What's in a name?
That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
- William Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet)
When I was a young girl, I used to really dislike my name. I thought that the name 'Linda' sounded old and boring. I genuinely thought that I would change my name once I was older!
I don't think I've ever met anyone my own age called Linda. All the Linda's that I've come across are aged 40+.
Personalised goodies were my favourite and it was always so difficult to find things with the name 'Linda' on, especially if there weren't many names available - it would most likely be names like 'Emma', 'Amy', 'Katie' etc. Luckily, I have managed to get my hands on quite a few personalised items over the years and I cherish them dearly!
Now that I've left my teenage years behind, I absolutely love my name. I think that this is down to something called "growing up". As you get older, you discover more about yourself and you learn to love yourself. Those so-called flaws and imperfections suddenly fade into nothing and you become more comfortable in your skin and your own identity.
I used to have a friend who spoke Spanish and she told me that 'Linda' was actually the Spanish word for pretty - I thought that was so cute!
I'm glad that my parents named me Linda - I wouldn't have it any other way....
What do you think of your name?