The mystery of Agatha, or why don’t baristas read mystery novels?

Leave a comment

October 7, 2015 by kittynh

My friend Agatha has a last name of many letters.  I grew up with a last  name that was spelled one way, and spoken another.  But this is not a story about a last name.  This is the story of a first name.

11222570_10156100155955052_955989116183194911_n

The last name is for another time….let’s not even try here mail people!! (geez!)

Agatha (I am a fan of Agatha Christie) has a problem with her first name.  While Agatha is perhaps uncommon today, it appears those that work at Starbucks and other places are not a fan of any of the famous Agatha of history.

Not even close...

Not even close…

I did learn that Agata is the first known spelling of this name. I like Agatha as much like my own daughters names, Evelyn and Aynsley, it can apply to a male or female.  Female Agatha seems to be far more popular than male Agatha today.

While an interesting name, not Agatha's name.

While an interesting name, not Agatha’s name.

It has become one of my pleasures to see the creative spellings of her first name that AGATHA shares online.  With her kind permission, I share a few here.

Close!

Close!

So, just an A?  Hawthorne would be pleased I suppose.

So, just an A? Hawthorne would be pleased I suppose.

Another nice name invented.....

Another nice name invented…..

Any old A name will do right? How many people here have names that start with A?

Any old A name will do right? How many people here have names that start with A?

OK this is not even the correct vowel!  Fail for this Barista!

OK this is not even the correct vowel! Fail for this Barista!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: