What is your middle name? Do you like it?
My middle name is Marie. Yes, I like it. MY full name is Diane Marie Catherine Samson and I dislike my given name, Diane. The reason I dislike it is that this was never supposed to be my given name. My father wanted to name be Rosemary, but my grandmother vetoed that idea since it was the name of his little sister who had died at birth. Then He wanted Rosemarie, but she felt it was too similar to Rosemary. Then everyone had settled on Marie, when my mother decided that having two Marie Samsons was confusing (my father’s cousin Marie was not yet married). So my mother picked out my name from a movie magazine and that’s how I got Diane for a name. I have always felt that my name should have been Marie and as I got older I started using it as my name. I am more comfortable with Marie as my name. It just feels more like my name.