Saturday, October 11, 2008

Pink...Like the color

This is an old post from when I started this blog long ago that I updated some. Now that I have a few more readers, I thought I would share again. Enjoy!!


P I N K

Yep, that's my last name - Pink. Let me add that it's my MARRIED last name.


When I first met my husband, we were on our first date. He mentioned that I hadn't even asked his last name yet. He said it was a color. I sarcastically said, "Fuschia". Little did I know I was so close...


When we got engaged, people that I worked with would just laugh when they found out my last name was going to be Pink. One guy even came up with a great joke:

"What nationality is Pink?" (I know you are dying to know this one....)

"Crayola"


Ha ha.....Actually, when I ask my husband what nationality it is, he has no idea. I am guessing it's short for something like Pinkowski or something equality long and confusing to say and when his family came to Elis Island, someone just shortened it.


As we approached our wedding day, I tried to talk my husband into taking my last name. I thought he would be thrilled. I mean, how manly is the last name "Pink"??? He wasn't having it. My sister-in-law told me that was one of the best things about getting married - losing the last name of "Pink".


I asked him if he got made fun of a lot as a kid with that last name. All he would say was that he spent a lot of time in the principal's office. Go figure....


After we were married, I wouldn't wear ANYTHING pink. I hated the color.


We are easy to find in the phone book. You can imagine that there aren't a whole lot of other "Pinks" in the area.


What is most annoying is that when you tell someone that's your last name, they ask how to spell that. They think that there is some trick or something. Yeah, there's a "z" in there, but we don't pronounce that. To make things easier, when I tell someone my last name, I just automatically say, "like the color". People at work laugh when they overhear me saying that, but it's really just easier.


We have been married for 7 years now and have 2 girls (thank goodness). I now embrace the last name of "Pink". I love it. Even my husband appreciates it more now. We are going to get bowling balls for our league and he has mentioned getting a pink one too.


In closing, yes, my last name is Pink....Like the color.....






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10 comments:

Brandi said...

I tried to get Damon to take my last name too because Page is much easier to deal with than Buskohl (BUS-coal). No one can ever pronounce our last name. I was always amazed at how often people misspelled Page too.

Bridgette said...

LOL! I love Pink!

I left you an award on my blog, Mrs. Pink! :)

Bella Casa said...

What a cute post...I have issues to this day with my married name, but hell, even my maiden name was not that great...just easier to pronounce. It just was not in the cards for me to have a 'normal' last name ;)

Nice to meet you, Mrs. Pink, found you via EntreCard :)

Bella

Jenni Jiggety said...

I love Pink! It's a cute last name!

crazy working mom said...

Nice to meet you, Mrs Pink! :) Great post, lovely blog! Thanks for advertising at my place via Entrecard. :)

ParentingPink said...

Oh, I love this post! And, yes I do love the last name PINK. Well, um, for obvious reasons (just take a look at my blog & the fact I have 3 little girls). But I'm glad you've grown to like it. I mean, hey, its way better than RUNT. Yep, I said it. My dad's step mother's last name was actually RUNT before she got married. YUCK!

Kelly said...

i love it! i know that probably doesn't make you love it more, but it's a hell of a lot better than schulthies. yeah, try pronouncing that. it's shult-ice. and i used to be a peterson. ugh!

LyndseyS said...

LOL Laura! A good friend of ours is named Gray. And he introduces himself as Gray...Like the color.

On The Verge said...

I think it is pretty cool. Actually it is cute!

Minxy Mimi said...

Ive always liked your last name...but wondered what your hubby thought! I am glad you now embrace it... I hope your girls dont mind being "Savage's" when they marry my boys!

 
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