I’ve asked my mother several times to repeat the story of how she came up with my name. It’s such a funny tale. My mother loved to watch soap operas. While she was pregnant with me, there was a character that she loved to watch daily. She can’t remember if the soap opera was the, “Edge of Night”, “Guiding Light” or “Days of Our Lives”. She just remembers that she loved the character named, Andrea. So, she decided to name me after her favorite soap opera diva.
Oftentimes when I’m feeling quite spirited and over-the-top, I explain to people that I was named after a soap opera character so please excuse me if I’m being a “Drama Queen”.
During a past family reunion several of my aunts produced these wonderful posters which explained what our names meant. My poster was as follows:
modest at heart, she is quick to make friends
her beautiful smile captivates others
looks for thoughtful ways to show she cares
her family feels her love and understanding
Andrea believes in searching for the truth
she’s admired for her way with words
she enjoys the thrill of new experiences
she esteems truth and integrity
I believe this truly captured who I really am today.
Now for some fun with acronyms
A- ambitious; athletic; adventurous
D-determined; dependable; dramatic
R-responsible, responsive; real; respectful
l. How did your parents come up with your name?
2. What does your name mean?
Peace and Love ♥