Daily Prompt: Name that… You!
by michelle w. on September 2, 2013
Do you know the meaning of your name, and why your parents chose it? Do you think it suits you? What about your children’s names?
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Daily Prompt: Say Your Name
by michelle w. on May 28, 2013
Write about your first name: Are you named after someone or something? Are there any stories or associations attached to it? If you had the choice, would you rename yourself?
Debra; plain and dull. I hated my name when I was growing up. My mom was going to name me ‘Charlotte Denise’, which I loved, but her mother asked to name me, so I became Debra, with a plain middle name, too. Most of my family called me ‘Deb’, which was fine, and at school I was ‘Debbie’, which was cute while I was young. My mom still calls me ‘Debbie’, which I do not like anymore. I think it sounds like an airhead; ‘Debbie’. My dad always, and still does today, calls me ‘Sis’.
I never thought to ask my grandmother why she named me ‘Debra’, or maybe I did. I have a vague recollection of Deborah in the bible. I’m not sure if she told me that when I was younger, or if I just related it in my mind. Either way, ‘Deborah’ is much more glamorous than ‘Debra’.
I lost my grandmother in October of 1995. Ever since, her death I have embraced my name and am proud to be called ‘Debra’. Now, if I could just get my mom to embrace ‘Debra’!
I know that ‘Debra’ is a Hebrew name meaning Bee.
My children’s names: Oldest Daughter – ‘Stephanie’ – Greek Word meaning Crown. I named her ‘Stephanie’ with the intention of calling her ‘Stevie’ after ‘Stevie Nicks’. Her middle name is ‘Nicole’, from a Soap Opera character on “The Edge of Night”.
Youngest Daughter – ‘Rachel’ – Hebrew word meaning A Female Sheep. I just liked the name.
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