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Blog Challenge Day 4 – Your Full Name

11 maart 2012

My full name is:

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?

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7 Comments

  • Reply Elvira Jorge aka curvy elvie 11 maart 2012 at 21:06

    Your name is beautiful. Ok my full name is Elvira Australia Jorge. I was named after my Great Grandma and my Grandmother. Elvira means like an elf and Australia is both a country and a continent. Hmm it’s nice to remember the why of things. Thank you!

  • Reply AWildDog 11 maart 2012 at 22:45

    Okay I’m confused… why do people not call you Johanna? or Jo?

    • Reply jansyluvzu 11 maart 2012 at 22:46

      Because that’s only my ‘birth’ name, my real name, in Dutch we call it ‘callname’ is Janske

      • Reply AWildDog 11 maart 2012 at 22:51

        This is really strange to me – here your birth name is your real name and what people call you – or a variation of this. E.G. my birth name is Alison, so people call me Alison, Ali, or Al.

    • Reply jansyluvzu 11 maart 2012 at 23:00

      I know that’s why it’s hard to explain for example at a passport check…in Holland it’s normal to have different names…

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