Tuesday, October 26, 2010

What's in a name?

42 years ago, I was officially baptized with the name "Daphne Laura". But when I went to get my baptismal certificate as one of the numerous documents required to get a marriage license, my name was erroneously entered as "Daphne Raura".

In all my school records, official documents (passports, voter's i.d) my diploma my name is simply "Daphne". I figure my mother simplified it to accommodate my very long surname (now my maiden name).

Ever since I can recall, all my relatives know me as "Net". While all of my friends call me "Daph". I've also been called hon, honey, baby, babe and hotness (yeah that's really corny!) as a term of affection by my ex lovers.

Now the funny thing is that when I got married naturally D had to introduce me to his friends, his relatives and his colleagues. Well he tagged me as "NET" not "Daphne" or "Daph". I once asked him why and he said it is easier to pronounce Net than Daphne.

Well I sort of agree with him but somehow I don't like the idea that I have to answer to "Net" when that nickname is EXCLUSIVELY reserved for my immediate family and relatives. But I reckon it is too late to change my 'name' back to "Daph" when I am now officially known as "Net Franco" in his circle.

I know I am making a big deal over such a trivial matter but I do have a point, di ba? :D

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