Well... I was named after my Grandfather as my first name is Leslie and his middle name is Leslie. When I was young, I hated it. I didn't like the thought of having a mans name. A few years ago I searched my family history and found that the original Leslie in my family was indeed a woman dating back to the 1700s. My name is strong and deeply rooted in history. I am proud to have a family name and find myself contemplating others "made up" names and often think it sad that their history is not mapped. However, who knows, 400 years from now someone will look them up and realize the origin is much more important than the masculine or femanine sound it makes as it rolls off the tongue. My name makes me feel strong, sexy, independant and timeless. Its not uncommon, but just noticed. I have had people speak my name and I feel I am wearing something other than jeans and a t-shirt. Maybe a summer dresse with sandels walking in the sand or full leathers with a hiss right before the crack of my whip. How someone speaks my name will often change my mood and or even the slant in my eye. Everyone has that experience, especially when you hear the "Momma" tone come in when you were a child.
My name is Leslie.
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