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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Who Am I Today?

What's in a name, anyway?  Our parents gave a lot of thought (in most cases) to giving us just the right name when we were born.  Some chose family names, some selected Biblical names, some just found a name they liked and stuck with it.   Me?  I chose Saint names that had nicknames I liked.  My parents?  Well, to their credit, they named me Patricia (Patsy, Pat) instead of after my Grandmother, Olive!  Yes...they were actually considering Olive!  Can you imagine my surviving till adulthood with Popeye and Olive Oil to contend with?  The teasing would have been merciless!  I'd have never lived through it.

Today, many of us have other names that we are known by.  Some of mine are here for the world to see.  One of my favorites is "Grandma Pat."  Music to my ears, and I know a lot of you can relate.
Another name I answer to is "Queen Mum Pat" or "Queenie" when I am with my Red Hat Sisters.  It's fun, nothing serious, and we all have Royal names for our Silliness.
As a collector of frogs, it was natural to incorporate the name "froglady" into my eBay store when I was selling on that site, and for my friends and family to refer to me as such.  Another fun name.
But, the one you haven't heard yet is "Pixie."  This one began when I was young and making crafty things to sell in my parents' gift shop.  I asked my Dad to buy me a wooden sign with Pixie's By Patsy burned into it for my crafts.  He started calling me Pixie from that day on.  A few of my close friends still call me Pixie.  I like it.  That sign is still around here somewhere!

Today I was Pixie.  Pixie the Plumber's helper when I helped my neighbor/friend with a minor problem at her house.  Pixie the potion maker when I was telling Gus, my hair guy about making my own laundry soap.  (Here's the blog post.)  Pixie the poster as I write this blog post...giggle.

What are your secret names?  How did you get them?

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18 comments:

  1. Oh goodness! My blog post today is right along these same lines - - - only I used "hats" instead of "names."

    Fun stuff

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    1. Keetha - What fun, is right! I just took a peek at your blog and claimed a few smiles and giggles! I love your humor!
      Hugs, GraceinAZ

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  2. Pat, I love your extensive variety of names. Somehow, they all suit you. I especially love Pixie.
    My favorite name is Granny. Two of my grandsons starting calling me granny, thinking it would irritate me. They were surprised when I told them I didn't care what they called me as long as it came with hugs. Well, it stuck. A few of my friends couldn't believe I let them call me granny.
    My name is Margaret Virginia. I got Ginger, Gin, Ginny (Idon't like that one),Ginger Snap. I use Margaret on lots of things and someone once asked me how I got Ginger out of Margaret. I said,"The same way they get Peggy out of Margaret". So there!!
    Fun post. Hugs, Ginger

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    1. Ginger - Thanks...I like Pixie, too. Sort of a term of endearrment in my case. Ha! I love the Peggy comeback! Quick thinking on your part...they are probably still trying to figure it all out! I like Ginger...it seems to suit you, from what I can tell from here. (smile)
      Hugs, GraceinAZ

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  3. LOL-What fun names. Diana is my middle name. I can't tell you my first name because then I would have to smother you so you couldn't tell anyone else. My favorite uncle used to call me Duffy and my father often called me Di-Di or Di-Doh. When I was in FL they called me Sunshine cuz I was always so smiley....and so did my next-door-neighbor when we moved to our first house in the Midwest. I love the history behind names- xo Diana

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    1. Diana -
      Heehee…smother me?? It can’t be worse than OLIVE! Haha! Yes, it is fun to know where our names come from! Some make no sense, some make a lot of sense!

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  4. Ha..i am hun, mom, mommy, kim, kimba. mrs. mamam. Somedays I'd like to be nobody..LOL

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    1. Dear Nobody - You are Somebody and you can't hide from us! Giggle. That's quite a bunch of names you have there!
      Hugs, GraceinAZ

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  5. Great names! Who would have thought you would have so ooo many?? Me not so many. I am Ginger, yes, my birth name after Ginger Rogers! Gin, my best friend calls me. Ginny, some others, SIS, my brother of course, Aunt Gin-Ger, my nephew! Sweet Pea, my sweetie, that's about it. Mine are not so exciting! but it's ME!

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    1. Ginger - Named after Ginger Rogers...how cool! Glad no matter what name you use you are stil YOU!
      Hugs, GraceinAZ

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  6. Very interesting post. My pet names over the years have been "Twiney," " Jud" and "Juds." Have a good Friday!

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    1. Judy - Glad to "see" you here again! You also have some intetesting names. Thanks for weighing in!
      Hugs, GraceinAZ

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  7. Mine....Punky..like the show Punky Brewster decades ago coz was rather tomboylish

    kathy

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    1. Kathy - I knew someone in my younger days nicknamed Pumky - short for Pumpkin I think. Thanks for adding your names to the list!
      Hugs, GraceinAZ

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  8. What a cute and fun post. Well, besides birth name Cynthia in which I was named by grandmother I am called Cindy. My children call me mama except for my youngest daughter (all mine are grown) she calls me MA! My grandbabies call me Nana (the sweetest name I know) my husband calls me Sugar Lips when he's being silly but tells me I am really his queen! I like that better than sugar lips (ha) A lot of my long time friends from church call me Cindy Lou. I am also known simply as the short, blondish-brown haired bible study teacher...(at least they leave out fat) You know to come to think of it I have a lot of names...My family members call me the PLANNER and some complain that I over plan. Whew, I do have a of names. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Hi Cindy,
      Yes, we all have more names than we realize – or care to mention! LOL! Like when my brother calls me “Pudge!” hahaha!
      Hugs, GraceinAZ

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  9. I'm also Queenie in our Red Hat chapter, a very loose disorganization. We enjoy our monthly luncheons, but are a tame group compared to most other chapters! This month we will tour a Christian publishing company.

    Pooch has been my name within my family since my Dad started calling me that as a toddler. Dad passed six months before my first grand was born, so all seven of our grands call me Pooch now.

    :)

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    1. Pooch - Aha...another Queenie is very special indeed! And, Pooch...well, that's a first for me - at least for a two-legged friend. LOL! Glad you stopped in! I am now following your blog, but as Pat from The Thrifty Frog Blog.
      Hugs, GraceinAZ

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