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Re: mulch NOW Names

St. Sharon?  Kristin is from St. Christina, and Mary & Theresa are obvious.
St. Sharon?  nothing on google, so of what name is Sharon a derivative?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tchessie" <tchessie@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2004 8:39 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] mulch NOW Names

> This whole name thing is really interesting.  All my sisters and I have
> typical Catholic names- saints (my mother converted as an adult) Theresa,
> Sharon, Mary, Kristin.  But, my middle name is Claire- after my mother's
> best friend.  I always thought that was really sweet and love my middle
> name.  Funny we are talking about names and heritage, as one of the
> I am taking is a Multicultural Counseling and we had to learn more about
> own heritage.  I am Swedish, Norwegian, Irish and ???  I have learned that
> the Swedish part have very distinct name patterns.  The children take the
> father's first name and add either "son" or "datter" to the end= this
> becomes the child's LAST name.  Seems confusing at first, but actually the
> pattern makes it pretty easy to trace.
> Theresa
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> Behalf Of Andrea H
> Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2004 5:39 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> the
> > >
> > > name of both her paternal and maternal grandmothers.
> >
> > Same here, Zem. When I was born I was named for my two maternal
> grandmothers
> > - Martha Grace. But when my mother died five months later they changed
> > 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
> young.
> > Then twenty years later my father, with a second wife, had another
> daughter,
> > and again named her for the two maternal grandmothers - Martha Jean. I
> have
> > never quite gotten over that - I felt that they gave her my name and
> 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
> Martha
> > 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
> > real stinker.
> >
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