I've jumped ship... for the moment, at least. It's very possible that next week, I'll take a swan dive from this one and swim on back over the other one. SO. This Friday, I'm answering a set of qustions from The Friday Five instead of Friday's Feast.

Why? The feast was coming to the table either a little undercooked... or a little overcooked. Sort of 'Meh' if you will. Then, over at Dancinfairy's blog, she mentioned (having the same problem with the Feast lately) this other place, The Friday Five. I figure I'll give it a try and then next week, will look at both and just do the one that seems to fit my mood. I'm sort of like that. Who knows... week after next, I might just find a whole new one that's never been heard of and do that one. And maybe the week after that, I'll just make up my own questions!

Without further ado... Ta-Dah!

1. Are you named after anyone? If so, explain.
My middle name is after an Aunt (my Mother's sister) but as far as I know, my first name was simply because they liked it.

2. Do you have your children's names picked out already? If so, is there any significance?
I hope so, otherwise I'd have two nameless spawnlings running around, answering to, "Hey you!" and "You there!" Oh wait... they do answer to that.

Seriously, Shaggy was named after his Dad. Sort of. They have the same first name and the same middle initial but different middle names. Weirdly enough, without thinking about it or realizing it, their middle names also have the same number of letters. Strange. He goes by his middle name, rather than his first.

Doodlebug... ahhh Doodlebug. Born on Friday the 13th, under a full moon, Mr. Clean thought it might be cute to name him Jason. Alas, I shot that one down with a stinger missile. His first name is rather unique - meaning, we'll never find any of those cutesy keychains, name-plates, mugs with his name on it. He was quite upset about that during our recent trip. I imagine, though, thanks to a blockbuster show on ABC, his name will suddenly become popular in the coming years. Not sure how I feel about that. I rather enjoy it being unique. Also. The kiddo got two middle names because we couldn't decide which one we liked better. One is after my Daddy, Papa (his father), and my husband's Grandfather. The second one is after my Great-Granddaddy on my Mom's side and a character in a book I absolutely LOVE. Combined letter total of all four names: 26. He had a hell of a time learning to write it.

3. If you were born a member of the opposite sex what would your name have been?
You know what? I have no idea. I imagine I might have been named after my Dad. My first sister, GypsyRose, got the female version of it so maybe it would have been hers had she been a boy.

4. If you could re-name yourself what name would you pick and why?
I wouldn't. I like my name.

5. Are there any mispronunciations/typos that people do w/ your name constantly?
On my first and middle names, not usually. My first name is traditionally spelled with two n's but I only spell it with one. That gets messed up a bit. My maiden name? Holy cow, yes. In the eighteen years I had my maiden name, I can count on one hand how many times someone pronounced it correctly. It's Hungarian... and spelled with two hard consonants together. Most people look at it, then look at me, and then trip over it as though their tongue can't quite figure out how to move. While showing horses, I can honestly say it was never announced the same way twice over the loudspeakers. I always cringed a little when I'd won a ribbon because I knew they'd massacre it somehow. Sad. It's really not that hard. Same problem with spelling it. Especially fun over the phone when people would ask for me to spell it over and over again, positive I'd told them incorrectly. Geez people.

Okay, that was fun. A little difficult since I'm sitting here trying to be anonymous so I'm sure most of you are more confused than ever... wondering what the heck that last name was. *grin* Have a great weekend!
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