All in a name: The Triple O’s

Andrea Rodriguez, Staff writer

Many of us grew up reading Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silversteen. In it, we heard the story of Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout who would not take the garbage out. The sibilant nature of her name would help us see humor in a situation that we can often relate to, but would parents actually name their child with a name filled with alliteration? At least two students at Armijo had their families make that choice.

Olga Olivia Ochoa‘s initials, O.O.O., make her name stand out. Ochoa had never really paid attention to her initials, although her friends and family have teased her about them. Sometimes they make jokes and make oooooo sounds when she’s around. She is sometimes called Olgita, a nickname given to her by her father when she was little and on that many of the other

Ochoa’s first name came from her mother’s cousin who had passed away from cancer. Ochoa’s mother decided she wanted to name Olga because she felt it was a way to connect and honor her cousin. So, in memory of her cousin, she named her daughter Olga. Without thinking about it, they added the name Olivia to the mix, not realizing that they had created a trio of O’s.

When I was younger, I always wanted my name to be Bella,” said Ochoa. “It means beautiful in French. Now that I am older, though, I like my name Olga.”

Ochoa believes that her name originated from Russia. “I think and It means blessed and holy, she said.

Another student, who was unavailable for comment, who has a trio of vowels serving as her initials, is Aiyanna Alexandria Adams.

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