Saturday, October 23, 2010

What's in a Name?

There are our given names such as John Smith or Susan L. West. There are nicknames (mine at work was “Westside”). There are our twitter account names (@Sorica2001). Then there are names that we learn not to like such as “Coward” for Prag, “Traitor” for Lore, “Dark” for Dorthor, and “Cheater” for Praxel. These names all reflect on the world who we are and what our personalities will be. And we can either go with the flow like I did with “Westside” or Lore did with “Traitor”, or you can let it bother you each time you hear it like Prag does with “coward”.
I remember my name. It was “Cutie Girl”. And it wasn’t because I was cute, but because they all thought I had a contagious disease called Cuties (which doesn’t exist). I know it’s childish, but it followed me all the way through elementary school. They also called me the “Wicked Witch of the West”, which turned out to be partially true because I was a Wiccan for a good part of my life, but I never did anything evil or dabbled in the Dark Arts. It says it right there in the Wiccan Reed, “An ye harm none, doest what ye wilt.” One time, when I was in middle school, I tried damn hard to ignore all of the bullies that I was actually accused of being deaf.
music: When Doves Cry by Prince
mood: a little tired
chapters: don't ask

Questions of the week:
1. What were some of the names you were called when you were younger?
2. Have you accepted them or do they still haunt you?
3. Did any names have any meaning beyond the obvious?

1 comment:

  1. I was Loopy Lucy or Loony Lucy at school... Probably quite apt though they hurt me lots at the time. I must admit to still panicking when I come across someone I know, fearing that they'll revert to the idiots they were seven years ago but it hasn't happened yet! As for names beyond the obvious... nope. My schoolmates weren't that bright!