May
11

What’s in a Name?

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Doug & RosanneThe names we were given at birth and the names we give ourselves are so individual and personal. When we were very young, we just accepted the names we were given by our parents, and they may even have had nicknames for us. Then, when we attended school, many of us were given nicknames by our classmates, and sometimes those nicknames were less than positive and did not make us feel good.

I was given the name “Rosanne” in honor of my father’s Aunt Rose who raised him after his mother died when he was 11 years old. She was a wonderful amazing woman! But, my dad wanted to spell my name differently than the norm; which of course brought about many people misspelling my name to this day! When I was very young, I didn’t really like my name because it wasn’t in style or ‘hip’! As I began to grow up, I liked my name because it was not common. Many kids teased me because I was so naïve` and very sheltered. I was nerdy and not very popular. I had to wear orthotic shoes from first through eighth grade that looked like white nurse’s shoes, which made me feel even more like a nerd!

You may wonder why I am telling you all of this. — My wonderful husband, Doug, recently found out that he was never officially adopted by his stepfather (MacDonald) and that his official legal birth last name was “Kingsbury”. Doug was born out of wedlock (he was the first born), and his mother did what she thought was best to give him the same last name as his brother’s father, her first husband. His dear mother, unfortunately is in the last stages of Alzheimer Disease, and will not know that her first born child has legally changed his last name back to his mother’s maiden name, in honor of her. His mother actually changed back to her maiden name before she became ill.

I am telling you this story, so that if and when you see my last name as “Kingsbury”, you will know why. Also, my nickname is “Rosy”, so you may see my name as Rosy Kingsbury. I told my husband, “I wish that you had found out about his true last name before we got married 16 years ago!” So, for business purposes, I am keeping the last name “MacDonald” for now, but may hyphenate it as well in the future.

 

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