuse my mom loves the name so much she tald my teachers that my first name is braandi sue but it is just BRANDI....... get it right
  • My parents put two names in a hat and picked one.
  • I was named after an actress my mom thought was beautiful and classy :)
  • Emily was my mother's grandmother, my great grandmother. Kristina (my middle name) was chosen for two reasons: 1.) It is similar to my grandfather's sister, Kristal who died at a fairly young age & 2.) My mom's younger sister's name is Kristi.. (Meh, now that I think about it, I mostly just think my mom thought Kristina sounded good with Emily.)
  • My first name Louis is after my paternal grandfather who died when my father was a teenager. My middle name Michael was my Godfather's first name.
  • I was named after a jewelry store my mom always passed by. lol
  • On their way to the hospital the both of them thought of the I Love Lucy show and the name Ricky Ricardo and there you have it. The name Ricky.
  • As silly as it may sound... I was named after a mixed drink, Brandy Alexandra.
  • My name as well as my sisters names were all chosen from French Soap opera's... Very dramatic!
  • my mother liked the name Anna but her best friend's daughter had that name so my mom shortened it to Ann.
  • My mother was looking through the TV Guide, and saw a listing for an old Ray Harryhausen movie about a guy who only had one shoe...
  • my mom wanted kathryn and my dad wanted caitlyn, so they compromised with kate-lynn
  • My sister couldn't say Allison (she was 5! how hard is it!) so they chose Erin. I'm happy with the decision.
  • I was named after my grandfather and my uncle.
  • I'm named after my dad (yet... I'm a girl) and my middle name is from my Chinese name.
  • My parents were looking for a name that was not common when I was born, but also not unusual. Also, I think my family ancestry may have played a part.
  • Harlee Electra Yuan My dad loves his motorcycles and my mom didnt want it the same as the motorcycle so i got Harlee Greek Mythological middle names run in my family so my middle name is Electra Im Vietnamese so my last name is Yuan and... TADAA thats how you get a Harlee!
  • I don't know cause they don't remember! I do know that my mom wanted to name me Hannah, but my dad didn't like that cause it reminded him of Hanna-Barbera! :D
  • My dad smashed dreamer and anna together and this is what he came up with :)
  • I don't know!!! Thats something only they make be able to answer. I am only glad they came up with the name they did. For I like it. And know it was not M.C.S.......LOL.......................M.C.S.
  • From a tv show I think. Its courtney. Very common tho
  • I always ask my parents that, and the only answer they give me is : "It was the only name we agreed on."
  • My mom said she asked my older brothers what they wanted to name me, but she didn't use their suggestion. Debbie Reynolds was going through a divorce and so her name was on everything, everywhere. So she named me Debbie.
  • It was inspired by Luke Skywalker, but they wanted a more sophisticated name than Luke, so they named me Lucas.
  • The old-fashioned way, from a book of baby names
  • well my name was Carissa Daniel until a week before i was born and my mom watched a movie and got the name i was given. i still have the same initials tho.
  • I was due in April but born in March yet I still ended up with the name April...Go figure! What a relief...I could be March. Ha!
  • my dads grandmothers name...its similar.
  • my mom got my name out of the birth announcement section of the newspaper. she never has been able to think for herself.
  • I have a rare name lol My parents named us in alphabetical order. Akin and Brett my two brothers. Then Chase my oldest sister, Darmah (thats me) I was named after my dads Darmah Ducatti motorcycle, and then the baby was Ellen who my mom wanted to name Enough LOL yep they were nuts.
  • my parents put there names together al+lisa combine the l's and add an n at the end u get ALISAN then my sister and i have the same middle name just spelled different!
  • My sister actually was the main reason my name is Madison. They were looking though name books and Hannah wouldn't budge on any other names. If it wasn't for her my name would probably be Summer, or Grace. I like those names just not for me.
  • My sister named me after one of her favorite movies, Hocus Pocus... When Danny said Ooo Alison... XD
  • My parents let my older brother, who was six at the time, name me. As the legend goes he picked the name from a character on the 80's soap opera called "Dynasty."
  • Well my Dad wanted to name me Danielle, but that was the name of his ex so mom didn't like it. Mom wanted to name me Rebecca but Dad didn't like it. So they settled.

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