Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Name Change

Recently the topic of how I don't like my name seems to keep coming up.  I actually love my name.

Elizabeth Margaret

If you ask me, it sounds kinda cool.  But no one calls me by that name.  Just Liz.  Let's go back 10+ years...

There were four girls named Elizabeth in my grade in elementary school.  We went by Liz, Lizzy, Beth, and Elizabeth (that one was me.)  In 5th or 6th grade a new girl moved in and her name was Elizabeth.  I was forced to either share that name or pick a new name to share, so I picked Liz.  It sounded cool to me.  Around my senior year of high school I didn't think I really fit the name Liz.  I started going by Elizabeth at Utah State, but my teachers decided they liked Liz better.  Every "new" place I go I introduce myself as Elizabeth and everyone assumes "Liz."

There are some great people I know named Liz.  I just don't think it fits me.

Fun fact!  When I was born my name was Elizabeth and it stayed that way for a while.  When I was about five years old I asked why I didn't have a middle name and why it couldn't be Margaret like my mom and grandma.  A few phone calls later and my name was officially changed to Elizabeth Margaret.

The End.

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