What would your pseudonym be?
Honestly I can't imagine being anyone other than Cassi. I've thought about this question before and always am like "but I like my name."
Part of why I like my name (Cassi Haggard) is because Haggard is the type of last name that you have to learn to love. The word has all kinds of negative connotations. Mainly that people immediately jump to the word "hag" or those with a wider vocabulary realize the current definition of haggard is tired, gaunt and worn down. That's not me! I'm pretty hyper and high energy actually.
Because I am a nerd, in college we had to write a paper researching the etymology of a word. I chose haggard because it was both a word and my last name. Do you know what the earliest definition was? "Of a hawk: caught aft having assumed the adult plumage; hence wild;untamed: said also of an own." Oh Oxford English Dictionary I could kiss you! Because being a little untamed is a far cry from being worn down.
But I am completely ignoring the question aren't I? Because that's my name and I just wrote about how I stubbornly don't want to give up my name.
Well if I must then I would still choose a family name. Cassi Carnes sounds rather nice doesn't it? And Carnes reminds me of my roots, good ole Stinkin' Creek, Kentucky, where my family originates from. I'm proud to be a Kentuckian and wouldn't want to pretend to be from anywhere else in the world. If I couldn't have Cassi I would probably pick an old family name. They had tons of kids so I could choose from lots.
Here are some of the more interesting choices: Millie, Dicey, Cordie, (There are some names that I'm unsure of the gender like Vantlee and Nebraska), Corddia, Axie, Jula, Effie, Loetra, Mahala, Novella, Silvania, Thursey, etc
Seriously I wonder if they ran out of names because they had some many children. But some of these like Axie and Thursey repeat!
Since I can't pick will you?
Because everyone always wonders about the name Stinking Creek I'll show you that it's really a beautiful place. Every time I look at pictures it reminds me of a perfect summer day.