Yesterday media personality, Terryanne Chebet, revealed an interesting anecdote about herself. That being her real birth name.
She said that her names at birth were Jebet Cherutich, explaining that her late father was against “slave names”.
“I had an interesting conversation yesterday about my name! Someone said, ‘Terryanne, your parents must be posh Kalenjins to name you Terryanne’, I laughed and told her about how my name came about. I was born Jebet Cherutich, my dad did not want us to have any ‘slave names’. said the mother of two.
Her late father would later get involved in a terrible road accident that kept him at a Spinal injury hospital for about 7 years.
She added that her father's long stay at the hospital gave her the chance to change her name to Terryanne Chebet.
“During his absence, we learned about English names And when my time for baptism came, I picked the name Terryanne from a little magazine called the Readers Digest, which my dad subscribed to,” she went on.
She explained that a story about a lady with that name in the magazine had really inspired and touched her. She wrote;
“I was so inspired by her, even at my young age, and decided that would be my name. It stuck on, and I’m hoping that her spirit lives with me, that of demonstrating God’s heart in how I relate with those around me. Oh BTW, I also juggled with the name Caroline at some point, but I also wanted to be called Karen,” she said.