I liked Krissy's question today and wanted to play along. The question is:
What does your first name mean? (And she even gives a link where you can check it out; Behind the Name.
Well I found out a long time ago that Barbara meant "foreign or strange." And I thought, "Oh, lovely! NOT!" Why couldn't it have a romantic or beautiful meaning?
But I resigned myself to be happy I shared Barbara Eden's name. After all, she was Jeannie and I grew up in the 60's watching her. Still, such a serious sounding meaning is hard for a young girl to accept. Then my family always called me Barbie. Well, what's that? An air-headed doll. LOL So I have serious on one hand and frivolous on the other.
As time has marched on, I have become content with both. And they both fit. I've always been the easy to get A's person. The take it serious person. The deeply committed person. The care deeply person. And I have always had a wild and adventurous side. A wit and sarcasm side. No doubt, many do find me very strange and completely foreign. More so the older I get.
So now I wear my name with pride! Go ahead and try to figure me out; I love confuseling folks. ;o)
Pronounced: BAHR-bahr-a (English), BAHR-bra (English), bahr-BAH-rah (Polish) [key]
|Derived from Greek βαρβαρος (barbaros) meaning "foreign". According to legend Saint Barbara was a young woman killed by her father Dioscorus, who was then killed by a bolt of lightning. She is the patron of architects, geologists, stonemasons and artillerymen.|