Have you ever had anything named after you?

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  1. Faith Reaper profile image85
    Faith Reaperposted 8 years ago

    Have you ever had anything named after you?

    Growing up, I had a street named after me, LOL ...true story.  When the city decided to expand the neighborhood, they made a new street to run alongside our home.  We then lived on a corner.  I remember as a small child when the city officials came knocking on our door wearing their suits.  I was the oldest of four children. They asked my mother what my name was and then I had a street named after me.  However, they did not spell it the way I spell my name, so I never felt like it was quite my street.  I could not find the best topic for this question ... Thank you for answering.


  2. TheChaiiChi profile image60
    TheChaiiChiposted 8 years ago

    Hi Teresa!

    I wish! My name is China so no matter how many children are born given the name that I have, it would never feel like they are named after me.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi TheChaiiChi, Oh, yes, I understand on that one. Actually, I was named after my two grandmothers. One on my first name and the other for my middle name.

  3. MDavisatTIERS profile image70
    MDavisatTIERSposted 8 years ago

    I opened and ran a women's recovery home for about 20 years.  I co-developed a psychiatric clinical experience for 4th year nursing students at Brenau University and conducted them for six years.

    Sometimes, we are allowed to come full circle and give back.  Twenty-six years ago, the University president and five deans intervened on me for my substance abuse issues. I have been in recovery since September 30, 1988.

    In 2008, Brenau University created the Marilyn Davis Community Service Learning Award; ongoing for advocates in substance abuse, mental health and wellness. 

    Creating the clinical was just one of many gifts of recovery; making amends and helping our future medical practitioners understand that recovery is possible is the true blessing; not the award. ~Marilyn

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, thank you for sharing your wonderful testimony and what a beautiful gift!  Yes, recovery is a true blessing indeed!  You just can't beat that one.  Peace and blessings

    2. MDavisatTIERS profile image70
      MDavisatTIERSposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, Faith Reaper, thanks for the distinction.  Much appreciated ~Marilyn

  4. Tusitala Tom profile image66
    Tusitala Tomposted 8 years ago

    No, I've never had anything named after me as far as I know.  However, I have named something after me - a Psychological Law.  I call it Ware's Law (Ware is my family name)   Here is the law:

    "Ware's Law states that the seriousness of an announcement made by anyone in authority is always inversely proportional to the serious of the real event."

    For example, if your on an aircraft and the pilot's voice comes over the public address system stating  that he has 'a serious announcement to make,' you can rest easy.  It will be something fairly trivial like the aircraft will going to a different gate to unload passengers than that expect.  Or it could be something about filling in a document prior to landing.

    However...If that same pilot comes on the PA system a quietly, almost apologetically tells you, 'We're experiencing some minor difficulties on the flight deck - panic!   PANIC!

    Have you any idea what "a minor difficulty is?'   It probably means the aircraft is running out of fuel, is totally lost - or the wing just fell off.

    I base this on my many years as a radio operator in both maritime and aviation spheres listening to people relaying messages over the airwaves.

    Mark my words.  Listen carefully to announcements made by those 'in charge.'  And remember, the more casual and nonchalant the announcement, the more dangerous the situation.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Tulsitala Tom, Thank you for sharing about "Ware's Law" named after your family name. Very interesting thoughts and does seem to be the case it seems.

  5. Sparklea profile image60
    Sparkleaposted 8 years ago

    Good morning wonderful Faith Reaper:
    No I have never had anything named after me, BUT, when my daughter got pregnant and gave birth to a baby girl she named it Samantha LEA ...her middle name after me, as my first name is Lea...and she even spelled it that way.
    That was the greatest and most wonderful surprise, and I actually wept when little Samantha Lea was born...my daughter allowed me to be with her .  Never have I felt so overwhelmed and honored at the same time. 
    Thanks for a great question.  God bless, Sparklea smile

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi sweet Sparklea,  Oh, that is so precious and special!!!  I know it was certainly the greatest and most wonderful surprise ever!  I would have cried too, sweet woman.  Grandmothers play an important role in the life of their grandchildren no doubt.

  6. connorj profile image71
    connorjposted 8 years ago


    Yes both my grandsons carry part of my name. My first-born grandson carries my middle name and my second-born grandson carries my last name. As I carried part of "me fadder and grandfadder's names...

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hello connorj,  oh, that is so special indeed!  Thank you for sharing.  I think carrying on family names is so important and special.  Great photo there!

    2. connorj profile image71
      connorjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My daughter, Kels on a university trip to Scotland...

    3. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Beautiful!  You are blessed beyond measure indeed.

  7. Phyllis Doyle profile image92
    Phyllis Doyleposted 8 years ago

    My granddaughter is named after me, my middle name. Also, my HubPages account is named after me. LOL

    Some day, when I am famous, I hope to have a beautiful rose named after me - "Rose rouge de Phyllis". Sounds good, huh?

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Phyllis, oh, how special.  I know you are thrilled, being I am a grandmother too!  LOL, yes, the HP account hahaha  Oh, that is a beautiful dream.  I hope a poet here on HP reads this and writes a poem for you and your Rose rouge de Phyllis!

  8. manatita44 profile image73
    manatita44posted 8 years ago

    My son. Hehe.

    He's pretty cool too.

    Actually there are very few Kingsley's but a few Kingsley Roads and Avenues in more than one City. So I guess that he must have been a prominent dude.

    Theresa you're very common, but not in a simple sense. In fact, we have some of our Christian Saints with that name: Theresa of Avila; Theresa of Lieusieux; Therese Neumann the Stigmatist, Mother Theresa ... all very powerful women of God. The first three were spiritually very intoxicated Souls. My Guru was very close to the last one, and they met many times and shared private letters.

    Whew! Long answer.smile Read about their lives, especially the first three. They walked with God and were very elevated Souls.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hello Manatita,  If he is your son, then there is no doubt he is pretty cool!  Oh, how sweet of you to share about my name and so many special women of God named with my name too.  How lovely.  You're the best!

  9. Joe Fiduccia profile image61
    Joe Fiducciaposted 8 years ago

    Not me personally.  But my son's name is Ryan.  And it comes from my mother's maiden name, which was also Ryan.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Joe, Thank you so much for stopping by to answer here.  I love the name Ryan.  A wonderful family name for sure.


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