Monday, March 16, 2015

What is a name?

Hello all!
Ahh I'm on my finals week, and so close to the light at the end of the tunnel...sooo close!Anyways I wanted to take a little break from it all and talk about my name.
    As you all know it's Hannah, and for all my life I have hated it with a passion.Mostly because I have been told so many times that it was an old name. As a little girl, I used to want to change it to my middle name Elizabeth or at least something more exciting,and popular. As I grew up I began to realize something, why should I hate my name? Sure people think of it as being old, but those are the impressions that they received. I once had a customer say to me : "Hannah, that was my grandmother's name. She was a horrible person." It upset me at first, but later on I just had to laugh at that. Of course Hannah is an older name, but it means grace or favour. Knowing just this makes me name all the better in my eyes. Even the way that it sounds too is full of grace, the way the "h" whispers from your mouth and the the "annah" part just flows right afterwards.And the name is so scarce now days that I feel unique just having it. It is one of the things in the world so underappreciated. Like the fact that is a palindrome, how many people can say their name forwards and backwards? Not that many  let me tell you!  Recently at work, people have been commenting on my name as well. Saying how beautiful they find it, and they wished they had named their daughter Hannah. It just makes me smile to realize the name that I hated for most of my life has become something I have learned to appreciate.I guess what I'm trying to say is that just because people say something negative about you, don't let them get to you. Especially when it comes to your name, because that is the thing that defines you. If we could all choose our names where would be the fun in that? We are given three (sometimes more) names in our lives, why should we hate one of them because of the negative comments we receive as children?
So I say forget them and be your own person. I love my name now that I have come to appreciate it, it's special to me. And is something that makes me unique, I don't need a popular name.
much love,
xoxo H<3

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