Where did your name come from?

Do you know how your parents chose your name? Is it after someone? Does it have a special meaning?

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4Katie
06/18/14
4Katie
Delilah was named after the song Hey There Delilah. I wonder how much she is going to hate that song when she grows up :)
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06/18/14
Melissa Middleton
My mom still sings that to me...and in public! :( lol
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    4Katie
    My mom always loved the name Katie and her great aunt and my Dad's mom were name Kathrine. My middle name actually causes some drama, since my mom got to choose my first name my dad got to choose my middle name. My middle name is the name of his high school sweetheart.
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    06/18/14
    4Katie
    He didn't tell my mom until after I was born and the name was official. She was not happy.
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    06/19/14
    Ouch! I can understand why! I wouldn't be too happy in that situation, either!
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      Melissa Middleton
      My little sister, Emiliee, was born on Dec. 28. Her middle name is Christine, after Christmas.
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      Melissa Middleton
      :) Awesome. I've got a biological niece who was born on that day, too. It's a day of awesomeness. ;)
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        06/18/14
        First and middle are in the Bible.
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          06/18/14
          My family disagrees about where my name came from. My mom said it's from a great-grandparent somewhere down the line, who my Granny (the family's family tree maker/finder lol) insists never existed. My dad just wanted to name me either Jasmine or Lucretia (which my husband finds hilarious, that he might have been able to call me 'Lucy') or Jessie (but we already had a dog named Jessie). I also find it funny that Morgan means "Warrior/Dweller/Fighter of the Sea"....I have a deep seated fear of the Ocean!
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          06/18/14
          Beautiful name!
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            06/18/14
            My real first name "Amanda" which I never go by was agreed upon by my parents. My Dad wanted to name me Amy after a girl he liked in grade school. My parents have been together since they were 11 & 12 so my Mom knew the girl as well. My Mom completely vetoed the name Amy. After the name Amanda was official my Dad busted out with this "I read in a baby book that the nickname for Amanda is Amy" nonsense! Lol my Mom conceded defeat and I have always been Amy.
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              06/18/14
              Anne-Laure is a french name and my mom wanted Anne, my Dod Laure so they agreed on Anne-Laure
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                Jessica
                I 'm not sure about my first name but my middle name is Shiane My mom cheated on my dad and didn't know if I was my dads or the Cheyenne Indian guys kids so she gave me Shiane (pronounced as Cheyenne Indians) and spelled it differently just in case I was my dads its not spelled like the Cheyenne Indian but if I was the Cheyenne Indians I would have the name his heritage in my name. lol I am 100% my dads. I guess its good she spelled it different.
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                  06/18/14
                  I just asked my mother and she can't remember lol.
                  My daughters full name Madison Ruby. I have always loved the movie "Splash" with Darryl Hannah and Tom Hanks. I Named her after Darryl's Character. I've always liked that name. I had trouble deciding what middle name I thought went well with Madison. Then I thought about her birthday. She was born on the 4th of July. Her birthstone is a Ruby and I loved It. Madison "Maddie" Ruby.
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                    9Michelle Fritch
                    Well my mom told me that if I was a boy she was going to name me Michael after my grandfather, but since I turned out to be a girl she went with Michelle.
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                    Melissa Middleton
                    Ewwwww...was he a Shakespeare fan? Lol
                    Good thing you're a girl. Alissa is a pretty name.
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                    Melissa Middleton
                    Lol...I bet. I would think someone was calling me when in fact it was the other. I have a cousin Alyssa.
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                    06/19/14
                    My sister-in-law's name is Melissa, and we live in the same apartment. Sometimes someone will call out, "Lyssa!" and we both answer to it (-_-')
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                      06/18/14
                      Melissa Middleton
                      It's embarrassing. My biological father liked western romance novels. Melissa was a character in one of the books; I hope it wasn't a harlot. Lol Funny thing is, I ended up loving horses and horseback riding.
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                        06/18/14
                        Lindsay Greene from Little House On The Prairie.
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                          Ashlyn
                          Well my name was like an escape. You see, my mom and dad come from different backgrounds. Mom is use to the fancy life and luxury, and wanted to name me something that fit that. My dad is a country man, and he's always enjoy a nice time drinking a beer and staying outdoors. So he wanted to name me something country-ish. Well after about a few hours about naming (I am their only daughter they had together, so it was a big deal), my oldest brother (who was 15) decided to randomly blurt out the name Ashlyn to see if they would respond to it. So yeah....hey Ashlyn. Haha!
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                            06/18/14
                            My father's mother passed away when my father was two, and her name was Marie Theresa. My full name is Theresa Marie.
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                              06/18/14
                              I was named Jeannie after the I Dream of Jeannie Show. I did not have blonde hair though it was brown.
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                                Danielle Keltner
                                My grandpa, Daniel - Danny. I am nicknamed Dannie.
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                                  06/19/14
                                  i was named after a kid my mom baby sat my son was named after the head angel Gabriel
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                                    Amy Phroper
                                    My grandma named me. She had always loved the name Amy. My middle name is after that country song Joleen.
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                                      I was named after Alyssa Milano from the TV show, "Who's The Boss?". I've actually never even seen an episode of it. Middle name is Cheyenne. Mom just liked the way it flowed.
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                                        06/22/14
                                        I was named after my grandmother, my moms mum and she is a teacher, she used to encourage me when i was little to be a teacher and praise God now I am a teacher too just like her.
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