It’s always been something I’ve had to explain to everyone I’ve ever met.
My name is Claire Alexandra Donaghy. Before I was married I was Claire Alexandra Scott.
Everyone who knows me in Lancashire calls me Alex, everyone who knows me in Leicestershire is confused and I don’t blame them. It is confusing!
And the story goes:
My mum knew a lady in Scan (a supermarket in the olden days) called Alex. I’m pretty sure she was the first lady Alex she came across and she just loved the name (she probably thought she was super cool and it goes with the name, obviously she was right! ;))
I needed to have a middle name (because my mum and dad didn’t get one and they were cool at the time of my birth) and she really struggled to find a middle name to go with Alexandra that she liked.
My mum swapped Alexandra to be the middle name and Claire was to be my first name. I was NEVER going to be called Claire by my immediate family.
I’ve had a number of aliases in the past (by close family and children I’ve cared for) :
But I’ve always been Alex.
I’m happy to be called either Claire or Alex because formally I am Claire, so please do choose one. I really don’t mind which.
Ironically my hubby also has always used his middle name (one of them)… But that’s not my story to tell.
And here we are. I’ll end my post with this(because this is a formal platform and it feels right):
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