What were you almost named?
88 Comments on "Your Turn"
Ice Cube. But then my parents realized it was already taken.
Billie Jean. For real. I never would have lived that down during the 80s.
Myfanwy (it's Welsh). But then they went with Jane instead.
Jan Joosten VanMetren
Michael Stanley, had I been a boy. After mum's best friend and my papa. My sister would have been Kevin Matthew. I'm married to a Michael, she's dating a Matthew.
If I'd been a boy, I would've been named after my daddy–Jerry. But, I'm named Jennifer after my mother's friend. I'm ok with it though there are a few of us around. I like to say, one day the Jennifers will rise up and take over the world. Of course I lie.
For the record, I was born in the late 60's when Audrey and Victor were the LEAST cool names…my parent were immigrants, so they didn't know any better. But I'm happy with my name now.
Victor, which I was aghast at when I found out. But I'm name Audrey, and I guess my parents like unique names…so as much as I didn't like my name as I was growing up because it was so different, I think I would have felt the same way about "Vic"…
@Amanda's Wig: That is HOT! Lil bit of sweat then and her cooch gonna taste like Kool Aid!!!
Kevin. Then Marcy Marie was considered. I'd have actually preferred Kevin to that.
Off topic, but people should check out Tonyortega.org
I go at least weekly and a lot has happened. Celebrity-wise, Leah Remini has left and Will Smith's LRH "study tech" school is closing.
If I was a boy: Matthew
It was between Suzanna and Jenna. Clearly, I ended up with Jenna.
Rhea. And with all due respect to Rhea Perlman, blech.
No, but the curtains match the carpet, wink wink!
@Amanda's Wig: Does Amanda vajazzle? It would be cool if she coordinated your color and the color of her pubic jewelery.
If I was a boy, I would have been Colon. Luckily, I was a girl, and I ended up being named Rachel.
Kimber Leighanne. What a crappy first and middle name! Changed her mind and now I'm Kimberly Anne. *smh* boring.
My mother wanted to name me Deidre, but my uncles threatened to leave me on a mountaintop overnight to see if i survived, lol. My brother was supp to be Lawrence, and my sister Bridget. None of us recieved those names. And my name is world class boring. Oh well.
My mom was pretty set on Valerie for my first name from the get go; it was the middle name she couldn't decide on. She liked Diane but didn't want my initials to be VD (gasp- the horror) and then she considered Irene so my initials could be VIP (which I think would have been awesome) but alas she decided on another, more common name.
Sequoyah… but my grandpa pitched a fit and I got named after him. *sigh*
I was supposed to be named Scott but then I surprised everyone by having a vagina.
I went to summer camp with a red head named Bambi. She was sweet but not the brightest bulb in the room.
My mom had my name set aside but then had 3 boys before me so she had to wait to use it. 🙂
@StewMcG – i too had another name chosen for me, but was named after my dad's sister when she passed away too.
I was supposed to be Bridget or Nell. My mum was reading a book when she went into labour and named me after a character in that.
I was supposed to be a boy,so the name was David Matthew. When I was born and did not have the correct equipment, they were at a loss. I was born on Valentine's Day so all the nurses wanted my parents to name me Valerie, but they hated it. SO my dad went to the car and listened to the radio and now I am Nadine.
Natalie, after Natalie Wood.
Kristina, Tina for short. I like Kristina, but loathe Tina, so I missed that bullet. The name I was given (which I love) is one of the names someone here was *almost* given, haha.
(other Unknown)I was almost called Sherri Lynne.
Michael. When I was born my mother was positive they were having a boy and they didn't pick a girl's name at all. She had a big emergency C section where she and I almost died, and when they told her it was a girl, she was drugged up and she told the nurse "I don' wanna girl, I'm havin a boy!"
In the end they named me for my cousin's black Aunt Jemima doll–(!)
If I was a boy, it would have been Benjamin Edward (after my grandfather.) And my original name was going to be Bridget Bailey but my father's sister died right before I was born and they named me after her – Mary Ella.
If I would have been a boy it would have been John (my dad was a huge John Wayne fan and he wanted to name my brother John Wayne but my mom wouldn't let him so he became Michael Wayne). My brothers wanted to name me Christina, but my mom won and got to name me – Patricia (though in my baby book she spelled my name Patrica). I was doomed!
Oh, and if I was to be a boy, my name would have been Tiger. Thank goodness I'm a girl. Whew!
The only thing that bothered me about being in class with another Jennifer would be when the teacher would announce to one of us, "We'll just call you Jenny so we don't get confused." I always felt Jenny was a completely different name and didn't appreciate someone just changing it without asking.
Bambi. No lie. Thank goodness my mom won, with the name Tiffany, which I love. Whew!
My Mom's favorite Aunt's sister adopted a baby girl three months before I was born and named her Melissa.
Connor, until they saw a vagina on the sonogram. The name went out the window after that.
No you don't. There are a bazillion Jennifers out there. Everyone I know HATES it.