Why "Reb"?

One of the first questions I get asked after introducing myself to someone is "huh"? I'd love to give my parents credit as being incredibly progressive in their naming abilities, but I became "Reb" when I started college. During this transitional time between childhood and adulthood, it was appropriate for me to also give myself my own name. What I didn't realize was it was an early experiment in my own personal branding. My legal first name is Rebecca, a name found in the Bible, of English origin, and rhymed with my two older sisters' names, so it checked off my parents' boxes. I went by "Becca" in grade school and high school, primarily because there was always another Rebecca in the class

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