I'm asked that question so much, I thought I'd clear the air.
Plus it goes so well with my post from yesterday, about my parent's immigration to this country!
I was a surprise pregnancy and my mother was very ill during my birth (and for all of her years thereafter). Pair that with English as a second language and you kind of get the picture of how I was named. I figure, whoever helped my parents filled out my birth certificate may have been the one to spell my name CHRISTINE.
But all of my life, I heard my mother calling, "CHRISTINAaaaa...." or another European version of my name, but definitely always with an A on the ending. And somehow during my school years the name I used was "Chris"--do not even try it, despise despise despise!
Fast forward to college years when I looked at my birth certificate and realized there was no A on the end of my name. *pouty lip*
So CHRISTINE is my legal name, but CHRISTINA is the one I prefer, and definitely the name I want on my future novel! *fingers crossed*
Did I clear the air? :D
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!