The Name of the Sandman

Write about your first name: Are you named after someone or something? Are there any stories or associations attached to it? If you had the choice, would you rename yourself?

“What’s in a name? Dog Shit by any other name would smell just as fowl. And it would still stick to the bottom of your shoe.”

-The Singing Detective by Dennis Potter

I wasn’t named after anyone for my first name, I would have been called William had Princess Diana not named her first born William. We are by no means Royalists in the house of the Sandman and Mother felt people would assume she was copying the Princess of Wales. My middle name  (well one of them) is my grandfather’s first name which is fair. My sister’s middle name is after Grandma, I do trust that when she decides to reproduce she follows suit and gives a daughter Nan’s name as a middle name.

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