Wednesday, August 1, 2007
A lot of people call me Katy B. I was named after my Dad’s mom. She died shortly after I was born so I never knew her. My mom says I’m a lot like her because she liked to organize things. My mom, who was also her daughter-in-law, wasn’t her biggest fan so should I take that as a compliment?
When she called roll on my first day of high school in Mrs. O'Bryant's Algebra 2 class, I yelled "Katy with a y". There were these older cool jock guys that thought that was funny so in that class I was called "Katy with a y". As Anne might put it, "Katy with a y is much more alluring than with an ie" - see previous post.
A few people call me Katy Bitner and other people might think that is sacrilegious but I think it’s fine. When I was little I was embarrassed about my middle name and I didn’t want anyone to know what it was. In high school I used it as a campaigning tool and I’ve never been able to live it down. When I get set apart for new callings and I have to tell them my “full name”, I get a little embarrassed again and I always have to repeat it. If I got married I guess I could use my maiden name as my middle name but then I’d miss people calling me Katy B.
Other names people have called me:
Katy with a Y
Can you think of more?