Who chose your birth name ?

Unlike my in laws, my parents aren't very traditional so when it came to picking names for my brother and I, they didn't consult some wise man like what my hubby and I had to do when we were choosing our baby's name. My parents never saw the need to give my brother or me an English name either.

Being a rather large baby, my mother had the false impression that I was going to be a boy. I guess she must have been really convinced because she was so unprepared to have a girl that she didn't have a name picked out for me. In the end, I got the discarded name that my aunt did not end up using for her own daughter - she had been debating between "Ju-Li" and "Shen-Li", eventualy choosing "Ju-Li" for her daughter.

I suppose I could have done a lot worse since my paternal grandmother had picked out a particularly dreadful sounding name which my mother decided not to use. It went something along the lines of "Ai Geok"...

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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

Thank You for answering my request. I like your name :o) and is very interesting how names are chosen..some traditional, some relgious,some out of the hat....You don't look like you were a big baby....God bless G-Ma :o) hugs


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figur8 8 years ago Author

Thanks G-Ma but I weighed in at 9lb 10ounces - and everyone around these parts seems to think that was big. When I first saw my friend's daughter, I couldn't imagine that babies could be so small because I remembered from my old pictures that I had been much bigger.


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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

well you were a big baby...Mine were all 8 or under, but know women who have had 10 lb'ers. Ouch is all I can say. G-Ma :o) hugs


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stephhicks68 8 years ago from Bend, Oregon

This is very interesting to read! I am almost 40, and was a "big baby" at over 8 pounds. Of course, I had HUGE babies. Mine were 9 pounds 7 ounces, 10 pounds 5 ounces, and then twins at 8 pounds 9 ounces and 6 pounds 10 ounces together! I'm a baby making machine!!!

Figure8, you look petite and sweet, and I love your photo with your baby! All the best to you and your family!


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