Thursday, September 06, 2007

I Hate My Middle Name

I really, really hate my middle name. And the fact that I am going to share it with all of you is a huge step. If I had the energy or the motivation, I would change my middle name to my maiden name, which I love. But that would probably just piss off my Mom, so I will keep it.

And if you have this name, I love it on you. Just not on me. I am really not a Louise, whether it's my middle name or not. Yes, I am Amy Louise. Amy Lou for short, but thankfully no one called me that as I didn't tell anyone ever what my middle name was.

I chose really important and cool middle names for my kids so that they don't have to live their lives like I have. Ashley's middle name is Gail, which happens to be my Mom's and my MIL's middle name. And Audrey's middle name is Rose, and yes, I am aware that there was some horror film back in the 70s or something named Audrey Rose. Someone sent us the movie after Audrey was born. But Rose is my Grandmother's name (Rosemarie) and it was really important to me for one of my girls to carry on her name.

Anyways, the whole point of this exercise? I was tagged for a meme from Happy Working Mom.

"You must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of your middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had. When you are tagged you need to write your own blog-post containing your own middle name game facts. At the end of your blog-post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog."

L - Loud. Ray is always telling me I talk loud on the phone. Oh well.
O - Outgoing. I know, a total copout, but I can't think of anything else. And I am kind of outgoing.
U - Understanding. I would hope that is a trait that my friends use for me.
I - Why do I have such a difficult middle name? How's this...I really don't like ice in my drinks.
S - Totally stealing here, but I love scrapbooking too. It's a total addiction.
E - I love to eat. Seriously. Who doesn't?

I tag these wonderful people who hopefully have easier names than mine.....
Pam at Random Thoughts
Beccy at Peppermint Tea
Wolfbaby at Dreaming and Believing
Pam at the Dust Will Wait
Terri at My4kids
ChrisB at Ms Cellania

24 comments:

Happy Working Mom said...

It's so interesting how many people dislike their middle name...I remember growing up so many people would never tell what their middle name is because they hated it.

Louise is nice, and I totally would have called you Amy Lou if you were my child :) It's adorable!

Julie said...

I would have KILLED for Louise as a middle name. Mine was, well I guess you'll find out tomorrow as I tagged for the same meme. And is it awful that I gave it to Abby also? : )

ChrisB said...

I love your middle name but then I would because coincidentally it is the name I chose for one of my girls!! I will take up this challenge in the next few days.

Kellie said...

I like Amy Louise. Amy Lou is cute...

Your girls have beautiful middle names...

Beccy said...

Ha, ha, I love my middle name...

Funnily enough we found it harder to agree on middle names than first names.

Thanks for the tag.

Edie C said...

I loved my middle name when I was younger. It was Annette and I would have preferred to be called that over Edie any day! But, my parents didn't like Annette. When I got married, I just felt it was important to keep Haynes since most people knew me by Edie Haynes rather than my new married name.

Anyway... My sister's middle name is Lee. So, she's Amy Lee. When she was growing up, we used to pick on her and call her Amy Louise (sorry, I know) or Amy Luigi!! :) Anyway, she got over it and totally dropped Lee when she got married!!

Honestly, I think Louise is a pretty middle name. :) And I love Gail and Rose as well. :)

CPA Mom said...

My middle name is my maiden name. But I also kept my original one and added my confirmation name. So I can have a SUPER long name. Go me.

One of Eeyore's middle names was my grandmother's middle name.

lisa's chaos said...

I don't think that's bad but I understand what you're saying. My mom can "this close" to naming me Ginger Sue, thankfully she said I didn't look like a Ginger Sue when I was born. However, I looked like a "worm" - glad she didn't go with that!

Shari said...

I totally understand. I dropped my middle name when I got married opting to use my maiden name instead. My mother didn't care because she didn't like my middle name either. What is up with that?

Rachel said...

I like Amy Louise. It's pretty! I am having a hard time doing this meme with my middle name.

Beckie said...

When I got married I made my maiden name my middle name. Now I wish I would have just kept my maiden name as my last name. Oh, so confusing for me...

my4kids said...

Your middle name is not so bad my mothers middle name is Lock, yes like the thing on doors to keep people out!

So I'm getting tagged only 3 days into having my internet back? What will happen to my run about my new place? hehe I'll get it up today

Heather said...

I don't think I know anyone that likes their middle name. Mine is Ann, which is okay, but kind of boring. I like yours better!

That Chick Over There said...

Mine was Jo.

I legally changed it when I married Jason. Now it's my maiden name, which I love. :)

Pam said...

Oh crap! My middle name is Catherine.....could I have a longer middle name! I will get mine up sometime tonight after the kids finally go to sleep....wait, sleep, what is that? Anyway, thanks for sharing this with us! IT was fun to read.

frannie said...

thank the sweet lord Jesus, you didn't tag me!

SJ said...

You AND your girls have beautiful names....

I don't think Louise is bad at all!

Kelly M said...

I actually like your middle name...but I know if you don't like it you don't like it!

Catherine said...

My middle name is Louise also. And, like you, I'm not a fan. I almost gave it to Audrey though, because I didn't have anything right away. Louise is my maternal grandmother's middle name and one of my aunt's too.

When one of my mom's aunts met me as a fairly new baby she called me Katie Lou. My mom about died. She never wanted me called that so she shortened Catherine to Cathy. At this point I hate that way more than the Louise.

My almost 4 yo thinks my middle name is squeeze. When he calls me by my full name he calls me: "mommy squeeze"!

Heather J said...

Amy, you and I share the same awful middle name. I have personally thanked my mother in my own post because I too was tagged. I have never once liked it. Never.

Pamela said...

Amy Louise has a nice rhythm ---
... but I won't ever call you that if you hate it.

I'm going to put this on my meme list. I have about 5 out there I'm overdue.

Been captain chaos here for about 6 weeks....

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la bellina mammina said...

That's a beautiful middle name Louise, oops I mean Amy:-)