Daily Prompt – Say your name
Write about your first name: Are you named after someone or something? Are there any stories or associations attached to it? If you had the choice, would you rename yourself?
Photographers, show us YOU.
This is me and my friend and we are both called Jo. This photograph was taken on a very sunny day (hence the squinting) yesterday.
I haven’t seen Jo for many, many years as her job entails travelling all over the world so she is not in England much. However, yesterday she knew I was going to be at a music and arts festival that some of her friends had organised and as she was in the country she came down without telling me and just tapped me on the shoulder. We both had a big cry, lots of hugs and lovely catch up. It completely made my day, if not my year!
Anyway, back to names, both of our names as I said are Jo. My full name is Joanne yet I cannot remember anyone apart from my Mum calling me by my full name ever and even then when she did it that meant I was in BIG trouble. I get called Jo, Joby, Josephine, Joline and Jo-Jo by various friends, but never, ever Joanne.
My friend Jo here in the picture with me, her second name is King and no, I am not JoKing. She is well used to that comment and another more risky one about her name by now.
I wouldn’t change my name, I quite like it and after 40-odd years on this planet I am very used to it by now.
You are privileged that I have actually put this photograph up. I absolutely detest photographs of myself and have very, very few of them. Usually I am camped very firmly at the other end of the camera.