Have I mentioned my first name is Rose? Yes. Rose. Like the flower.
I always get the Rose-what questions:
Roseline? Rosemary? Rosalind? Roselyn? Maryrose? Rosemare? etc
No. it is just Rose.
I have never really liked the name and fantasied about changing it pretty much my whole life. I even told a bunch of people to call me Rosella, cus I felt it sounded better.
Rosella is actually a parrot specie.
To think I preferred being addressed as a parrot to being called a sweet smelling flower is mind boggling.
Apart from having people call me Rosa in all shades of nigerian intonations and occassionally Ross, I hated the name even more when I found out the circumstances behind it and blamed my parents for not giving naming me any thought.
You see, I was born premature at 8 months cus my mum was sick with typhoid.
My dad worked 2 states away and didn’t believe the news of my birth as he already knew my mum expected delivery date by heart.
My aunty helped take my mum to the hospital and when I was born, she asked that I be named after her. So I was named Rose, after my aunty.
Sim is the shortened part of my tribal name. It is more like a pet name my folks call me.
Only recently, I had a conversation with a friend and it Evoked deep thoughts about my name and what I represent. I have come to accept my name. Rose. It suits me perfectly.
I am sweet as can be
I have torns that can hurt people.
I am beautiful
I am a symbol of love.
God loves my folks so much he gave them a rose.
Thankyou for reading. Never thought I’d write this or even remotely feel this way about my name.
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