I'm joining along with a fellow blogger on this journey. Of answering on question for the next 52 weeks. ( Lora got the idea another blogger some time ago but is just now starting). The whole idea is to tell your own story by answering one question a week. People that love ancestry love finding diaries, journals, and letters, because they tell about everyday life. Not just the big stuff, but the every day little stuff.
So... here goes
Week 1: What is your full name? Explain why your parents gave you that name
Haven Michelle Amacher (Tencza)
The story goes... something like this. Both of my parents knew a Haven my mother a femal and my father a male. ( personally think it was Haven Moses the Denver Broncos football legend, but I never got that confirm. Regardless I would have been Haven, male or female.
My middle name was a compromise as my maternal grandmother is French and had a difficult time with Haven so my parents went with Michelle which was pretty much the same in English or French. It also doesn't hurt that my mother had a French cousin(male) also named Michele.
My maiden name is Tencza, which is Polish. The direct translation is Rainbow, which some of my friends glommed onto when I was at the University of Colorado at Boulder. They tried to turn me into a hippie calling me Haven Rainbow. Fortunately , I was a bit too conservative for it to stick.
So there you have it...