Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Spryte: Do you like or dislike your name? If you dislike it, what would you change it to? Is there a story behind your name?

I like my name, which is Greek for honey bee; it suits me. There's no real story behind my name, apart from the fact that it was difficult for two schoolteachers to decide on a name, because so many names they each liked had been ruined for the other by troublesome students. Melissa had the distinction of being a name they both liked and with which neither had negative associations.

Mama Shakes originally wanted to name me Amarantha. Papa Shakes talked her out of it. I wouldn't have minded.

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