I was just thinking | n/name #atozchallenge

I was just thinking | whatsandrathinks

I really don’t care for the name Sandra. [Sorry, Dad. I know you chose it.]

My whole life I have secretly wished my name was Samantha.

I should have made that my online identity from the start.



p.s.— I have another ‘name secret’. In my fiction drafts, I always use the same lead male character name. Nope, not telling you what it is. I have never used it here… I’ve always changed it before sharing my writing. I guess I feel like it’s mine… only for me… for my eyes only. Because I always fall in love with my male leads. I have a problem, I know.

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About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, sometimes blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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28 Responses to I was just thinking | n/name #atozchallenge

  1. Meg says:

    I always fall in love with my male leads too. Sigh… I certainly would have chosen a different name for myself as well. Never warmed up to it.

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  2. Don’t feel bad. I never really liked my name either. I get called Terry, Tommy, Timmy. Anything but my actual name. 😜

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  3. But you would have been called Sam all your life!

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  4. SandyLand says:

    My mom chose Sandra, my dad wanted Bonnie (barf), but I’ve always been Sandy. However, I too wanted to be Samantha (thank you, “Who’s the Boss?”), and my nickname at camp was always Sam. 😛

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    • How weird that we both wanted Samantha! I didn’t even think of “Who’s the Boss?”! I was Sandy when I was a little kid but I eventually grew to prefer Sandra and I’m rarely called Sandy now. I kind of hate it. Not for others! I’m not saying I hate your name!! Bonnie would have been worse!

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  5. I bet no one really loves their name. I always wished mine was something else, too! And I was always called Dee or Dida by my family.

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  6. TiaWojo says:

    Phew. I am glad to have read that you, and one other blog follower also get crushes on your own characters. I’ve always had a thing for my leading villain, which is kind of sick. Because I’m 39, and he’s 19, and he’s a freak’n Alien.

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  7. Hunida says:

    So curious what name you always choose for your male lead & for what it’s worth– I totally prefer Sandra over Samantha!

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