I’m sorry I had to interrupt the heart gripping story of my friend Sophia when there are only two more postings, but remember the contest with $100 worth of prizes for the person who could guess my name? Well, it officially is over and we have a winner!
My name is…
My mother was reading a book in the 9th grade. There was a French girl in the book with my name (spelled Chéri) and she decided that some day that would be the name of her child. Unfortunately, nurses who lived in the farming community back then had no idea how to spell a French name. My mother and father, both very young, didn’t notice that my name was “misspelled” on my birth certificate until they enrolled me in first grade! That still cracks me up! Even funnier is that it still makes my mom mad that they misspelled it!
Here is a little about my name…
1959 – Mattel introduces the Barbie doll; other nickname names like Lori, Cindy, Sherry and Terri are hot (woohoo).
1960s and 70s – peppy cheerleader name (that’s the closest I ever got to being anything like a cheerleader!)
2009– considered dowdy and old-fashioned. (that’s just lovely, huh?).
Origin – Alternatively, Sherry can be a reworking of the French chérie (darling, dear or cherished) and means (beloved) in Hebrew.
It takes at least four generations for names to sound appealing again for babies, so it will be a while before Sherry becomes “hip” again.
The official Sherry wine site
A whole bunch of songs with Sherry…
Here’s a fun place to go look up your name…
Be honest everyone…had you heard all those Sherry songs? Needless to say, I have always loved Frankie Valli and he can STILL hit those notes!
Have a great day!
The Redhead Riter a.k.a. Sherry