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Flavia.lm 4060 1 10 94
Question: Why were you named your name?

Answers:

- I was named Flavia because both mom and dad have names starting with F;
- Julia was named Julia because her parents like the actress Julia Roberts;
- Mateus was named like that because of Saint Matthew;
- He was named Ronaldo in honor of the soccer player.

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Marcio_Farias 12560 1 23 212
This my sister and I will never know. I wish my mom and dad had told me why they named my sister (Marli) and me both with names starting with M before mom died in '92 and dad had stroke-related dementia as early as 2007. The stroke impaired the vigor of his mental abilities and greatly diminished his capacity to conduct a normal conversation.

My sister and I'll take this secret to the grave. None of my uncles and aunts, most of whom died except aunt Rute who still can walk and talk, know why either.

@davimario
I'm Davi, and i'm called this because my mother, before know i'll be a boy, had a dream where one voice said: It'll be a boy, and your name will be Davi. :P

Renato Baroli 1470 5 30
Well, my name(Renato) in english means 'Re-Born' (weird, hein?). I have no idea why my parents gave me this name but i like it. As far as i can remember i was only born once! My name after the second time i'll be born, i guess, will be only Nato...lol... Or maybe it's the opposite... not sure...

RenanKenplers 70 2
Hahaha, good one, Renato!

Well, My mom said my name would be Guilherme, who was an actor, that unfortunately for some reason killed his girlfriend. She told me she got dumbfounded and left the idea of naming me Guilherme lol. Then, she decided my name would be Vinicius, who was also an actor, but he was murdered and she decided to name me Renan in honor to a volleyball player. (No more actors lmfao).

Regards

Ester 10
My name is Ester, it is a Biblical name from the history "Ester and the king".
I love my name!
Best regards
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iracema
My name is Iracema because my dad, despite he was a japanese man, he read the Jose de Alencar's books and when I was born he chose this name for me! By the way, this word "iracema" is an anagram of the word "america".

Flavia.lm 4060 1 10 94
Hi Iracema

Quite interesting! I didn't know about the anagram. And Jose de Alencar's book is really inspiring.
Welcome to the forum!

murilo91 295 1 9
I knew about his book and anagram!
well I was named Murilo, because Murilo in latin reminds Wall! something which gives protection and is strong ;D

Emanuel Fagundes 10
Emanuel, I think most of you may know, was one of Jesus' names, according to the Good Book.

By the way, Iracema also means "came from honey, or honey lips" in Tupi-Guarani, she probably does know that, but some of us may not. =)

Logan18 30
Initially, my name is Leone, but would be Paulo... My mom told one day about it, I guess she chose this name for me because had a mayor in the city of Nova Iguacu in Rio de Janeiro where she lived with the name Paulo Leoni, and how she thought it wouldn't be good the same of the mayor name she chose my name based on a book of names, where she told me that my name is Italian an means Lion.

Flavia.lm 4060 1 10 94
Hi everyone

Complementing my first post,

"Flavia" is the feminine form of "Flavius", "Roman family name which meant "golden" or "yellow-haired" from Latin flavus "yellow, golden". Flavius was the family name of the 1st-century Roman emperors Vespasian, Titus and Domitian." www.behindthename.com

But I'm almost sure my parents didn't know about that when they chose my name. Besides, I'm not blonde.
And I've just discovered that "the golden girl" is a Marvel character - superheroine :D

Emanuel Fagundes 10
Hum... now I remember. Emanuel means "God is here" too. But I don't know from which language it is. :roll:

melorymonie
My name is Mélory..and my mom always says that had invented my name..
All in my family start with 'M' in the first letter.

riva
My name is Rivaline because It's a mixture of my parents' name.

josneywat 315 6
I was named after my father. His name is Joseney. My mother decider to drop the first 'e' because she didn't want me to be a "junior". I somehow like my name.

isabelladevonne
Because of the villain of the soap opera of my mom's epoque. HAHA!

w.slayman 110
This is an easy question for me.

When I was born during World War II, my father had just deployed to Europe for the invasion of France. My mother not knowing if she would ever see her husband again decided to name me after him, and thus, I became a Junior. :D

renatho 30 1
I have no idea. As renato baroli said (Renato) in english means 'Re-Born', I agree with you Renato, It's wierd.
Now I don't know why my mother put the letter 'h' in my name, It's more wierd than the meaning of the name(renato).
But It's still a mistery, someday I'll know the why of the letter 'h' in my name, maybe my mother wanted a man with 'H' in the family. kkk LOL

bye bye

GraceMoon 10 1
Whem I was born, my seven years old brother had just proposed a little girl, her name was Grace. So my mom decided give me this name.
Hugs

w.slayman 110
renatho escreveu:I have no idea. As renato baroli said (Renato) in english means 'Re-Born', I agree with you Renato, It's wierd.
Now I don't know why my mother put the letter 'h' in my name, It's more wierd than the meaning of the name(renato).
But It's still a mistery, someday I'll know the why of the letter 'h' in my name, maybe my mother wanted a man with 'H' in the family. kkk LOL

bye bye
Renatho,

The last sentence needs a couple of minor changes. Spelling of mystery, probably a typo, and someday I'll learn why there is a letter "h" in my name ... "

Otherwise very good work, I can already see some improvement in your writing.

w.slayman 110
GraceMoon escreveu:Whem I was born, my seven years old brother had just proposed a little girl, her name was Grace. So my mom decided give me this name.
Hugs
Grace,

If I may, I will offer some suggested changes.

When I was born, my seven year old brother had just proposed to a little girl named Grace, so my mom decided to give me that name.

If you will please determine why I made the changes I did and let me know what you think.

deko
My name is André because my parents wanted to honor my grandfather!

He has already died, he was a great person.

Fabi1507
My mother said that sh e don't know! LOL She was bettween Fabíola, Fabrícia and my name that is Fabiana. I think that my name was the less ugly...

w.slayman 110
Fabi1507 escreveu:My mother said that sh e don't know! LOL She was bettween Fabíola, Fabrícia and my name that is Fabiana. I think that my name was the less ugly...
Fabi,

First I must say that I think Fabiana is a very beautiful name, that is unless you are a boy. :lol: ;)

If I may, I would like to suggest the following rewrite to correct some minor errors. "My mother said that she didn't know! LOL She was stuck between choosing Fabiola, Fabricia, and Fabiana, which is the one she decided on. I think that my name is the less ugly of the three."

I think you just need a little more practice to become an expert, keep up the good work.

vanessa.online
My mom told me that it's because a fashion Model that was very famous at the time I was born. But it was my father who chose it, thank Gog for that! Because my mom wanted to name me Maroca! in honor of her aunt. Such a beautiful name... :oops:

Thomas 14680 7 59 287
My full name is Dale Ray. My dad had a garage in Colorado in the 1930s. He had two employees named Dale and one named Ray. Everyone liked Ray. One of the Dales was a thief. The other Dale was a nice guy who loved pranks and tricks. and he also saved the lives of everyone in the family when he came to work one morning and realized that the entire family was unconscious due a gas leak. No, they never told me for which Dale I was named. But I think I know...

gustavuba
My name is Gustavo, I was named, because my mom heard this name in the time of register my name in the registry.

My name was be Cristiano.

samirasilva
My name is Samira and my mother chose it.
She saw the name in any movie that I don't know, then she decided to give this name to me.

Fernando_Cross
Because my mom liked the writer Fernando Pessoa

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