Johanna Leonarda Maria
van den Broek
In Holland it’s normal to have lot’s of names,
but u only use one name to call someone.
My real name is Janske and my last name is van den Broek
which in English means ‘from the trouser’.
It’s a very regular Dutch last name. My first name, which is Janske is named after a woman my parents knew and they both liked her name.
The meaning of Janske is God is forgiving
This is what my full names mean:
Johanna – named after my dad (my dad’s full name starts with Johannes, his real name is Hans)
Leonarda – named after my mum (my mum’s full name starts with Leonarda and her real name is Lenie)
Maria – named after my Grandma, her real name is Maria.
What’s your full name? Are you named after someone? What does your name mean?