Mel's and Kir's brilliant posts about nicknames and names were my inspiration) but I'm coming up with a great big old blank. So, instead of an eloquent, well thought out post, it's going to be simple and sweet.
I've always been lucky. Despite the fact that no one ever seems to be able to *spell my name correctly, I have a name I like. My name is Kristin Andrea. Kristin means consecrated to God and Andrea means courageous. My first name is spelled with a K at the beginning and in at the end because that is the traditional Scandinavian spelling. Also, my initials K. A. were chosen because my mom and her sister both had those initials. My name is solid, somewhat traditional, but definitely not average. Honestly, I've never wanted to have any other name than the one my parents bestowed on me.
Do you like your name? Have you ever wished to have a different name? Do you know what your name means and why it was chosen for you?
*my absolute favorite misspelling was on my junior beta club certificate when I shed the ordinary and became Krystyn.