What’s In A Name?


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?

Penny Wilson Writes

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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.

I had…

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4 thoughts on “What’s In A Name?

  1. I love this! And boy can I relate lol. My teachers never got my name right. I was always Dorida or Doreen. Really? How hard could it be. I didn’t like my name and wondered why my parents would do this to me!! Now? I love it. My family calls me Dor, which is fine by me. I have to admit though, I love your nickname “ six cents”. Ever consider becoming a rapper? 😉

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  2. I feel your struggle. My name is LaBranda. I could go for days telling you all the names that were made up of mine…

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