pmezz

Name

Mena

About Me

I'm a 24 year old stay at home mom. My daughter is 3 years old, and I'm pregnant with baby number 2!

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May 18, 2015 10:34 PM

Twins don't run in my family or my hubby's family, so we'll never know this struggle. However, I'll go about this with the same theme we want to keep for our own children: Famous authors/nobel prize winners and Historical figures

Aleixandre Joan (Vicente Aleixandre and Joan of Arc)

Brodsky Ulysses & Huxley Abraham (Joseph Brodsky & Ulysses Grant; Aldous Huxley and Abraham Lincoln)

Salinger Luther (JD Salinger and Martin Luther/or Martin Luther King)

Kipling Elizabeth & Camus Henry (Rudyard Kipling & Elizabeth Woodville the White Queen; Albert Camus & Henry VI)

Elytis Isaac (Odysseus Elytis and Isaac Newton)

Frida Marie & Irene Georgia (Marie Curie & Frida Kahlo; Irene Curie and Georgia O'Keefe)

Karman Tesla (Tawakkol Karman and Nikola Tesla)

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May 18, 2015 09:28 PM

My family is Greek, and, as such, I'm named after a patron saint with a Greek background: Philomena. It was torture growing up, but now, as an adult, I absolutely love the history of my name. I am still hesitant about telling superiors/administrators/supervisors my full name, but it's also funny to see reactions.

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May 18, 2015 09:18 PM
In Response to Initial mismatch

My legal first name starts with a P, but I go by Mena. I think I definitely have a fondness for M as my initial, but when I'm grouping my initials I definitely stick with PIM. 

My daughter is only 3, but she prefers her nickname initial to her given initials (B instead of K).

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May 18, 2015 09:12 PM

My given name is Philomena Mihalopoulos (I've always gone by Mena). That alone should tell you how much I was teased growing up.

Most kids called me Philip , Meanie, Mania, etc. It wasn't until middle school when my teacher, a devout Catholic, stood up for me and had a whole class period where he discussed Patron Saint Philomena and her story. To this day, I avoid discussing my first name with strangers because I was teased all through my childhood.

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May 18, 2015 09:02 PM

Absolutely NOT. Both my maiden name and married name are long Greek and Italian names (Mezzanotti and Mihalopoulos). However, parts of it are still usable: Mia, Polly, Zane, etc.

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May 18, 2015 08:52 PM
In Response to Fake Names

After my first experience at Starbucks and giving my full name ( which is beyong uncommon), we had conversations about my nicknames. Philly/filly? Lomey? Fee? Mena (which is my nn)? Each employee has a different nickname for me and often writes their version on my cup.

If I go to a starbucks that isn't in my area, I normally give them a literary character as my name. (Gemma, Hermione, guinevere, etc).

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May 18, 2015 08:46 PM

  1. My daughter's name is Kipling Elizabeth.
  2. She's named after Rudyard Kipling and Elizabeth Woodville (The White Queen of England)
  3. We considered Elizabeth Kipling to allow her a more popular first name, but decided to just give her a cute little nickname (Buzzy) and keep it Kipling elizabeth,

 

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I have a daughter, Kipling Elizabeth. She's 3, and it took us forever to agree on her name. She's named after Rudyard Kipling. Her middle name we just could not agree upon. Eventually we settled on Elizabeth, after Elizabeth Woodville "The White Queen". We've nicknamed her Buzzy, and it's definitely stuck.

I'm expecting baby number two, and not a whole lot of discussion has been put into a name. I'm sure it will follow the literary path, as well.