Persephone Playlist: Ten Songs Getting Me Through This Week, Midweek Edition

Happy Wednesday, all! It’s the middle of the week, and I’m trying to get through. Here’s a playlist of songs that are helping me cope. A lot of these songs are ones that I’ve known since I was really young, so I guess that must mean something. Read More Persephone Playlist: Ten Songs Getting Me Through This Week, Midweek Edition

Lunchtime Poll: 3/18

What’s in a name?  We’ve talked a bit about the last name issue (to change or not to change, that is the question), but I want to look at first names today.  As you can see, my name is Sara.  Now that I’m an adult, I love my name.  It suits me down to the ground.  Before I was born, my parents had decided that I would be an Erica if I was a girl.  I ended up being about two weeks late, and during that two weeks James Taylor and Carly Simon had a daughter who they named Sarah.  My parents heard the news on the radio and thought, “Hey, that’s a pretty name,” and the rest is history.  I firmly believe that I was late because I refused to come out till they gave up on the Erica nonsense.  (I should add here that I have no problem with the name Erica, per se.  I have met a number of Ericas and they wear the name quite well.  I just don’t think it would have suited me.)

Despite all this, when I was about ten I hated my name.  I thought it was stupid and I wanted to be called Sharon instead.  Why?  I have no idea.  I just thought it was way prettier.

SO – did you ever wish you had a different name?