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2010/270: Rare Find

I never ever find anything with my name on it (certainly not spelled correctly), and when I saw this key chain on a trip to one of the local malls a few weeks ago, I had to buy it! πŸ™‚

16 responses

  1. I’ve only met one other Michaela (same nationality as you πŸ™‚ ) and so I can understand you not coming across your name so often. It’s surprising, as many names in common use in English speaking countries are feminized versions of Biblical males… I have met many a Pauline, Davina, Josephine, Petra, Samantha, and of course the many feminine forms of John, but only one other Michaela.

    You’re part of an exclusive few πŸ˜€

    27. September, 2010 at 06:06

    • Well, it depends on where you are. In Germany/Austria I wouldn’t have any problems finding things with my name on it, because my name is a lot more common there (and probably a few other European countries as well).
      There used to be a TV show here in the US, called “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”, where the main character’s name was Michaela, and that’s when the same seemed to become a bit more popular, but the spelling was just all wrong πŸ˜‰ (Mikala, Mikayla, etc.)

      27. September, 2010 at 06:16

  2. doreen3boys

    I can so relate! How frustrating as a kid, searching everywhere we went and never finding my name. I think I was adult before I finally found something, well actually I think George found it for me, lol.

    It’s beautiful!

    27. September, 2010 at 07:16

  3. dalia

    try my name?? LOL!!!
    in Hebrew names ending in -el have G-D in the definition and the -a feminizes it.
    My brother Ari’s name is Ariel, Ari is a lion so his name literally means lion of G-d.
    Although the -el has to be the hebrew letters aleph and lamed so Rachel’s name, even though it has an -el is not a name with G-d because in Hebrew it doesn’t have an aleph.
    And this had nothing to do with your very cool find! LOL

    27. September, 2010 at 09:20

  4. I can tell you that you have 449 name-sisters in DK, according to the statistic made in january 2010. The keyring looks nice.

    27. September, 2010 at 11:54

  5. When I was learning to translate hieroglyphs, we studied ancient Hebrew because neither language writes vowels (they are assumed from the surrounding letters and the word itself).

    Anyway, with old names like ours (Susanna appears to be the oldest name still in use), the translation is tougher because we have multiple vowels to assume. I think the name actually translates closer to God’s beloved or even more literally: in God’s image or like God.

    The problem is that the concept behind the names would have had different meanings 3,000 or 4,000 years ago when the names came into being.

    Still…I kind of prefer God-like….sums me up, eh?

    27. September, 2010 at 11:57

    • You? God-like? Haven’t seen any evidence of that πŸ˜‰

      Found out a few things, searching the web today:
      Michael/Michaela means “who is like God”. This is a rhetorical question, implying no person is like God.
      Michaela is currently ranked # 370 in U.S. births. It was most popular in the year 1997 (#100)

      27. September, 2010 at 18:28

  6. I never realised your name was uncommon, or at least spelt differently to the way you spell it… Neat keyring though…. Funny too, as I nearly changed my own daughters name when she was born… Her name is Kayla, and almost everyone would say “Ahhh, you mean Michaela”… “Ummmm, No.. I mean Kayla”…. lol…

    27. September, 2010 at 17:29

    • It must be more popular in England than it is here in the US.
      I grew up in Germany and the name certainly isn’t uncommon there.

      27. September, 2010 at 18:46

  7. My daughter Kyla hasn’t found anything with her name on it yet, or I’m sure she would own it already. She gets called Kayla and Kylie all the time. Very cool you finally found something.

    27. September, 2010 at 18:36

    • I do have a few things with my name on it, thanks to my very best friend in Germany β™₯

      I’ll be keeping an eye out for anything with Kyla on it… or Dalia… or Doreen πŸ™‚

      27. September, 2010 at 18:48

  8. I work with 6th graders, and Michaela seems pretty popular in these parts. Not sure if that spelling is the popular one, but it seems to mean we’ve had a Michaela or two each year since I’ve worked at my school – this is my 6th year working there.

    28. September, 2010 at 15:40

    • I have problems finding things spelled correctly for my daughter. I spelled it Meghan but things in stores always have Megan or Meaghan.

      28. September, 2010 at 15:41

  9. Ha! I actually have trouble finding Tracy spelled without an ‘e’. Nice find – was MEANT to be!

    29. September, 2010 at 17:11

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