About my name

The genesis of my name

Here’s the story about my name, in brief: Three months into my mother’s pregnancy, my parents agreed they needed to find a gender-neutral name to refer to me (I was their first child). My dad, being a staunch socialist, proposed “PM” in memory of the daily New York City publication PM. For reasons beyond my understanding, my mother agreed. I’ve always loved it, even though my dad didn't tell me why he chose the letters P and M until two days before he died.

I usually spell my name “Pm” to lessen confusion. It's pronounced "pim."

A few references:

Wikipedia entry for PM
"About the Newspaper PM"  by Philip Nel, in Crockett Johnson website (8/2005)

Other web pages that mention PM: