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The Name Game ---> stolen from Lyddy

1. Are you named after anyone? If so, explain.
Kind of.  There are two common names in my family-- Julia and Anne.  My mom got creative and smooshed them together, creating Juliann

2. Do you have your children's names picked out already? If so, is there any significance?
I should hope so, I have two kids!   Andrew Patrick is named after my maternal grandfather, my guardian angel  (ask me that story some time!) Andrew Dolinsky.   Patrick is a family name as well-- my maternal great grandfather's name was Bernard Joseph Patrick Gerrity.    Joseph Steven is named for Joey Tribiani on Friends-- I know, it sounds stupid.  Steve and I were discussing boy names one afternoon while walking through ShopRite and I mentioned that I like "Chandler" as a name.  He said, "If you'd name the baby Chandler, why not Ross or Joey?"  We looked at each other and said, "Joey Ruffing!"  Steven is clearly, after DH.

3. If you were born a member of the opposite sex what would your name have been? 
I'm sure my mom has told me but I can't remember-- probably Andrew.

4. If you could re-name yourself what name would you pick and why?
I've gotten used to my name.  I used to want to be Cassandra but then I learned the classical origin of the name and have since changed my mind.  

5. Are there any mispronunciations/typos that people do w/ your name constantly?
All the time.  I get Julie (which isn't too big a deal) but also Judy and Julia.  People put e's all over my name, e.g. Julieanne, Julianne, Julieann.  One time I went into the hospital for surgery and they thought I was male because someone left off an 'n':  Julian.   People often mispronounce my last name as ROOFING.  It's ROUGH-ING damnit!


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Jul. 30th, 2006 12:40 am (UTC)
I never knew that about Joeys name! How come you guys gave up on using Chandler though?
Jul. 30th, 2006 12:44 am (UTC)
Steve would never go for such a "unique" or "unusual" name. He's much too much of a traditionalist.
Jul. 30th, 2006 12:46 am (UTC)
I love this icon!!! LOL! :)

Yeah, I guess that makes sense. So is it him that always wants the very traditional names or do you prefer them to?
Jul. 30th, 2006 12:52 am (UTC)
I like names that are a little different or that mean something. Steve had all these crazy rules-- no place names (Savannah, Brookyn, China, etc), no boys names for girls, no names that could be for either boys or girls (e.g. Taylor), no names that could be abbreviated to cutesy initial nicknames (e.g. Andrew Joseph could become AJ) blah, blah blah.

He's annyoing sometimes but I keep him around anyway! ;)
Jul. 30th, 2006 02:20 am (UTC)
Oh wow! He probably wouldnt like any of the names I like! :)
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