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What's in a Name?

The first full week of March is Celebrate Your Name week. Today is about fun facts about names. I ask my mom where my name came from and she told me I was named after Lana Turners daughter Cheryl Crane. Two years before I was born she stabbed her mother`s abusive boyfriend to death. Kind of makes you wonder what she was thinking when she named me?

Considering her father was an abusive asshole maybe she was hoping I'd grow up and kill him for her. I maybe would have if I thought about it, I know I was very tempted once when he tried for me when I was 7-8 but I guess it just wasn't in me.

I am not sure where the ann came from I am assuming my maternal grandmother who`s name was Annie.

After that little tidbit I thought I would share something a bit more positive.

 Cherylann as a name for girls has the meaning "cherry fruit; green gemstone

The name Cheryl is an English Baby Names baby name. In English Baby Names the meaning of the name Cheryl is: dear one; darling. 

The name Cheryl is a Welsh Baby Names baby name. In Welsh Baby Names the meaning of the name Cheryl is: Love.

The name Ann is a girl's name of Hebrew, English origin meaning "grace".

When I used to be asked what my name meant I always said little love cause it sounded right.


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