What's in a name? Plus The Anything + Everything Blog Hop

Monday, July 22, 2013

Did you know that "Tori" means "little bird" in Japanese? Well I'm certainly not Japanese, and quite frankly I hate birds, so this interpretation has never fit my personality. The only way I can even remotely make a connection is that I love little things, like baby shoes, miniature models of anything really, baby animals, and anything else tiny. I have read that the Japanese also appreciate little things, but that's as close of a connection as I can make with the meaning of my name.

I have long been envious of those with "common" names and I've never once found a pencil with my name printed on it in a gift shop! I have no idea where my mom came up with my name, I don't think she even remembers! I have read for years that there is power in what you name your kids, and that it can shape their personalities. The only thing my unique name ever did for me was remind me of how "unique" I am. I think unique is being nice, I'm down right weird. I'm not creepy, but I'm very different than anyone you would ever meet. I have never received the comment "you remind me of so-and-so." I think that qualifies me as unique right?  I have always been a little jaded that my name means absolutely nothing in relation to my personality, but I stumbled upon this website recently! Check out what it thinks my name signifies:

  • Your first name of Tori gives you a responsible, self-sufficient, and dependable nature.
  • If you have been given the opportunity, you could do well in business developing your leadership, administrative, and managing abilities.
  • Appreciating quality in all things, you desire to be prosperous.
  • You do not like to relinquish control nor do you accept advice readily.
  • You have a strong, determined nature and you must be careful that you do not dominate or interfere in the lives of others in your desire to be helpful.
  • This name makes you too forceful at times, limiting the natural feminine qualities of tenderness and tact.  (guilty!!!)
  • It causes tension and allied problems in the female organs.

Besides that last bullet point, this is me to a T!! I also tried this using my Husband and Mother's names... it's pretty damn accurate! I don't know what the science is behind it, but I would love to be enlightened! If you try this out, let me know if it works for you too!! Enter your name here.

This is called a "Torii" or otherwise known as a  traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the profane to the sacred.

And then, there is this weird shit that is referred to as "tori mandibular". They're abnormal bones that grow in the bottom of people's mouths. Irony... my father has these! Sidebar: Mouths are so disgusting to me!!

And.. there's always the lovely Tory Burch! She is probably the best "tori" reference I can think of. Love her!

Have you found any weird meanings of your names? Do you find that your name has shaped your personality or vice versa?
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Now, onto the Blog Hop! If you're new to this hop, it's really simple. There is a very short list of directions below, and you can basically link up anything (and everything) you've been working on lately! Whether it's your new favorite recipe, the skirt you just scored on clearance, or your summer playlist, share it all! Also, every week I will be featuring a blogger from the previous week's link-up. Be sure to check out our featured blogger, along with a couple other blog hoppers too!!

Meet Lauren, a self proclaimed "thrift shopping addict" and the creator of Thrift and Shout! Lauren dedicates all of her time to making women look and feel more beautiful. When she is not giving facials as an Esthetician, she is blogging and inspiring women to find great looks for less. Lauren's look last week caught my eye because I love red and blue together. Betsy Johnson turned me on to the pairing of red and blue a few years ago, and ever since, I'm a sucker! In this photo Lauren was trying to show her readers that red and blue doesn't have to be reserved for a national holiday, you can wear it any day!

The Rules for the Anything + Everything Link Up:

1. Follow your Host

     Tori from My Thrifty Chic

2. Grab the button and post it within your post, or on your side bar. 
(If you do not provide a back link, you will not be able to link up)

3. Visit as many blogs as you can, because after all, that's what a blog hop is all about!

My Thrifty Chic 


Unknown said...

It's even harder for me because I've got a chinese name so I can never find those 'personalised' merchandise and hardly anyone can pronounce my name the way it's meant to be! But my name means, "The Beginning" cause I'm the eldest (:

bluehuewonderland said...

Fun idea to think about one's name and I am also a fan of "Thrift and Shout".

blue hue wonderland

Janise said...

Very interesting! Thank you for hosting the link up party :)


Hima said...

When I was in eighth grade, my teacher told me that my name meant "boring" in Japanese. Great confidence booster, huh? I try to be anything but :)
I actually looked up my name, and unfortunately it was really inaccurate. Apparently I don't have any kind of imagination and love data entry. Not really sure where it got that!
Thanks for hosting!

xo, Hima
Hima Hearts

Anonymous said...

I have a very common name, Jennifer, but I love its meaning, "white lady" or "pure lady," meaning "pure of heart." My mom also posted meanings /definitions of each of my names in my baby book, which I was always thankful for, because it made me curious about names and the meanings of things from my earliest age. Thanks for sharing about your name! :)

Jen @ Librarian for Life & Style

Unknown said...

That's very cute! Thanks for sharing!!

Unknown said...

Lauren looks so cute in that dress!

My mom named me for Louis Comfort Tiffany (Tiffany Glass). Apparently my name has a long history, but the first thing that popped up was "Thin Muslin Guaze" hahaha

Tiffany Ima
Style Honestly

Mo said...

I like the pop of color from the statement necklace with Lauren's blue dress. :-) I'm going to try my name out now.


Lauren @ Style of Ones Own said...

I always assumed Tori was a nickname! Oops. I like it though! I think it's fun and energetic. I am the opposite...I used to think my name was too 'classic'. I've come to like it though.

Style of One's Own

Callie said...

I didn't know that's what Tori meant, lol. I love that name. My name means beautiful - I think I fit that pretty well, lol. Not to be prideful or anything. ;) Thanks again for the linkup!

List Addict said...

That is an interesting site! I changed my name and I went to a numerologist about it just before to get the psychic goss on it before I commited. She was so fascinated by the change and what it meant numerically - although she wasn't convinved it was the way to go. I did it anyway. Thanks so much for sharing and for hosting!!

Sarah Tucker said...

How interesting! Sarah is so dang common that I feel like there are a million meanings for it!

Unknown said...

thanks for featuring Lauren - I've been following her for a few months and I'm so impressed with her finds!

BruceMore said...

An impressive share, I just given this onto a colleague who was doing a little analysis on this. And he in fact bought me breakfast because I found it for him.. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the treat! But yeah Thnkx for spending the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love reading more on this topic. If possible, as you become expertise, would you mind updating your blog with more details? It is highly helpful for me. Big thumb up for this blog post!

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