Today I was with my mom at Barnes and Noble
, and she ran into a woman named Mary Ellen
she apparently knew and hadn't seen for a long time. Turns out, Mary Ellen
was the mother of two kids, Julian
, who I used to have playdates with when I was 4 or 5.
Now, over the years I've run into people from this playdate group every now and then. It's where I met my friends Mike
, I met a girl named Emily
from this group in the 7th grade, and this kid Eric
from the group dated another one of my friends.
This woman, Mary Ellen
, had moved away years ago though, to a different part of Long Island, so I haven't seen or heard of Julian
since then. Marcella
would be my age (18) and Julian
would be 21.
Now, I like the name Julian
well enough, but I'm really starting to dig the name Marcella
. It sounded so familiar, like it was something I hadn't remembered in forever.
I did some research on it, and found out it's been in the top 1000 from 1900 until 1995, then again in 1997-1999, and then once more in 2002 before dropping out completely.
I also found out that my dad's uncle was married to a woman named Marcella
Barnes. Weird, right?
So, even though I don't like it as much as Marlena
(which is a favorite of mine that everyone else seems to despise), what do you think of Marcella
I think it's very pretty and old-fashioned but retro. I'm just hoping it won't be the next Emma
(which I liked before they became outrageously popular, and now probably wouldn't use).