It is my real middle name. My Spanish grandmother was at my birth. I had to be born at home because the snow had fallen really heavy and all the pipes were frozen, hence she was there. There was a blazing fire in the hearth in the bedroom. I was born with a caul over my face and hooked around my ears (some call it a veil and/or, the caul bearer, it was also used as a talisman by sailors to protect them from drowning at sea) My grandmother called it evil, ripped it off my face, to my mothers horror, and she threw it in the fire. She then gave me two of her names, Anita Magdalena.
[ Interjection due to fascination: babys born with a caul is rare ( my grandson was ) and signifies psychic abilities and good fortune. My grandson has the former; hopefully the latter as well. Never heard it being called evil, but then again, it may be a location thingie. Return to regularly scheduled disclosures. ]
Mine is Hebrew for 'My Love', and was bestowed as my Hebrew name.