Back in December of last year, I wrote a post titled How Many People Have Your Name? In that post I commented about the fact that their stats said that 99.83% of the people with the name “Jeffrey” were male and that I couldn’t believe that a woman would have the name Jeffrey. Anyway, a couple of weeks ago, that post received the following comment from a woman:
My parentsâ€¦. in their right mindâ€¦ named me, their only daughterâ€¦ Jeffreyâ€¦.
My mother wanted to name me after an actress from the 40â€™s 50â€™s whose name was â€œJeff Donnellâ€. As a matter of factâ€¦ she went through 4 pregnancies to get to meâ€¦ I have 3 older brothers.
In my 45 years, I have never met another girl named Jeffreyâ€¦ although I always keep my eyes open. I have had a lot of fun with it, AND there has been a lot of confusion in my life as a result. I was almost forced to register for the Selective Service out of High School and when I went to college.. I got lots of â€œjoin our fraternityâ€ lettersâ€¦.
As an adult, the name is unique and Iâ€™m thankful for it. If I had the opportunity to change my nameâ€¦ I wouldnâ€™t because I know my mother was only thinking the best for me.
Thanks for your blog…. It was great reading!
Boy I bet she has fun with that name! At least they spell it right! LOL!
Now we can all say we know a woman named Jeffrey.