My name actually means "This kids gonna pay for this!"  It's true!  I literally almost killed my poor mom, not only with Toxemia but then with deciding to stop my heart in utero.  She had gray hair by the time I was born.  I also gave her a C-Section scar from hell, which she did not mind showing me every chance she got.  Oh, and the stretch marks too, she managed to show those off as much as she could.  She was highly into loyalty derived from guilt.  I am just kidding of course.  My mom loved me, but she did name me and to this day I swear it was because I was such a complicated birth she gave me a complicated name.

My name is Jeree, pronounced Jah-ree.  It is not Jerry.  It is not Jury.  It's not Tree- yes, that has happened on more than one occassion. I dont' see what is so God awful hard about my name but apparently a lot of people really have a hard time with it.  It's like they just can't wrap their minds around it.

Now, with a name like this you can bet it has been somewhat of a pain in the ass.  Okay, I'll be honest, a HUGE pain in the ass.  Do you know how hard it was for me to meet guys at clubs, trying to scream my  name so they'd understand?  I never had any luck at clubs.  No wonder.  The one cool thing is that telemarketers are very easy to detect.  This I like.  So are bill collectors, this I don't like because they have finally located me.  Doctors never seem to get it right, even after I correct them, which I hate to do.  I don't know why but to me it just seems kind of awkward to correct someone who mispronounces my name.  I love it when people are just honest and ask me how to pronounce it. 

Actually to be sincere, my name came from my dads name which IS Jerry.  It finally made the baby books about ten years ago.  They all concur that it is the female form of Gerald which couldn't be further from the truth.  My dad's proper name is Gerard.  To hell with the baby books though, I still go with my original meaning.  It's much more colorful and so much like my dear sweet mama, God rest her soul.  Love you mama, you still make me smile!! 


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