The Name GameMy name is Anders Joseph Chalberg and I’m 6 years old. I got my first name from my great-great-grandparents, Gust and Sigrid Anderson. My middle name was the name of my dad’s special neighbor, Joseph “Joe” Scanlon, who went to heaven before I was old enough to know him. I’m very proud to share their names.
My name is Shanna Dawn Isaaacs. My mom and dad thought it would be fun to name me after both of my grandpas, because they both have the same first name. Their names are Don Isaacs of Hibbing and Don Mattonen of Negaunee, Mich.
Submitted by Lisa Isaacs of Proctor
My name is Anders Joseph Chalberg and I’m 6 years old. I got my first name from my great-great-grandparents, Gust and Sigrid Anderson. My middle name was the name of my dad’s special neighbor, Joseph “Joe” Scanlon, who went to heaven before I was old enough to know him. I’m very proud to share their names.
Submitted by Anders’ grandma, Carol Chalberg of Cloquet.
My father’s name was Claude and my mother’s name was June. In choosing names they came up with the idea of naming me after the both of them, so I am Claudia June.
Submitted by Claudia Porter of Poplar.
LeeAnn Lynn Stromberg, (in yellow) 4, got her first name from her daddy’s middle name, Lee, and her mommy’s middle name, Ann. Her middle name is from her Auntie Julie Lynn Plunkett, whose birthday she was born on.
LeeAnn’s sister Ashley Malia Stromberg, 6, got her name because her mommy liked the name Ashley. The name Marie has been in her mommy’s family for several generations, Malia is Hawaiian for Marie. Hawaii is special to her parents because that is where they got married.
Submitted by LeeAnn and Ashley’s mom, Sue Wentz of Foxboro.
My mother was from Finland and they had a woman living with them who had a daughter named Eila. My mother decided when she had a daughter her name would be Eila.
Submitted by Eila Ohman, 87, of Hibbing.
In China, names are written in this order: paternal family name, generation name and individual name. According to my father, my great-grandfather declared the next 10 generation names about 150 years ago. My siblings, first cousins on my father’s side and I all share the generation name of Chuan.
After immigrating to the United States, my parents met and married in Detroit. My mother had picked Julia to be her new American name before her sponsors told her that Theresa was actually closer to her Chinese name, Tien-Yu. But she still liked Julia so that’s what my parents named me. They gave me the individual name Mi because I was born in Michigan.
My sisters, brother and I all use our Chinese names as our legal middle names.
Submitted by Julia Chuan-Mi Cheng of Duluth.