My Mother Planned to Name Me Wendy
My mother planned to name me Wendy.
But, when her Ukrainian mother-in- law came to visit her in the hospital shortly after my birth, she misheard the name as Windy. Her response was not positive.
My Baba said somewhat scornfully — and you’ll need to read this with a thick Ukrainian accent — “Windy? Who ever heard of a baby named Windy?”
As a result, my mother decided to name me after her younger sister and I became Brenda.
While I like the name Wendy, there is something special about being a namesake especially when the person…
Posted on 05-05-13