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what is in a name

whats in a name?

Current mood:  adored

Hi there guys and girls
 
I have decided to do a blog on baby names for the simple reason that i meet different people in all walks of life and i get to hear what name they have decided to give their little bundle of joy.  Some names have made me smile some names have made me laugh silently of course when the company has gone and others well have left me with a confused look on my face.
 
Well firstly you know me as vicky on myspace but my full name is wait for it(while i take a deep breath) here i go Victoria Edwina Catherine. Victoria well that was my mums idea she named me after the queen (dont ask me why)  Edwina my fathers name was edward and the female version is edwina so i quite like that part and lastly Catherine was yet again after another queen Catherine was one of henry the 8’s wives and my nana was named catherine.  I have actually learned to love my name and after all its my indentity andd its part of who i am. 
 
I asked mum recently if she could name me again she said that when she was pregnant on me dad wanted to name me after a car.  Oh god i cringed when i heard this hmm let me guess ford nissan skoda and before i knew it she told me
MERCEDES. Mercedes i screamed mercedes cool i said oh darn why didnt you call me mercedes i said now at this point mum looked at me shocked you like the name well yeah i screamed. Oh mercedes rogers god that would have been cool. to say the least.  I have to say that is such a cool name and if i ever got to have a wee baba or have a girl pet i would name her mercedes.
 
But i have to say i have heard different names for babies.  I was in the chemist ages ago and i met a yummy mummy.  She looked great and blissfully in love with her little baby.  I wnet over cooed at the baby and asked mummy what the babys name was.  Ava she said oh wow such a beautiful name for such a beautiful baby.  No seriously ava its such a nice name and just rolls off the tongue its so nice.
 
I have to say i have my own baby name favourites so the list goes as follows. for the boys. Max Sam Julian Hugh, Jack, Homer, (there is a greek god called homer and yes this would be also used as a simpsons reference)   Ellis darwin and baz.  These names are so nice and can be the making of any man and as my father use to say you name is the best describtion of who you are. thanks dad.
 
Now for my girl names these would be my favourite girls names Sasha, Steph, Claire, Sarah, Tara, Layla, Siobhan, Norah, Kate. Kirsten.  These names are nice without sounding to much like a slapper or a chav.

Im not going to names names here but in my town certain people have given their children ahem certain chav like names like princess, minx, but i think if you are going to give someone a name like that its bound to cause trouble for both parent and child.  I actually read somewhere that pete wentz of fall out boy named his baby boy bronx mougwli.  When i first heard this name i nearly pmsl so much i hurt my ribs.  I can just imagine that poor kid on his first day of school.

Little boy 1 hey new kid whats your name?

BM Bronx Mougwli

Little boy 1 Hmm im very confused to why your mummy and daddy gave you such a horrable name.

Kids can be so cruel. I know but word up to pete wentz could yu not have given your little boy a better name i heard jack is a cool name as in Jack Sparrow.  God young people these days they never learn.

Oh if i could add one more name for the girls list aphrodite.  Why you ask Aphrodite was the greek goddess of love. 
Stay happy folks and enjoy my blog.

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Posted by on 02/04/2009 in friends

 

have i got news for you?

Hi guys and girls

 

So i have had a pretty eventful week to say the least.  Firstly i will tell you all with great sadness i have been currently let go from my restaurant job.  With the currant recession in our hands everyone is suffering and i happen to be one of those statics and I’m actually scared just thinking about it.  It all happened last Thursday night and i will now give you a blow by blow account of what happened.  I dropped into the restaurant Thursday and being cheery as i am ordered myself a nice pizza for dins dins.  When my manager just asked me to sit down and have a little chat.  I think we need to talk said the manager to em with a serious look on his face.  I knew by his look this wasnt going to be good news.  So as you know the restaurant haven’t been doing well and with that we have to make a few changes.  I was like ok hmm so i gave a few suggestions but he than dropped the bombshell im really sorry about this but i have to let you go.  I just looked at him and felt silent for what felt like for ever than i came up for air.  Oh fuck i said christ what am i going to do i just kept nodding my head and than the tears came alone.  he was like are you ok and i just put my hands to my head and said no not really.  In a space of a few weeks my mums health is getting worse i cant get funding for my new course and now im losing my dream job COURSE IM NOT OK.  I screamed back , it was like getting a slap in the face.  He was talking away and i was in such a mess i actually cant remember what he said but i dont think it was good.  I think it in the lines that the resturantwas losing money and cutbacks had to be made and cutbacks had to be made in order to make things work.  So unforturnly the resturant has only got a few weeks left if that.  I think what hurt the most that night was that a certain person knew what happened regarding me losing my job and they were not nice to me it was like this person saying ha ha you lost you job and get out. 

I have to say this while wearing my beating heart on my sleeve im truely gutted i honestly cant find any words to describe how im feeling.  I have to say last night was my last shift and it was one of the toughest nights i had to do in a long time.  It was like my workfriends were coming up to me saying are you ok and giving me a look as in saying oh so you have now lost your job and your puppy was knocked down and killed by a car.  (i dont have a puppy yet but that was the look i was getting).  Its hard knowing the fact that my resturant is closing but harder knowing the fact that i cant get work.  I think i have to say that certain people have been brillant to me during this whole week and i would like to say thanks to them.  mainly the taxi drivers for keeping my spirits up with funny stories and kind words. my mum for just being there when i needed you and not giving me a hard time and for a certain guy who is going to have it way tougher than me in looking for work.

Sadly folks this means that i will be leaving the restaurant trade i have actually had enough and to be honest with you my heart is broken in two and sadly i can never love this trade again due to the fact that people are not opening restaurants.  I was actually watching Gordon Ramsay the other night and according to the stats in England there is 250 restaurants closing in England.  that is a very scary thought.  What do i have pplanned for the future who knows i  go back to college to do a holistic health studies diploma course in September.  It will be a three year course so im looking forward to it and when I’m done i will be a qualified holistic nurse.  I can honestly say with my hand on my heart this is about change and i think that this direction will make me happy.

 
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Posted by on 02/01/2009 in Resturant Trade