October 3, 2015
Our families even gave their children the same names, although they swore it was unintentional. My name is Alexandra, and I have/had two older brothers, Benjamin and Victor. My husbandís name is Benjamin and his older sister Ė my childhood best friend Ė is Alexandra. We were both called Allie when we were kids, and yes, I dotted my i with a heart in my early teens. And then she went all avant-garde and started spelling her name ali with no capitals, and I introduced myself as Alexandra when I began working, but now Iím just plain Al.