Thursday, March 20, 2008

interesting facts #2

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.


Josh, Veronica, and Savannah said...

hahaha...well, you will never be Allison to me. You are forever Molly in my heart

Tyler said...

Allison was definitely hot. I still remember that fateful day in kindergarden when she hung from the monkey bars and asked if anyone wanted to kiss her. I wanted so bad to step up to the opportunity of a lifetime (I was 5 so it really was the biggest opportunity I had ever had). Unfortunately TJ Dickens ran up and kissed her first. Dang it! I would always be left to wonder what could have been.