Do you know the reason for the name your parents picked out for you? Dad told me that he didn't name me after him as a "junior" or David the 2nd. He said that I was going to have enough trouble in life without having his name. Mom said that "Mark" means "Great Warrior," and I'm happy to report that I'm Mark. Not Marcus.

For my sister, Michelle, my folks were listening to the radio and just happened to hear the Beatle's song "Michele". They liked it. Done deal.

Kids names are different these days. My grade school classes contained names like Kathy, Theresa, Virginia and Mary Anne. For the guys, we had a couple of Dan's, a Brian and a whole bunch of Steve's.

So, who were you named after? Or why did you get the name you were given?

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