Vera Lynn was a famous singer,
the Forces Sweetheart, no less.
My mother was Vera,
so I should be Lynn.
My mother liked things to be
But even more than 
the correctness
of Vera and Lynn, 
she abhorred diminutives.
They were definitely not 
So I must have a name
which could not be shortened.
Joy was a contender, but, 
just suppose that
I was a weepy child.
That name would not fit me.
For me it would not have been
She needn’t have worried.
But worry she did.
So, Lynn it was
and Lynn I am.
My legacy
from my

First Published By Silver Birch Press in All About My Name Series, June, 2015


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