Saturday, August 25, 2007

What's in a Name: Find your Name Sake

Melanie Faith over at A Quiet Symphony tagged me with this cool meme about "your name". At first I thought...well okay...I felt lazy... But Melanie's picks were intriguing, though. Then as soon as I started looking (I did a search for just "Nina" as well as "Nina Munteanu") I came up with some cool stuff! Thanks, Mel! To continue the meme, I choose: Jennifer, Virginia, Teresa, Kathleen and Bob. Go at it, if you dare...

The rules are simple, folks:

2) Click on Google images
3) Type in your name and search
4) Repost (w/ a link) the picture of the oddest, craziest, strangest, coolest, oldest, etc. person that shares your name. Post multiples if you find a few you like.
5) Have fun with it and pass it on.

The name "Nina" actually means "little girl" in Italian and is a common name in Italy, as well as Russia. It also stands for a Babylonian goddess of the watery deep and the daughter of Ea. Well, you pick which is most appropriate...Here's what I found for "Nina":

1. Nina Fresa Low Rise Jeans...don't I wish my *** looked like that!

2. Nina Moric: Italian actress, model and singer...rather accomplished, wouldn't you say?


3. The Nina, one of Columbus's ships. It was very small (66 feet long) and was the only ship of a fleet of 17 to survive a hurricane in 1495...I can only hope to prove as resilient!

4. Naughty Nina, a magic story game that features a mischievious little girl who reminds me of someone...


5. Nina Shoes--glitter pumps. OOHHH! How'd they know I just LOVE shoes!


6. Haute Couture Nina Ricci is one of the most prestigious names in French fashion design. It was founded in 1932 in Paris (my favorite city) by Madame Ricci and her son, Robert Ricci. The last time I was that thin was...well...perhaps never... :)


7. La Nina is an extreme phase of a naturally occuring climate cycle: cooler than normal sea-surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean creates an impact on global weather patterns for an extended time...Yeah, I can dig that! Just don't get me mad!


8. Nina Simone is a smoky jazz singer, songwriter and pianist as well as civil rights activist.
9. Nina Munteanu (my true namesake!) is a German Balkan singer of "Randolina Music"

10. Nina Munteanu...well, there's me too! This is a pic of me trying to look smart at a convention several years ago.


11 comments:

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I tried this with my full name once, and found all sorts of odd people. One was a treasurer, another a racing driver, another a criminal.

Jen-Jen said...

I haven't tried it yet. I think I will soon.

sfgirl said...

Oh, dear, Jean-Luc! That's an interesting range of professions. There seem to be a lot of singers with the name of Nina, even Nina Munteanu!...and before you ask, don't. My family prohibits me from singing...even in the shower!

sfgirl said...

You'll have to tell me who you find out there, Jen!

SQT said...

Oh, this is just self-absorbed enough to get me to do it. ;)

I've never done the image thing before. This should be interesting...

I bet I just get St. Teresa instead of someone cool like Nina Simone. (maybe I shouldn't suggest a saint isn't cool..... Catholic guilt will get you every time)

sfgirl said...

LOL! Let me know what you get...Catholic saints and all...:D

Karen said...

I did this a few years ago.

What I found was another Karen Mason, also living in Chicago, who is a famous Broadway actress and singer. I too, was in theatre at the time, as well as singing professionally...

The other Karen also had very similar physical features ~ same build, blonde hair & blue eyes.

I was so shocked I have never really looked for my Name Sake since...

sfgirl said...

WOOOO....That's kinda wierd. My namesake, who is a singer is far away in Germany...And although I am from German descent, from my mother's side, obviously, and she can sing beautifully (her father used to hire his farm hands according to whether they could sing in his band or not), that's as far as the similarity goes.

Jennifer Rahn said...

Weirdness will prevail.
http://magnix.blogspot.com/2007/08/name-tag.html

Melanie Faith said...

Wow, look at all the pretty ladies--and shoes--and a nice fanny! You go, girl. ^_^

sfgirl said...

Thanks, Mel! I try...Aren't those shoes the best? They are SO ME!!!