I was given the name Chase Andrew Miner. My mom had liked the name Chase and Chance, but she finally decided on Chase. While that decision wasn’t too hard for her to make, (at least she said it wasn’t) my last name, Miner, was an even easier decision. My mom was married to my dad and she took his last name, so the obvious last name would be Miner. My mom told me she had a really difficult time figuring out a middle name for me. She couldn’t find a name that fit in well. One day my aunt, Lori, called my mom and asked about the name Andrew. My mom had thought about it and she decided that that name fit. So from that day I was Chase Andrew Miner. The joke my mom says now is if she knew she’d have to chase me so much, she would have named me Slow. But word got around of what
She was one of my mother's biggest influences and best friend. She was organized, funny, smart, and driven. These qualities pushed her to be one of the few women to go to college in the 1920's. Some say that we are similar. My middle name is different in a good way. It represents someone I am proud to be related to and to have met even if it was only for a short time. I also love the way Arminta sounds and people's positive reactions to this unique name. My middle name Arminta is named after my great grandmother, an inspiring person who I strive to be
would associate my name with something they loved or even remembered fondly. My first name
Serena Williams, an American known Tennis player was born on September 26, 1981 in Saginaw, Michigan. Born to Richard and Oracene Williams, the youngest out of five daughters; Serena and her sister Venus would grow to become one of Tennis greatest champions. Her father whom was a former share cropper from Louisiana moved his family to Compton, California although there was much gang violence and drug lords but it was no accident. Richard Williams wanted his two youngest daughters to be successful and put them in the middle of the city to show them the ugly possibilities of life "if they did not work hard and get an education." Learning what he’d gleaned from books of tennis, he would start training Venus and Serena around the age of three, practicing on a court not far from their Compton home. She entered in her first tournament at the age of four, and around the next 5 years she had already won around 46 out of 49 of her tournaments. By 1991, (10 years old) Serena had conquered an amazing record of
Growing up, I did not like my name because I strongly believed it was too short and awkward sounding. I did not see how the name Nadia could be pleasing to the ear or likable at all. The worse part, I thought, was not having a nickname to hide my
Serena Williams had many hard times in her childhood. Richard and Oracene Williams raised their five daughters in the poor city of Compton, California. They gave birth to Serena Jameka Williams September 26, 1981 (“Serena Williams Biography”). Richard enjoyed tennis very much and would often have Serena and her older sister Venus practice for hours in the terrible tennis courts (“Venus & Serena Williams Biography”). Richard was extremely supportive and hoped all the best for his children. “He would ask what tournament she wanted to win, and then, enter them for that very competition which they often then went to win” (Sheyin). At ten years old, Serena was on the junior United States Tennis Association tour and won first place in the ten and under division! Worried at first, Richard pulled them out due to his desire for them to stay focused at school. He also noticed some parents say some harsh things because of their racial background. After his daughters
Most people have a story about how their parents decided on their name, especially those of us who have less common ones. Mine is fairly dry; my parents looked through a book of names and decided that “Maizie” was charming and sweet and would fit me well. My sister’s story, however, is slightly more intriguing. Cleo Arden Seidl, born on August 3rd of 2001, was named by me, Maizie Regan Seidl, when I was just two years and nine months old.
To produce this book, I asked not “What you are going to name your baby?”, but rather “What is your name? How does it make you feel? Who named you? Why did they choose that name? Would you change
My mom was a reader. She was a slow reader, but a reader nonetheless. Her favorite book to this day is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty White. The main Character’s name is Mary Frances Nolan. My mom decided then that my name would be Frances. Well, that didn’t work because my dad didn’t like that name. So anyway, my mom also loved a set of children’s books about a badger named Frances (she is an elementary school teacher), and the badger’s little sister’s name was Gloria. I was named Gloria after the little sister, or I was named after Gloria Estefan if you ask my dad.
Growing up in a dominantly hispanic family, I had many family members, yet few names. So, it’s a wonder in my own mind, how I wound up with the name Tiffany. Built into the strong family oriented atmosphere that I still live in today, yet still sticking out of my family like a sore thumb. Worse than that, I was not even awarded the liberty of a middle name to fall back on, or for the sake of having a traditionally long name like everyone else. Yet, even though the odds were against me in this case, I still learned to appreciate my own name.
Anna Terese. Not just Anna, not just Terese, but Anna Terese with all ten letters and a space in between. When I was younger, it always took my teachers a while to grasp the concept of a double first name. First day of school, teachers would call out "Anna" and I would correct them with "Anna Terese," but they would continue with the roll, telling "Anna" where to sit. Once in preschool, not even hearing my desperate claims that Janice, not Terese was my middle name, my teacher tried to convince me that Anna was my first name and Terese was my middle name. It ended with me crying and my teacher writing solely “Anna” on my paper. I then became an Anna. I was not an Anna. Undeterred by this label, I have learned to live with being an Anna although, to me, Anna is still a girl with pin-straight hair and name brand skinny jeans, not me, a girl with curls and knockoff boot
One of the first projects in graphic design class was to create design from my name. I chose my middle name, Cullen, because all of the letter could be square based, and I chose a color palette inspired by of Eric Carle.
This website offers information about Serena Williams’s early life and accomplishments. Serena has given the distinct impression of belonging to a lifestyle filled with prosperity and triumph, but that wasn’t always the case. Serena’s father —a former sharecropper, taught his two daughters, Serena and Venus, the fundamentals of tennis. He educated himself through resources such as books and videos to introduce his girls to relevant knowledge. The success of the Williams’ was a yearning aspiration of Serena’s father “Richard
I was not named after any other person. When I asked my dad and mom they said “We try to come up with a unique name that nobody else had”. My mom came up the name Adam and dad seemed to like it, so he added his middle name in there and it sounded like it fit. So, from there on I was Adam Joe Alexander. There was no disagreement when coming up with my name. The funny thing is, they said I had this name before I was even born, they named me Adam a little bit after they found out she was parget. My dad said “If I was a girl, I would have been named either Serra Jane or Brandy
My parents were set on girl names; if I was a girl, my name would be Lauren, after my Grandpa Loren. Thinking of a middle name became a little difficult. My mom’s mom name was MariLee, and my parents wanted to take something from her name. Finally making a decision, they chose to take the “Lee” out as my middle name. Naming a boy would be a little different; my parents wanted the name Dalton. The only reason behind that is because my mom liked the name; I beg to differ.