What's in a Name? More than you think.
Hello WA Fam!
Today I wanted to ask the community a question: What does your name mean?
The very first impression we get of someone (online at least) is their name. We subconsciuosly form judgements about people that way. Intentional or not, what's in a name?
My (screen) name is AHost-Madsen. I chose this name for a few different reasons.
First of all, Amy is a common name. Although I did not use Amy in my screen name, I did make my avatar reflect my name.
Second of all, I'm recently married (8/10/18). I'm kinda attached to my (new) name. Interestingly enough, Host is not my maiden name. My husband is of European decent and his nationality derives their last names from the father (son of). It would be akward to say Madsenson, so Host simply means son of (son of Madsen).
Lastly, this is (in a sense) a writing platform and should I one day become successful, that's how I want people to remember me: AHost-Madsen. If I were to just use Amy, what comes to mind? Amy Winehouse. The song Amie (Amie, what you want to do? I think I could stay with you. For a while, maybe longer if I do). Amy Adams.
What does your (screen) name mean?