I like to make words out of my name or replace words with my name. Jyll-words. Jyll-names. Jyllisms? Here are a few examples: Jyllicious (delicious). Jyllectrify (electrify). Peanut Butter and Jylly Sandwich (Jelly sandwich). Supercalifrajyllisticexpialidocious (now you probably have the song in your mind….you are welcome! Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious). I could go on all day, but I won’t.
Most brilliant (yes I’m biased) things often happen by accident – without planning, awareness or even without thought, which is how this story starts.
In 1999, MSN came out with Instant Messenger. It was a fun way to chat online with friends who had MSN or Hotmail email accounts. I’ve never been a big fan of my name so seeing “Jyll says” kind of bothered me. It was B-O-R-I-N-G!
One day I decided to change my name so instead of “Jyll says” I changed Jyll into something else. It showed “Jyllectrify says” instead! I was quite pleased with my creativity!
My friends seemed to enjoy it too as they would participate in the Jyll-name game and give me suggestions: Jylly con Carne (Chilli con Carne), Jyllyfish (Jelly Fish), and Jylly The Kid (Billy The Kid).
You can see some names aren’t a stretch. Others are, and you learn by trial and error and the deciding factor is when you try to say it out loud. HA!
When I started my Intuitive Aromatherapy business I was talking to my friend, Warren, about what I should call it. He said, “Jyllicious, of course.” DUH. Kinda can’t believe I didn’t think of that myself!
Sometimes when I read my brain will turn things into a Jyllword. It is completely automatic.
Example: dilapidated to Jyllapidated. Vigilant to vigjyllant. Fragile to frajyll.
I guess I really do see myself in Everything! Bwaa!
Sometimes you just jyll (intentional) carry it too far
Intentionajyll! haha so true!
That sounds like fun Jyll. It’s always good to have fun with a sense of humor.
Thanks Julia, it amuses me at least! 🙂
lol, that was totally Jylliciously funny. Thanks for sharing the details with us.
I’m glad you enjoyed it. Thanks Richa!
Sometimes it takes a trick like that to help people remember your name.
When I am escaping the winter snows in Canada I introduce myself as “I am Doug, and that is how I got out of the snow back in Canada; I dug my way out.”
I like that!! Very good point!