Of course there is always an importance to one’s name such as, who named you, how you got your name, why that name and so forth. When you are adopted, so many more factors come into the picture as sometimes adoptive parents will change your name, or add on a new first name and make your first name your middle name.
Here is my name story.
Born on February 6th, 1989, my birthparents abandoned me in the hospital due to my poor health and made the decision to place me for adoption. Until recently, I had always been told that my biological parents had named me, however, that was far from the truth, In fact, it was the nurses on the ward that named me at the time “Katie Jane”.
When my adoptive parents met me, they decided to combined the names Katie and Jane making my first name “Katiejane”, adding in my adoptive mother’s mother middle name and my mother’s sister’s name Elizabeth as my middle name, an honour and then my last name Morgan.
So for the longest time the people who brought me into this world, I thought were the people who named me, but finally at the age of 28 years old, I learn the truth. Better late than never.