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I Hate My Name. I Love My Name.

What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. - William Shakespeare -

My father was a Lucille Ball super-fan. My mother was a Carol Burnett super-fan. My parent's friends put them together because they were both so nutty about these red-headed comediennes.

Anyhow, fast-forward a few years and I was born. A little red-headed baby. All hell broke out because my father wanted to name me Lucille and my mother wanted to name me Carol. Neither of them gave up any ground. When the hospital administrator came around to collect information for my birth certificate, my crazy uncle Bill took the form and decided he was going to solve the problem.

Uncle Bill was the peacemaker and troublemaker and he was the one who came up with and invented my first and middle names.

My first name is Carille and my middle name is Lural. As a child, I was mortified. Worse yet, my dad would still call me Lucy and my mom would call me Carol. My friends were confused. So were my teachers. Gift shops never had my name on a kiddie license plate, but it didn't matter because dad would get me Lucy plates and my mom would get me Carol plates.

When I met my husband, on our first date I told him that if I were ever to have kids, their names would be simple and easy like John, Michael, Emily or Sarah.

I'm pregnant now and I think all the time about the name of my child. The importance of a name for the child as well the parents.

The app, BabbleStash, has a section called "Discover ~ Family Memories". The first question is, "What is your full name and why did your parents name you that?" It's important for me to document my name and how I got it in my own words. I am so happy that BabbleStash has a way to capture this family memory for me and my family.

Download BabbleStash and start capturing your family memories. BabbleStash is a critically acclaimed iPhone app that captures the essence of people and lets them share it. Selfies, Snapchats, only express the visual moment; but not what people are truly thinking or feeling. BabbleStash uses scientifically tested questions to elicit feelings, memories, ideas, goals, and dreams and easily records the responses to either be kept secret or shared.

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