What’s your middle name? Do you like it?
October 9, 2011 Leave a comment
Yeah yeah yeah! I know! Using their generic prompts to make a post. So sue me! There’s some story behind my name, my middle name included. The question wouldn’t take up a decent post, but I thought “Why not?” So, real quick I’m going to do this. My maiden name is Cecilia Avis Babcock. Depending on where you look it up, my first name (Latin) means either Blind or Musical, my middle name (also Latin) means Bird, and though I don’t remember where it’s derived from, my last name means Lord of the Fighting Roosters. Hows that for name symmetry? Do I like my middle name? Well as a child I was a little embarrassed by it. How many grade schoolers would have let me survive knowing my middle name was Avis? I was already hearing “Bad Cop”, a lame taunt yes, but to a six-year-old it was enough. I love that I have an unusual name. I have fond memories of groaning whenever an adult would start singing Simon and Garfunkel’s song. As an adult though, I’ve come to realize that I’ve always been pleased with my middle name. It’s unusual, and pretty. Sure, it’s also the name of a car rental place, but I like it.
Just a quick note, my nickname Cici is also the name of a pizza place…my middle name is a car rental company…but my husband’s is a Jewelry store…Go figure!