NaBloPoMo – Nov 7th

Day 7: If you had to switch your first name, what name would you choose and why?

Hmm. That’s a tough one.

Growing up, I was very tan. Like Mexican or Puerto Rican. I was brown. My tan lines were epic. Everyone thought I was Hispanic. I grew fond of the name Pillar. I’m not sure why. Probably because I heard it on an episode of Passions and it just stuck. Another was Erin. I like a good, old fashion’ed Irish name. However, I can’t use that anymore because I’m now getting a niece named Erin. It’s a good thing I like that name. This post brings me back to the angst that E and I had while trying to name Beanie. We thought of:

Avery

Sophie/Sophia

Aubree (that was veto’ed real quick because K would have ripped my heart out)

Reese

None of these seemed to fit the bill. Naming someone is hard work. I know a couple going through the naming process now and it’s a pain in the ass. You want something that can be professional, should they become a judge. I mean, really. How many judges/lawyers do you know with the name Iyzik (Issac), Ryli (Riley/Ryleigh), Mowgli (The Jungle Book) and lets not get started on the erroneous apostrophes and dashs. Like the urban legend of La-a, pronounced Ladasha.

You’ve got to be kidding me.

But in all actuality, I like my name. It’s just different enough to be a pain in the ass but normal enough that people don’t want to smack my mother. I do curse her, on the regular, for forgetting the U but I guess she wanted an Irish girl to have a Russian name.

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  1. Lara, as in Lay-rah right? Hee hee! I like my name too, though it took me a while to get to that point. Just read my post.

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