Where does your name come from?

Today’s BlogHer Find Your Roots prompt asks where my name came from. Am I named after someone in the family? Nope. Even though I am Japanese-Dutch, my first name is Spanish. My mom saw a movie and liked the main character’s name. Then my parents forgot everything about the movie, even the title. My namesake character must have been boring! My middle name is Japanese, though, but I think my mom just liked the sound of it, no significance. Linda Emiko means beautiful blessed one in the two different languages. And how fitting of me to have names in two languages because I am good at mixing different languages. Usually I mix Spanish and French, but since I learned a little Japanese a few summers ago, I can mix all three languages now. I know just enough to sound ridiculous.


About moonbridgebooks

Co-author of Cherry Blossoms in Twilight, a WWII Japan memoir of her mother's childhood; author of Poems That Come to Mind, for caregivers of dementia patients; Co-author/Editor of Battlefield Doc, a medic's memoir of combat duty during the Korean War; life writing enthusiast; loves history and culture (especially Japan), poetry, and cats
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2 Responses to Where does your name come from?

  1. Ha! I am not named after anyone either. Writing today was a bit of a challenge.

  2. And so you took a different perspective! If I took that perspective, though, I’d still get nowhere fast.

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