Over the years, I assumed it was my mom’s way of showing off the fact that she named me after a month. It never failed, right when September 1st rolled around (up until October), she would often name me out loud so others can hear, be it at the store, in a restaurant, or any other place in public. Of course, then those who would overhear began to ask questions about why I was named after a month. I thought it was a phase, but my mom still insists.
I’ve noticed recently that my husband now does this. For what reason, I have no idea. It isn’t like he welcomes random people coming up to us and asking personal questions about my name. Usually, he will just approach me if he needs to tell me something, instead of calling my name out loud. Or maybe even he doesn’t realize he is doing it, because of his job and having to remember lots of specific dates and this month is one that is recalled, often. I don’t know.
But it’s a lot better than being called “Miss September”, I hate that crap.