"Are those your real names?"
No for me. I use the names of characters from movies I like for online aliases. (so can you guess where Grig comes from without checking the IMDB?)
I have no Utah ancestry at all and this name thing is one of many reasons I pray I never have to move to Utah (no offense meant Utah Girl).
My wife actually has an ancestor who lead a group away from the church right after Joseph was killed, so she does have relatives that live there, but I don't think any of her ancestors actually grew up there. Her names in her family are normal.
For our kids the first names are very normal, although in some cases the spelling is one of the less common (but not totaly invented by us) form. We use a first names of one of our own parents or siblings for the middle name.
My last name is sometimes a pain. It's Danish, but most people think it's from the French (especial where I am now) and then totaly spell and say it wrong.
posted on 01/24/2003 8:15:25 PM PST
To: Grig; A.J.Armitage; Wrigley; drstevej; CARepubGal
Well you could always name a girl after one of the numerous wives of Joseph and Brigham..(I know there is some cross over there) ..Catholics always name their children after saints...and if there were ever saints" These women were for putting up with them
posted on 01/25/2003 10:10:38 AM PST
I come from parents who thankfully gave us boring names. Their only hangup about the names were that we were named what we were going to be called. So I have a sister named Sue, just Sue, not Susan. I worked in a pharmacy and saw firsthand how painful it was to have names that are different. One family named all of their boys after the father (Richard James, Richard David, Richard Mark, etc.) A real pain to submit the insurance forms to be reimbursed for Richard. And our joke is in order to be called to be a General Authority, you must have an initial and a middle name (N Eldon Tanner...)
posted on 01/25/2003 5:38:32 PM PST
by Utah Girl
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