It’s All In A Name
I was excited to read the BlogHer NaBloPoMo Prompt from yesterday: Are you named after someone or something? Are there any stories or associations attached to it?
I saw this as a great opportunity to tell the world about my connection to my namesake, the late Yolanda Denise King. If you are not familiar with the name Yolanda Denise King, she is the first-born daughter of Civil Rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and his wife Coretta Scott King. An actress, activist, and ambassador for health disparities in the black community, Yolanda Denise King walked in her own way to uphold the legacy of her father. I was so proud of Yolanda Denise King, because it was a major thing for me to share her name!
As I prepared to write this post, I shared with my Mom that I was glad they named me after Yolanda Denise King. Mom chuckled and replied, “You were not named after Yolanda King. Your name was supposed to be Casey, because your Daddy liked that name.” Casey Clay was almost my name until my Mom took to studying the baby names book and they decided on Yolanda Denise Clay. All this time I feed into my own dream about the origin of my name. Now I realize that, It’s All In A Name.
I did a Google search on my name and one of the entries from the site SheKnows.com that gave me a detail on my name, Yolanda. I read it to my Mom and she was like, “I could not have named you better. It is dead on and so you!”
Check it out! Is it speaking of the Yolanda Denise Clay Triplett that you know?
The name Yolanda is a baby girl name.
The name Yolanda is a Spanish baby name. In Spanish the meaning of the name Yolanda is: Violet.
The name Yolanda is an American baby name. In American the meaning of the name Yolanda is: Violet.
The name Yolanda is a Greek baby name. In Greek the meaning of the name Yolanda is: Violet flower.
The name Yolanda is a French baby name. In French the meaning of the name Yolanda is: Violet flower; strong.
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