Thursday, October 11, 2018

What's in a Name?/imaginary gardens with real toads

What’s in a Name?

Perhaps it might be a burden
To christen a child
With a holy name
Say it loud

From a mountain in Spain
I have been told the meaning
Of my own name, Annell
Is “little doll” in Cherokee

Or “gift from God”
On another day
It seems they could not agree
One wanted Nell

The other Ann
They compromised
And so it became, Annell
Ding dong

Pussy’s in the well
Sing a song of six pence
No cloudy day...
Call me by my name

October 11, 2018





19 comments:

Amaya Engleking said...

It's a great name and the celebratory music at the end proves it was meant for you. Thanks, Annell.

annell4 said...

Thanks for your comment.

Sherry Marr said...

And it resulted in a very original name. Cool to hear the story behind it.

annell4 said...

Thank you Miss Sherry.

Carrie Van Horn said...

Wonderful story behind your name Annell! Love it!

Kathy Reed said...

What a pretty name, a great sounding combination.

brudberg said...

Love the way you describe it also as a compromise between ann and nell...

Frank Hubeny said...

A compromise may be a "gift from God". Nice name. Nice compromise.

Grace said...

Thats an interesting backstory to your name.

Mish said...

So interesting to read the origin of your name. Compromise brought about a beautiful name.

rallentanda said...

Had no idea that was your real name. Interesting origins. Ding dong ...this gave me a laugh.

annell4 said...

Thanks for your comment, Carrie.

annell4 said...

Thanks for your comment Kathy. I sent your poem to my friend, Kathleen. I loved it.

annell4 said...

Thanks for your comment, Bjorn.

annell4 said...

Thanks for your comment, Grace.

annell4 said...

Thank you, Mish.

annell4 said...

Thanks Rallentanda.

Kerry O'Connor said...

So many stories behind names.

Gina Gallyot said...

i do so love how your name came about. and what it means - a gift - precious and within such an interesting background

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