Do You Like Your Name?
Do you like your name?
Have you ever wished your parents had given you a different name?
Choosing names for a child is a wonderful opportunity and an awesome responsibility.
All of these thoughts are swirling through my head because I just read that we are in the midst of “Celebrate Your Name Week.”
I’ve had so many last names that it might take the whole month for me to celebrate!
Most of us like to protect our names; we take a certain kind of pride in our names. For example, my name is spelled “Sherry.” I can’t stand to have it spelled “Sheri” or “Sherrie” or any other way. There’s nothing wrong with those spellings; they just aren’t my name.
Mom’s name is “Elsie.” It’s occasionally written as “Elise” and she doesn’t like that. And I know two people named “Elise” who don’t like to be called “Elsie.”
Ah, a rose by any other name: would it really smell as sweet?