Friday, July 25, 2008

A Rose by Another Name Would Definitely Smell Much Sweeter...

So here is another random post....

The last few weeks at work have made me think long and hard about how my name sometimes drives me crazy! I always pick up the phone in the pharmacy and answer with the wonderful phrase, "Pharmacy, this is Alisia." I don't know why the nurses feel the need to repeat my name back to me, but they do! Anyway...the name they repeat back to me is never the name I just said! I get "Lawisha", "Militia" (my personal fave...as well as Kelsey and Pat's personal fave), and the newest "Aloe-wisha" (let's say that is the phonetic spelling of that name!). These names that they repeat back to me are oh so beautiful, don't you think?!?! When I get "Militia", I want to repeat back to the nurse, yes, my parents decided to name me after a small army made up of ordinary citizens rather than professional soldiers. They just thought the definition of militia summed up my personality so well that they just had pick that name for me! I also really enjoy when the nurses on the floor decide to call me "Pharmacy" rather than butcher my name. When I am called "Pharmacy," I just want to open up my lab coat and act like I have multiple shelves of medications in my coat, and say something like, "Which medication would you like now?!?" Kinda like a street vendor in New York who is selling watches in a brief case or coat!?!

My parents actually picked my name from the lovely TV show, "Little House on the Prairie." I totally forgot to mention this in my Sexy Minnesota post. I know all of my readers are thinking, how can one blogger include so much about "Little House on the Prairie," but it is quite easy! Ok...back to the topic on hand...I was named after "Alicia" on this wonderful TV program. Alicia, for those of you who don't remember, is Mr. Edwards' adopted daughter. A few weeks before my birth, my parents were watching the show and just decided that "Alicia" was such a beautiful name. Unfortunately it wasn't beautiful enough with a "c" and the strong "e" in "A-lee-sha" just would not do! My parents are yankees (start throwing the tomatoes at me), and so they came up with "A-lish-a." My parents swear to me that if I still lived in Ohio that people would be correctly pronouncing my name. They say that Texans just like the strong "e" too much. I'm not so sure about this. I strongly believe that they are fibbing to me as I think my Grandpa had a crazy time remembering how to say and spell my name. This lead him to call me "Ramono" due to the actress on the TV show, "One Day at a Time." My Grandpa called me this because Ann Ramono had red hair like me. Random....I know! Now you kinda understand where I get my crazy, random thoughts and ideas....

So this lead me to start thinking back to the third grade when we got to change our name for a day at school. I chose the wonderful name "Wendy." What do you think....should I legally change my name?!? I don't think anyone would butcher "Wendy"?!? What do you think?

4 comments:

Jessica said...

i don't think you should change your name. i prefer names that are not run-of-the-mill! however, i'm not too sure that you and i can still be friends the more i think about your fondness for tv land shows. i never even stop to see what's scheduled on that channel. i'm just saying... :)

look at you blogging late last night. guess i didn't wear you out too much!

Kelsey said...
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Amanda said...

Haha...I can totally empathize with you! Not with my first name, but my last! I actually had someone ask me the other day if I was related to Michelle (as in Pfeiffer). Ugh! Don't change you name though...I like it!

Alisia said...

So all of my friends are taking my parents' side! I guess I will stick with my "unique" name. I used to want to go by my favorite fake name, Ali, but it too has been butchered! Someone pronounced it like Muhammad Ali!

Kelsey...I think it is time for you to start a blog! I have set you up with a great first topic!