I'm often asked what CJ stands for.
And there is a stuborn part of me that doesn't want to open up and tell people.
I am CJ. All my close friends, bar one call me CJ, and alot of them probably have no idea what my real name is.
Of course... I'm someone else at work. hehehe
Yes... I have an alter ego.
Let me introduce myself.
I'm Christina Jane.
My Name had to be Christina, though my mother wanted to spell it with a K to be different, but my dad had it in his head that he wanted a CJ. As it happened he followed it with a DJ and an AJ, Tam is the only one who didn't get it. hehe. Of course, I'm the only one that gets called by their initials.
So... my name had to be Christina. It's been a tradition in my mothers family... the name goes from first to second name to first...
My grandmother was Christina Mary, my mother, Bridget Christina, and myself... Christina Jane. So, should I ever have a daughter - her middle name will be Christina.
Do you know how hard it is to find a name that works well with Christina as the middle name? hehehe. Not that I need to worry about that one right now.
My Grandmother was known as Tina, and I was known as Christy to her, my aunts and mother. I couldn't imagine EVER being called Tina. Pity the poor person that ever try it. I have enough problems with people calling me Christine. I really went into CJ mode when I moved over to the States. It was while I was very angry at God for so many different things - but mostly my grandmother dying. And I didn't want to be reminded of her by being called Christina. I know... odd, but just one of those things. I've been CJ ever since with friends. I only really got back into Christina when I started working over here, especially with my teaching. While CJ suits me, it's not particularly professional. hehe.
The only friend in my life that calls me Chris would be Nig... but then, he also calls me chook. :P
Now I get all confused answering the phone.... who am I? hehehe. If I answer CJ, so people question it, and if I answer Christina, the other's are confused. Classic, huh.
Either way... I like it!