Say Your Name




Writing Prompt: Write about your first name: Are you named after someone or something? Are there any stories or associations attached to it? If you had the choice, would you rename yourself?






My first name Tyra, for a long time I didn’t think fit me, and it was not until I was older I understood why. I ALWAYS felt like my name should have been something else, something like Stephanie (FUN FACT: My name was supposed to BE Stephanie, my mom really loved the name, she loved it so much she ended up giving my brother the  middle name Stephen) My mother named me after my father (Who’s name is Tyrone), and since our relationship since practically the beginning of my life has been turbulent and non existent was a reminder and another connection to him.

While growing up I always felt my name was rather unique, I never met or even heard of another person named Tyra, until I got to middle school and I heard of this model named Tyra; which was a fluke, okay there were like two of us…Then I got to high  school and there were two other Tyra’s in the school….Oh My God! The number is increasing…. then I learned that there is an actress named Tyra; so what the count is now 5 Tyra’s

And one day I was just lying around and wondering what my name meant (God of Battle…. I swear that fits) and in my search found a Danish Princess

USAGE: Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Meaning & History
From the Old Norse name Þýri, a variant of the Norse names ÞÓRVÍ or ÞÓRVEIG.
VARIANTS: Thyra (Swedish), Thyra (Norwegian), Thyra (Danish)

Urban Dictionary had a kick ass entry for my name as well, “Addictive & alluring. Intelligent & wise. Sweet & sassy. Sophisticated & classy. Fascinating, sexy, goal-oriented and self motivated. Can pull through anything and come out on top. Has the ability be rich one day.”


In the end I learned to love my name, in the end I think it fits me perfectly, I;m proud to be Tyra, I still think it’s a unique name, and let’s face it, there are a lot less Tyra’s in the world than Stephanie’s. Besides Tyra in any language is pretty.

泰拉 , タイラ,

تايرا , טיירה

Until Next Time,

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Friend Makin’ Monday


If you’ve taken part in Friend Makin Mondays before then you are familiar with the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to read and comment on a couple of other posts.

This week’s random questions come from me….  if you some topic/question suggestions for FMM, please email your ideas to Sarah at…So let’s get started

1. If you had to be allergic to something, what would it be? Wouldn’t it be fantastic is I was allergic to processed sugars… I think this weight loss thing would be soooo much easier.

2. If you sat next to Jesus on a bus, what would you talk about? Well obviously I would want to know why he was on the bus, then I would ask

3. If money and time were no object, what would you be doing right now? On some private island enjoying life with my family.


4. If you had one day to live over again, what day would that be? To be honest I don’t think that I’ve come to that day yet (since I’m not married or have children), I think I would have a better answer if I was toward the end of my life

5. If you could eat your favorite food right now, what would it be?


6. If you could learn any skill, what would it be? I would love to be fluent in a few languages, Spanish and ASL would be the ones that I would start with….

7. If you were sent to live on a space station for three months, and could only take three personal items, what would they be? My iPod, a way to communication with the outside world and my blanket…

8. If you could buy a car right no (money no object) what would it be?  Lexus RX Hybrid.



9. What’s your favorite cartoon character and why? It would defiantly be Bobby Generic because he had his family are totally adorable… plus I used to love Howie Mandel (I don’t know it was a phase)


10. Does your name have a special meaning or were you named after someone special? Well I was named after my father who’s name is Tyrone…. BUT Tyra  is a variant of Thyra . My name has Scandinavian. German and Old Norse roots.It means Thor’s fight or light. Without my mother knowing it she names me after a Danish Princess

And since we ended with Princess Thyra, I’m gonna go Danish and say, Indtil næste gang

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