Every now and then we have to introduce ourselves to new people. For some that introduction goes smoothly, but I hate introducing my name.
My name is Yara Louisa. But I was only born with the first one. My parents gave me a horrible name (sorry mom), and I changed it the first minute I could. But the thing about the first part of that name, Yara, which many of you still call me, is that I associate it with a bad childhood. That name gives me the creeps.
That name was only used by people screaming at me and sometimes even hitting me. Whether it was children bullying me, teachers yelling at me, or my parents, that name was only used with negative reinforcement.
I encourage everyone to either use my whole first name, Yara Louisa, or the last of them, Louisa. You cannot call me just Yara. I'm sorry, but I do not respond to that name and hearing it makes me angry. I hope you can all respect and understand that, it would make my life just a little bit easier. :)
To all of you who didn't know this: you are already forgiven. I'm only writing this to make people aware of my problem. And rough childhoods are hard to bring up at every introduction.
Honesty is my best quality.