Do you know the meaning of your name, and why your parents chose it? Do you think it suits you? What about your children’s names?
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My given name is Diane. It is the name of a Roman goddess. She was the goddess of the moon and the hunt. My parents named me Diane because my mother saw the name in a movie magazine and she liked it. They were having trouble coming up with an appropriate name for me, the name my father chose had been vetoed by my grandmother and my mother.
The name my father chose, Marie. became my middle name. It is the name I like. I like it better than my given name but for some reason I can’t seem to get anyone to call me Marie. I will be forever Diane except to a senior’s group where I am known as Marie. I don’t like my name. I don’t think it suits me at all. But I’m stuck with it.
My daughter’s name is Sabrina Suzanne. Sabrina means princess in the Saxon language. There was a student in my husband’s school named Sabrina and we also had seen the movie “Sabrina” and loved the movie. So our daughter was named Sabrina. Suzanne just seemed to go with her name well. She has always liked her named. Sometimes she is called Brie. But usually she is Sabrina.
So there are our names. I don’t like mine but I love my daughter’s and I’m glad she likes hers. I did something right.