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What's in a name? [memetastic]

1. What is your middle name?

Elaine, which is also the middle name of my aunt (my dad's big sister Lesley).

2. If you had been born the other sex, did your parents tell you what your name would have been?

Fraser. I really like it; I've actually thought of changing my name to that. Which would probably be silly, but never mind.

My dad wanted to call me Morag. Fortunately, my mum talked him out of it. (No offence to any Morags who may be reading, but honestly, "Morag McKnight"?)

3. Do you have children and if so, what are their names?

N/A ("what a strange name for a child", ho ho)

4. If you were to ever have a child or more children, what would you name them?

I think that'd depend on lots of things; the child itself, for one (though I think people grow into their names, and if you waited until your child had a fully-formed personality before trying to give it a name that fit, it might never have a name at all!). It'd also depend on the person I was having the child with; it'd have to be a name we both liked/agreed on/could pronounce. :) Also, some of the names I like now might turn out to be the names of prominent pop stars / serial killers / what-EVER a few years down the line, which might change my mind about some names.

5. Most people know their mother's maiden name, but do you know your grandmother's maiden name?

Maternal grandmother: Baud
Paternal grandmother: Kew (she had a previous husband before my grandfather, but I don't know what her married name was then).

6. Did you have an imaginary friend as a child?

Don't think so. I sort of believed the Care Bears were real, though.

7. What was the name of your first pet?

Ace. He(? it) was a goldfish I won at the fair, by throwing darts at playing cards; if you hit an ace, you won a fish. Hence the name. My then boyfriend wanted me to call it Chips, but I thought that was a bit unkind.

8. What was the name of the first person you ever kissed?

Depending on what counts as a kiss (blah, blah, blah) probably Alastair Beresford.

9. What was the name of the school you attended as a child?

Felbridge Primary School, East Grinstead
Queensgate Primary School, Bramhall
Greenbank Primary School, Cheadle Hulme
Burton on the Wolds County Primary School
Loughborough High School for Girls

10. What was/is the name of your English teacher in high school?
first year: Mrs Griffiths
second-fifth years: Miss Wassell
sixth form: Mrs Griffiths again, hurrah

*teenage crushy sigh*

11. Do you name your vehicles? What are the name(s)?

pto452 is called Patricia, and I'm neglecting her terribly badly at the moment. :-( New car doesn't have a name.

Current Mood: procrastinatory

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addedentry From: addedentry Date: April 1st, 2004 08:09 am (UTC) (Link)
What is your mother's maiden name?
What is the name of your first school?
What is your account number and sort code?
j4 From: j4 Date: April 1st, 2004 08:16 am (UTC) (Link)
k425 From: k425 Date: April 1st, 2004 08:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Morag McKnight

Sometimes parents don't think. My initials are LIE. Dad didn't spot it for years. And people thought if we had a girl she really ought to have a flower name. Yeah, right. Rose Budd. And Billy's a lovely name for a boy, you know. And Mum can't understand what her cousin's daughter was thinking. Cousin's daughter's daughter is Megan Morgan. Lovely Welsh name but by 'eck it "rattles".
imc From: imc Date: April 1st, 2004 01:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
And Billy's a lovely name for a boy, you know.

Is that the name of your next? :-)

By coincidence I happen to know someone who has two boys called Jack and Billy.
k425 From: k425 Date: April 2nd, 2004 05:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, you'll have to go and read my meme!
jiggery_pokery From: jiggery_pokery Date: April 1st, 2004 11:02 am (UTC) (Link)
I quite like the sound of Morag McKnight, but it would rather peg you as coming from the Outer Hebrides (or at least the Highlands) rather than East Grinstead.

Where is East Grinstead anyway, please? I vaguely associate Bramhall and Cheadle Hulme as being industrial-North-to-Greater-Manchester, but East Grinstead rings no bells.
imc From: imc Date: April 1st, 2004 01:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Where is East Grinstead

The only time I have knowingly been to East Grinstead (which is, allegedly, where Jane Leeves comes from) was when we stayed at the Gatwick Ramada Jarvis Inn in East Grinstead on the night before flying out on our honeymoon.

So, it must be somewhere near Gatwick.
nja From: nja Date: April 1st, 2004 12:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Also, some of the names I like now might turn out to be the names of prominent pop stars / serial killers / what-EVER a few years down the line, which might change my mind about some names.

Some friends adopted a baby girl from an, ahem, "different socio-economic background". I think they are now trying to pretend her name is "Brittany", but I'm sure that's not how it was originally spelled (adoptive mum gave the game away by saying it was an unusual name but she thought it was the name of a pop star or something like that).
From: (Anonymous) Date: April 12th, 2004 07:53 pm (UTC) (Link)


Excuse me dear! but my name is Morag Mcknight and i have had no problems with this name whisch i have had for 30 years.i am scottish and proud of my name! Actually Morag in Gaelic means Sarah. I am a senior staff nurse at a local hospital i also know another lady who used to be called Morag Mcknight who now lives in America.
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