When I was born, my parents named me Elizabeth Thomas--Elizabeth after the Queen of England and Thomas from my mother's maiden name.
I was a female child in a southern family and, therefore, had to have a double-name. Mine ended up being Beth Thomas. Really.
Anytime I got in trouble? Beth Thomas! And when my mother was particularly mad, it slurred together into something resembling BeTHomas.
But something good came out of this rather long and regal name. My initials are ETC. I use them everywhere. Even after I married Mr. Langston, which forever changed my initials to ECL, I still use ETC.
Now you know why I named this blog Author of YA fiction, ETC.