So nice name story. First, since that day my father has been using "Lisa" instead of "your youngest daughter" so I'm pretty confident it will make a return for a bit at least. GOOD ON HIM. _____________________________________________________ So funny. All my life I felt - had this feeling inside me - that there was something unsaid about my name. Some information I wasn't getting. My three siblings are all D names. So strange D ---D ------D -------and Hmm let's go L! They have let out that I was supposed to be a boy (whatever that means at that time! ). And they had Daniel all picked out. I obviously wasn't. In fact the story is that my brother was so upset about this non-male birth that he locked himself in his room for 24 hours and refused to come out. GREAT BIRTH STORY. So why didn't Daniel go to Danielle? I can't even remember her words on this? I think it was "I liked Lisa" or maybe didn't like Danielle. So I go "why not another D name?". And she was like "well they were all pretty much taken by family.". What is she talking about? We have many like Donna, Diane... BUT COME ON. I always knew there was something unsaid but just this nonsense all these years. So dementia comes. And I try another pry not knowing that the dementia will blur the heavy boundary kept all these years. And she starts to laugh. What is it Mom? What IS IT? I named you after Lisa - As The World Turns. OMG - Let me explain why this is hysterical. One my *mother* pre-condition is prim and proper and would never say "I named you after a TV character". NEVER. EVER. How not her. And she in fact would be so prim and proper that I doubt my father would ever know this information. SO not her. First, she never sits down - before I mean. Is not (was not) a TV watcher - she simply never sat. This soap was her only hour - or maybe even half hour then - sixties. And it would have seemed embarrassing in her head to do such a thing. In her head. AND LISA. THAT LISA. Let me go get her FULL NAME for you. Are you ready? Are you sure? It's simply not Lisa _________. Lisa Miller Hughes Eldridge Shea Colman McColl Mitchell Chedwyn Grimaldi!!!! Yes, that kind of woman! She's not overly attractive. But during my mother's day she was THE WOMAN. You know the one who didn't give a crap. Went after ANY man that she wanted - taken was no boundary - sexually out there. SHOCKING character for my mother's time for sure. Totally ahead of her time. Would not be as shocking today but back then - HOLY!!! I guess an Elizabeth Taylor type of woman. Out of my mom's mouth - I LIKED HER AND THE NAME. . With great laughter. Priceless. Absolutely priceless. So my mom - with her dementia - finally tells me the truth of my L name. She never would have told me. She would have taken it to her grave. So there is some lovely. Smiling.