I am always so interested in the story behind people's names. I'm a total name nerd. And middle names usually have the best stories! This is the spot where parents can get creative, use that name that they love but don't want to use as a first name or maybe they take the opportunity to honour a family member or famous person. Whatever the reason, it's rarely a random choice. I really liked this article on the subject!
My middle name is Dorota.
Yes, like Dorota from Gossip Girl. I was so excited to see this name used in North American pop culture! Before that, I told most people that my middle name is Dorothy which is the English translation for Dorota just because it was easier.
My mom's first name is Dorota. Since moving to Canada, she often introduces herself as Dorothy but I prefer the original. My father really liked her name and wanted to give me the same name when I was born but obviously things would get a little confusing with two Dorotas. So it became my middle name.
I couldn't agree more. I turned out to be her only daughter so it is extra special. Having the same name as my mom in a way makes me feel like we have a closer bond. Like she's always with me, no matter what.
So tell me, what is your middle name and why? I really want to know! Middle names are important. After all, we wouldn't have monograms without them!