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Old 02-03-2005, 01:28 PM   #1
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The name you almost had

What name (if any) did your parents want to call you before they settled on your name.

My Mum especially, wanted to call me Sarah but the rellies all said it was an ugly name and refused my parents to even choose it. A lot of people I meet now think that's my name which I find odd.

If my Dad had had his way he wanted to call us all after the Bronte sisters, my brother would have been Anne.
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Old 02-03-2005, 01:29 PM   #2
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good question. I have no clue.
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Old 02-03-2005, 01:32 PM   #3
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Holly....but my dad had an old girlfriend with that name so he vetoed that one.

They also liked Celine....
No offense to anyone with this name; it is pretty but just wouldn't suit me.
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As a boy I would have been named Bertrand

Before I was born, my mum hesitated between Marie and Céline... a good friend of her told her that Marie was much more lovely. Indded, I'm very satisfied with it. And I got tons of Célines-friends.
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If I was a boy, I was going to be Tristan.

My parents didn't realise until after they'd registered my birth that I actually already had a cousin called Elizabeth
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Old 02-03-2005, 01:40 PM   #7
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Marie, I know lots of folk called Laura, when I met Miquel (and his brother ) in Dublin, I asked him what names were the most popular where he lived. He had lots of Laura's and Jordi's saved in his phonebook. This seemed to really amuse him that I had a "very common name, no?".

I think Marie is a much more lovely name too

I had a friend at school called Laura but her first name on her birth certificate was something like Patricia. Her parents wanted to name her Laura Patricia but her Dad got drunk and filled in the birth certificate wrong and her Mum didn't know about it until a few days after.
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If I would've been a boy it would've been Aegon. Don't ask my why and I'm glad I am a girl. Aegon is an insurance company in my country. What where my parents thinking???
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Alex But No They called me Darren.
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If I was a girl I would have been Stephanie.
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Old 02-03-2005, 01:47 PM   #11
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Marie, I know lots of folk called Laura, when I met Miquel (and his brother ) in Dublin, I asked him what names were the most popular where he lived. He had lots of Laura's and Jordi's saved in his phonebook. This seemed to really amuse him that I had a "very common name, no?".

I think Marie is a much more lovely name too

I had a friend at school called Laura but her first name on her birth certificate was something like Patricia. Her parents wanted to name her Laura Patricia but her Dad got drunk and filled in the birth certificate wrong and her Mum didn't know about it until a few days after.
Lots of girls are called Laura here in france. It(s quite popular because a very famous singer called his daughter Laura some 20 years ago.
Laura and Marie are 2 titles from the Scissor Sisters's album right ?
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The other girls names on the list were Virginia (which is, err, not good) or Alison (if you know what my last name is and say it fast it would have sounded like some demented CS Lewis character).

Boys names were all Henry type wanky names.
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I was born during a baby boom I think and everyone called their daughters Laura.

There is a SS song called Laura and one called Mary
When I was younger my aunts friend used to sing that "Tell Laura I love her" song to me, and when that SS song came out and we heard it when we were in clubs my friends all pointed at me but it reminded me of the creep my aunt knew. I stupidly told my friend about it and now he sings it to me to frighten me. I like when the French boy we have for our conversation classes says "lauuura".
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My name was always going to be Jessica.
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I just asked my mom if they had other names in mind for me.

"No! It was ALWAYS going to be Elisabeth."
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