Blog Sphere. I have a new name. A combination of my birth name, Anne Lindsay, and an added middle initial, W. I am named after my paternal great grandmother, Anne Wilson. My mother (now deceased) informed me that as my father walked to the registrar’s office my middle name — Wilson — slipped his mind. For my entire life, due to my father’s carelessness, I have suffered an egregiousness abbreviation of my name. I was diminished by a slip between the informal act of naming and the official act of registration.
A new name. A pun realized by creative re-spacing and phonetic agility — an new lindsay — I’m sometimes so clever I make myself sick.