Friday, March 6, 2009

Your Name

March 6-12th is the week to celebrate your name! Why did your parents select your name? What do you love or dislike about your name? Do you have a nickname? What does your name mean? Are there any interesting facts about your name?

My full name is Kathryn Marie Ballard

My middle name is named after my Mom's mother: Marian, my Dad's mother: Mary Louise, and my Mom's grandmother: Mary Ellen.

As far as my first name: Mom said that my Dad picked out that name...that he fell in love with it! And my Dad loved the spelling. We have a lot of "K" names in our family, but they really didn't play a part in naming me. I have a baby cousin (will be 1 year in March), who was named after me, but they are spelling it Katherine and Katie.

Later parents decide that they would call me Katey and spell it different than most Katie's.

I love my name...all of it. I love that the spelling is a little different and not as common.

The meaning of my name is: Pure. In the early Christian era it became associated with Greek καθαρος (katharos) "pure". In Irish, the name Kathryn means- pure, virginal.

Famous bearers of the name include Catherine of Siena, a 14th-century mystic, and Catherine de' Medici, a 16th-century French queen. It was also borne by three of Henry VIII's wives, including Katherine of Aragon, and by two empresses of Russia, including Catherine the Great.

I'm looking forward to hearing the meaning and history behind all of your names!!


Sarah said...

There's a pretty weird story about my middle name, well I think it's weird anyway.
Do you get to watch "The Doctors" while your in the hospital? Did you see the germ show yesterday? It was so gross!

Christy said...

I think your name is beautiful!!! I'm probably going to copy this post if that's ok. :)

I'm praying for you girl.

Alicia said...

This is such a fun thing, and what a great description of your name! I'm going to post about this.