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4 Jun ’11
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I have no idea if I want to have kids or not. Sometimes it seems really awesome, and other times it seems really miserable. I do think that being pregnant is pretty fantastic {if you’re happy, anyway}, and the whole miracle-of-life thing is pretty mind-blowing.

I like coming up for names for my kids who may or may not ever exist, though. And I’ve gone through some awesome stages of naming, let me tell you. Aurora. Ezekiel. Algernon {yup}. Cassandra. Samantha. Max {for a girl}. Charis. Fatima. MarkRoX. Tzipporah. Jakob. Rebekah. Corbin. Morgaine.

I still like most of those.

Atlanta, Indian, Baby, Shower, Wedding, Photographer, +Raven, Atlanta Indian Wedding PhotographerI hated my name when I was a kid. When you’re a kid, you don’t want to be different. You don’t want to have a weird name. You want to be named Kathryn and have people call you Kat or Kitty, because it’s stupidly cute, and you want people to think you’re stupidly cute. You think it’s silly that your first name plus your middle name rhymes with your last name. You think all sorts of dumb things when you’re a kid.

I grew out of it, thankfully, and I love my name, now. I’m so grateful to my parents for giving me a unique name. It really fits who I am, and who I wanted to grow into. People remember my name when they hear it. Nevermind the countless times when people slip into calling me Robin, simply because it’s another bird name {ugh}. Or Rachel, because it also starts with an “R.” Also nevermind the people who change their name to Raven because it sounds more “hardcore” or “gothic” or some such.

Loving my name came only a few years before I really worked on loving myself. I think part of the reason I didn’t like my name was because I didn’t like myself; didn’t like who I was; didn’t like that I wanted to be something else. Someone else.

But now, I love both. My name is part of who I am. It carries weight and meaning. It has a history, a past, a story all its own, one worth telling. And so do I.

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