Interesting fact about my name. But it's really an interesting fact about my brother.
I came home from the hospital without a name. I have a birth certificate ammendment to prove it. I didn't have a name for a month. My parents just couldn't decide. They would call me a name for a little while, decide it wasn't right, and try a new one.
Allison was in the running (as well as Erin, Emily, and, um, help me out here Mom...). My brother Tyler was 5 years old at the time, and he had a crush on a girl named Allison. When my family decided to demote "Allison" to my middle name, my brother didn't give up. To him, my name was Allison. I guess he really liked this little girl.
One day when I was in college, my brother said, "Guess who I saw?" Uh, no idea. "Allison!" Keep in mind up until this point I had never heard the story about this little girl. "Allison who?" "The one you're named after--and she's still hot!"
Gotta love my brother.
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