Many of us, at some stage of our life, curse our parents for giving us the ‘Name’ that we have, especially during teenage we are much conscious about it. We always believe that it could have been better had they thought a little more…atleast better than this!!!!
We keep chewing the cud, and one day we realise that this is what it is and we have to live with it. Of course many people go to the extent of changing their names as well. Brave ears!!! I just wonder how they respond to their old names once they switch!!!!
Anyways it’s their Problem! I already have made peace with my name. 😐😐
Then what encouraged this write up?
Here’s the thing.How do you respond when your four-something gal comes to you and says,”Mamma, Please change my name! I don’t like it.”
What are you supposed to do?
I mean we took a lot of time…thinking…discussions…and then on the pious occasion of Diwali, she was named after Goddess Laxmi (the goddess tending money 🤓)…oh don’t think otherwise, we in India actually worship this Goddess on the festival of light, Diwali, and moreover, her grandparents announced her arrival to this world as ‘Laxmi aayehe he…’Laxmi has arrived’. So how can she just not like it???
There is a lot of hard work, devotion and emotions after naming her, and now she is not liking it!!!😮😮😮
Anyway, just to keep her calm, I said,”then by what name would you like to be known, sweetheart?”
“How is Rupenzel?” She immediately said as if waiting desperately for this.
“Nooo! But she had loooooong hair. Look at yours, hardly coming in a rubberband!” I discouraged the suggestion.😋😋
“Then Cinderella?” She got little nervous.
Poor kid. Can’t think outside her imaginary world.
“No, How am I gonna call you? It doesn’t go well on my tongue,” I again rejected the plea. (Gosh, I am a bad mom😥😥)
“It is so tough mommy! What name should I choose?” She got sad.
“Think…there are more heroines in your fairy tales,” I said to cheer her up.
“Decided, my new name is going to be ‘Snow-white’! You like it ma?”
Munching on to the biscuit, I said, “Okay! But I’ll call you Snow. Is that fine?”
“Yes mamma! Snow white…Snow,” She said smilingly, “Now let’s find a new name for you too.”
“No, I am cool beta!” I took another bite from the cookie.
“What’s the name of the biscuit that you are eating?” (Children are weird, they ask random questions 😏😏)
“It’s Marie Light!” I flipped the pack to show her.
“Wow! Mamma, Daughter, Snow-white, and Mother, Marie Light!!! How’s that? Isn’t your new name awesome? She was happy, So I could not object.
I only said,”But call me Marie haan!“😍😍
So people, as you see, unofficially…our names have been changed. Mann is Marie and her Glowingal…she is Snow.😁😁😁😁😁