Daily post: 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?
My name – MELANIE is one that my mother decided upon for her very first child many years before I was even a twinkle in her eye. I quite like it because its not a day to day common name, but dislike it because it tends to get shortened and only used in full when I am getting shouted at!
Would I change it? I am not sure what I would change it to if I did, so probably not. But, I did in fact change the name of my sister!! That is a funny story!
I was 6 years old the year she was born. My mother wanted to call her Grainne which is an Irish name that is pronounced ‘Gronya’. I decided that wasn’t a good plan, so shortly after she was born I told the entire neighbourhood that I had a new sister called Samantha! My mother was forced to call her that instead!!