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Thread #14205   Message #120663
Posted By: Ely
04-Oct-99 - 05:04 PM
Thread Name: BS: Why did you choose your nickname?
Subject: RE: BS: Why did you choose your nickname?
Well, I'm from Texas, not Minnesota, so it's not that . . . (actually, it's "Eli", with a tweak). My real name is Alethea, which is hard to spell, pronounce, interpret, remember, etc. Somebody suggested before the fact that my parents should name me Elizabeth because it sounded good with our last name, but my mother's family is chock-full of Elizabeths already. "Alethea" lends itself poorly to nicknames if you don't like "Thea" or "Ally", so I picked what I would have been had I been "Elizabeth" instead.