What Is In A Name?

Posted Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at 7:50 PM
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  • This reminds me of the time my mom and I were at a fast food place in Kearney. The gal at the counter asked for a name, and she said, "Anita." The woman gave her a puzzled look and asked her for her name two more times. When our order came, the name she had written on the receipt was "Oneetha." Oh well. We had a good laugh.

    -- Posted by saveryhinze on Thu, Nov 29, 2012, at 4:35 PM
  • I have three first names that I go by, one is my real name I sign on checks that I have never gone by. From the time I was little my family gave me a nickname that I went by until I was in my late 20's. Then someone pinned a nickname on me that stuck with me for years.

    When people call me on the phone I know if it is family, friends or business. I've learned to live with it. So on my face-book. which I rarely go on, if people are looking for me, they can find me.

    The ironic thing is, a girlfriend and I was going on a cruise that needed a passport. I had to get an original birth certificate, not a copy. Well! I had to call the record department in the state of Nebraska, guess what? I got through right away. This never happens when dealing with the state of California, you are on the phone for hours, the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. Then people wonder why we are a dysfunctional state. I get the birth certificate and the name is baby boy, with my last name. My parents hadn't named me in time. I could have changed my name to anything I wanted. I chose to honer my parents and gave the officials my real name. Life is a beach, and then you dive!

    -- Posted by Keda46 on Sat, Dec 22, 2012, at 8:45 PM
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