Judi with an I,
Not Judy with a Y.
That’s the way my mother spelled it.
I changed it ’cause my given first name Judith, which I love,
When shortened becomes Judi with an I on the end,
Not a Y.
I think Mom liked Judy Garland, a lovely 1940’s singer/actress.
That was why she named me Judy.
So Judy I stayed.
Till I became Judi.
Then I married to a man whose last name began with hard G sound.
I saw a gorgeous airline attendant whom they called ‘Gail.’
“Gail’s my middle name, think I’ll start using it,” I thought.
I like alliterations. Gail G______ had a nice ring to it.
Another metamorphosis came about when my sweet North Carolinian friend called me Judigail.
Now there’s an original winner!