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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Boni, by any other name...

1971: A mother gives birth to a girl. She is colicky, but manageable. She names her Yvonne, after a Girl Scout promotional video. The name does not stick, neither does the mother.
1971
ish - 1986: Family and friends disregard the name Yvonne. The girl is affectionately called Bonnie. She ambivalently absorbs this change as she does all things that happen in her life. All is well on the island of Saipan. (cue Jaws theme)
1986: Bonnie goes through pre-adolescent angst. All things previously accepted become scrutinized. Nothing is sacred and life is no longer simple. Bonnie, wanting to re-invent herself, but not brave enough to sue The Universe, changes only the spelling of her name and thus, her future.
1986ish - 2007: Boni is FINALLY born.

Okay, so this is Peyton, not me. Peyton is the poster girl for my inner child.

5 comments:

Steve Nguyen said...

That's hilarious! I love this part, "Bonnie, wanting to re-invent herself, but not brave enough to sue The Universe, changes only the spelling of her name and thus, her future." Great stuff!

BoReGo said...

Thanks Steve, did you know it is a true story:)

Steve Nguyen said...

The funny things in life are usually true. :)

Saipan Writer said...

I have a cousin whose name is Yvonne. We called her Vonnie from the start and to this day.

Sorry for being guilty of spelling your name the old-fashioned way.

Do people every pronounce your name Bone-ee?

BoReGo said...

No problem! People mispronounce my name all the time. I wish I were boney, but I'm a little chunky.