Five Question Friday & My Name

1. Did you have a favorite blanket or toy as a kid? If so, do you still have it?
I had a blanket that I guess my grandma still has for me.  I don’t have much left from my childhood because my parents moved around a lot and when they would move they would leave everything behind when they did move so I don’t have much before I moved in with my grandparents full time and even some of that stuff has gotten thrown away.
2. Do you dream in color?
Yes- Doesn’t everyone????
3. How tall are you? Do you wish you were shorter or taller?
I was 5’4″ but the last time I went to the doctors I found out that I am now 5’3″ :(- Guess I am already getting shorter
4. If you could have anyone’s (celeb or other) voice as the guide on your GPS, who would it be?
My own voice!
5. Do you return your shopping cart to the corral or leave it wherever in the parking lot?
I try and return it because it bugs me sometime when people don’t return them and I can’t find a parking spot because there are carts in the parking spots.

Since I have been out of ideas on what to blog about I went to NaBloPoMo where they have a whole list of prompts you can write about.  I went through the list and chose this prompt: Do you like the name you were given? Is there a name that you think would suit you better?  It was the only one that seemed like fun  to write about.

I went to a few websites to get some information behind my name and this is what I found

a pearl



Gender: Feminine
Usage: English
Pronounced: MAHR-grit, MAHR-gə-rit  [key]
Derived from Latin Margarita, which was from Greek μαργαριτης (margarites) meaning “pearl”, probably ultimately a borrowing from Sanskrit. Saint Margaret, the patron of expectant mothers, was martyred at Antioch in the 4th century. Later legends told of her escape from a dragon, with which she was often depicted in medieval art. The saint was popular during the Middle Ages, and her name has been widely used in the Christian world.

Other saints by this name include a queen of Scotland and a princess of Hungary. It was also borne by Queen Margaret I of Denmark, who united Denmark, Sweden, and Norway in the 14th century. Famous literary bearers include American writer Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949), the author of ‘Gone with the Wind’, and Canadian writer Margaret Atwood (1939-).

I love my name.  I have always liked it because there was only one other girl with my name so I never had to worry about tons of people having my name.  The only thing I don’t like about my name is the spelling of it.  It is too long and spelled very few people ever spell it right the first time and some even after years can’t seem to get it right.  They always spell it Margret.  I was named after my mom’s mom so one of my grandma’s.  I don’t really know the lady that I was named after because I had only seen her when I was little and I don’t remember her at all from then.

Margaret Tidwell

I am a 33-year-old blogger. I write about my life and my struggles with Multiple Sclerosis. I also am a huge bookworm, and I have been doing book reviews for years now. I even blog about adoption, Multiple Sclerosis, and things that go on in my life.

Margaret Tidwell

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  1. Grand Pooba says:

    Oh my gosh I wish I was 5'3"! I was extatic when I found out I shrunk from 5'11" to 5'10"!

    You lucky girl :o)

  2. I LOVE the name Margaret too…it's a family name for generations in my family. My grandma's name was Margaret and she named my favorite aunt Margaret too. It fits you to a tee!

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