Storm Large, her name, and genetics

Yes, I know that Storm Large sounds like a stage name, but the actual given name of Portland’s entry into the Rock Star:Supernova contest is- as many of you know-Susan Storm Large.

The other day, the thought came to me that many last names that perpetuate to this day were assigned hundreds of years ago as descriptive characteristics. Was your ancestor a baker, a mason, or shepherd? That’s how he- and through the generations the male line in your family- kept that name. Did your ancestor live at the edge of town? Townsend, or Townshend, like Pete.

Was one of your male ancestors well, Large? Height and other physical characteristics can be inherited, of course.

See where I am going with this?

Storm Large is, what, six feet, and is rather full-figured.

Storm Large, were your ancestors, well, Large?

7 Comments so far

  1. jonashpdx (unregistered) on August 28th, 2006 @ 8:14 am

    susan storm, really? were her parents big “Fantastic Four” fans?

    Is her dad Stan Lee?

  2. no one in particular (unregistered) on August 28th, 2006 @ 10:04 am

    My last name is “Plump”. I am fortunately quite skinny. It’s a pretty rad last name, IMO. German, I think, but I have no idea what (if anything) it means in German, only that it’s pretty funny in English.

  3. dieselboi (unregistered) on August 28th, 2006 @ 10:58 am

    my first name when translated into German = plank. In the German lands, Spaetzle is a common dish. When making Spaetzle, one uses a wooden board similar to a cutting board and it’s called a “Spaetzle Plank.” So, when I would introduce myself, people woudln’t know what to do with my first name. “Why would anyone be named “plank.”

  4. Lelo (unregistered) on August 28th, 2006 @ 11:08 am

    My last name when translated into German (I’m Swiss) means hole puncher. Like one who punches holes into leather. Let me know if you need any hole punching done. Nice!

  5. Brian (unregistered) on August 29th, 2006 @ 8:19 am

    My last name is “Moon”.

    My dad’s dad, an old drunk, told me when I was 5 or 6 that he invented “mooning”.

    I wish I was kidding.

    Not sure of the truth of that, but… yeah.

  6. Superinkygirl (unregistered) on August 29th, 2006 @ 2:11 pm

    My French last name, by way of Arkansas, is roughly translated as “The Villain”. Apparently my first name means “I” in Arabic. Obivously I am the incarnation of Pure Evil.

  7. m (unregistered) on August 31st, 2006 @ 2:01 pm

    Storm is by far the most talented one on rockstar:supernova!

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