Tuesday, May 11, 2010

It's All in a Name

Isn't it weird how everyone just sort of 'fits' their name? Have you ever met someone and thought... you just don’t look like a ________.

When my parents were trying to think of a name for me they had Jordan picked out for a boy and Sarah Lee picked out for a girl... thank goodness for my Dad who brilliantly came up with the idea to use Jordan for a boy or girl. Even though I am sure it would have been fun to hear "Nobody doesn't like Sarah Lee..." a bizillion times a day every day of my life; I love my name and feel like it is very fitting, but of course I am a little biased.

When my parents finally decided on Jordan for either sex people certainly had their opinions. From what I hear my aunt use to tell my mom what a horrible name Jordan was for a girl; my mom used to explain to her that she wasn't naming me to be Miss America, she was naming me to be a bank president. Did I ever mention I did pageants for 10 years ;)

Well, NOT THAT I AM PLANNING ON HAVING KIDS AAANNNYYYTTTIIIMMMEEE IN THE NEAR FUTURE; but now that I know who I am going to marry it is fun to talk about what our kids names will be. But it is hard being a dance teacher because the kids you teach can either make or break a name for you. For me it's really just girl names, but I feel bad for all you regular teachers out there bc it's probably both boy and girl names for y’all! But seriously, if you have a name picked out that you love and then a student comes in with the same name that always picks their nose or is ill behaved then it totally ruins that name for you! It's hard people - these are my future kids here!

So anyway, cute little Keegan at the studio, please stay cute and if anyone comes to enroll a child named Parker, please - oh pretty please, do not let them be a nose-picker!

So is there a funny story behind your name? Do tell?!


Mel said...

I'm really glad you are Jordan and not Sara Lee! Yikes that could have been bad! And bank president?!? Really? Not that you couldn't if you really wanted too, but how boring! Not you! But they did get the name right! Great story!

Tiffany said...

I totally agree with you! It is so crazy how some names really fit people and some certainly don't! jordan fits you so well! And your comment about teaching dance and having names tainted is SO funny! I have a lot of teacher friends and they say the same thing! And I will tell my mother-in-law names I like and I can see her turn her nose up at certain ones for the same reason! Being a teacher for 30 years will do that to you! ha!

joeandbridge said...

Good Morning! Happy FF!
Have a Great Weekend!

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