| Originally Posted by nikkianddean |
Are you catholic? Maybe Marie was your confirmation name?
me: "hey mom, what's my middle name?"
mom: "marie." (very matter-of-fact)
me: "no it's not. not according to my birth certificate."
mom: "what do you mean?? then what the heck is it?!?!"
me: "i don't have one."
mom, after a long pause: "i don't know then. i thought i named you lisa marie."
20 minutes later, she calls back:
mom: "marie was your baptismal name!"
my sister confirmed this, remembering it from my baptism (she was already almost 14).
baptismal name never heard of such a thing. i had heard of confirmation names before, and actually the passport lady had suggested it might be a confirmation name, but my baptism was pretty much my first and LAST foray into church/religion (i received no other sacraments and never really went to church. these days if i had to label myself i would say i'm agnostic).
i will probably try to add it when i change my last name, just because i've had it (or thought i had it) for so long (i don't even particularly love it ... it's SO common ... i just feel like a dumbass now ) i joked about picking a totally new middle name, and one of my friends suggested "danger" HAHA!
"DANGER IS MY MIDDLE NAME!!!!!"
oh and i think it's very cool when brides take on their maiden names as new middle names but my last name is long and unpronounceable so i don't think that'll work! it's a shame too, since my father didn't have any boys, and he was the only son his parents had, so the name ends with me.