Write about your first name:
Are you named after someone or something?
Are there any stories or associations attached to it?
If you had the choice, would you rename yourself?
Photographers, show us YOU.
Okay, my mother gave me the name Aileen at birth.
She named me after my aunt Eileen who died of scarlet fever when she was 4.
She chose Aileen instead of Eileen because she was superstitious & didn’t want to risk exactly the same name.
It has always been listed as a gaelic variant of the Greek, Helen meaning light, although these days I see lots of other supposed associations & meanings, which I ignore.
When I google it I just get some mad serial killer who killed seven guys & was executed by lethal injection.
I changed my name to Kana when I was 15 & marrying my first husband.
He changed his name to Karna & was thereafter known as K until he sadly passed away.
I changed my name to Khana, adding the ‘h’ when I married my current husband & I hope never to change it again.
I have several other names that I use solely for spiritual activity but that is another story.
Yet another pic of me looking a bit podgy around the middle.
Too much time sitting in front of the computer.
That’s my excuse & I’m sticking to it!