I spent much of this week driving my boys around since they're home for the summer. My eldest is 14, my youngest 12. Andre was in a skate board camp, and Philippe was busily playing his fiddle on Granville Island, his self-made summer job. So while driving around, I had a silly thought. "What would my name be if I were nun?"
Now you're probably wondering why I'm thinking such a thing when I'm obviously married and in no position to become one, but you see, I've been watching this great series on Netflix entitled, Call the Midwife. Talk about a fascinating televisions show. My husband and I were literally glued to the tv every night watching this.
Let me tell you briefly what the show is about. A young woman, Jennie Lee, becomes a midwife in the east end of London during the late fifties. She and her fellow workers live in a convent with nuns. Some of the nuns' names are really interesting: Sister Monica Jone, Sister Julienne, Sister Bernadette, Sister Winifred. So I got to thinking, what would I name myself if I were a nun?
It can't be your own name. They typically name themselves after saints. So no Sister Ashley, no Sister Mackenzie, or Sister Sophia.
You can choose names like: Sister Mary Eunice, Sister Erma-Linda, Sister Isabelle, Sister Mercedis, Sister Magella, Sister Raymunda, etc.
So after careful thought, I came up with Sister Marie-Claire. What would yours be?