Name's are funny things, don't you think? The other day at work we were talking about nick names and abbreviated versions of our names - Emmeline (named after Emmeline Pankhurst no less) prefers to be called Em, Dave C is called Cheeky, 'cos well he's cheeky and I mentioned that I only like close family to abbreviate my name. Then Wendy, staying quiet until this point suddenly blurts out "my nick name was Loulabella, when I was younger.......but my stage name was Loulabella De Fonso", which neatly beats the name of my sister's imaginary friend when she was little - Madam Caleegy from Ethiopia!
So, when it came to starting this blog, I wondered about my own name. Should I just use my first name? If I did use my full name, my maiden name was out of the question, as no-one could ever pronounce it and it always got miss-spelt and at that point I wasn't married, so I didn't feel I could use that name. Any way I reckoned my married name was way too long to fit on my BAFTA award! I'm waffling now, but what I mean to say is Jones is an invention, something I chose to hide behind at first perhaps, but it kind of stuck with me and is here to stay now. I'm hoping that the peeps at Radio Nottingham didn't think I was too barmy, when I tried to explain that I prefer to be known as this, when I go on the radio, otherwise people would just get confused when they went to my blog site and saw a different name. The blog content is very definitely me, I don't hide behind that, but Jones is like having an alter ego. Imagine me donning a Wonder Woman suit whenever I come to write a blog entry and you wouldn't be far wrong!
Confessional hour is now over.