Monday, November 9, 2009

Her Name is Noelle, But Usually Not

While I have complained before about the names people call me, I do genuinely like my name.  It is definitely uncommon and, I think, quite lovely.  Ok, so that's how I feel ten months out of the year.  The season is currently turning to the one I like least when it comes to that subject...Christmas.  Friends, coworkers, clients will all break out into song at unexpected times during the next eight weeks.  Most of them on purpose to annoy me, but some of them out of sincere excitement for the season.  (side note ~ if you want to sing my name, please go this route instead)  I get a lot of, "oh, you must be born at Christmas!" along with "this is your time of year, I guess!" and "Merry Noel, Noelle!"  A strange phenomenon, to say the least.  That being said, even out of season my name has some kind of magical power over people.  When they do, in fact, know my name, they still insist on giving me another name entirely.  I find it quite endearing.  So many people have given me nicknames that they and they alone call me.  Its quite an interesting social experiment, really.  I decided I should share:

Nollie
Aunt Nollie
Nollers
Nollerpups
Nermal
Curmudgeon
Calvin
Sister Christmas
The First
Miss 25
Chris
Noellie
Elle (my new favorite :)
Noodle
Merlot
Noles
Shrub

More exist currently, or will in the near future I'm sure, but that's the list for now.

Sincerely,

N

2 comments:

Maren said...

Heeeey. I know you weren't born at Christmas because I do in fact know your birthday. I think your name is quite lovely. And so is your blog.

Cootraveler said...

you left out the most common, Nicole