What is in a name? What makes you choose one name over another for your child?
Far Guy is named after a childhood friend of his fathers. They graduated from High School together.
I believe that Far Guy’s Mom wrote his name on this old photo. If she had not marked it we wouldn’t know who he was. I have heard that he was a really nice guy, not to mention quite handsome! I wonder what became of him? His proper name was most likely Eugene.
Eugene is Far Guys proper name too..although only close family gets by with calling him Eugene. He much prefers Geneo or Gene..although I sometimes call him Eugene to get his attention.
I am not named after anyone. My Mom sent my Dad a couple of names to Korea..Connie and Sharon. Well we all know which one I got with Joy for a middle name.
Trica’s name was supposed to be Christy it was all picked out. Then Far Guys sister said she would never talk to me again if I used her favorite name.( She never used it anyway..Bethany is a far cry from Christy. ) I saw Trica’s name in a True Story Magazine when I was pregnant with her. Her name is Trica Gene after her Father. No one ever spells it correct. We joked that if she was a boy we would have named her Huckleberry..but it most likely would have been Travis.
Jennifer Joy’s nickname is Jenny or Jen. I had a favorite Aunt Jenny and the Joy comes from me. We never called her J J..although she has a bunch of friends that had a whole bunch of Jennys and Jennifers so most of them called her Dolly. If she had been a boy her nickname would have been Duke..but her real name would have been Travis.
I don’t know anyone named Travis..it was just a boy’s name that we both liked:)