Thursday, August 23, 2007

I love my name

I did this with both my maiden and married last names. This is my maiden name, Wixom, in honor of the fact that it is now my 41st birthday:
LogoThere are
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Here is some trivia about my name:

My grandmother chose it.

I would have been Kellie whether I was a girl or a boy, though I am not sure about the boy spelling-would it have been -y or -ie? I will have to ask my mom.

My middle name, Lin, is a shortened form of Linda, the name of my aunt, with whom I share my red hair.

I loved having my unusual spelling growing up. There was only one other Kelly my age all through school, and one a grade below me. But I was always the only Kellie. For a kid from a large family who always struggled with feeling hopelessly mediocre and odd, my special name was a touchstone of self-worth for me. I am weeping now just thinking of it.

When Kellie Martin became famous as an actress, it was so weird to see my name in print with another last name.

I ran the applet again for Kellie Nuss. There is one person named Kellie Nuss. I would love to meet her someday!


  1. Happy Birthday Kellie! I hope you have a wonderful day.

    I loved reading the stories about your name. I will have to do that on my birthday!

    (Change that line that says "semi-professional photographer" You are not semi, people have paid are pro! =) I will be checking back to see if you do it! I will have to tell you the story about when I made my "jump".

  2. Happy Birthday, Kellie!

    I love it that you love your name and the unique spelling of it. I feel the same about my name, although I have no desire to meet anyone else who has my name.

    Have a great birthday, Kellie! You make the 40's look truly fabulous and fun.

  3. Kellie, you are anything but medicore and odd! You're very special, just like your name!

  4. What a great connection with your grandmother, that she picked your name. My grandmother picked my name also. My mom says it wasn't from the brady bunch, but I wonder if that didn't plant the seed. Amazing how much our names shape who we are.

  5. OOoh, unique! I think there was actually one other person named Camille Graham Turpin. How is that possible?


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