Name: Alanis Nadine Morissette
DoB: June 1st, 1974
I start up in the north I grow from special seed
I sprinkle it with sensibility
From French and Hungarian snow
I linger in the sprouting until my engineís full
Then I move across the sea
To European bliss
To language of poets
As I cut the cord of home
I kiss my motherís mother
Look to the horizon
Lyrics from "Citizen of The Planet" (from "Flavors of Entanglement", 2008)
The daughter of Alan and Georgia Morissette, Alanis, born at the Riverside Hospital in Ottawa, Ontario on June 1st 1974, was one of three children in the family (she has an older brother named Chad Everet?and a twin brother named Wade).
Although the name Alanis is Greek itself, Alanis Morissette has no Greek background whatsoever. When she was asked, she explained her nameís origin saying:
ďMy dadís name is Alan, and I think he probably loves the fact that his name is in my name! But itís a Greek name, actually. My parents and I traveled a lot when I was younger, and I think my dad just saw it in a Greek newspaper. It a word to describe the wolf in the pack of wolves who takes off while the rest of the wolves roll their eyes ó at least thatís what somebody told me!