Me: “Some of you know me as Barbara Frank. Yes, I know, it is a catchy and very international name, but I never felt like a Barbara. It is a beautiful name, no doubt, but it just doesn’t suit me. I researched it and found out that Barbara means ‘stranger, barbarian, savage’ in every culture and language. Even the legend says that she was tortured, imprisoned, and killed by the order of her father who later died in a fire… it is a sad story. Barbara is also a Saint because she suffered so much in her life. It is too sad for me to carry that name. If I think back, as Barbara I was very quiet, serious, closed, sensitive, and self-critical. But not any more!
I feel with the name Aria, because it represents who I am today; airy, happy, free, intuitive, creative, spiritually growing, and loving life! I am not imprisoned anymore, I broke the chains and set my soul free. This is Aria. And Dellcorta means a solid sense of imagination with wonderful communication skills. The name represents harmony, pleasures, and beauty – of sharing my inventive talents with the world. Acquiring my ability in creative self-expression is the best degree of attainment because of this full life journey.”