Say Your Name – prompt from the Daily Post

by davebarclay1954

If you like Tessa, which is a pretty nom-de-plume btw, why not use it? I’m called David, which I hate so have always shortened it to Dave. Some people over the years have called me Davy, or my uncles used to call me Davy Crockett, but I think that’s because one of them was William but was always called “Buff” as in Buffalo Bill. If I could rename myself I’d lose my middle name and just shorten my first name. What do others think?

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Say Your Name

Write about your first name: Are you named after someone or something? Are there any stories or associations attached to it? If you had the choice, would you rename yourself?

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My first name is Teresa. Not only do I hate this name, but it is very annoying to have to explain to everyone I meet that no I do not have an “H” in my name. DO NOT! 

If it is already printed, if it is not a legal document I usually just let it go. But legal documents need the correct spelling. Even when it is spelled out in front of them, it is still misspelled often.

I was named after my two grandmothers – Teresa Elizabeth. I asked my parents why didn’t they make it Elizabeth Teresa. I could live with that and there are plenty of nicknames for it. 

I was told that…

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