Saturday, April 30, 2011

(Z) Zeronica (Z) Zoso

I have a former sister-in-law. Her name is Zeronica, she is 28 years old. I met Zeronica when she was 15, and I asked her mother about her unique name.

I had given birth and was drugged up. The nurse came in with the paperwork and asked me what I wanted to name the baby. I said "Veronica". However, in my hazy slur, it came out "Zeronica" (she didn't mention that her heavy South Korean accent didn't help). By the time I got the birth certificate, it was too late. When she got older, I asked her if she wanted to change it and she said no, Zeronica was different, she was sure no one had that name.

Zeronica was wrong. I just googled the name Zeronica and I quickly counted 8 other people with the first name Zeronica.

Of course, most people call her Ronnie, she's a pretty young lady (I'm not saying this because my daughter looks exactly like her either).

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It wouldn't be Z without at least mentioning Zoso.

Those of you who are Led Zeppelin fans know that name well. It is the name/symbol Jimmy Page used on the Led Zeppelin IV album. All of them had their own symbol that had a meaning special to them. This symbol is found on many of his clothes from that era. I won't bore you with its mystical meaning, you can always look that up. Here is a WEBSITE that is devoted to the symbols of the group. There is even a book about it, which I own.

I am a huge Led Zeppelin fan and evean a huger Jimmy Page fan. So when I was nearing my 43rd birthday I decided it was time to get a tattoo. I have always wanted one, but wasn't sure which one to get. Then I did. This was a few days after I had it done. I is now almost 1 year old.


Wall-to-wall books said...

That story about the name is so funny!
The tattoo is cool!

Arlee Bird said...

You made it to the end of the Challenge-- congratulations! I'm getting here late, but I'm here nevertheless. Hope you had fun with the alphabet this April.

Tossing It Out