FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014
Today's Writing Prompt: What's in a Name?
Does your name have a meaning? If so, what is it?
My mother named me Phyllis. She thinks it is a lovely name. It is not the name that fits me. Phyllis means "foliage" in Greek. In Greek mythology this was the name of a woman who killed herself out of love for Demophon and was subsequently transformed into an almond tree. It began to be used as a given name in England in the 16th century.
Fortunately for me my initials were P. A. M. and my grandfather started calling me Pam. Pam is a name that is comfortable to me. The meaning of the name Pam is all honey.