Ashley – Your real name should be Ashley. People
with the name Ashley are usually the biggest
posers in the entire world. They have no minds
of their own and cling on to any and all
trend(s) that come along.

What should your name be?
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Okay, so I’m all for a good quiz now and then, but this seems kind of *mean*, doesn’t it? I mean, it’s not like you have a lot of control over what you’re named, unless you’re one of those folks who renames themselves later in life. And I have a good friend named Ashley, and she’s not like that at all. I sense a grudge here. Just an inkling.

As for me, I always wanted a more exotic name, which is why all the girls in my books have ones that are so unique. There were only a few Sarahs in my school—it’s become markedly more popular in the last few years—but I always had dreams of being the kind of person with a name like Ava or Bennett or Persephone. (Okay, maybe not Persephone. I can only imagine how homeroom teachers would mangle that over the years). Sarah seemed so boring to me back then. Now, of course, I can’t imagine being anything else. But if I have a daughter someday, I’ll be out of luck, because I’ve already used most of my favorite names for narrators or dogs. Better start finding some new ones, right?

In other news, it’s Monday. Fall break starts tomorrow, we’re off to the mountains Wednesday, and there’s that happy sort of anticipation in the air, like I’m on vacation already. I keep thinking I might forget to go to work tomorrow. The truth is, the day before Fall Break begins is an infamous skip day, but I remain positive that my students, conscientious and hard-working souls all, will be present and accounted for, every one of them.

Hope springs eternal, right? Hope. Hmm. That’s a nice name….

have a good day everyone!