"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-08-2007, 02:52 AM   #31
Sous Chef
Jikoni's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Kenya and Switzerland
Posts: 861
I never liked my name in while growing up. It was hard to write when I was learning how to write, then when I got it write the teachers never could pronounce it. How 'Hyacinth' generated names like Hamusim, Simsim, Ice-cream(which many still call me or as in my uncle he just calls me ice)beats me. Many gave up on my first name and called me Amu, which is short for my family name. Anyway I got to like my name eventually during college and would explain that it was a sweet smelling spring flower. Anyway years later the hyacinth weed hit the lakes in Kenya and now when I tell people my name, they go like, 'you were named after the weed?' Following the trouble I had with my name, I decided my children will have sensible names, so my daughter is Simone and my son, Nicolas. During my school days i would be Lantana

There is no love sincerer than the love of food. ~George Bernard Shaw
Jikoni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2007, 07:17 AM   #32
Senior Cook
Marishka_20's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 124
What Is In A Name....

Well, I have always hated my name because no one could ever spell it correctly. How hard is it to spell SARA? Apparently very hard for some people. In fact, I went skiing one time and the lady at the ticket counter spelled my name incorrectly, with an H, and then argued with me about the correct spelling, as if I don't know how to spell my own name. I was planning on changing my name to Marishka, but I thought some people may get the wrong idea seeing as how that is the name of one of draculas brides. Even though I didn't change my name to that it was one of my nick names for many years. So was Sara Bear, Sara Lee(long story), and Little Marie. Now later in life I don't mind my name to much mainly because my fiancee likes it. Also I have just gotten over the fact that people are stupid and that there are many people.

Marishka_20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2007, 09:36 AM   #33
Head Chef
elaine l's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,098
I don't mind my name now but remember hating it. My middle name I kept a deep dark secret. Now the whole thing sounds foolish to me. I guess I have grown up.

BTW, middle name is Louise after my mom. Seemed to me everyone else had Marie or Ann. I did pass the middle name on to my oldest daughter. Should ask her what she thinks.
elaine l is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2007, 09:41 AM   #34
Head Chef
auntdot's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,418
Martha Stewart.

Cash a few checks (big ones) and it is Rio, Rio by the sea-o.

Samba, Mai Tais on the beach, yayaess.

Do they have extradition from Rio?
Before criticizing a person, walk a mile in his shoes - then you are a mile away and you have his shoes!
auntdot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2007, 09:53 AM   #35
Head Chef
elaine l's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,098
auntdot....I love your choice! Gave me a chuckle!

elaine l is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:41 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.