Can you imagine the spirit of a machine named after Lizzie or Kitty or Lydia?
Friday, January 13, 2012
What's in a name?
Originally, I had thought my sewing machine should be a boy since it's a Brother sewing machine, but my husband told me he'd feel jealous of me spending so much time with another man so she's a girl now. I thought long and hard about a name and rejected gobs of possibilities. Then while lying in bed one night, one just came to me and it was perfect. Jane-more specifically, Jane Bennet from Pride and Prejudice. She's pretty but not flashy, reserved, and (hopefully) drama free. Hopefully, naming her after the most reasonable and calm of the Bennet sisters will keep her out of trouble.
I think that a lot of times, people end up growing into their names. My name (Stephanie), for example, means crown as in royalty. And I'm a very princess-y kind of a gal. I do have three tiaras after all. My husband's name is William, which means will (as in will power) + helmet and he's an opinionated guy who loves playing the role of protector (hence the army bit). Jane means God is gracious (which is pretty cool since I picked the name before I looked this up). I really hope that my machine grows into her name!