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 go by Mary L____. I do not have a nickname, but up until 2nd grade I went by Mary L____. Occasionally my name suits me cause Mary means Sea of Bitterness and I can be bitter sometimes! jk. I am 12 years old.
I will never forget the day my three-year-old heard my given name and realized for the first time that I was somebody else besides Mommy. She looked at me and frowned, “You’re not Elisabeth. You’re Mommy.” When I explained that Elisabeth was my given name just like Adele was her given name, the frown did […]