Thursday, November 7, 2013

2013 Day Seven

Thursday, November 7, 2013
If you had to switch your first name, what name would you choose and why?

Sheesh, what a weird question.  I've never given it any thought before.  I actually like my first name.

That being said, I always liked the name Bernadette.  As a matter of fact, I chose it as my confirmation name.  The Song of Bernadette was always one of my favorite movies when I was a kid.  I guess if I HAD to chose a new name, Bernadette would definitely be on the short list.

The more I think about it, the more I think I might like a more Italian-sounding name.  My sister had some great names picked out when she was pregnant with my nieces.  Up until my oldest niece came home from the hospital, we were sure she would be named Francesca.  We planned to call her Frankie.  Then, for some unknown reason, her father decided he hated that name.  Even though she has a beautiful name, she wishes her mother had stuck to her guns about Francesca.  She actually chose it as HER confirmation name, and for a while, she insisted we all call her Francesca. 

My sister's younger daughter also has a beautiful name.  She and I have the same middle name, which she thinks is cool. =)

Monkey has a beautiful Italian name.  It was the name I REALLY pushed for when she was born.  She almost came home without a name, the poor thing!  As a matter of fact, my sister, my brother's girlfriend and I referred to her as Snoopy Marie for days.  She was almost 3 days old before she had a name on her birth certificate.  I was THRILLED when my brother told me that chose "my"  name.

Stud's first name is unique, and was a compromise between the Italian name I wanted, and the Mexican name his father wanted.  Luckily, Stud doesn't hate it.  He told me when he came home from work today that several people (coworkers and customers, both) commented on his "cool" name.

Well, it's a good thing I thought I wouldn't have much to write about when I saw this prompt, huh?  Just for the record, I still think it's a weird prompt. :P


Cyndy @ Back in the Bush said...

When I was younger I hated my name and was always pretending with my friends to have a different name. I loved Stephanie, Melanie, Vanessa...girly snotty names. LOL I don't know what I'd choose now...I also LOVED the name Shelbie, so I gave that name to my daughter!

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

HEE! HEE! I didn't have a name for seven days because my parents couldn't decide!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Bernadette is a cool name. Nickname? Bernie? Dette?

My chosen name would be Cookie.
And yes, Cookie would most likely be a stripper or an advice columnist.