Daily Prompt: Name That…You!

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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511KQ256PGLFor 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.

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12 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Name That…You!

  1. Pie, really? I always thought it was Velvet, too! Must have missed seeing that movie….Pretty name, whatever. Not sure I would name my kid after a horse, though, really. My mom named me after her favorite singer. OK, not that much better than a horse….. 😀

    1. My mom has a strange sense of humor, and her name starts with a V so it was either Vivian or Velvet. Since my father’s name starts with a P, all my brother’s names start with a P. She has a strange system all her own, too, it seems LOL
      Which singer did your mom name you after? I can only think of Marie Osmond at the moment (“I’m a little bit country…and I’m a lil bit rock ‘n roll”)

    1. Can you imagine?! I wonder if there are girls named Pie even? Maybe Pi like that book/movie Life of Pi.

      I grew up with a classmate named Io, for one of the muses. That was a strange name for sure. But she was the only Io I’ve ever known!

  2. Oh Pie, will you quit your complaining! 😉
    My parents went for a traditional Polish name and paired with my last name, it’s virtually unpronounceable if you’re not from here. Seriously, it sounds like white noise.

  3. I love your name, Velvet. I think it fits you. But this is a funny musing anyway. 🙂

    My parents agreed to keep my name consistently French. (I am speaking of my “real” name, of course – please forgive the need for anonymity.) This name of mine was a burden somewhat as a teen, because I could never find my name on any mugs, key chains, jewelry or a myriad of other things that teenagers think they want.

    Later, people expected me to know French, which I never bothered to learn outside of a basic Jr. High introduction. Seulement un peu, pardonnez-moi.

    Then there was the “porn star” aspect of it that people latched onto. I’m still not sure how “french” and “porn star” connect in people’s minds, but there it is.

    I do, however, manage to get on a lot of random event mailing lists though. 😉

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