Friday, August 24, 2007

Atilla and his mistress

My middle name is very old in origin. Originally my mother wanted it as my first name. It is a Hungarian name and even some Hungarians are not familiar with it.

When I was visiting the Hungarian Cultural Museum last year, a discussion ensued regarding the origins of my middle name. I was told that I bear the name of Atilla the Hun's mistress. I was surprised, and partially did not believe it. I figured, who would name their chid after Atilla the Hun's mistress? After some digging, I found out that it really was true. I did indeed bear the name of Atilla's mistress.

I wanted to ask my mother if she knew that I had this name from this particular figure in history, but I could not quite muster the courage to bring it up. She passed away before I could ask her. I figured it was perhaps a good thing that I did not bring it up considering I doubt that she knew this little fact of history.

I am even more curious to know how Atilla's mistress made it into the written pages of history. I imagine she must have had some rather worthy characteristics and attributes to allow her to be recorded in the pages of time.

I apologize for not revealing my name in this post. I am doing this because I dislike having my name mispronouced as most people do not/cannot pronouce it. But I will pose the challege if anyone can figure out what it is.


Blogger William the Coroner said...

You know you've just opened the floodgates for teasing with this one, don'tcha?

Friday, August 24, 2007 2:27:00 PM  
Blogger Katie said...


I am afraid to ask. So very afraid...

Although I might allow you to tease if you can figure it out (along with the proper pronounciation).

Friday, August 24, 2007 2:43:00 PM  
Blogger William the Coroner said...


Monday, September 03, 2007 8:58:00 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Sorry, but it is none of those.

Try harder.

Thursday, September 06, 2007 4:07:00 PM  

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