Saturday, 28 January 2012

Lisa Lee Dark / her name

Most people don't know, or they seem to forget where the name Lisa Lee Dark came from; Lisa-Lee was born 'Lee Dark', so that is her real, original birth name, her close friends and family still call her 'Lee', and that is fine, after all Lee is a male and female name, but the reason why 'Lisa' got added into her name was for two reasons.

Firstly, her record company felt that Lee Dark was too boring and felt that it didn't stand out, so they wanted Lisa-Lee to change her name. The record company wanted a much more feminine name, so people knew that Lisa-Lee was female, they were worried that people wouldn't understand if her name wasn't a stand out female name, as Lisa-Lee was still carrying a lot of weight, and this extra weight made her look more masculine than feminine, but that was also due to the hormone treatment that she had received. Lisa-Lee refused to change her name but was prepared to make a slight change.

The second reason why Lisa-Lee decided to add the name 'Lisa', into her stage name was because this is the name that the bullies called Lisa-Lee when they bullied her in school. They use to call her a lot of worse things on top, but they always called her 'Lisa' as an extra insult; by adding the name 'Lisa' into her name, this was Lisa-Lee's way of showing the bullies that that name never bothered her, and in fact they were partly right to call her a female name, as she was female, so by adding the name 'Lisa' into her new name, Lisa-Lee could stick her two fingers back up to the bullies, the ones who thought they were upsetting her by calling her Lisa.

Although today Lisa-Lee doesn't like to be called just 'Lisa', it is Lisa-Lee, both names, unless you are a close friend or family member who still knows her as 'Lee'; at all other times you call her Lisa-Lee.

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