What should I call my child? Isabelle? Jessica? Rachel?
One option that certainly doesn't cross most parents' minds is Merrythought. Most parents wouldn't even think of it! Wouldn't even consider it! Merrythought? PAH!
Most parents, that is.
I happen to be the daughter of two parents who did consider it. Who did think long and hard about the perfect life-long label they were branding their child with, and who, in the end, just went with their gut instinct (and also the high-dosage childbirth narcotics, which I'm sure had some influence on the whole name-choosing thing!).
Hello. My name is Yolanda Victoria Merrythought Shamash, and I am the daughter of idiots.
It's been hard growing up a Merrythought. I've tried to hide it from pretty much everyone I know, telling only my closest friends and always swearing them to absolute secrecy. But now, I'm just going to come out and say it.
I am a Merrythought!
The one interesting thing about my bizarre middle name, other than its own absurdity, is that one of the professors in 'Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince' happens to be called Galatea Merrythought, which I have always been very proud of!
So there you have it. My ridiculous name.
Comment Question of the Day: What's your nickname/middle name, and how did you get it? All good nicknames have a decent story, so tell me what yours is in the comments!