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So, it's Friday.

A friend of mine is having a baby and she's decided to name him "Sam"  Her last name is "Brown".  I haven't asked her why. I can think of at least 6 other people named "Sam Brown". Maybe there's comfort in numbers?

What's your favorite name and why?

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  •  Tip Jar (16+ / 0-)

    All knowledge is worth having. Check out OctopodiCon to support steampunk learning and fun. Also, on DKos, check out the Itzl Alert Network.

    by Noddy on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 09:53:05 PM PST

  •  LOL, I have a very common (8+ / 0-)

    name in real life.

    Youffraita was a goof based on the mispronunciation of a town where I lived at the time I needed to come up with an email name...and all variations of mine came with long numeric appendices.

    I don't remember numbers well, unless they relate to my minuscule bank account.

    And it's extremely refreshing to be (afaict) the only Youff in the blogosphere.

    To make the argument that the media has a left- or right-wing, or a liberal or a conservative bias, is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they use too much oil in their hummus. Al Franken

    by Youffraita on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 10:58:29 PM PST

  •  so, now I know who Sam Browne was! thanks, (7+ / 0-)


    according to wiki, a British cavalry officer in India, who invented it after losing an arm in combat and thereafter having difficulty managing his uniform sword and scabbard with one hand. ca. 1850.

    "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

    by chimene on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 01:37:07 AM PST

  •  Morning! (7+ / 0-)

    I got to sleep in this morning (as you can see).  

    Slept until about 4.15 and then got up, hopped in the shower and now here I sit.  Will be venturing out in about 35 minutes or so to catch the bus that comes by the house.  Not gonna miss it because that would seriously make me mad and then I'd really be late to work.

    Either way, yesterday was a horribly long day, compounded by the fact that I ended up riding along with the last bus because he was running behind and things were gonna be kinda difficult and he had pick ups in my area and didn't feel like back tracking (which I can understand during rush hour traffic).  So, I left the house when it was dark and arrived home when it was dark.  Not doing that today if I can help it. is Friday! YAY! That means at 2 o'clock I am officially free for the weekend! happy dance

    Nothing says your sorry like a dead bunny.

    by Caedy on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 02:05:57 AM PST

  •  I'm finally done with jury duty! (6+ / 0-)

    It was a difficult and long civil case.  Originally, I'd thought I'd write about it specifically, but I've been thinking that I don't want to "out" a young woman who will spend a lifetime dealing with significant challenges.  

    Our system says that there must be a unanimous verdict of all 8 jurors, but that if we don't agree, we can go with 7 after we've deliberated for at least 6 hours.  This is what happened and guess who was the holdout...  

    We finally all agreed on one thing: my standards for "reasonable care" are much higher than others'.  Anyway, after 8 days of testimony and part of another in deliberations, the girl will get nothing for her life-altering injury.

    Today, I'm back to the senior center to harass whoever happens to pass through the library.  I'm running low on good bread, so I hope today's load of free stuff has some good rye or other nummy loaf.  Friday is also flower day.  We get a load of blooms from a local florist, and a few of those always perk up the apartment for several days.  In some ways, it pays to be old.  :-)

    -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

    by luckylizard on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 04:34:44 AM PST

  •  Good morning everyone! (3+ / 0-)
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    FloridaSNMOM, Noddy, weck

    I don't really have any favorite names, but one of my pup's names is Sammi.  

    It's going to be in the 40's again today.  Yesterday was day 2 of shopping for presents.  I did pretty well, but I still have a few things left to buy.

    Going grocery shopping today.

    Have a great day.

    I am a work in progress. Still.

    by broths on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 05:04:51 AM PST

  •  Morning... (3+ / 0-)
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    Noddy, broths, weck

    Still chilly this morning but supposed to warm up today some.

    My stomach is still picky and has its moments, but is slowly recovering. Still tender a bit though, and still hurts to lay too long on that side. And I'm a right side sleeper so that sucks.

    Names.... I have a common name, or at least part of a common name. One of those that someone calls it and more than one person turns. Which is why my children have unusual names. My son is named after a book character from a book I was reading at the time and liked the name, including the spelling of it. He likes his name, though he dislikes when people don't pronounce it correctly, and doesn't like either of the girl names I'd picked, (Alyson LLywela or Jocilyn Rae) so.. it's good he's a boy LOL.  My daughter is named after a dear friend/brother who died a couple of years before she was born, another dear friend we've known for decades, and her great grandmother who died the month before she was born (she has two middle names). Her first name is more often a male name, but it's not a common male name, and she likes it. Often she just goes by her first initial, just as her name sake did.

    "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

    by FloridaSNMOM on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 05:31:38 AM PST

    •  My children all (4+ / 0-)
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      have 4 given names so they can choose how they want to be called, and then they also have alternate "play names" for the SCA and NaNoWriMo and a few other things.

      I know the government wants our names to be set in stone and unalterable, but I think names should shift to reflect who we are.  The reason I gave my children so many names was so the names would be set in stone for the government but still allowed flexibility so they could select the name they felt most like at any given time.

      All knowledge is worth having. Check out OctopodiCon to support steampunk learning and fun. Also, on DKos, check out the Itzl Alert Network.

      by Noddy on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 06:03:40 AM PST

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      •  My daughter... (2+ / 0-)
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        Noddy, weck

        So far prefers her first name (or the shortened version anyway), but her paternal grandmother never approved of it and insists on calling her by her first middle name. So she always knows which present or card is from that particular grandmother because the name is different.

        My kids also have alternate names for the net and such. Draco obviously has that one, which he's settled on, Draco Dravon to be specific. My daughter hasn't settled fully on one for herself yet, she's still experimenting.

        "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

        by FloridaSNMOM on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 06:27:43 AM PST

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  •  My name is common in my age group, but it (3+ / 0-)
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    does have some diminutives that a few people use!.  I don't dislike my name.  My child had to have a family name, but it's a good one with several forms, and there are currently three in use.

    My favorite Girl name is a variation of Elizabeth and Christina, so much can be done with those two names.  

    Today I stay at home and work on the business xmas card list (or else!)

    If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. &

    by weck on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 07:33:10 AM PST

  •  I am legally changing my first name (3+ / 0-)
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    Noddy, weck, FloridaSNMOM

    Hate it, and always have.  Now that my parents are dead, I don't feel bad about changing it to Mel.

    I picked simple names for my kids that were easily spelled and easily pronounced AND had beautiful meanings when you looked them up in a baby names book ("gift" and "beloved".) My first name does not mean anything pleasant.

    There is an advantage in having a common name -- it's actually much harder to trace you.

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