Sunday, January 02, 2011

How Diana became Annie

A reader discovered that my daughter Annie's real name is Diana and wondered how and why she made the change. Annie herself has graciously agreed to answer.

There has been an inquiry about my going by Annie rather than Diana. Most of you probably had no idea that my name was Diana unless you've either a) known me since birth b) are a friend of mine or c) have read my father's book (so that's what like two of you?). There was no "Kafka-esque metamorphosis". It was more of a Bruce Wayne/Batman secret identity thing although now that its been revealed I guess my crime-fighting days are over. So you are all to blame when Two-Face starts wreaking havoc again.

Actually my parents always called me "Annie." Other delightful nicknames include Dow Chemical, Porntip and Youngster Fishman. So its not too surprising that I chose to go by Annie instead. Though you're all welcome to call me "Porntip."

Tomorrow:  My predictions for 2011.  Last year I was right about three of them.   Okay, two.

13 comments:

Rory L. Aronsky said...

Hi Porntip! I'm Tonto Goldstein (for those who know the Indian/Jewish airplane sex joke).

Kevin Arbouet said...

Okay...

So I'm guessing Annie/Diana is going into politics because that was the most unclear answer I've ever read outside of the screenplay for It's Pat!.

Sebastian said...

"reeking havoc"

Tee hee hee :-)

amyp3 said...

OK Rory, yes, you got me to google the Indian/ Jewish airplane joke.

Rory L. Aronsky said...

For that, amy, I shall follow you. On your blog.

Max Clarke said...
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Max Clarke said...

Hi Dow,

That's a great photo, you have a terrific smile and kind eyes.

Callum Jones said...

No one will ever believe you two aren't related!

Paul Duca said...

I can relate...my mother's real name is Elizabeth but she's always been called Nancy.

Unger said...

Is it just me, or did that post entirely fail to answer the question?

To be more specific:

Your parents named you "Diana", but "always called me 'Annie'."

(Ahem)

WHY, FOR GOD'S SAKE, WHY???

Rory L. Aronsky said...

WHY, FOR GOD'S SAKE, WHY???

Oh looky loo, we've got ourselves a journalist here! GET 'IM!!!! ;)

jbryant said...

Paul: I thought your mother's name was McGill, and she called herself Lil, but everyone knew her as Nancy.

Phil Proctor said...

My daughter's name is Betty Joe Bialoski. But we just call her Nancy.