Do I Look Like a … Carol?
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee/@GeeGranny on Twitter
Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee/@GeeGranny on Twitter
I was sitting here thinking about names I love. I was thinking once again about … if … I had a choice … what would I name myself?
I am partial to the name in my book I gave to my main character. Victoria Fairchild … I love that name. The name Victoria has always stood out to me. Maybe I was a Victoria in a … previous life. We’ll never know.
It’s really strange how people will keep calling you a name that isn’t your own … and they have been told repeatedly what your name is.
I think it’s strange … it has to happen for a reason we don’t understand. Did they know you from a previous life … and remember subconsciously?
When I worked at the hospital, there was a woman who worked in dietary … no matter over the years … when she’d see me, she’d say, “Hello Carol”!
I told her lots of time that my name wasn’t … Carol. Co-workers would tell her. I truly … pure hated … the name Carol for me. I didn’t look or feel like a … Carol.
She never stopped calling me Carol … and she liked me, always had a happy smile for me … I stopped telling her my name wasn’t Carol. To this day … I am still Carol to her. Isn’t it just strange?
I love my first name … Gloria. I grew up hating my middle name … Faye. When I use it by writing my whole name at one time … I like Faye … only when I write my whole name.
You know I love these names … through time I have named our dogs these names. Some are:
Fairchild … Stafford … Chadwick Elsworth … Kissy Fairchild … Miss Sadie Maye … Stormy … the list goes on.
I love the spelling of names, today. The names take on a special flair when they are spelled in a non-traditional way. I think they become more special.
Crystal becomes Krystal. Alice become Alycce. You see what I mean … it’s like putting a bow on a present. The present takes on another look … instead of plain, it’s now beautiful.
If I could name myself, I would name me Victoria Fairchild and my nickname would be … HappyColors. 🙂 Silly, but … that’s what I would do.
What names stand out to you? I’m sure I would love a lot of them. Oh … do I look like a Carol to you? Don’t say I do!!!
My name is not Carol.
Photos/article owned/written by me … Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee.