Thursday, May 31, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #13


Thirteen Jennifers

When I was a kid, I was the only Jennifer in my kindergarten class. I didn’t like my name and I thought nobody else did either. Later in my life it became one of the most popular names for girls and I sort of grew into it. Here’s a list of people I share my name with.

Jennifer Elbaum – rockin’ suspense novelist
Jennifer Leeland – naughty erotic romance novelist
Jennifer St. Giles – romance author
Jennifer Bianco – fellow Diva romantic suspense author
Jennifer MacKenzie – another romantic suspense author – Hmm, I see a trend here
Jennifer Crusie – best selling romance author
Jennifer Garner – actor, former star of ‘Alias’, Mrs. Ben Affleck
Jennifer Lopez – singer/actor [is it okay to call her an actress or not?]
Jennifer Aniston – actor, former ‘Friend’
Jennifer Katz [formerly Jennifer Colgan, my husband’s cousin]
Jennifer Thompson – sister of my junior high school boyfriend
Jennifer Love Hewitt – actor, currently The Ghost Whisperer
Jennifer Convertibles – furniture store


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24 comments:

Gina Ardito said...

LOL on #13! My real name is Victoria--try going thru life with that! Eeek!

Tempest Knight said...

*LOL* Great list! I'd not have thought of these many Jennifers.

Loribelle Hunt said...

Great list! I don't think I could do one for Lori. Maybe Belle...hmm off to ponder. ;)

Jennifer Shirk said...

So true. Was there ever a bad person named Jenifer? LOL!!

N.J.Walters said...

I have several Jennifer's in my family. It's a great name.

Jennifer McK said...

This is soooooo true. Just on Romance Divas you could find thirteen of us.
What is it about romantic suspense and the name "Jennifer"?
LOL.

Rhonda Stapleton said...

GREAT list idea! I should try this.

Elle Fredrix said...

One of my GFs is Jennifer. She married a guy whose bro married a Jennifer and whose uncle married a Jennifer. There are 3 of them with the same first and last name. And they are a close family. How confusing would that be??

Rene Lyons said...

I hate my name and no - I've never grown into liking it.

Jennifer Elbaum said...

I always hated my name because it was so damn popular.

My sister just had a baby and named her Isabela -- which is now the fourth most popular girl name. Unfortunately, they spelled it "wrong" with one "L" so the poor child is cursed twice -- no wait, make that three times because they insist on calling her "Izzie" which is cute now, but I imagine it might be annoying by the time she hits thirty.

R.G. ALEXANDER said...

In 6th grade I knew a Jennifer who was the most popular girl in school. Of course, she was also dating the boy I had a crush on. I like you a lot better. LMAO

Sara Thacker said...

Wow, Jennifer is cool.

Christine said...

I used to hate my name too. But I've grown into it as I've gotten older. Just don't call me Chrissy. *shudder*

Great list!

MIchelle (MG) said...

I know a lot of Jennifers in real life too. It was a popular name in my school. So far I've liked everyone I've ever met named Jennifer! In fact, one of my Jen friends is getting married in two weeks. :-D

Emma said...

I love Jennifer Cruisie! It's amazing how many Jennifer writers there are! Great list!

Jenna Bayley-Burke said...

You were the ONLY Jennifer? We had 3 Jennifer B's....Jen, Jenny, Jennifer...how do you think I got Jenna? My millde initial was A!

Kissa Starling said...

Those are some cool girls to share a name with.

Eden Bradley said...

I used to hate my name, too.
We just had a new Jennifer join Romance Divas, bringing us up to 14!
I love that you included Jennifer Convertibles-lol!

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

Yep, I was the only Jennifer in kindergarten. My mother picked the name for two reasons, one: at the time it wasn't yet one of the most popular names, and two: her mother's name was Jenny. She always made a point though that no one was allowed to call me Jenny. My grandmother apparently didn't like being just 'Jenny' [her actual name was not Jennifer] because she felt it was the poor person's version of Jennifer.

I didn't meet another Jennifer until second grade.

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

Oh, I forgot another author - speaking of Jenny, there's Jenny Colgan, an English writer for whom I've already been mistaken.

Amelia June said...

Jennifers Rule!

Guess what one of my "real life" names is. Just guess. Teehee.

Babe King said...

lol- you are in good company, though. :-)

Debbie Mumford said...

Wow ... almost makes me wish I was named Jennifer ...

Annalee Blysse said...

And my sister-in-law too. :)