did your parents ever tell you why you were named liz? do you know what your name would've been if you'd been born male?
Actually yes, my name Elizabeth Anne was my mom’s two best friend’s middle names, although at the time she didn’t realize that it’s almost basically a law that if you’re name is Elizabeth your middle name has to be Ann/e. Like at least 80% of the Elizabeth’s I’ve known have Anne as a middle name, although mine at least ends in an -e, which I like.
Considering my mom was barely 20 years old when I was born and it was the mid 80’s and I have a terrible last name (another reason she wanted me and my brother Nick/Nicholas to have ‘classical/traditional’ sounding names), I have to say I did pretty well in the name department, no complaints.
If I were a boy my name would have been Phillip Steven and no offense to the Phillips out there but it would have been awful with my last name and I’m glad I dodged that bullet.