“What is your name?” someone asked me.
“Cynthia,” I replied.
“Is that a family name?” they asked.
Well, yes and no.
Yes, there is a Cynthia in my ancestral line, but I was not named after that “Cynthia.”
Several years ago, when I started doing family genealogy, I asked mom if I was named after a family ancestor.
“No,” she said.
“Where did you get the name, Cynthia, from,?” I asked.
Mom laughed and told me this story.
“When your Dad and I were at the grocery store, Mr. Stewart asked if we had a name picked out. We didn’t, so he suggested that for a baby girl her name be Cynthia Ann, after his mother.”
Yes, my parents went shopping at a grocery store and came away with a name for a baby girl.
I know, I know! People go shopping at a grocery store for many things, but a name is not usually one of them.