Do you know the meaning of your name, and why your parents chose it? Do you think it suits you? What about your children’s names?
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For so many years, my mom always said that she named after the horse in the movie National Velvet, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Mickey Rooney. And for so many years, I believed her.
Then, when I was about 22 or so, I told my then-husband who I was named after. Horrified, he promptly rented the movie and played it that night.
I still remember calling my mother the next morning, indignant for having been misled for so long.
“Mom,” I said. “The horse’s name was Pie.”
“Oh, it was?” She asked innocently. “I must have forgotten.”
But then my mom has always had a wicked sense of humor.