what IS in a name?  I didn't name my kids because I spent long agonizing minutes debating and looking it up.  I wish I could say that's how they got saddled with Austin and Xavier.  We were just tossing things out and liked them.  Lately Xav has been all "but what does my name MEAN!!"  So, my pretties,  let me fill you in on what our names mean... and maybe you'll be curious to check out yours too!!

I found these diff definitions online...

Becky
\b(ec)-ky\ as a girl's name is pronounced BEK-ee. It is of English origin. Pet form of Rebecca (Hebrew) "to bind" 1. Hebrew: To tie, bind; enchantingly beautiful

Butch
Butch \b(u)- tch, but- ch\ as a boy's name is a variant of Bert (Old English), Burt and Butcher (Old English), and the meaning of Butch is "illustrious; butcher".  (noun)
1. male given name
adjective
1. (of a woman) having traits usu. associated with men
2. (of a man) having exaggerated masculine traits

Austin:
a(u)-stin, aus-tin\ as a boy's name is pronounced AW-sten. It is of French and Latin origin, and the meaning of Austin is "great, magnificient"1. Latin: Useful

Xavier (often shorted to Xav, pronounced Zave)
\x(a)-vier\ as a boy's name is pronounced ecks-ZAY-vee-er, ZAY-vee-er. It is of Basque origin, and the meaning of Xavier is "new house".  1. French: Enlightened

Ginny: (because she's TWIN that's why)
\gi(n)-ny\ as a girl's name is pronounced JIN-ee. It is of English origin. Short form, usually of Virginia (Latin) "virgin". A likable female that is caring and kind hearted with a goofy streak only her friends really understand. Often thought to be quiet and slightly reserved but really quite the opposite.

Ruth: (because she wants to know)
 \r(u)-th\ as a girl's name is pronounced rooth. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ruth is "friend, companion".  (n.) Pity or compassion. 1.sadness for another: pity for another person's troubles
2.sorrow: sorrow or remorse for having done something wrong

So I'm not surprised about Twin's.  But I found shocking and sad things when I googled "becky."  Apparently it's also a slang term for (she says behind her hand) *ahem* oral sex.  Butch (of course) thinks this is hilarious and is going to find ways to throw it into conversations between him and I when the kids aren't within hearing distance.  I'm totally bummed.  Although a Rebecca by birth, I've always been a Becky.  Or Bek.  Or Bex.  But NEVER a Becca... because that was always more uppity snobbery than me.  And you can ask Rebecca's (or Rebekah's) and some go by Becky and some don't.  We don't all go by the R word and we don't all prefer the B.  It's ironic really.  But it is.  Kinda like how Twin is Gin.  Not Jen.  Not Jenny.  Not Jennifer.  Not Ginnifer.  Gin.  Short for Gin-ny.  GIIIIN.  With a Gee. 







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