Wednesday, March 9, 2011

What's in a Name? ~ Wednesday Wanderings and the Shops Found Along the Way

Today is "Learn What Your Name Means Wednesday" -- really! It's part of "Celebrate Your Name Week."  Google your name -- find out what it means! Mine means "Princess"!!

And to get you started, here are some little known, fun name facts! (You knew it was coming, didn't you?!!)

M&Ms are named for the candy’s creators Mr. Mars and Mr. Merrie. Very creative of them, don't you think?  Ha! :D

Peanut M&Ms are one of my three favorite candies. If I have a bag of them, I just can't stop popping those peanuts! The whole bag. No matter the size. Just don't get me started on the great big bag... Cute M&Ms headbands for your little candy lover! M and M Peanut Candy Wrapper Headband by Presents From Alex.

Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy. Poor guy. No wonder he was so crazy!

Donald is my absolute favorite of the original Disney characters. He's hysterical when he gets so mad! He has nephews but we know little about their ancestry and Daisy has been his girlfriend forever but he just will not step up to the plate and marry her. Even though her shoes are so in vogue and her bow so perky...
Vintage Donald Duck Figurine by Circle the Square.

Jake the Jailbird is the guy in jail on a Monopoly board. The police officer in the corner is Officer Edgar Mallory and Scotty is the scotty dog playing piece. (Another 'creative' name, huh!)

Boy do I remember playing Monopoly, both as a child and with my children! I don't know what the playing pieces are made of now, but ours were metal. And as a kid, I would more often play with the playing pieces and the (wood) houses than play the game itself. Life's Little Games by CocoPunkz Handpainted Shoes.

Gidget is the Taco Bell dog. Somehow I always thought of (her) as a (he)!! The original dog actor was named Dinky, but was replaced by Gidget. (Maybe Dinky didn't like tacos?) Then there was Taco who was a stand-in for Gidget.

I miss the Taco Bell dog, no matter his name. (or gender). His commercials were funny and he was a cutie! This handpainted canvas for needlepoint really looks just like him! Ahh Chihuahua by Glitzy Mitzi.

Did you know that Barbie's rightful name is Barbie Millicent Roberts? Millicent? Really? And her sidekick, Ken's last name is Carson.

Did Barbie write her name with Ken's like we all did in Junior High? Barbie Carson. Barbie M. Carson. Or, because she was so progressive, Barbie Carson-Roberts.

Here she is in her bridal gown -- she keeps it in her closet because she just knows Ken will pop the question one of these days. Sleeveless Barbie Wedding Dress with Veil by OnHoliday.

Thanks for strolling around Etsy with me today, and playing the name game!


Hillbilly Handiworks said...

My name means angel. Ha!

Lulu Grey said...

I don't think my name (Jenniah) means anything. I can never find it.

Clever idea for a post. Millicent - that is just cruel.

Splendid Little Stars said...

What a fun post! Presents by Alex is such a cute shop!
My name, Margaret, means pearl.

Della said...

My name means "of the Nobility". I like my mermaid name better! Pearlia. Maybe I'll do a mermaid name generator for a post this week!

OMG! I love peanut M&Ms, too. I haven't had any for about 7 months or so, because I don't know when to stop, and I was buying the biggest bad they have!

OnePerfectDay said...

Great post!!

ReRe said...

SO FUN! Love your writing... and we are in the bag together with those peanut M&M's. Like the almond ones too!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Jumping in to say thanks for all your comments! I'm glad to see y'all are putting the meaning of your name! How fun!
♥ Sarah

MagdaleneJewels said...

The origins of my name are derived from the Greeks, English and India!
Pamela means "honey". Since I am half English, and India is my favorite place - I would guess I am aptly named!


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