Thursday, June 5, 2014

as well

Now here is a souvenir of an event that really did happen. The Royal Visit to Canada of King George VI and Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of York. This couple were the parents of our current Queen. Queen Elizabeth. I never realized until today that the Queen Mom, as she was affectionately known, was actually an Elizabeth too.
I was at a baby shower once and we were asked to tell how we got our name. More than half the group had been named after someone.
We bring something of our unique self to our name, but I think our name brings something to us as well.
As Dr. Seuss would say, "You are you. Now isn't that pleasant?"


Cathy said...

How did you get your name? I have a cousin named Glenda. Her father's name was Glen. I was going to be named Paul if I was a boy. My Dad chose Cathy--not Catherine--just because he liked it. I like the Dr. Seuss quote!

Glenda said...

My mother had an Uncle Glen and if I'd been a boy that would have been my name. I had mixed feelings about my name as a girl. People have been calling me Brenda or Linda or Glenna for years. There may be people out there laboring under the delusion that I am someone else entirely.