Thursday, April 28, 2005

What's In A Name?

It's Thursday Three time, in which I get to fill the blog with content without working too hard. Oh right, there never is content that shows any work at all -- not even spell-checking.

1. What does your name mean—any connection to what you do or who you are?

My first name means "flowing down" or "descendant". I am definitely someone's descendant. My middle name, Caroline, is usually given the meaning of either "womanly" or "freeholder". I'm not sure about the latter meaning, but I'd say "womanly descendant" fits me pretty well as a whole name.

2. Any problems with your name? Do you wish it (either your surname or given name) was changed ?

There were never any stickers/shoelaces/miniature licenses plates with Jordana on them. Life has been most unfair. When I was three or four, I wished to change my name to Mary Suzy. Fortunately, I grew up to like my name just fine. Since I got married and changed my last name, I've rather enjoyed moving from the end of the alphabet to the beginning and from having to spell out both my first and last names to only having to spell my first name.

3. Were you named for someone? If so, whom?

My older brother. His name is Andrew Jordan. For some reason, when he suggested that they name me after him, it seemed like a good idea to my parents.

Bonus Question: Do you go by your first name, middle name, shortened form--(ex. Jim for James)--or by some made-up nickname?

I go by my first name. When I was little -- up until we named The Boy, in fact -- I was known to my family as George. When I was about 3, my parents had a friend who said Jordana was unpronounceable and so he was going to call me George. My parents hated it at first and then it stuck.

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