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The nomenclature nuisance
Growing up, I wished for a normal name. I yearned for something that was classic and feminine, like an Elizabeth or Grace. I wanted it to be easy to spell and even easier to say. Instead, I got stuck with Sudie, a nickname mind you, not my full, given name which is quite the tongue twister. “Is Sudie a family name?” I am often asked. “Kind of,” I reply, not wanting to get into it.

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