Say Your Name
Write about your first name: Are you named after someone or something? Are there any stories or associations attached to it? If you had the choice, would you rename yourself?
I was told at one time that I was named after a popular Circuit Court Judge who served on the bench in our part of the state when I was born. I am quite happy with the name Leland. I have had to repeat it most of my life over the phone. I either lisp or the name Leland come out crosswise, right from my own lips. I have gotten accustomed to using the name so I do believe I will keep it. It doesn’t look like going through the troubles of renaming myself would be worthwhile, changing required paperwork deletes that thought quickly. The following link has information about the name Leland. I fully agree with the alternative meanings that are listed.
Origin and Meaning of Leland
The name “Leland” is of English origin, and it means “Meadowland”. It’s a name commonly given to boys.
L is for look, the way you look at life.
E is for easy going, no ruffles here.
L is for life, that you live so well.
A is for affirming, the certainty of knowledge.
N is for natural, the genuine side of you.
D is for discreet, you can keep a secret.