Sunday, February 14, 2010

Memoir Monday and Is this your name?

Is this cheating? I don't think so. I was going to wait an do an original Memoir Monday post a la Travis at I like to fish but then I was trying to catch up with all the unread posts in my google reader and I came across this one by Joshua the technical parent. It's all about your name and what it means. It totally intrigued me. Then I started thinking back to that one by julochka about coloring your name but I can't find it. Don't stress out, I sent her a note asking for assistance.
update: here's julochka's color thingie.

I digress. Anyway. I don't think this is cheating because I'm using my maiden name (hence the memoir bit).

Is this your name?

  • My name has 36% vowels, by their standards, I am averagely envoweled.
  • In ascii binary it looks like this:
01010011 01110101 01110011 01100001 01101110 00100000 01001101 01110101 01110010 01110010 01100001 01111001

I figure if you're geeky enough to either know what this means or spend time figuring it out then go for it. Nerd.

  • People with my first name are usually female. Imagine that. Then it says that we are constantly overcharged for beauty products. Yep. I'd buy that. No pun intended of course.
  • The origin of my name is Hebrew and it means Lily
  • My personal power animal is the White Rhino... I'm not sure how I feel about this.
My Power Animal is the White Rhinoceros

Moving on....
  • "Your 'Numerology' number is 8. If it wasn't bulls**t, it would mean that you are motivated by material success and have an aptitude for business, managerial and financial matters. This comes through your uncommon discipline and persistence."
  • I like material things... not sure about the aptitude for business or the other stuff. And hubs takes care of the finances (well, I take care of the out-going ones).
  • And there are 8 people in my family (now) so that kinda fits.
  • According to the US Census Bureau°, 0.794% of US residents have my first name and 0.0737% have my maiden surname. The US has around 300 million residents, so we guesstimate there are 1,756 Americans who go by the same name.
I have to tell you that I put in my married name and got quite different stats.
  • 42% of the letters are vowels meaning that I'm well envoweled (I kinda figured that one)
  • My animal is the American Harpy Eagle, maybe that has something to do with my always nagging and harping on my hubs... but I don't think so. I think I'm a pretty good wife.
  • "Your 'Numerology' number is 5. If it wasn't bulls**t, it would mean that you are adventurous, mercurial, and sensual. You seek growth through adventure and different life experiences. Although you are a critical thinker, you can sometimes over-ponder an issue." This sounds a little bit more like me, but I'm not sure how adventurous I am these days.
  • Oh and only 5 Americans have my same name. Quite a difference between that and my maiden name.
Ah success, thanks to greenwiggle I have the name of the site that will color your name:
Again I put in my maiden name and here's what I got

And... nothing because I can't copy the dang thing. Oh well. Go there and put your own name in. It's kinda cool.

While I was waiting for the coloring name site to finish I thought I'd check up on white rhinos. Here's what I found out.
  • according to wikipedia it is one of the few megafaunal species left. That means it's big and fat. nice.
  • it's got a wide mouth used for grazing... again, thanks so much
  • it's the most social of all the rhino species - this I can handle
  • they are pretty rare in the wild population. Yeah, me too since I've gotten old and (ahem) mature, and apparently such a wide ass.
  • according to urban dictionary white rhino is a very expensive strain of maryjane. Haha. Not me, I enjoy my work and wouldn't screw it up just to get high. That's why I drink.
Speaking of drinking, it's after 5pm and I haven't fixed dinner or drinks so I guess I'll go make good on that whole "good wife" thing and make a special dinner for my main man. No Otie, I mean Bob.

what does your name mean?

mean ol' Travis said I was kinda cheating (okay he said really cheating) so here's a pic of me from the early days. Yes that's me with big hair. Yes that's me wearing a Mickey Mouse shirt and pearls. Yes that's me in my pink room with unicorn pictures.

thanks Travis


iasa said...

mmm <.001% of Americans share my first name and .002% my last. They estimate 1 person has my name in America. See mama I am special!!!

But they don't know if I am male or female :(

Brian Miller said...

i know what lily is in hebrew...

Eidothia said...

Did you just skip over the coloring site?! Where are your results for it? I checked my name and it said no digital traces found. When I checked my blog name it gave me a stupidly large section on accident. Ofcourse there were other traces of online, sports, management, fashion(!), and blah blah blah.... But, accident!? :P

Matty said...

I'm pretty sure my name is male. I'm pretty sure I'm not well envowled. I'm pretty sure my first and last names are the same as a very famous and well known person. Which is why I sometimes get hung up on by people thinking they are getting a prank phone call.

Gaston Studio said...

Interesting post. I used to try to see what numerology does/did with my name but then... since I was adopted at 7 and my surname was changed, I never knew which was the right one to use!

Travis said...

Yeah, I'm pretty sure this is cheating.

Then again, who hasn't cheated?

I'll let it slide this time. :)

Little Ms Blogger said...

I love the picture -- mickey mouse and pearls. Very fancy for a t-shirt.

I have to admit, I laughed at the white rhino stuff you found out and your commentary about it.

Daffy said...

Mickey Mouse and pearls will totally be in style again one day....


gretchen said...

I'm only modestly envoweled. How embarrassing...

But luckily, I'm also a King Cheetah, which sounds sort of cool.

Doc said...

You were hot back then too !! ;-)

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

My name was pretty normal stuff until they got to my animal. Are you ready for this? COLUMBIAN COUGAR! WOOT, WOOT!!

I stopped reading after that, I was too filled with joy to be able to see the printed word!!

Thanks for the fun, and the big hair (Mine was sooo very similar!!). Have a great week!

McGillicutty said...

Your 'Numerology' number is 3. If it wasn't bulls**t, it would mean that you are enthusiastic, creative, optimistic, and fun-loving. You seek self-expression through words or the arts, and enjoy learning through life experiences.

You knew I had to do it.. and I love your picture... something about Mickey and pearls... the sheer chicness!!! hahahahaa

blueviolet said...

You sure put a lot of research into your name!

Darrin.. said...

That hair.. that shirt.. that necklace.. You wouldn't have been able to keep me away back then! ;^)