As you can see, our names are identical, mine being given to me in 1955 by my mother, against naming me by my Dad's last french girlfriend, Veronica or something! And I have always truly hated, hated my name,,, Have one friend that calls me Marie out of revenge for me shortening her name of Jackie, to Jack,,, Sorry, but there isnt a nickname for Dawn, another reason to hate it and to find nicknames for all my friends! I have been Jolly Green Giant in school for being taller, and Boom Boom for my several bar fights... Another story. But the bottom line is, is that I despise the interpretation of the name, as I am quiet and shy,the literary type with glasses, a large talker, but not the demure, fawny or tawny kind of girl. My perfect name? Elizabeth, as it can be shortened down to so many nicknames, one denoting each of my personalities per my friends and family, such as Lisa, Liz, Liza, Beth, Eliza, etc,, but not ordinary Betty!
I am very glad that you have now come to grips with your name, or should I say, grown into and fond of. But not yet for me. By the way, may I say that I have moved multiple times in my life, starting in Rhode Island, to Westchester County, to Rennsalaer and Columbia County, back to Westchester County, and now, upstate NY... I am about 30 minutes or so, as I88 flies, north of your hometown of Sydney. I have been there twice.
In closing, may I say that my mother would thank you for finally accepting your name and enjoying it! Something I have refused to do for her myself!! Take care!
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