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What's in a name? #SecretSubjectSwap

Welcome to September's Secret Subject Swap. This week ten brave bloggers submitted a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.



My “Secret Subject” is:
Do you have a unique name? Were you named for someone? Who? Why? What does the name mean?

It was submitted by: Dawn of https://cognitivescript.blogspot.com//

Is my name unique? Julie? I don't think it is all that unique. It isn't extremely common either. I think it is a name everyone knows. Many people know or know of at least one Julie. I have met a handful of other women named Julie over the years. My middle name is Marie. It is definitely not unique or uncommon. My nickname is Jules. My mom started calling me Jules the moment I was born. Sometimes, I genuinely think she should have just named me Jules. I did not embrace Jules until I was into my teenage years. Prior to embracing it, I would correct people regularly, saying that my name was Julie. The nickname I tended to go by was J/Jay. Now, I am called Jules. So much so, that when called Julie, I tend to not even realize people are speaking to me. 

I wish I had some magnificent story about my name. I don't. I have one, that I do not feel comfortable telling y'all.... No offense. I have another, that I will say.... I need to preface this with the fact that I do not know if this is completely true... I was told that I was named after my dad's ex. I also know that my mom was the one who named me, as my father was not present at my birth. So, I am not entirely sure that my mom would name me after his ex. Though, maybe she did not know. I was also told that my dad chose my name. My mom wanted to name me Gertrude Irene or Irene Gertrude. My dad wanted me to be named Julietta Marie. So, here I am.

I place huge importance on names, and that is why there is absolute meaning in my childrens' names. Albeit, the least meaning in Gigi's name, but still meaning there. Plus, for what it lacks in meaning, she does have an interesting tale in how she was named. Like me, she was named by her father. I wanted with every fiber of my being for her to be named Marlee. I still feel the name Marlee suits her. However, I also feel she fits her name, so it is okay. However, Chad HATES the name Marlee. He could not get past the movie Marley and Me. Which is ironic, because Embee's real name is one of the most popular names of dogs, cats, and cows. So, when we could not agree on a name, we put 'first' on a piece of paper, and 'middle' on a piece of paper, and drew from a hat. I thought fate would let me name her, but nope. I got middle. So, she has two middle names, and her first name was chosen by her father. 

I think, now that I am older, I may talk to my mom again about my name. She what she says, and if I can get anymore details out of her. My name means youthful, soft-haired, vivacious, and beautiful. Sadly, I don't think any of those apply to me. I think having Gigi has helped in the youthful department, somewhat. I don't feel like I have an inner-child. Though, as the years pass, I feel more and more of my inner-child returning. If nothing else, I have grown fonder of kid movies. Which is a good thing, because we watch quite a few of them. 

What about you?! How did you get your name?! Any interesting meanings or stories behind it?! 

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Comments

  1. I like to think that every person who gets a name, no matter how common, has the chance to turn it into something unique. You're not just another Julie, you're THE Jules!! Interesting that you were supposedly named after your Dad's former girlfriend. As your Mom I would certainly not want to be reminded of her every time I looked at my daughter.

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  2. I actually did not know your name was Julie. I did know Jules was a nickname, but didn't know exactly what your name is. It's funny how you associate people, you will never seem like Julie to me, I'll always think of you as Jules.

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  3. I can't picture you as Julie either. You're a Jules for sure! I was named after my dad's adopted mother. There's a story that she gave momma and daddy a house for naming me Rena, and then there's another story that didn't wouldn't except it. Nobody will ever know!

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  4. My BFF is Julie Maria. Cool!! My parents got my name from a student my mom taught while in the Peace Corps in Afghanistan. I've only ever met one Rabia, but she didn't speak English, so that didn't go far.

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