"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

K is for Kristin

See, I had all these grand ideas about writing a brilliant post about names and what they mean to us (Mel's and Kir's brilliant posts about nicknames and names were my inspiration) but I'm coming up with a great big old blank. So, instead of an eloquent, well thought out post, it's going to be simple and sweet.

I've always been lucky. Despite the fact that no one ever seems to be able to *spell my name correctly, I have a name I like. My name is Kristin Andrea. Kristin means consecrated to God and Andrea means courageous. My first name is spelled with a K at the beginning and in at the end because that is the traditional Scandinavian spelling. Also, my initials K. A. were chosen because my mom and her sister both had those initials. My name is solid, somewhat traditional, but definitely not average. Honestly, I've never wanted to have any other name than the one my parents bestowed on me.

Do you like your name? Have you ever wished to have a different name? Do you know what your name means and why it was chosen for you?



*my absolute favorite misspelling was on my junior beta club certificate when I shed the ordinary and became Krystyn.

9 comments:

battynurse said...

I'm ok with Michell although there have been times the spelling has bugged me. Whenever I get too annoyed though I stop to think of what could have been. My birth name was Doreen which I really don't have a problem with but it just doesn't seem to fit me. Also my mom wanted to name me Bobby Dawn and thank God my dad won that argument.

Kakunaa said...

My name drove me nuts growing up. It was misspelled so frequently that at one point I forgot how to spell it! No one said it correctly; hell, that is still the case. But I love that it is unique now, and wouldn't wish for anything else.

It seems I felt the need to pass unique onto my kids. So, despite the fact that it will be rough early on, it'll be something he will love down the line.

randomdanni said...

My full name "Danielle" means "God is your judge" which is kind of creepy if you ask me... I don't mind the name, but I mostly go by Danni which seems to suit me more. I once had a friend stop going by Danni but by out full name of Danielle when she realized I "was more Danni than she would ever be" - whatever that means...

As far as initials go, mine are DTF, which anyone who has seen Superbad or watches Jersey Shore thinks is hysterical. I'm not as amused.

Lynn said...

My full name is Vickie Lynn. I was called Vickie for about the first two weeks of my life, then they decided they preferred Lynn, so that's what I became. My mom is Victoria Lucille, so we have the same initials and my first name is a shortened version of her first name.

The only problem I've ever had with my name is that at school, any government office and any doctor's office, they always call me Vickie. Even if I correct them. So, I've learned to just grit my teeth and answer to it. I don't mind the name, it's just not what I go by, so it doesn't seem like they're actually talking about/to me!

I do think I won the name game over my other siblings, though :D And my name means "beautiful flowing brook", which I love! Not sure how well it describes me, but I like the meaning anyway :D

MamaKK922 said...

We Share a Name Kristin and NO ONE EVER spells my name right I always get the En but I at times have gotten fancier spellings. I am meh with my name, my father chose it and I do not like my father so I have a hard time with my name. But since I have had it for 32 years I guess it's mine. Mine is Kristin Kathryn and I much prefer the Kathryn and as a child my grandfather who raised me called me Katy and I have had many other nicknames that had nothing to do with my name so I guess I don't like my name all that much but I guess I don't hate it. But I am coming to terms with it Ha.

Quiet Dreams said...

It's funny, I always think of your spelling (K-r-i-s-t-i-n) as the standard spelling. :)

mommyodyssey said...

I blog anonymously! But you know my name, so let's just say the many years living in the states and having it butchered made me want to change it. Plus, the way it's spelled is unusual even in Hebrew, so it gives me some grief. But I would never change it. I don't think I could bring myself to do it.

St Elsewhere said...

You have a wonderful name. I did not know your middle name, and that is great too. I hope I have never misspelt your name.

I like my name. My aunt named me. My mother had another name in my mind for a daughter. When I think of that other name, I do not feel I justify the other name or it suits me. So, I am just fine with this one.

St Elsewhere said...

And oh, my name means sculpture.

People tend to wrongly spell my surname, but never my first name.