Meaning of Name Assignment
Kelly is the “Anglicized form of the Irish given name Ceallach”. It is traditionally said to mean “bright-headed”. There is little information on the origin and meaning on the surname Kresge.
When I was little I was embarrassed by my first name when people said it was a boy’s name, since Kelly is both masculine and feminine. That doesn’t really bother me anymore.
I’ve never changed my name, but I’ve temporarily adopted pseudonyms for visual arts projects. For some projects I used the made-up name Viv Absit Omen. I liked that the name fit the artistic persona of the projects, pulling from the Latin phrase meaning “may there be no evil omen.”