You may be wondering…WHAT IS MY NAME?
ok – I was born Kelly Woxland.
Woxland is Norwegian. But – in Norway, you would never pronounce it like you do (Wox, rhyming with Fox in a Box)…
Vaagsland is another version of the spelling, & is a bit more accurate phonetically, & looks way more cool (in my opinion). The 2 a’s make an “o” sound, & the “d” is silent.
After I got married, I took his name, Wainwright (which is British, & means something like “wagon-wheel maker”). It’s ok in general, but also in general NOT me!
Vaagsland means something more like “inlet in a fjord”. I love this, & love picturing myslef kayaking in a fjord, only to clamp on my cross-country skis afterwards to ski home!
So – there you go.
Kelly Vaagsland Wainwright it is! (unofficially!)