By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee/@GeeGranny on Twitter
Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee/@GeeGranny on Twitter
I was sitting here thinking about names I love. I was thinking once again about ... if ... I had a choice ... what would I name myself?
I am partial to the name in my book I gave to my main character. Victoria Fairchild ... I love that name. The name Victoria has always stood out to me. Maybe I was a Victoria in a ... previous life. We'll never know.
It's really strange how people will keep calling you a name that isn't your own ... and they have been told repeatedly what your name is.
I think it's strange ... it has to happen for a reason we don't understand. Did they know you from a previous life ... and remember subconsciously?
When I worked at the hospital, there was a woman who worked in dietary ... no matter over the years ... when she'd see me, she'd say, "Hello Carol"!
I told her lots of time that my name wasn't ... Carol. Co-workers would tell her. I truly ... pure hated ... the name Carol for me. I didn't look or feel like a ... Carol.
She never stopped calling me Carol ... and she liked me, always had a happy smile for me ... I stopped telling her my name wasn't Carol. To this day ... I am still Carol to her. Isn't it just strange?
I love my first name ... Gloria. I grew up hating my middle name ... Faye. When I use it by writing my whole name at one time ... I like Faye ... only when I write my whole name.
You know I love these names ... through time I have named our dogs these names. Some are:
Fairchild ... Stafford ... Chadwick Elsworth ... Kissy Fairchild ... Miss Sadie Maye ... Stormy ... the list goes on.
I love the spelling of names, today. The names take on a special flair when they are spelled in a non-traditional way. I think they become more special.
Crystal becomes Krystal. Alice become Alycce. You see what I mean ... it's like putting a bow on a present. The present takes on another look ... instead of plain, it's now beautiful.
If I could name myself, I would name me Victoria Fairchild and my nickname would be ... HappyColors. :) Silly, but ... that's what I would do.
What names stand out to you? I'm sure I would love a lot of them. Oh ... do I look like a Carol to you? Don't say I do!!!
Photos/article owned/written by me ... Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee.