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?
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!
11 maart 2012 at 21:08
Love your name!
Okay I’m confused… why do people not call you Johanna? or Jo?
11 maart 2012 at 22:46
Because that’s only my ‘birth’ name, my real name, in Dutch we call it ‘callname’ is Janske
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.
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…