I've been wanting to post my signature for a while now, so Brooke finally got around to learning how to use the scanner, yay! It's kind of sloppy (especially the heart!), and I hate my "legal", "full" name, Avery-Marie, but that's what a signed it. Now that we're on the subject of names, I'll tell you guys about my name.
According to a few sites, Avery is an Anglo-Saxon, English/Old French name. It means "Ruler of the elves", or "elf counsel" haha! Avery is also a small crater on the moon, which I found quite interesting. Marie (pronounced Ma-ree not Mary) means "sea of bitterness" or just "bitter", and is French. I was named after Marie Antoinette, queen of France. My mother wanted the first part of my name to Avery, but my father didn't like it :P But it ends up she won, and I'm glad! I don't particularly care for the name Marie (no offense to any Marie's, I just don't think it suits me). My first name is hyphenated, like most French names. See this paragraph:
Hyphenated names are very popular in France. They are usually composed of two names from the same gender; i.e., Jean-Pierre, Paul-Henri, Anne-Laure, or Marie-Élise. Less commonly, they are composed of one boy name and one girl name, with the "correct" gender name first, as in Jean-Marie for a boy or Marie-Jacques for a girl. Note that hyphenated names are considered a single unit - together, they are the person's first name, not a first and a middle.
My middle name is Victoire, the French form of Victoria. It means "victory". I believe I was named after Queen Victoria from England (my grandfather *on Mom's side* was from England, which is also why I have a more English name, Avery.)
My last name is Voisin. It is a french surname which means "neighbor".
Well, that was kind of fun :) I was bored, and it was cool to learn about my name.