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.