Wednesday, May 6, 2009

My signature (woo hoo, Brooke figured out how to work the scanner!)

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.


  1. Learning about names is always fun! My last name means "stone" and my first name pretty much just comes from Peter Pan. J.M. Barrie, the author of Peter and Wendy, more or less made up the name. XD

  2. Cool!My full name is Julie Taylor Albright.All I know is that Julie means Youthful.


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