Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Facebook is giving me an identity crisis

I love Facebook. It has provided me with hours of entertainment, and distraction from responsibility. It has also gotten me in contact with a lot of old friends and acquaintances, this is where my identity crisis comes in.

When I was growing up I went by the name Angie. It wasn't until I became an "adult" at 18 that I decided I wanted to go by my full name Angela. I thought it sounded more mature and I hoped that people would take me more seriously. I don't think it worked, but the name definitely stuck. Especially because it was how I introduced myself to my husband who then thought it was "the most beautiful name in the world". He even semi-cringes when he hears people call me Angie.

So now that I have reconnected with all these people who call me Angie, I find myself introducing myself as Angie with as much frequency as I introduce myself with the name Angela, and then have people saying things like "oh wait, I thought you went by (insert variation of my name here), is that wrong?"

And the honest answer is I don't know, because I don't know what I want to be called anymore, and honestly, I don't care. I would prefer if people just called me whatever came naturally to them... as long as it's not mean.

4 comments:

Crystal said...

So 'Snotface' wouldn't be appropriate then? hehe j/k

I like both - but I do have to agree with hubby, I like Angela better. But could be because one of my best friends when I was little was named Angela. ;)

風景 said...

很好啊 ..................................................

MONICA said...

you are too funny. but for what its worth i think Angela is more mature and sophisticated.

Love you Angela/Angie/Ang

Monica

Paige said...

I have always felt free to call you whatever I want but this post does make me laugh. I know that you have prefered Angela more lately so I try but sometimes Angie or Ang just comes out. Glad to know that you love me no matter what I call you!