If you haven’t seen this, then you are about to learn something new about me. Do you like your name? Does your name have a story?
Here a Penny, there a Penny…..
I was born with the name of Penny Nichols. Not an easy name to live up to. When I was in my teens and 20’s, I went by “Six Cents”.
The name Penny (NOT Penelope) was hard enough. I heard all the usual taunts as a kid. Henny Penny, Bad Penny. My brothers bastardized the name Penelope and called me that, making the “o” long and the last “e” silent. I hated it. Then there was that stupid cartoon on when I was a kid called “Penelope PitStop”. Kids called me that sometimes too.
Then there are those that try to be cute. “A Penny for your thoughts!” or “Penny’s from heaven!”
I always wanted to be called something pretty; something exotic. I tried for a long time to get my childhood friends to call me Eva. But it didn’t stick.
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