Thursday, January 14, 2010

Writer's Workshop

Me with my Uncle Tom

What’s in YOUR name? What does it mean? Why was it given to you? etc..

This is my writing prompt for today...to tell you about my name.

I'm Joy. Joy Elizabeth.

It is just Joy, no derivative of Joyce...much to stranger's dismay.

Simply from the English word joy, ultimately derived from Norman French joie, Latin gaudia. Is has been regularly used as a given name since the late 19th century.

The meaning of my name is my name...Joy=Joy!

My parents named me (I know...who else would have named me?!) I am not sure if they had the name already and why they saved it for me. But my mom tells me that I was the chubbiest little baby. And when the doctor spanked my bottom, I cried and she could see the single dimple in my cheek (on my face). I am number 7 of 8 children. So, I do not know if my parents had that name in their heads just waiting for the right child to be born to go with that name.

My dad used to call me Joy Beth...and on very rare occasions Joy Bells. I have had many a nicknames. Let's see...Joy Beth, Joy Bells, Joy Bethy, Joy Betski (thanks to my older brother), Joy Joy, Jo, JoJo, Joy Unspeakable and Full of Joy, and Happy Happy Joy Joy. Lots of different nicknames. I guess each one depended on how that person felt and how I was acting...lol

I love my name...I do not hear many people with that name. When I moved to Texas, That was one of the first times that I remember more than 2 people with the name Joy.

So...yes! that is my name...Joy. But I don't hear it as much anymore...it is usually Mom, mommy, MOMMY, or MOMMA!!

Okay...that's a little about me.

This writer's prompt was hosted by Kathy at Mama's Losin' It. Check out her blog and play along...there are also other prompts there to get you writing. And check back every Thursday on Kathy's blog to get new prompts.

3 comments:

Pamela said...

Now that you mention is, I think I've only known one Joy in my life so far. Unique and beautiful!

Ms. Wanda said...

Stopping by from Mama Kat's:) I don't know any Joy's but it is a beautiful name! Thank you for sharing your story:)

Annie said...

Your name is unique. I never known someone with your name.

But, I know lotssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss of Annie or Ana (common name)