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What does your name mean?

I’ve never liked my name. In the second grade, I tried to change it to my middle name, which shall remain, ahem, nameless. It’s a lot better, but still not one I would have willingly chosen. Momma was having none of that. If she’d wanted my middle name to be my first name, she’d have made it my first name! I questioned my mother, Mildred Louise, why she chose Wanda. Turns out she hated her name, too and wanted me to have a pretty, unusual name. It’s pretty unusual, but I don’t think of it as pretty. She loved the name. But why couldn’t I be a Carol or a Debbie or a Jane? “Too common”, was her answer. And I have to say, I like the name Carol, but I’ve had four Carols very close to me in my life and many more not as close.

When I saw this post over at Lynn M’s I had to see what my name meant, too. (You can do your own at Blog Things.) Now, if this made the rounds already while I was out of the loop, indulge me. OK?

With no further adeu, adoo, adu, ????? here it is – with my with my ever so witty and amusing comments added.

You Are Enchanting and Artful ***Hmmm. So far, so good.
You are very charming… dangerously so. You have the potential to break a lot of hearts.
You know how what you want, how to get it, and that you will get it.
You have the power to rule the world. Let’s hope you’re a benevolent dictator!
*** OK. I’ll accept that. Maybe not all that true, but I’ll take it.

You are usually the best at everything … you strive for perfection.
***Yes, I do strive for perfection which is why I don’t do much. I fall too short of the “perfect” goal.


You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic “Type A” personality.

***Huh???? Ummm….. how about none of the above?

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.

***I’d say these are spot on.

You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.
***Maaaay-be a touch, but I sure wouldn’t define that as part of my personality.

You are balanced, orderly, and organized. You like your ducks in a row.

***Baaaahahahahahahahahaha! In that active imagination mentioned above!

You are powerful and competent, especially in the workplace.

***Did they accidentally mix someone else’s thing with mine?

People can see you as stubborn and headstrong. You definitely have a dominant personality.

***She shrugs. I don’t much think that’s me, either. Dominant personality? I kinda enjoy blending into the background. Stubborn? In certain areas, but I usually just go whichever way the wind blows. Headstrong? Uh, define headstrong.

So there you have it. My momma chose the wrong name. It doesn’t seem to fit. Maybe I should keep trying and see which name actually does fit my personality.

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Hi! I'm Wanda, the owner of Just Vintage and this is my blog. Just Vintage sells decor and collectibles. This blog is all about the business, our home, our DIY projects and our lives.

5 thoughts on “What does your name mean?

  1. Hey Wanda…you know I think I got the same results except that Deanna isn’t spelled Wanda! I definately am not authoritative, and aggressive. I do have an outgoing personality but I wouldn’t call it Type A!
    I don’t think this test is too accurate! LOL!!

    Deanna 😀

  2. Your name is pretty!
    I like it and at least it’s not Priscilla, like mine which I have never really liked either!

  3. We must be from the same era…..my name is Charlene and I hated it (don’t any longer) and I asked my Mom “Why didn’t you name me Carol or Donna or Debbie?” 🙂

  4. I did the name thing too and it was pretty much me to a T. Weird. So glad to hear from you recently. I need to get better at checking in with you one a more regular basis. Hope you have a great day!

    Lisa

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