Have you ever wished you had been named something different or that you had a nickname?
I was talking with my Mom about how much I disliked the name Mary growing up and that I wished she’d named me something else. My grandmother (Mary Anne) and great grandmother (Mary Jane) were both named Mary and while it’s nice to be named for someone — Mary is still boring.
Mom told me she should have called me Mollie since that’s what her grandmother (Mary Jane) had been called so I decided that’s the nickname I wanted and she’s been calling me Mollie since my visit earlier this month. So will it totally confuse you all if I start going by Mollie 🙂
Here’s an interesting list on nicknames and their given names – helpful if you’re doing genealogy research.
By the way, if you think that RaeRae is a silly/strange name … It’s my nickname for the new baby Chris and Becky are expecting in October. Her name will be Reagan Rae Johnson.