Changes for Deirdre

Ok, so I mentioned this dilemma a while ago, which is that I had a doll named Mary Ellen already, and then American Girl put out Maryellen and though I resisted, ultimately she came home with my. My plan was to rename her Janie, but I wound up loving her character in the books so much and her name just fits, so it stuck. So for a while I just dealt with having two Ellens but it was bothering me. I need more of a difference.

So after much thought, Mary Ellen Catherine McLeskey is now Mary Deirdre Catherine McLeskey. I’m still settling in on the new name. It was tough to find the right one! I wanted something that was Irish, but not a name that would have been super commonly used by the Irish at the time –I think her adoptive parents would have changed her name if she’d been Brigid or Eileen.

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You also may notice Deirdre is sporting a new head, including a new eye color. I couldn’t stand that head where the eye sockets were stretched out. As an experiment, I plopped Deirdre’s wig on the #61 I’d bought to steal the wig from, and I fell in love! Plus, since Rosie’s eyes are brown, I wanted a bit more distinction. I love her like this!

So new name, new face and eye color… I don’t think I’ll be changing her story though. I debated it! But thinking about it actually just made me write a little bit more of it, and I think for now it’ll stick.

Sometime soon I’ll be going through and correcting all the old tags, but there will probably always be some remnants. Name changes are a lot of work… it’s one reason I didn’t change my name when I married! 🙂 I need some new pictures of her too, but several girls are needed updating “school photos” so a project for a rainy day!

 

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