Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Change Of Name

Hi blogging friends!!!
Have made the decision to change my name to Possum - and this space of mine shall hence forth be known as "Possum's Place".
My newly found sister started calling me Possum soon after I found her - which I think is pretty neat!! (remember - Possums down here are cute and cuddly - NOT a menace to society!!)
Plus I'm just trying to make it a little harder to find ME on the net.
(although, on a personal note - I am making progress on finding ME in the real world!!)
Please could you change your links to show Possum - when you get the chance.
Thanks ever so much.
(hey - my name was changed by strangers at birth anyway - so now I'm taking control!!!! LOL)
Possum. xx


Blogger suz said...

Hmmm, in the states there is a phrase.."playing possum" meaning you are playing dead.

I can draw a parallel to that in adoption...many are asked to "play dead". Have your first self play dead, your natural parents play dead, etc. I like it.

21/2/07, 2:46 am  
Anonymous kim.kim said...

Possum? Cool. Will change the links to be that now. Is it special having a nickname from your sister?

21/2/07, 7:57 am  
Blogger Possum said...

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21/2/07, 8:16 am  
Blogger Possum said...

Suz - glad you like the new persona - and I like the analogy!!!

Kim - yeah - I really like it when I get texts from J saying "Hi Possum" !!! Makes my heart glow!!

Thanks for dropping in.

(above comment was mine - no dramas to see here. LOL)

21/2/07, 8:19 am  
Blogger angel said...

Hello possum!! It's only fitting now, that you grow some gladioli in your backyard!

Dame Edna eat your heart out!

21/2/07, 10:30 am  
Blogger Being Me said...


Mmmmm. I like it.

21/2/07, 12:14 pm  
Anonymous Jessie said...

Heh.... I like your name. I like your little remark about having your name changed by strangers at birth. I feel simalarly, and am having my real name changed (well my middle name anyway) back to the one my meemo, and rightful mom, gave me!!!

21/2/07, 12:30 pm  
Blogger Ungrateful Little Bastard said...

Link changed. I love you analogy to taking ownership of a name change on your own ;)

21/2/07, 7:14 pm  
Anonymous Addie Pray said...

Okay, Possum, I'll change it right now.

I had a possum get in my house once. Ever been to Missouri?

22/2/07, 9:47 am  
Anonymous quinn said...

Hey there,
love the name..and can relate to how special it feels to be given a nickname by someone we care about.
When I met my birth father he talked of how I did not crawl as a baby ( I was not given up until 1 week after my first birthday)..anyways...he said I used to bump around on the floor on my bottom....so after that in letters back and forth between he and I ..he would call me "Bumper" and I would call myself "Bumper" I loved the way it made me feel....

Enjoy the name Possum!!!!

22/2/07, 11:17 am  
Anonymous mia said...

I'll change it for ya'.

22/2/07, 11:55 am  
Anonymous Paula O. said...

I like the name and love that it's from your sister.


22/2/07, 3:04 pm  
Blogger actonb said...

vjjawqyqHeh. Possum is a cool name. Slightly retro, slightly funky.
I call my little brother PossumBoy :) It's special.

22/2/07, 4:13 pm  
Blogger Possum said...

Alex - yes - I must plant some gladioli for spring!!! LOL

J - glad you like it!!!

Jessie - very cool about changing your middle name for real. And that you even know what name your mum gave you............I hope for that knowledge one day.

Theresa - wish I was changing my name for real like Jessie - that would be very cool.

Addie - haven't been to Missouri in this lifetime!! (is that an invitation????)

Quinn - 'bumper' is very cute - and I can just feel the love when you talk about your Dad. (((Quinn)))

Mia - thanks my lovely!!

Paula - I'm so very happy to have J in my life at last. The nic is just another added bonus!!

actonb - I'll take your slightly retro/slightly funky!!?? Bit of a bonus really - when I wasn't even trying for it! Just wanted to come up with something quick - and 'poof' there it was. (as you can probably tell - I'm a bloody creative genius. mmmm perhaps I'm wasting my time on a teaching degree at Uni???!!!) whoops - did I type all that out loud????

Thanks for dropping by all.
You always brighten my days.

22/2/07, 10:19 pm  
Blogger LeRoy Dissing said...

I took the liberty of finding a latin phrase with some meaning for an adoptee:

Eheu, litteras istas reperire non possum. (Unfortunately, I can't find those particular documents.)

I like the nickname. A term of endearment from your Sis. Another connection :)

22/2/07, 10:42 pm  
Blogger Possum said...

LeRoy - are you serious???!!!
That's a little freaky!!!
Nice to see you - as always.
Hugs, Poss. xx

22/2/07, 10:51 pm  
Blogger HoJo said...

Hello, Possum!
Thanks so much for your message! It's been a while since my last update haha...yeah...I better get on that

23/2/07, 12:21 pm  
Blogger LeRoy Dissing said...

Possum: the literal translation of the word "possum" from latin to english is:

to be able, avail, to be capable, have influence

That would be you dear possum!! :)

23/2/07, 6:58 pm  
Blogger Possum said...

Hojo - nice to see that you haven't fallen off the end of the earth!! LOL. I'd love to read any new posts.
Thanks for dropping in.

Dearest LeRoy, my Latin Learn-ed Friend!!!
I think that is so very cool.
(and I had NO idea!! - did you notice the blonde hair??!!)
I like that my new nic has so many different meanings - on so many different levels.
Thankyou for taking the time to dig out a few more.

Big hugs - and have a GREAT weekend - Poss. xxx

23/2/07, 8:02 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Possum-
That's so sweet that you're sister gave you a nickname - what an awesome gift. Personally I think they're cute - don't know if I would want one in my house though - might cause some chaos with the dog and cats.

24/2/07, 2:46 am  
Anonymous bijou said...

Hi Possum, thanks for stopping by! since we have all had multiple names in our lifetime, feel free to give yourself a new one everyday. hopefully, i will get to meet my sisters someday-- i have 2 and a brother.
heart, bijou

24/2/07, 10:25 am  
Blogger Possum said...

Dory & Bijou - thanks so much for stopping by. The name feels more and more 'right'. I really appreciate your thoughts.
Hugs, Poss. xx

28/2/07, 4:53 pm  

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