Monday Listicles

Hi everybody!

I am so excited about this week. What a fun listicle to write. I have struggled with my name every since I left home. Because it is spelled Staša and that letter is not used widely I have been called the most bizarre versions. But I like it and I wouldn’t want to be called anything else. Not that I hear my name often. Most of us ladies turn into wives and moms and never get called our names again anyway, right?

Lets see what you would choose for yourself! And thank you Coletta for a great listicle idea this week.

Next week:

10 guilty pleasures ( Chosen by Phoebe ).

Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!



1. If I could have chosen my own name in Slovenian:

Zarja. (pronounced Zaria)
Meaning dawn.

2. If I was Muslim:

Meaning full of life.

3. If I was Jewish:

Mountain goat.

4. If I was Native American:

Meaning deer.

5. If I was a fabulous female spy:

Meaning unconquerable. Russian.

6. If I was Chinese:

Liu Yang.
Meaning ocean. Also fist Chinese female astronaut.

7. If I was Hindu:

Meaning Earth. Hindi.

8. If I was born in an african tribe:

Nala. Meaning successful.

9. If I was Japanese.

Sora. Meaning sky.

10. If I was male:

Hamish. Because I am positive I would have been Scottish with great legs for kilt.

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  1. Lisa C January 26, 2014 at 19:50 #

    Twitter: spokesmama
    What a great list of names! My favourite is the first one, Zarja. I love your take on the idea too. Staša is a cool name, but I can see how it might be frustrating if you lived in a country that doesn’t use the š. My husband’s family lost their umlaut when they came here. They were Kühn in Germany, but became Kuehn when they emigrated to Canada. Pronunciation of the name varies widely too, since that ü sound doesn’t exist in English.

    Looking forward to visiting all the other name lists this week–I love this topic!
    Lisa C recently posted..10 Names You Would Have Named Yourself

  2. Dominique Goh January 26, 2014 at 20:35 #

    Twitter: dominiquegoh
    Interesting selection of names that you have chosen.
    Dominique Goh recently posted..10 Pictures taken at Swim Class

  3. Carrie January 26, 2014 at 20:53 #

    That is so very true about us becoming “Mom” and “honey” and we can forget the sound of our own name…

    Love this take on the names list! I only added one where I looked up its origin- Ciara (KEEra) from Ireland.

    Have a great week!!
    Carrie recently posted..A Good Name

  4. karenk January 27, 2014 at 01:39 #

    Twitter: mrs_karenc
    I do love your name, but Nala is very pretty too. I had a rough time with this list, but like the direction you took. Very clever.
    karenk recently posted..What’s in a Name?

  5. Alisa Rhineart January 27, 2014 at 03:51 #

    Twitter: sogirleatsclean
    Hamish…. I definitely love Hamish! :)
    Alisa Rhineart recently posted..Lentil and Sweet Potato Salad….The Perfect Vegetarian Lunch

  6. [email protected] January 27, 2014 at 07:45 #

    Twitter: southmainmuse
    “Nikita” is a great name. I love Stasha too. I was surprised how hard it was for me to come up with names I’d like to have.
    [email protected] recently posted..I thought it would be easy. Ten names.

  7. Cathy Kennedy January 27, 2014 at 07:47 #

    I wish I had thought of taking an approach in coming up with names from other cultures/countries. Very cool! Thanks for hosting the fun!
    Cathy Kennedy recently posted..Monday Morning Musings #13

  8. Stacey January 27, 2014 at 07:56 #

    Twitter: staceysmoments
    I love your list! I love how much thought you put into each name. I think that was the problem with my list, I didn’t have enough brain cells this morning to contemplate actual names!
    Stacey recently posted..10 Names

  9. Ally January 27, 2014 at 08:07 #

    Twitter: normalmomally
    Wow, that’s a great list. Love the direction you took it!

  10. Clarinda January 27, 2014 at 10:31 #

    Twitter: EnjoytheCourse
    Love your take on the prompt. Great list of names. :-)
    Clarinda recently posted..10 Names I Would Have Named Myself

  11. Venus January 27, 2014 at 12:35 #

    Love this list!! You got WAY more creative than I did. 😉
    Venus recently posted..Monday Listicles: 10 Names I Would Have Named Myself

  12. Ashlee January 27, 2014 at 12:36 #

    Eila is such a beautiful name! My parents were going to name me Kiris before they decided on Ashlee. Then they thought about kids teasing me and calling me “Kiris the virus” and decided to go with a more common name, but still wanted something unique about it (thank you mom for that). But there are a million Ashle(y, e, igh)’s in the world and every time I hear someone say actually, I turn because I think they called my name.
    Ashlee recently posted..My Love/Hate Relationship With Nashville Weather

  13. Junalin January 28, 2014 at 18:13 #

    Getting excited about reading more. Great blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Great.

  14. kelly kardos January 30, 2014 at 17:37 #

    It seems like forever since I’ve come for a visit Stasha. Great list and beautiful names.

  15. Rachee February 2, 2014 at 15:13 #

    Twitter: sayitrahshay
    My daughter’s brother calls me, “Maddy’s Mom.” I also get called my sister’s name, Twin and a few other things. The good life!
    Rachee recently posted..Join me and @pushinglovely for #dayoflight

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