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Friday, August 22, 2008

Names...

I read a blog today that reminded me of this post. Since I spent a few minutes searching for it I thought I would link it for you here.

In it I referenced this paragraph from an even earlier post...

One of my favorite memories of teaching was some of the kids' names. I have to wonder what some parents were thinking when they chose the names they did. I encountered kids named DeRail (he said he was named after a train...and wasn't kidding), Lucifer and Jesus (in the same class), Marvelous, and my personal favorite, Green Akers III. You would have thought his daddy would have had enough teasing with that name to never tag a kid with it. Ahhh...good memories.

10 comments:

Vodka Mom said...

i spotted you 24 at heart blog, and when I saw you were a kindergarten teacher I FLEW over here! I am a k-teacher (7 years) after being in fifth and second for 13 years. I LOVE IT. IT's the best kept secret in town. I can't believe they pay me to come to a job I LOVE SO MUCH.

I'll be a regular, now.

Tamara said...

I had a little boy named Righteous, a little girl named Treasuree (emphasis on the ree), and I've had a couple of students (whose parents are 1st generation citizens) named America - love that.

Did you know Justin Case @ Baylor? Always loved that name!

Headless Mom said...

My daughter once knew a girl named Diamond Diamond. Really.

Mamadallama said...

Wow! Those names rival Ima Hogg's, the Texas socialite. It's amazing what parents will name their children. Now I have to go read the links.

gingela5 said...

My friend is a teacher and we always anticipate the new names he has every year. I do love the name DeRail.

Sra said...

I am so naming my kid Sky King Lightning.

Except that I'm not planning to have a kid. Ever. So, maybe I'll save that one for my next cat.

that girl said...

I went to school with a Tequila.

Lucifer? REally?

penny said...

My last name is Nichols so I've heard just about every joke you can make out of it.

One year at Junior Leaders' State 4-H Camp they played a game with names during Council Circle. They gave a hint based on a person's name and you tried to guess which person they were talking about. For me the hint was "Well, I don't want to say she's cheap, but she's definitely inexpensive". So my nickname for the next 2 years, at least for some of my friends, was cheap & inexpensive.

Natalie said...

vodka mom - i loved teaching kindergarten. i stopped teaching when i had my 2nd and haven't been back. one of these days maybe i will. thanks for the visit!

tamara - i remember talking to you about names. so funny. i remember hearing about justin. i don't know if i ever met him though!

headless mom - wow. her parents weren't very original were they? or maybe they were...

mamadallama - i know. so funny to me. we were so boring with our names. our poor children.

gingela5 - DeRail was a cute kid. As long as he doesn't tell people about the train thing he might be ok.

sra - sky king lightning. sounds so powerful. i would like to see the cat who wears that moniker!

that girl - tequila. well i guess it works. and yes lucifer. we decided his mama must have named him after the cat on cinderella. because who would name their child after a fallen angel? i have a hard time imagining naming him after the evil cat though...

penny - now i didn't even think about that when i addressed your envelope. i guess it didn't sound so strange to me. penny nichols just kind of rolls off the tongue. i like it. did your parents have an explanation for why they chose it?

penny said...

I was named after the main character in a Nancy Drew-style series of books that my dad read growing up. Her name was Penny Nichols, too. They are cute books!

I was pretty close with my band director for about 5 years, and he didn't get it until my best friend pointed it out right before we graduated.