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Interesting and unusual facts about names

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There are so many interesting things to know about names. First of all, every name comes with a story . . . including yours.

A graduate of The Way of Life Bible Institute and a deacon a New Canaan Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia is a William Ralph Lampie who has a twin brother named Ralph William Lampie.

Also at New Canaan is a member named Mary who has a twin sister named Mary.

The pastors at New Canaan are twin brother and sister with only one letter different in their names: Louis and Lois.

Usually the names of twins rhyme or are similar in some way; however parents are getting away from that. Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez's twins are Emme and Max. Celine Dion's twins are named Eddy and Nelson.

Kris Jenner, the mother and manager of the Kadashians has daughters and all names begin with the letter "K."

Kourtney Kardashian
Kimberly Kardashian
Khloé Kardashian Odom
Robert Kardashian Jr.
Kendall Jenner
Kylie Jenner

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have 19 children. All their names begin with the letter "J" and most of the names are biblical.

George Foreman has ten children. All five sons have the same first and middle name: George Edward. One daugher's middle name is George and another daughter's name is Georgetta.

In some cultures, mothers wait a few weeks to see if their babies will survive before naming them. Also, they wait to see which relative the baby looks like to name the baby after that relative.

People say Indians name their babies after what is happening when the baby was conceived. For example, "Falling Rain, Bright Sun or Full Moon."

This writer's grandson was conceived in Hawaii where there are only two directions: Mauka "toward the mountain" and Makai "toward the sea." The hotel was toward the sea, therefore his name is Makai.

Feel free to post your knowledge of unusual names or share how your name has a unique story.

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