Today’s Reverb 10 prompt:
Let’s meet again, for the first time. If you could introduce yourself to strangers by another name for just one day, what would it be and why? (Author Becca Wilcott)
When I was younger I really disliked my name. It was just so ROUND. I wanted a name with letters that were taller, and more svelte. Could I get some l’s or maybe some t’s? I also detested my name for being so very common. Back in the “Debbi” days during college, after a round of introductions the prof threw out a question and called on me. I felt good that I had made some kind of impression during the intros. Then I heard him say “There’s a Debbie in this class, right? There’s a Debbie in every class.” Ouch! At this point, having made the switch back to Debra, or Deb, I’ve embraced my name (though not people who call me Debbie). But if I could change it…
I think it would have to be something starting with an S. S is a sexy letter. And maybe it should have a French vibe. Something that connotes effortless chic and cool. Oooh, and maybe a little mystery.
Hi. I’m Sophie.