11 November 2008

Tell All Tuesday

The question for today's Tell All Tuesday is :
Were you named after anybody?
My answer
I wasn't exactly named after her, but The Avengers was very popular in the late sixties and early seventies, and I was named Emma because of Mrs Emma Peel (Diana Rigg) who was Steed's side-kick in the Avengers.
Emma wasn't a particularly common name back then ... not nearly as popular as it is now.
When I was expecting boy*jelly, we did consider using Tara for a girl's name - the next girl after Emma Peel was Tara King and it would have been quirky to carry it on, but I just knew he was going to be a boy!
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Deanne said...

Hi Emma, my answers on ! :) x Thanks for the great question

April said...

now there's a name to live up to!

am blogging my answer now

April xx

momof2gr8kids said...

yes.. I was .. a nurse my mom worked with. :) I have loved my name for 38 years, and shuning people that try to shorten it and correcting people that call me Janet. I am Janice proud. so proud its my daughters middle name..

Esther said...

Done on my blog.


Cool question Emma, job done.
Bye for now

Rubyred said...

I was named after the nurse that looked after my Mum when she had me (my name's Janet). When I knew I was expecting a som my stepsons wanted to call him Jordie after a Dutch footballer, we compromised and called him Jordan.

Tip Top said...

All done! And on the correct day too!!

liz said...

I was named after two of my mums sisters. Elizabeth and Margaret. People all thought I was named after the Queen and her sister, but no it was Aunty Lizzie and Aunty Maggie. I used to think it was so old fashioned but I like it. My daughter's names are Emma Elizabeth and Anna Mary, (Mary after my mother)
Talk about keep it in the family