Talk about a crazy coincidence! I’ve just started to use my new name, and yesterday’s daily writing prompt here on WordPress was this:

Write about your first name: Are you named after someone or something? Are there any stories or associations attached to it? If you had the choice, would you rename yourself?

Now I’ve already explained my reasons for changing my name here, so I thought I would write about how it feels instead.

As I wrote earlier, the tax agency still haven’t dealt with my case. I’ll call them on Monday if I don’t hear from them this week. I still decided to make it official though, as it’s going to take some getting used to.

So last night when I was changing my name everywhere, I was staring at my profile on Twitter where the picture is above the name… and I realized, that’s me! All this time I’ve had this complicated name that doesn’t say anything about me, and finally I’m free of all those complications… and I realized that Norah is who I am. The name says something and it does actually suit me… or at least that picture :P. Those of you who have read Inheritance by Christopher Paolini probably get what I mean ;).

People have been asking for the meaning of this name; it actually has two meanings depending on how you pronounce it. I wanted a name that was rather international, regardless of how it’s pronounced in different places. So the English pronunciation of the name means “awe” and the Swedish pronunciation [Noorah] means “light”. And as I like both meanings and pronunciations, I thought this name would be perfect.

I still haven’t introduced myself to someone new by this name yet… which is something I look forward to doing.  


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