Her mother named her Vivian, which means "lively." I doubt my grandmother knew that, though. Mom was lively, that's for sure--once she got going.
Her middle name was Margaret. She changed it to Delores in 1971 when she divorced my dad. I never knew her middle name was Margaret, nor did I know she'd changed it until she died and I found the legal documents. I always knew her as Vivian Delores and so did the rest of the world, as far as I know.
Mom was full of secrets--
Delores means "sorrow." My mom was Lively Sorrow. It's fitting, yet ironic. It's hard to explain. You would have had to know her.
Mom's favorite color was blue.