My name is Bettine Granøe Takvam. When my parents were pregnant with me, they were flipping through a name book and came across the name Bettina. Although they changed the ‘a’ at the end for an ‘e’, the name means Little Elisabeth, which is funny because my mother’s name is Elisabeth and they didn’t know the meaning of it at the time. All three of my names are relatively rare, with there being 28 people with the first name Bettine, 236 people with Takvam as a surname and 32 people with Granøe as a surname. I am the only person named Bettine Granøe Takvam and the only other people with the combination of Granøe and Takvam are my mother, brother and sister.