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Re: mulch NOW Names

At least y'all got names. I was "Hodges Female" for several days.
Apparently, I was supposed to be a boy (although there was no such thing as
ultrasound so I guess my mom had a vision or something) and my name was
Jeffery Devon. When I turned out to be a girl they were stumped. Now I'm
Andrea Alane. I was telling Zem I think they should have gone with something
more daring, like my one of my ancestors named Texanna or something. ;-)

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jesse Bell" <silverhawk@flash.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2004 12:55 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] mulch NOW Names

> Well, just do like I did...change your name legally.  I never felt like a
Susan either.
> Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 05/13/2004 9:12:52 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Zemuly@aol.com writes:
> > For many generations in my father's family the first daughter was given
> >
> > name of both her paternal and maternal grandmothers.
> Same here, Zem. When I was born I was named for my two maternal
> - Martha Grace. But when my mother died five months later they changed my
> birth certificate to show her name, Auralie. Now the story was that her
> father, Grace's husband, had named her for his first love who he claimed
was the
> most beautiful woman he ever saw. Grace was no beauty even when she was
> Then twenty years later my father, with a second wife, had another
> and again named her for the two maternal grandmothers - Martha Jean. I
> never quite gotten over that - I felt that they gave her my name and that
I was
> a non-person to my father's family. I know, intellectually, that was not
> true, but that's the way I felt then. And I always felt much more like a
> than like an Auralie, especially since Grace never failed to assure me
that I
> was no match for either of the earlier Auralies.
> Oh well. It just made me tougher and more determined to be myself.
> Names have strange powers, don't they. A rose by any other name might be a
> real stinker.
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