For today’s A to Z Challenge post, let’s talk about names.
First names. My parents named me Jennifer (a popular name in the early 1970’s) and I’m lucky that I like my name. It’s easy to spell and provides instant familiarity with all the Jennifers I meet. Jen is an easy nickname (I’m not a Jenny though!) There are some downsides to the popularity of my name–another student in my small college class had my exact same name and constantly got all my emails. Same thing with the large medical system where I work.
How do you like your first name? Why did your parents choose it?
Middle Names. My middle name is Elaine, and this name is fine with me too because it reminds me of the wonderful character from Seinfeld. (I hope I dance better than her!)
Do you have a middle name(s)? How do you like it?
Last Names/Changing Your Name. Psst! “Lane” isn’t my surname. One cool thing about being an author is choosing a pseudonym I liked for my last name. (It would be strange to have the name Jennifer Elaine Lane ha ha).
I’ve never married but if I had, I’m not sure I would’ve taken my husband’s name. I’ve worked hard to develop a solid professional reputation and my dad had three daughters, so I think I would’ve kept our family name. And what if I married Mr. Snugglywump?
Have you ever thought about changing your name?
I’m headed to the Romantic Times Convention tomorrow in Chicago, yay! I hope I can keep up with the challenge while I’m gone. Thanks for dropping by.