Me – in about 6th grade?

Virtually everyone I know knows me as Drew. But my legal name is actually Thomas Andrew Meyers, so every time someone finds out my legal name is Thomas Andrew, they ask how & why Thomas Andrew turned into Drew. I thought I’d give a little background after talking to my mom (I was too small to remember everything on my own).

My name was supposed to be Christopher Todd. My dad liked Christopher and disliked Todd. My mom liked Todd, and while she liked Christopher, it was a very popular name at the time (1982) and she wanted something a little more uncommon. Therefore, even though my parents had agreed to Christopher Todd, my mom was unwilling to call me Chris, and my dad was unwilling to call me Todd. So, we reconsidered. I was named after Saint Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland (my mom has always been very proud of her family’s Scottish heritage). Thomas was a family name. Grandma Meyers’ maiden name was Thomas. Both my parents really liked both names, Andrew and Thomas, but thought Thomas Andrew sounded better than Andrew Thomas. Both my dad and mom liked Thomas, but there was already a Thom Meyers, my dad’s oldest brother. Thus, I went by Andrew until kindergarten.

Andrew didn’t last. This is about where I start remembering the story myself and not having to rely on my mom for the details. My friend up the hill, Aaron, started calling me Andy, which I hated for whatever reason, so Andrew was shortened to Drew in kindergarten or first grade.

That’s the background for those who cared. What’s the story behind your name?


  • Hhesse86

    Thanks for the trivia, Drew!

    Despite what people think, I wasn’t named Holly because I was born during Christmas time. I was actually born during the Spring. My parents didn’t know any other Hollys and thought it was unique and sounded good paired with my older sisters name. My middle name is a bit more interesting. They wanted to name me after a grandma but couldn’t decide between Helen and Elenor, so they combine the two to come up with Ellen.

  • I am proud to say that I insisted that my son named Jacob, be CALLED Jacob, and he is just that today!

    Hannah, I so wanted to name Samara, but my ex’s family hated it. So Hannah Danielle it is. Kinda glad now, because the scary chic from the ring was named Samara. 😯

    Me? My mom just liked Lori. Middle name Lynn. Can’t even tell you how many times I’ve been asked, “Lori Lynn, how have you been?” Last name definite improvement over my maiden name too. The kids and the name were the best things I got from that marriage. LOL.

  • Lori Lynn.. 🙂

  • hehe…great trivia, eh?

    What? Not because of xmas? You joke, right?