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Who Is Karn?

KarenIt’s a short story. Maybe some of you have noticed that my sister, and a few others, call me Karn or Karne at times. Yes, my name is Karen and is spelled K-A-R-E-N. But sometimes, I type so fast that my fingers run away from my brain and I type the -n- before the -e-. I have always done this. Since I learned to type in Jr High.

So, one day, about 13 years ago, I was typing, and my little sister, Emily, was with me. She was like, who’s Karne? Why do you keep typing Karne? (she was like 10 or 11 at the time) So I explained to her the reason above. From that day, the name stuck. She and her friends adopted the nick name.

"Karne" & Emily with their parents Doug & Ann and brother Michael WAY back when...

So, any present I get, or card, or even messages on facebook, the label will have Karne or Karn on the label or type. I’m very used to it and don’t notice the difference most of the time. My 2 year old neice, Adah, even thinks that my name is Auntie Karne. LOL When I type ‘Adah’, I usually type ‘Aday’ and have to backspace. Oh well, at least it resembles her real name other than “Ethel”. My husband has called Adah, Ethel, from the time that my sister was pregnant with her. He has ALWAYS called her Ethel and she answers to it. She’ll always be Ethel to Uncle David.

So, that’s the story of Karne. Maybe some of you have a funny story of a name change from someone or a nick name that you would like to share on our wall. Feel free to share it with us and our readers.

– Love

AKA Karne, Karn