I have a certain obsession with names. I know all of my favourites. It would probably be something like...Kate, Emilia, Evie or sophie. Something pretty and elaborate.
I think I would choose Myrtle.......NOT!
A couple of years ago my friends came to me and told me that I was going to sing in their band and to do so would mean coming up with a stage name. Some entirely different name, something that would sound cool, be easy to remember and spell. I had no idea how I would do this.
My name has always been something of an issue with me. Growing up I couldn't stand my name most of the time. It was hard for people to spell, first and last. My name was a little hard to say and rhymed with Midget, not great for the smallest kid in class. With it being a longish name and somewhat hard to say it was equally frustrating that there is really no easy way to shorten my name either. People have a hell of a time remembering it. I meet people time and time again and they can never remember my name! Also in terms of heritage everyone thinks my name is of French origin and not that I find anything wrong with the French I am just not French. My last name caused similar issues.
My mother always told me to be proud of my name and as shocked as I was, a time came when I actually found her right. My name means strength and as time went on I began to see that as a beacon of light in the dark. As hard as my life has gotten, as sad and weak as I have felt I look to my name, who I am and stand strong. When I am overwhelmed and feel that I can not go on I know that I can. Because I AM strength. I am also named for a goddess. "As one of the most popular goddesses worshiped by the Celtic peoples, including the druids, many of her stories and symbology survive in the persona of Saint Brigid. She is the goddess of all things perceived to be of relatively high dimensions such as high-rising flames, highlands, hill-forts and upland areas; and of activities and states conceived as psychologically lofty and elevated, such as wisdom, excellence, perfection, high intelligence, poetic eloquence, craftsmanship (especially blacksmithing), healing ability, druidic knowledge and skill in warfare. In the living traditions, whether seen as goddess or saint, she is largely associated with the home and hearth and is a favorite of both Pagans and Christians." I always felt tied to Ireland and the history of the Goddess/Goddesses I was named for. My grandmother who had family in Ireland told me about the Saint and the Goddess who are the same deity different spin for different religions. She told me how when I was born she could see the wisdom and magic in my eyes. She never stopped telling me that she felt that I was named Bridget for a very good reason. I was fated to be named for the Goddess because the heavens had chosen that name, because that is who I was. She used to tell me that was why I had to suffer so much in my young life, so that I could be tested and prove to the heavens I was indeed who I was born to be. She would tell me that is why my body was always so weak and breaking, a human body was not made to handle a soul of a Goddess.
I have no delusions of grandeur. I do not think that I am a goddess reborn....I am pretty sure I would have turned out a lot prettier and have a crapton more money by now. I do, however, look to these stories as proof of my grandmother's faith in me, her love for me. I do also feel that we all have "guardian angels" who watch over us and help us in our lives and I feel that there is definitely someone special watching over me. Whether that is a form of Bridget or something else I don't know for sure of course but I do feel a connection. I do feel like I had fate deal me my name. Neither of my parents had seriously considered the name before they saw me when I was born. Shanley or Kelly were what my parents were thinking, though they could not agree, then I was born, they saw me and both thought I HAD to be named Bridget. I do feel that there is a hand of fate in that and there had to be a reason.
Choosing to have another name felt like I was betraying that name and all it lent me. After a very long time I made a choice. I chose my first name as Kitty, for my love of kitties as well as Katherine being my middle name. I was named Katherine after Katherine Hepburn and she was an impressive and strong woman. Kitty is a great nickname for Katherine. My grandmother's maiden name was Hunt and I come from a strong Irish family and if my first name couldn't reflect that my last name had to. When you put it together it also sounds a bit dirty which is always good for the singer of a punk band. So there lies my alternate name and the reasons behind it. I haven't been in a band in over a year but people still call me Kitty.
I also always felt a connection to the Phoenix and had a couple of friends call me that as a nickname when I was younger. A Phoenix goes up in flames and the fire does not destroy it, instead it is born again, stronger and better than before. I have had dreams where a Phoenix comes to me in my nightmares and burn them all away. Maybe because Bridget was the goddess of fire...all kind of ties together doesn't it.
Ланка. Лана, Ланулечка и все производные. Но если все таки будет создано новое единое госуарство. ссылка в Википедии. Предложение посольству. То можно и Ида. И идочек может быть мноко и Ид. А он Отлант Это что то из предсказаний Ностродамуса?
Lucrecia or Eva. Something Italian, Egyptian, Jewish, Korean, Chinese, or Japanese. LOL. Don't ask.
Well my mum said that she was gonna name me either Rebecca or Sarah. She suddenly changed her mind to Emma the split second she saw me.
I like my name but at the same time I don't really like as there are so many girls my age named Emma and it sorta pisses me off because I don't know any other Emma's that are genuine. They are really bitchy and sluty aswell which is kinda ironic as I read in a book that the name Emma means loyal and brave. Funnily enough most people call me loyal but sometimes I think being too loyal is a bad thing. I don't think I'm all that brave though.