See Ya Later!

Hey there, blog readers!

This little post is just to let you guys know that I won’t be posting for a week or so. I’m going to camp, woo-hoo!! That week long period should give you enough time to subscribe and tell ALLLLLL your friends about me :). It’ll also give me enough time to write some more cool blog posts for you.

Bye-bye, blogosphere! See you next week!

What’s in a Name?

Some people have great stories behind their name. I know people who are named after relatives, biblical people, even rock stars. I know people named after cities, flowers, and virtues. Some people get to say that they were named after the place their parents met, or their mother’s favorite heroine.

Not I.

My parents chose my name (which is Olivia, by the way) purely because they — and I quote — “liked the way it sounded.” This isn’t to say that I don’t like my name. I love that there is a rainbow of nicknames for it, and at some point or other I have been called almost all of them. The only thing I don’t like about it is that apparently, my being named Olivia sparked a craze, and I cannot tell you how many times I have heard my name in a store, turned around, and seen a little girl running to her mother. I also share my name with an annoying cartoon pig. If I had a nickel for every time I heard that stupid theme song, I could buy out Bill Gates.

In fifth grade, my teacher projected one of those baby-naming websites on the SMART Board, and searched up all of our names so that we could see the meaning.

My classmates’ names all meant something like “brave warrior,” or “beautiful woman,” or “fountain of joy.” As you can probably guess, my name means none of the above.

It means elf army. That’s right– elf. army. Let it sink in.

Naturally, my classmates burst out laughing, and, yes, it’s funny that I was named after an army of elves. But, of course, in the nature of irony, I was the second-shortest kid in my class.

Oh, joy.

I have learned my lesson, and before I decide what to name my future children (way, WAY in the future) I will definitely be checking a baby-naming website.

What’s the story behind your name? What does it mean? Comment below! Don’t forget to subscribe on the right!