I Am Ramisa

In response to the Daily Post, which asks about a story behind my name, I have a lot to share. Or very little. We’ll find out by the end of this post. There is no significant story behind my name except the peculiar spelling and obvious foreign heritage of the word. “Ramisa.” Have you ever heard somebody called that before?

My name is Ramisa. However, this isn’t the only name I go by. Others include Remy, called by my close friends, or MidnightAria, my username for everything. Then there are always nicknames I’ve earned, but haven’t quite claimed as my own.

But today, I shall focus on the given name, as it will always be my permanent identity.

Behind the name: Ramisa

My real name, Ramisa, was assigned by my parents. As a child, I used to hate it. I still think it looks like of weird in print. But I suppose I’ve grown used to it. Also, I can’t imagine being called anything else –not “Nicole” (one of my dad’s favourites) or “Parisa” (meaning fairy, but then my superstitious mother decided it may be a bad omen)

It means “white rose.” However, my parents named me it intending to be, “Somebody who helps others.” Which I suppose is quite similar to the alternate meaning as “saviour.” I wasn’t named this until I was born, though. It was more of a careful pick through a huge database of names until they found it (they overcomplicate everything)

Never have I befriended another Ramisa. It’s becoming a trending name in my country, Bangladesh, but it’s still pretty uncommon (from what I’ve heard). I’ve met other Ramisas though. But it was more of a one-day meet and never-see-again kind of situation.

I’ve always wondered what it’s like to have a common name. To kind of glance up everytime somebody’s calling it, but then you realise they’re not talking to you. Thankfully, whenever anybody says, “Ramisa” it’s me. It’s always me (which is sometimes a bad thing)

But my name, I suppose, grew on me. I used to want to change it to something more common like Yazmin (with a “z.” Terrible, I know. But I was 10) or Ginny (Harry Potter grew on me. I’ve always thought redheads were ridiculously pretty).

Now, I wouldn’t change it for the world.

*NOTE: For some reason, this post was track-backed to the Fight or Flight Daily Prompt by mistake. Sorry! I can’t seem to delete the link…

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OTHER WONDERFUL STORIES BEHIND NAMES:

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  3. What’s In A Name?? | Life As I Know It
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  5. The Right Nickname: I Keep On Searchin’ | Required Writing
  6. My Name Is… | It’s Mission Slimpossible!
  7. A Word About My Name | The Curse of Future Tom
  8. Daily Prompt: Say Your Name | New Lease–Same Hope
  9. Daily Prompt: My Name | cheerios for dinner
  10. A Wiley By Any Other Name | Wiley’s Wisdom
  11. What’s In My Name? | Writing The Girl
  12. What’s in a name? | AnxiousElephant
  13. Daily Prompt: Say Your Name | CARPENTER’S QUILL
  14. Daily Prompt: Say Your Name | A Small Press Life
  15. Daily Prompt: Say Your Name / Haiku | damarisafari
  16. Daily Prompt: Say Your Name – or something that vaguely resembles it | A Number of Things
  17. Welcome to a new friend: Veronica Haunani Fitzhugh –charlottesville winter | Hey Sweetheart, Get Me Rewrite!
  18. V is for… |
  19. Daily Prompt: Say Your Name: Thanks to Lindsay Wagner | The Road 2 Cute Shoes
  20. Say My Name? If I must…. | theeldertreeblog
  21. Say My Name | Pinkpodster Ponders
  22. What’s In a Name? Learning to Be Sharon | Midlife Moments
  23. I’m Kassie, spelled with a “K” | The Oracle of Grooviness
  24. Say My Name | The Lessons of Chi
  25. Daily Prompt: Say Your Name: What’s in a Name anyway ? | Thoughts of a Lesser Canine
  26. It’s a good thing my parents called me Marnie because that’s what everyone calls me! | Marnie Brown Music
  27. It’s a good thing my parents named me Marnie because that’s what everyone calls me! | Marnie Brown Music
  28. Girl “A” | Twoscamps
  29. Say Your Name | the hitchhiker’s guide to exploring the third world
  30. My Name is… | Zhentalis | Phoenix L.c.
  31. Daily Prompt: Say Your Name | Piedrasplatas
  32. It’s All About m(e) | mirannanda
  33. It’s with a “K” and only one “S” | It’s a wonderful F’N life
  34. What is in a Name? (Or, Online Distractions Led me to Drunken Babies and Name Analysis) | sharonholly
  35. Daily Prompt: Say Your Name | The Undercover Princess
  36. THINK…about my name | ACT. REACT. or just THINK about it!
  37. Daily Prompt: Say Your Name | life n me!
  38. Daily Prompt: Say Your Name | sukies original
  39. Memoirs: What’s in a name? A Crepe! | Bastet and Sekhmet
  40. A Tale of Me | Tokyo Tales
  41. Hello. My name is Zeinab. | Zen Scribbles
  42. my name is | Bubonicboon
  43. What’s in a name? | Sweet Somethings
  44. My Name is a Four Letter Word | realdale
  45. Daily Prompt: Say Your Name | Passionate Ambika
  46. Daily Prompt Collision: Say Your Name | My Elegantly Cluttered Chamber
  47. Three simple letters, many complications | Right The Writer
  48. Daily Prompt: Say Your Name | cognitive reflection
  49. Day 296. Our I.D. | Three Hundred Sixty-Five

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