At work today an inquiry was made about my name and what, if any, nickname would I like to be referred by. Should I be called Luisa, Louise, Lu. I was fine with ‘Lu’ but of course I mentioned my other nicknames, mostly used by family. These include “Luli”, which my mom and sister-in-law use in replacement of my real name and “Lulu”, which is used mostly by my nephews and in my early high school years by a handful of people I granted permission to address me as such.
Funny enough: Lulu has stuck.
My mom has a little song she’d sing to me as a toddler, I still recall it and it still makes me laugh. I will keep it for myself, for the simple reason that it is something I treasure and wish to keep between her and I. Perhaps I will sign it to my children someday, if their full name permits.
Aside from this I have always associated “Lulu” with the caricature by the same name. More so because my mom would, and still often does, address as “Mi pequeña Lulu”.
Exhibit A: Little Lulu
Exhibit B: Little Lulu in Print
Exhibit C: Little Lulu in Video
I sure do enjoy old cartoons.
Today it was brought to my attention that there is another female figure that shares the ‘Lulu’ name and she just so happens to sing a song I enjoyed listening to quite a lot but never knew who sang it.
Say that you love me. Say that you need me. Say that you want me. Because I want you to know. I want you to know right now. You make me wanna shout.