Science journal

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

My name

Hi my name is Joshua Max Packman and this is the story behind my name. There is an interesting story around how my name was chosen.  The short story is my mum was at her midwife appointment and she knew the midwife’s brother.  My mum really liked him, his name was Josh Green.  Just to remember Josh Green my mum decided to call me Josh… Joshua Max Packman.

My middle name has a personal and cultural meaning to my family.  Max is the name of my great Opar, Opar was my grandad in Germany.  He was born around one hundred years ago and died around ten years ago. So he has been part of my family for a long time.

If I was a girl my name would have been Lucy Elizabeth. My mum thought Lucy was a nice name and  Elizabeth is the name of my grandma.

My best known nickname is Josh but I guess it's not because every Joshua has it.