My Name Is . . .
Obviously my mother knew what she was doing when she named me Erica. There really isn’t much to why she decided on Erica other than the year I was born “All My Children” made its infamous debut and good ole Erica Kane entered households. My mom thought it was a good strong name and she liked the ring of it. But I’m definitely not the drama queen Erica Kane was.
Well my name truly fits my personality when you go back and look at its meaning. It’s pronounced AIR-a-ka and is Old Norse name meaning noble, alone, ruler, forever strong. It is the feminine of the Scandanavian Eric.
I am typically a loner, which I definitely enjoy and I’m definitely bossy — hence the ruler definition and my mom has often said I am perhaps one of the strongest people she knows. When I was an infant I almost died a couple of times as a result of severe asthma attacks. I was in a car accident and technically should have been a goner, but came out with only minor cuts and a broken leg. I’ve been knocked down and have gotten back up, dusted myself off, and got back in the fight. I don’t take ‘no’ for an answer. Watch out there now.
Another personality trait that folks have put on us Erica’s is that we’re quick-tempered. I can only speak for myself. I am not slow to anger. I can go from 0 to Pissed Off in about .2 seconds. Belive it not my temper has gotten better. It’s kinda like the Incredible Hulk — you don’t want to make me angry. You won’t like me when I’m angry. But there is always one person who has to test it out.
I used to want to change it to Bobbie or Alexandra (Alex), but it’s grown on me over the years.