I really enjoyed reading all of your comments in relation to my post about my name being Jen/Jenny/Jennifer. Apparently name posts were big while I was gone. Swistle and Shelly Overlook had a really fun posts about names also. Swistle’s post was about regretting the name you chose for your child. I commented that I LOVE my children’s names and do not have any regrets for the names Tate and I chose. Shelly Overlook wrote about whether or not you like your own name and if not, would you change it. I jokingly commented that if I weren’t Jen/Jenny/Jennifer, I wouldn’t mind being called Trixie LaRue.
All of these posts got me thinking about what my name would have been had I been a boy. I’m pretty sure I would have been Shawn Scott. Blech. Not the greatest combination of names in my opinion. I like the names individually, but not paired together. Also, I prefer Shawn to be spelled S-E-A-N. My brother, had he been a girl, would have been Elizabeth Lane, Beth for short. I think it’s interesting that my parents didn’t keep the name Shawn Scott and bestow it upon my brother. Of course, when Ella was born, I didn’t keep the girl name we’d chosen if Carson would have been a girl (Emeline Siobhan).
What would your name have been had you been the other gender? What names would your children have been had they been the other gender? Did you use the other name chosen for your first child when your second (or third, fourth….) was born?
By the way this is my 301st post and sometime in November was my one year blogiversary. It’s hard to say the exact date since I deleted lots of my original posts and pre-dated others.
I appreciate all of you out there in BlogLand and credit you with helping me feel like “me” again.