June 7th, 2010

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Writer's Block: A rose by any other name

Do you like your birth name? If you had the opportunity to change it, would you? What new name would you choose?

Yes, I like it a lot. For many reasons, not least of which is spellability and memorability :)

Well, first and last name anyway. My middle name, Christine, is so not me. But then again, my own mother can't remember it (true story) so I don't think it was subject to much thought.

Meanwhile, would I change it? No way! But nobody's making me, so no worries there.

Now if I had to pick a new name, I really do few quite at home with Wiebke. I got the nickname early on in high school and by now, especially with Caleb's fond use of it, it's really become a part of me. For many years I also was fond of Daniel, at least to personality the more male side of my personality, but now that I've actually known a Daniel the name's kind of lost its lustre.