I was given the name Elizabeth. Everyone knows me as Beth. My Italian father and Irish-English mother named me after Saint Elizabeth. I was Bethy when I was young, but I have grown out of it. My older brother is the only one who can still call me Bethy and get away with it. There are […]
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Maybe the entire problem is that I don’t have a name that I can dependably remember when I’m stressed. My biological parents found unity on very few subjects but one was their fondness for that nursery tale of love and loss—Little Bo-Peep has lost her sheep and can’t tell where to find them. ip adr […]
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.