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What’s in a name?

Inspiration:

Say your name Write about your first name: Are you named after someone or something? Are there any stories or associations attached to it? If you had the choice, would you rename yourself?

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I like this one because I chose my first name.  It is not what I was born with.  The sad thing is that I can not remember why I chose Samantha.  I think part of it was because I liked being able to shorten it to Sam.

My birth name was Glenis.  Often mispelt or misspoken to Glynis or even Glenda.  Mainly I changed it because I couldn’t stand the name after my abuser had used it.  It got that I cringed when I heard it.

Glenis is my mother’s middle name.  Just as my brother has my dad’s first name as his middle name (John).  It was a hard decision but my family supported me to do so.

Hubby says that I picked Samantha for the witch on the show “Bewitched” – Samantha Stevens.  But he thinks it was spelt wrong and should be B not w.  Some days and situations I wish I could twitch my nose and “fix” things or fast forward through them.

If I went through a second name change it might be Amanda, which is the name of my favourite doll (which I still have) and goes quite will with Kelly (my last name). It can be a hassle with all the things that legally bear your name.

Think about it – its like the name change from maiden to married.   Everything from cheque book to drivers license etc needs changing.  Do people still use cheque books still?  I have certificates in both names and have to write Samantha and Glenis on legal documents, as wells as Kelly and Algie.  It can be annoying.

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Author:

I was 46 years old when I begun this blog, female and married with a house full of cats (7). My past is littered with the impact of events that happened when I was a teen. Two loves of my life have been nursing and studying. I just completed my Master of Arts: Media Studies endorsement. My blog will be about the things I think about, that might be better served being written rather than squirreled away in my mind festering. It is the meanderings of my mind as I seek to define myself and my world.

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