Wednesday, March 28, 2007

What's in a name?

Is the name you have now the same name that's on your birth certificate? If not, what's changed? If you could change your name (first or middle, no last names for safety please!), what would it be? Why were you named what you were? (Is there a story behind it? Who specifically was responsible for naming you?) Are there any names you really hate or love? What are they and why?

Nothing but my surname has changed. I think that my name is a mouthful now, with way too many syllabuls but I don't want to change my name to fix that problem.

As my mother tells the story it goes along the lines of she wanted to call me Kirsten. Dad said that only a blonde haired girl could be called Kirsten & with our family's colouring there is no way I was going to be blond. So I wasn't allowed to be called Kirsten. That's as much as I know about how I got my name. I don't know who chose Katrina, it's not a family name on either side of the family. I must ask mum who actually chose my name.

I don't really have names that I love or hate. The name I was going to call my childen if they were girls was Kaitlyn. I thought it was a nice merging of Katrina & Lynette.


loonyhiker said...

Katrina is an exotic name. I like it! Isn't there a famous ice skater named Katrina? Kaitlyn is pretty too!

Totally RawKin Designs said...

My daughter is Kailin and I always have to tell people not kaiTlyn because there is no t.

Karen said...

Katrina's a pretty name and I think Kaitlyn is a beautiful name too. Sounds like a great plan. Hope fate doesn't just have sons in plan for you.