Being 100% Belgian, first generation American born, decided to honor my heritage. There aren't many Belgians in America to this day, so guess I wanted to go back to the nickname my grandfather called me.
Nieciez - thanks for the explanation - I've read your name a zillion times and thought it was some French word I wasn't familiar with - pronounced it with a French flair!
My name is Glorya, and I've been called lots of things. G (back in the days of telex machines, and shorthand), Glo, Glor, Glory B, but about 2.5 years ago, I transferred to a new dept. at my work, and they started calling me Glo Bug. They also call me G-Lo, but only Carl Furry picked up on that!
BTW, Glorya with a Y is on my birth certificate, and caused me problems all my life. In high school, they registered me as George, and enrolled me in boys gym and wood shop. I wanted to go to woodshop, but in the lat 60's they weren't as gender-aware as they are now, so that got nixed. My name has officially been misspelled so many times, I probably have several alias' that I don't even know about! LOL!
Also, I love Cinnamon swirl bread when we come to the States on holiday. It is a spice that is used much more extensively over there and so reminds me of holidays. Mind you, the smell that emanates from those Cinna-bon outlets is rather sickening sometimes when you are in a mall or airport terminal.
As my real name is Corinne, the letters are also not so different. I have met people on a meet and mingle on board who continued to call me Cinnamon, so I am glad that I chose a name I like to hear.
Not real creative here ~ We are going Cruising soon, thus Cruizin and we live in Texas.
Now, my email name is paigebackntx -- because, I am Paige and I am finally back in Texas!! Little jab at the inlaws there.
My screen name is pretty boring. My name is Elaine. Growing up my family called me Lainie and it stuck. My sister's name is Alexis. So for years the two of us were known as ~Lainie and Lexie~!! :grin :grin
As an adult, I actually like the name Lainie better than the formal sounding Elaine. But, I guess Mom and Dad named me after a Shakespearian character -- Elaine, Lady of the Lake. My sister is named after the actress Alexis Smith.
Well I lived in MA in a small Town and no one would have recognized the name of it. Everyone knows Boston. So I chose Boston's J. Judy being my first name. Many people felt I should change my board name to Golden's J but I disagreed. While I am happy here in CO I was born and lived in MA all my life. So it remains Boston's J.