UPDATE UPDATE

Wow, after several years ive decided to try and resurrect this little blog of mine. I recently told a friend I missed having a place to write. Then out of nowhere a blog "challenge" if you will came about on a public group im in. So here I am and I'm going to try and keep this thing going. Bare with me as I make changes and update content. Feel free to sift through my old posts, you just might learn something new about me....

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Writer's Workshop - What's In Your Name...

3.) What’s in YOUR name? What does it mean? Why was it given to you? etc..


KERRI MARIA
This is simple - I was named after my grandpa. My papa to be exact. My mom said that she had always known she wanted to name a girl Kerri, she said that she would name her dolls Kerri. Let me explain how the name came to be...

My papa's name is Kermit Carey. My mom used the KER from Kermit and didn't want it to be spelled like the brand of lotion, so another R was added and tada. Kerri. The meaning of Kerri if you look it up is dark or black haired, beauty. It's Irish Gaelic.

Now, my middle name is another story all together. Throughout my mom's pregnancy she decided on the name Kerri Dione (hope I spelled that right mom...). She liked the name, but it was also sort of a tribute to her sister Kathy. Her middle name was Diane. So that was the plan all along. Where did Maria come you ask from? She doesn't know lol. I mean, she has an idea, but it just came out of her mouth in the hospital.

My mom's grandma I believe it was, was named Ava Marie and she wanted my mom to name me "holly" because I was due near Christmas. She kept saying no, but she passed away shortly before I was born. Mom thinks that it just came out of her mouth because it was kind of in the back of her mind.

So there you have it, the planned Kerri and the spur of the moment Maria - both names come from family.

If you want to read more about other names, or any of this weeks prompts - head on over to Mama Kat's...

6 comments:

Jenn said...

It's funny how your subconcious works like that. Pretty names though!

Mariah said...

I love being named after family members!! My middle name is Dawn after my dad, Don

Simply Valorie said...

That's such a pretty name. That's awesome that your middle name was spontaneous that way!

Life with Kaishon said...

I love that you are named after your grandfather. Very sweet! Almost every girl I know has the middle name of Marie or Maria. It is super popular.

TheSingleGirl said...

Awwww. Super cute. I love the way your mom fenagled (urm...SP?!) your name. It's meaningful and super pretty.

The last minute changing made me LOL.

Tina Lane said...

I kind of love the idea of naming a boy Kermit. (I am still a fan from childhood.) And how cool that you were named after your grandpa.

Stopping by from MamaKats.

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