原This is my name. I got Teresa Jean and my fraternal twin is Lisa Jane. I am now 54 years old and I have never been through a time that I have disliked my name. It doesn't get spelled correctly very often and I usually get asked if it has an H. I was often called Terry in jr high school, upsetting me and a teacher always seemed to get a kick out of that, as she continued to call me Terry no matter how many times I corrected her. I am always thrilled to have it pronounced correctly. Many pronounce it with 2 syllables Tree sa but it is actually 3 syllables. I hated when my sister called me Tessa and wouldn't stop when she knew I hated the teasing. Overall, I love my name and am thankful my parents gave it to me.
原Super duper common. I had a friend who had 6 cousins all called Teresa, after the grandmother (Apparently if you were named after the grandmother, you got certain inheritance advantages). To differentiate, they had to call them a nickname, or by their first and second names together. It was a bit weird. Sort of greedy too, naming your kid after granny not to honour her, but to get stuff when she dies. Ick.
原The short story "Cousin Teresa" by Saki (Hector Hugh Munro) features the following couplet:Cousin Teresa takes out Caesar, Fido, Jock and the big borzoi.Obviously, this requires the pronunciation "tə-REE-zə."
原My name is Teresa. I was named after St. Teresa. St. Teresa gathered food and gave to the poor. And when she opened her robes God had performed a miracle and changed the harvest she had gathered to roses. The "Little flower of Jesus."
原My grandpa called my grandma "Tre" pronounced "trey". I thought this was cute (: If my cousin has twins, she's going to name one Theresa but call her "Tree." If not, this one's nickname is going to be "Reese". Love that!
原A famous bearer was American actress Teresa Wright (October 27, 1918 – March 6, 2005). Notable film appearances included "The Best Years of Our Lives," Alfred Hitchcock's "Shadow of a Doubt," the Lou Gehrig biopic "The Pride of the Yankees," and "Mrs. Miniver," for which she was the recipient of an Academy Award.
原My name is Teresa, which loosely translates to 'harvester (reaper)'. I used to hate it, but upon doing more research I found that 'harvester' or 'reaper' is a very basic idea. The more developed version is:the harvester, one who gets back what she gives. By giving hope, life and fertility, she will receive the rewards in her lifetime. Everything comes in a circle. It's not about death or destruction, but about giving and providing and ultimately being rewarded for hard work.I like that idea much more, and I love my name.
原I'm not sure if this is right or not but in Claymore, the main character is named Clara and an important character is Teresa. The names of twin goddesses who appear in holy scriptures. Teresa comments that both of them had loving parents since they were named after the goddesses that stood for purity. So their parents wanted their daughters to grow up like that and be pure. Well, something like that, I'm not sure if it's true but when the other person said that it means "harvester" and to be careful naming your children, well you should (people usually live up to their names). You could just say that it meant the goddess Teresa instead of harvester. Then if you do choose Marie for the second name, then it could mean "a pure living fragrance" or something like that.Anyways, it just bothered me that someone made a good name like this seem so bad. It's a nice name and not overused at all (I've only met one Teresa that was in my brother's grade).
原Teresa Stratas, OC (born Anastasia Stratakis, May 26, 1938, Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian soprano.She was born to a struggling immigrant Greek family in Toronto and at age 13 performed Greek pop songs on the radio. She graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. At age 20 Stratas made her professional opera debut as Mimì in La bohème at the Toronto Opera Festival. One year later in 1959, she co-won the Metropolitan Opera auditions, appearing later that year with the company as Poussette in Manon.
原The Spanish opera singer Teresa Berganza (born 16 March 1935) is a well-known mezzo-soprano most closely associated with the roles of Rossini, Mozart, and Bizet. She is admired for her technical virtuosity, musical intelligence and beguiling stage presence.María Teresa Berganza was born in Madrid. She studied piano and voice at the Madrid Conservatory, where she was awarded first prize for singing in 1954. She made her concert debut in Madrid in 1955.