February 3, 2009

What’s in a name?

Posted in Journal tagged , , , at 3:35 pm by Jenn

Today we had our weekly crafters/knitting meeting and it was a lot of fun.  There were 6 of us total.  We managed to get one person started on knitting and one person started on crochet.  They both seemed to pick it up really quickly and were doing pretty well at the end of the meeting.  Hopefully they’ll both be back next week ready to learn a new stitch or two.

We had some really funny conversations and the funniest by far for me was about names.  We talked about how there’s always more than one Jennifer in a group (in our knitting group there are two Jenn’s), we talked about odd spellings and nicknames and then one person brought up the name Le-a.

How would you say this name? 

I said, as did the rest of the group Leah.  WRONG.  This name would be Le.dash.a, “the – don’t be silent”.  LOL.  Yep, Le.dash.a.  WOW.  What the hell were this girl’s parents thinking?  Even better, how many times has this girl said, “the – don’t be silent”?  Classic.

The only thing that cracked me up more than Le-a was the same woman talking about her husband jokingly saying (after hearing the Le-a story) that he wanted to name their next child M~a.  Can you guess?  Matilda?  LOL.  I wonder if Le-a’s parents have more kids?  Want more kids?  M~a would be a great fit it seems.

And to think, back in 1999 I thought having four Shenequa’s on my temporary employee call list was riot!

What’s the funniest name you’ve heard?  Bet it doesn’t beat Le-a.  And Le-a if you or your parents are reading this…thanks for making my day!