First off: IF YOU HAVE FACEBOOK PLEASE CHECK YOUR FINANCES AND E-MAILS. There's been a wave of hack/phish and it got my hubby's work account on FB (yes, he has to have one for work). The'yre posting crazy content, clickbaits, etc. DO NOT, if you are on FACEBOOK, click on ANY NOTIFICATION you can't authenticate. E.g., "Such and such commented on..." and you don't recognize the name. Don't click!
Also, I'm given to understand, since I am not on FB (thankfully?!) that the sopnsored ads no longer give an option for "hide ad". So, not really sure why Hubby is so upset he might not get his FB back. Everyone's probably on Insta anyway.
Odd thing: Of the three months of the year we name daughters for, April-May-June, we usually see May spelled "Mae", and it is the least popular for a first name. Technically, you can name your kid for any month, but... thankfully, so far, not so much. Tho' we do see kids named Summer, Winter and Autumn. (Not many kids named Spring....)
June, FYI, is among the months you see the most births. Why? Well, count ahead by three and look at the calendar, and you know the month of conception. Thus, summer babies were conceived in autumn, and autumn babies in winter, etc. I showed up a bit early, so I'm pretty sure my parents celebrated their wedding anniversary and whoopsie, there I was. (Accident.)
For boy's names, July and August are the most likely derivations, from the Latin Julius/Augustus, which become Julio/etc. ----- but girls are rarely named for months other than... Julia!
In other cultures, of course, names are picked very differently. For example, in the Yoruba culture, the circumstances of the birth are included in the name used utnil their second naming, when they are given a "praise name" ---- which, like any names, when translated, seem kinda weird, but if you translate mine, it's just bizarre, too, so there y'go. And imagine the poor kids given names like "Apple" .... They're looking at someone in France, saying, "Yes, my name is Pomme." Yeesh.
In some parts of China, and Chinese culture, you never use a true name for an unborn baby ----- tempts the bad luck/bad spirits. But the child's first name is often two things that go together but are unique enough that you could be raised in a traditional Chinese home and never meet someone with th esame "first name". ... And boys often have simler, plainer names than girls. E.g., "Bao" rather than "Baozhai" (treasure vs treasured hairpin). And names with "Mei" in them are popular for girls, but not for boys.
In other cultures, a child may have a birth name, a saint name, a confirmation-in-the-church name ---- sometime sthe last two are the same in Poland, at least ----so if you wonder why you end up meeting someone whose name can't fit on a form? Yeah, that's why.
And other cultures don't bother with middle names/saint names at all!
I have a first, middle, and no-confirmation name (I didn't pick one as I wasn't confirmed) but my sister had first middle confirmation, per American/Polish tradition. My mother, however, had a first name and a saint name, and was given a celebration not on her birthday but her name-saint day. Welcome to a world within the world you THINK you know as "America"! :-)
Welcome to summer!
Now I have to go make pastry and stuff, sinc eHubby invited a friend for dinner (we're all vaxxed) and the cleaning and cooking will have be flat on my back by 5 PM at latest. Wish me luck
And MUCH LUCK TO EACH OF YOU! We could all use it.
Hello! I have a broken toe! Welcome to doing yard work where you have rock, slope, and no help. Good news, it's minor. Bad news, it still hurts like the dickens. (And why did Dickens get to be a symbol of pain, anyway? Jk)***Random odd facts for yoru day:Almost all leather goods come from cows slaughtered to be eaten, or slaughtered b/c they aged otu of being able to produce milk. Ergo, if you...
this on my lap so have a good day while I try to breathe in air and not fur!