I definately think my name impacted my personality. I was a bit of a tomboy growing up in between two brothers. A little toughy:) Toughness and perseverence carried over into adulthood. During the Boston Marathon, last April I had a broken elbow acquired admidst a ski accident. Surgery on my elbow was preformed 5 days prior to […]
Monthly Archives: November 2010
I was born Helena in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1927. The Czechs have diminutive or endearing names that are often used for children, but also for adults whom they especially like. My name was Helenka. The feminine diminutive usually ends in ka. When I came to the United States in 1939 when Germany invaded Czechoslovakia, I […]
I was named Priscilla after my mother’s mother. All her sisters named their first born daughter after their mother. I received a card from a cousin: Dear number 6, happy birthday from number one. Years later I changed my name to Brydie so I would have a name of my own.
My name is Taylor. It has become a quite popular name. The popularity of my name inspires me to be unique in personality. My parents gave me the name Taylor because at the time it was different—unique. Now there are so many Taylors. I think Taylor suits me because it some how has uniqueness and yet a very common […]
My name is Dorinda; fairly unusual. I’ve only met a few others with my name. My middle name is Darline. As a small child I went by the nickname Dee Dee. As I grew up it sounded too childish and I became just Dee. I’m not crazy about Dee — it sounds a bit harsh. I […]
My parents chose my name, Mary L____ because 4 out of my 5 great grandmothers’ names were Mary. My middle name, which I used as a double name when I was younger, is L____, which was the maiden name of one of my great-grandmothers. Most of the time I go by Mary, but at home […]
I was close friends with Lucy Young in high school. She got hepatitis and died as a result at age 17. Mega and I used to have flowers put on the alter on Lucy’s birthday. I went into labor on her birthday; and on the way to the hospital, I decided to change my soon-to-be […]