Updated: Sep 14, 2020
When your last name is Lewallen, you get used to mispronunciations and misspellings. Over the years I have considered the spelling of Lewellen and even Llewellyn. I also considered Jay Bird, Jay Bones and Jay Brah, which are nicknames bestowed on me. I even considered splitting the name in two for Jay Lew Allen. I think that sounds like a country star who spent time in prison! So, I guess I will stick with what I got.