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Who were you named after?A grandparent or uncle?A famous author or character from a book?Some folks get named after godparents or special friends of the family.Many share family names passed down for generations.In my family, we have a different kind of tradition.We name our kids after musicians.
My oldest brother is named Kristopher David after Kris Kristopherson and David Crosby.Johnanthan (the second child) was named after John Fogerty.My name was almost Janice (Janis Joplin), but my mom settled on Melanie Carole after Melanie Safka and Carole King.
Most of you should know Carole King.She sang famous songs like “I Feel the Earth Move” “It’s Too Late” “Now and Forever” "Natural Woman” and “You’ve Got a Friend”.Melanie Safka is a lesser known artist.She was one of the artists that played at the original Woodstock.During her career she only ever had one song make the Billboard Chart: “Brand New Key.”
“Brand New Key” has recently been featured in commercials and even the Johnny Knoxville 3D movie.It is not however Melanie’s only notable song.Other songs you might recognize by her are “Lay Down,” “Beautiful People” and a cover version of “Ruby Tuesday” that in my opinion is better than the original Rolling Stones version.She is still producing albums and touring, so I had the honor of meeting her in person in 2002.
My siblings, now all grown up, have started families of their own, and you guessed it. . . some of our kids are named after musicians.Joe named his son Trent after Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails.John named his daughter Delilah Rose after a Greatful Dead song, and so the tradition of musical name’s sakes continues.
Wow! Naming your kids after musicians is a neat and creative way to name your kids! It is also cool how your family has carried on the tradition.
Comment Posted on June 4, 2013 at 05:57 PM by
Your family has really cool traditions. My parents just named me after where I was born.
Comment Posted on June 4, 2013 at 01:39 PM by
Transue that's a strange tradition, but it sounds really cool. I was named after a news person.
Comment Posted on June 4, 2013 at 01:38 PM by
That's cool that your named after a musician. It's good that your family is continuing the tradition.
Comment Posted on June 4, 2013 at 12:41 PM by
That is really interesting, Miss Transue. It's really thoughtful of your parents to name you after a musician.
Comment Posted on June 3, 2013 at 08:00 AM by
Wow Ms.Transue that’s awesome that your named after musicians!
Comment Posted on May 30, 2013 at 07:36 AM by
I really liked your blog! I especially liked the video! Good Job!
Comment Posted on May 23, 2013 at 08:20 AM by
I know all of these songs and artists! That is really cool that you're all named after musicians. Good blog.(:
Comment Posted on May 23, 2013 at 07:59 AM by
That is very cool! I believe my parents named me after two different singers. Some Ty guy and Collin guy is where I got my first and middle name.
Comment Posted on May 23, 2013 at 07:53 AM by
Thats a great idea to name your kids after a musican
Comment Posted on May 10, 2013 at 01:46 PM by
I think that's really cool to name your kids after musicians, and it's even cooler that one of your namesakes was in the original Woodstock. I've been to concerts there, and to the museum, and it's such an awesome place.
Comment Posted on May 8, 2013 at 09:35 AM by
I was named after a Basketball player. If only I had a Russian middle name, it would of been quite nice, like Jordan Dimitri Bliss for example.
Comment Posted on May 8, 2013 at 08:39 AM by
Wow, that is really interesting! I love John Fogerty and its really cool that your brother is named after him.
Comment Posted on May 8, 2013 at 08:19 AM by
Wow, My parents I do just believe just named me a random name that they liked. It's ironic though because my middle name is Reed and Reed backwards is Deer and my first name is Hunter, so Deer Hunter. Anyways that's a creative way to name your children after famous musicians.
Comment Posted on May 8, 2013 at 08:18 AM by