So how is it I was named this name on my blog?
As the story goes, my parents’ first born was a boy, so prepared for another boy, they had the perfect name — George, my mother’s father’s name. But I came out a girl. My mother explains they considered Georgia, George Jean, George Ann, but they settled on Georgette.
I didn’t care for the name growing up. “Why didn’t you nickname me something cute like Gigi?” I complained. Or “Why didn’t you at least call me Christy (my middle name)? That’s cute.”
Then came Nancy Drew. Remember George Fayne (Fain), Nancy Drew’s “chum”? Now there was a girl I could relate to, and reading about her mystery after mystery, is probably when I grew more comfortable with the name.
My dad called me George, my mother and Rick call me Georgie. Everyone else has called me George or Georgette. Yes, I suffered the insufferable “Georgey Porgey puddin’ n pie”. And then ” ♪ Hey there Georgie Girl…♫ Moving on…
I have met a few Georgettes in my lifetime, not many. I will say, when someone calls out “the name”, I do know they are speaking to me. There are others in this world. Georgette Heyer is a romance novelist. Georgette Mosbacher is a fundraiser. Our politics are not the same but I know my daughter would love her makeup. Then there’s this lovely fabric called georgette that I have never worn.
When folks ask me for my blogging address, I just say “Google my whole name, you’ll find me.” No notes to jot down, no need to ask for paper and pencil. I think it has worked as my name does come up as a search term. Yes I am #1 in Google for my name, the only one in the world, I think.
Another claim to fame on the internet? Google lump free gravy. That recipe has received over a thousand hits marching toward 2,000 and hovering from #1 to #3, #7 or #8 and around again. Go figure…”Georgey Porgey pudding and pie” to gravy!