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Old 08-08-2007, 02:52 AM   #31
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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

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Old 08-08-2007, 07:17 AM   #32
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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.

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Old 08-08-2007, 09:36 AM   #33
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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.
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:41 AM   #34
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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!
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:53 AM   #35
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auntdot....I love your choice! Gave me a chuckle!

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