This week I’m linking up with Mama Kat for her Writer’s Workshop. The prompt I chose this week is: What did you want your name to be?
Growing up, I never had really given my name much thought. I’ve always been cool with my name and never heard another that I thought would work better for me. Being Camesha has worked for me so far and I don’t run into many other people with my name. So, it’s unique enough to suit me.
What I had given a lot of thought to was naming my children. As a little girl, I probably devoted way too much time to naming my children. Apparently, I only saw myself having a girl. I say that because the only name I can remember is the name I had for a little girl. I stuck with this name for along time and finally gave it up. The name was Tere Annastasia (sounds like Ta-ray Anna stays ya). Why? I don’t know. Well, wait, that’s a lie. The reason behind the first name is because I thought any name with an accent was cool. So I threw one over the last “e”. Not sure what sold me on Annastasia. I do know what got me off the Annastasia band wagon though. So many people told me the name made them think of anesthesia. Yeah, not the reaction I wanted to my future child’s name. So rest assured the little girl that I’m carrying now will not be named Tere Annastasia. Feel free to take that one and use it as you will.
After saying that, I don’t know what her name will be. Still working on that. I just hope it’s something she likes. If not, I’ll tell her what the alternative was. HA!
What about you? Have you ever wanted a different name?