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?
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.