Photo & Prompt Challenge: Day 17 – Frugal Novice

Photo & Prompt Challenge: Day 17

Today’s Challenge: Were you named after anyone?

Eh, not really a fan of today’s challenge. For one thing, it’s a closed-ended question. If I were feeling a little more sarcastic today I might just write “Nope” and call the post finished.

So, yeah. Nope, not named after anyone. My name is Christi, of course, and my parents chose the name because it means “Follower of Christ.” My faith is central in my life, so I do love the meaning behind my name. I have to say, though, Christi is just one of those names that has a million spelling options and no one ever guesses right.

Cristy Cristi Christy Kristy Kristi Kristie

Since we live in Texas I usually just tell people it’s spelled like Corpus Christi. Which works, unless people don’t know how to spell that either. By that point, I just decide it’s pointless and that being Kristy on my Starbucks hot chocolate order won’t hurt a bit.

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  • Tammy March 23, 2011 at 11:33 am

    LOL – I feel your ‘pain’ about the spelling, I get Tami and Tammie all the time

    – I was actually named after a character in a movie ‘Tammy’ (but my given name is Tamara, because my grandparents didn’t speak English and Tammy was too hard for them to pronounce) – Sandra Dee played the role of Tammy and my mom actually wanted to name me Sandra Dee but my Dad didn’t like that. My cousin and aunt actually sang the song “Tammy’s in Love” from the movie at my wedding!

    • Christi March 23, 2011 at 9:04 pm

      I’ve never heard of that movie, but now I will have to look into it – and that’s very sweet about the song!

  • Lisa March 23, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    too funny. I LOVE Corpus Christi

  • blueviolet @ A Nut in a Nutshell March 23, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Ok, you made me laugh. I’m guessing you’re right that Starbucks cup names are not a battle worth fighting over.

  • Katie March 24, 2011 at 8:51 am

    as a Katie it’s amazing how many ways I have seen it spelled. By now, I’ve just given up too.

    • Christi March 24, 2011 at 9:39 am

      I would always go with your way of spelling it! I can’t imagine spelling Katie “wrong”!