I can’t say that I’ve always loved my given name (I remember asking my mom around the age of 6 why she didn’t name me Aurora)
I especially didn’t like that in middle school and high school my name was one of dozens in my class. When I went to college, I made the executive decision to shorten it from its already shortened version and have loved it ever since. I think “Kate” just fits me.
The best part about my name though, in my opinion, is its versatility. I have the option of my formal given name or dozens of nicknames. For a girl who likes and knows her options, this has always been extremely appealing.
A nickname she will have.
Following in the footsteps of older sis (and, okay, both of her parents), Mayby will have a formal name that we will use rarely and a nickname that we will introduce her as.
Last week, when I referred to three parts of her name, I actually meant her two given names and her nickname. Not her color name. Felt like I had to clear that up since more than a few people thought my reference to gem meant we were naming her Ruby :).
More hints next week,