Tuesday, August 28, 2012

EDSS 511:My Name

Today's entry is about my name and what it means to me. On the left is a picture I took at the beach in Oceanside, CA. I love going to the beach and watching the sun set. I hope you enjoy my entry, thank you for reading!  

Oceanside Pier

My parents were procrastinators when it came to choosing my first name. I was born and they still hadn't figured it out. The nurse gave my parents a baby name book to help them out. My dad liked Leslie but wanted it to sound different so he changed the ending to -ey, so my name is spelled Lesley Gonzalez. My dad explained that the -ey ending was to change the sounding from [less-lee] to [less-leigh]. That back fired on him because everyone pronounces it [less-lee]. Also, people spell it wrong all the time. Whenever people write my name down I spell it out loud and I find them scribbling out the -ie and changing it to -ey. Having my name spelled incorrectly is one of my pet peeves. I have a cousin named Leslie to whom I refer to as Leslie with an -ie. We joke around about the correct way to spell out Lesley, which of course is with an -ey. At my school site I have met one out of the 2,553 students who spell it with an -ey. I like that my name is spelled differently because it describes who I am. I am Mexican-American, I listen to all types of music, I watch movies with varied genres, and I enjoy reading just about anything. I love my name and I wouldn't change it for anything. Just remember that I'm Lesley...with an -ey.