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Do you like your name?

  1. Emela

    pea / 6 posts

    Ah, when I was a kid I really disliked my name. Theresa? Like c'mon! But now I really like it. People call me more often for Tessa or Tess nowadays, it's ok.

  2. rawrasaur

    pear / 1769 posts

    Not a fan of my name at all. One of the most popular names of my generation. I will be sure not to give my kids any super popular names.

  3. AmeliaBedelia

    cherry / 235 posts

    I LOVE my name now! Growing up, I didn't love it as much. I remember asking my mom why she hadn't named me something "normal" like Ashley or Kaitlynne? (My two best friends).

    That faded very quickly, probably around age 12-13. I absolutely ADORE my name and the fact that not too many people my age have it. I get told a LOT how much people like my name. It's becoming popular in the younger ages, but as someone in their 20s that isn't an issue. Haha.

    I want our future kids to have names that aren't too terribly popular, though nothing completely off the wall either. I tend to lean toward the classic/family names with a hint of different.

  4. Colekbl

    grape / 84 posts

    I've never been crazy about my name. It was one of the most popular names for girls my age (Nicole) and I was always one of several in my classes. The only redeeming quality is that I'm named for my dad.
    DH has a common name for our age too so we're definitely looking for more uncommon names but ones that are still pronouncable & common enough. (Growing up my best friend's name was Uryna)

  5. nana87

    cantaloupe / 6171 posts

    my name is super popular (I was 1 of 3 Anna's in my elementary school class and one of my bffs/roommates in college was also an Anna!) but I really do like it. It's classic but not stuffy. And I love that it's a palindrome because I'm a huge nerd like that

  6. Killer b

    cherry / 190 posts

    @Dr. Pepper: I'm also a Brooke, and I seem to have a million nicknames. Brookie (obvs), Cookie, Brookifer, Brooklyn, Brooker. Mall Santa heard my name wrong as a toddler, and called me Buck, which also stuck for a while.

    I love my name, though someone once told me Brooke is a "trailer trash" name. I don't personally know anybody with it, I have a few internet friends with the same name. I kinda wanted to name my daughter Brooklyn as a play on mine, and our hypothetical son Jacoby after my hubs Jacob. Ha!

  7. pelikila

    pomegranate / 3008 posts

    I didn't always love my name but I've always liked it. Once I hit around 16 or so I started to love it - Priscilla.

  8. ks8911

    pea / 9 posts

    I like my name,and I dont think Ive ever really had any issues with it (Kimberley,Kim for short) my mum chose it after the Kimberley Diamond mine,because I was born in April and thats the birthstone of that month!
    The only nickname I despise is Kimmy. Hate it.
    Interesting fact:my husband always spells my name wrong!he thinks it should be spelt kimberly,when it is spelt Kimberley,I have an extra "E" in there!

  9. DpeachLu

    clementine / 814 posts

    My name is VERY unique (where I am from) and it is forever mispronounced. I used to hate it as a kid... and now I really dont hate it or love it.

    - Lourdes.

  10. cheesetomywhine

    pear / 1586 posts

    I love my name! I get compliments on it a lot, though I do get a lot of oh is that from Shakespeare? I didn't love my middle name growing up, but now I do since it ties me with my dad who has passed.

  11. Miss Adia

    cherry / 172 posts

    I love my first name. I have never met another Adia in my life. I get compliments all the time on it.

  12. Stosbet

    pea / 19 posts

    I adore my name. I can't remember a time where I didn't love it. I am named after a street in Austin, Tx. Stassney Lane. However my middle name is Layne.

    When my parents named me that they thought we would never live in Austin. When I was 13 we moved there. Even though I love my name, I did get sick of constantly hearing "Did you know that's a road?" and having to say things like.. "you know.. Stassney, just like the road" to try to explain how to pronounce or spell it. I even had one guy want to see my ID because he didn't believe me. But even with all that, I would never want a different name.

  13. LatteLove

    apricot / 441 posts

    I share my name with a million other 80s baby girls, but something that's unique is that my name is usually short for something (like Katherine, Katelyn, or Katrina), but my full, given name is Katie.
    I've been told I look like a Jenn, or a Lauren (which is ironically my middle name).

  14. Rosie Girl

    pear / 1639 posts

    I always wanted a different name when I was little (probably just from my imaginary games i would play!), but I do LOVE my name. I hear it around sometimes, but normally on younger girls, so it might be becoming more popular?

  15. mrs. wagon

    blogger / watermelon / 14218 posts

    I have always haaaaated my name. My full name is Christina but my parents called me Tina from day one... I went by Christina for a while after I moved in 3rd grade because the kids in my new school called me Tina Turner. Finally when I got to college I got frustrated with the confusion and started going by Tina, since that's what my family and all my lifelong friends called me. But I swear, every time in a story or TV show or movie there's a mistress, stripper, prostitute, cheerleader, or ditz, her name is TINA. It's a running joke in our house now... "it's always TINA."

  16. Navy_Mommy

    nectarine / 2458 posts

    I loooooooooooooove my name. It just flows nicely. I like it so much I refused to drop any part of it when I changed my name after getting married, so now I have 2 middle names (First Name, Original Middle Name + Maiden Name, Married Name)

  17. lemondrop

    bananas / 9118 posts

    Its ok, never loved or really hated my name, it just is what it is. I really don't meet many other people named Frances around- and when I do, usually it is someones' ancient granny.

    My husband's name is super popular when he was growing up, so we wanted a happy medium. There are definitely some names that we have liked that we decided went too far out there, but we are also keeping our choice out of the top most common names.

  18. loveablebee

    coffee bean / 46 posts

    I actually really like my name!

  19. Mrs. Lantern

    apricot / 359 posts

    My dad named me after the leading actress from Gone with the Wind, and I've (almost) always liked it. My name is spelt as Vivian, which I prefer even more!

  20. MsLipGloss

    GOLD / pineapple / 12662 posts

    I'm kinda *meh* about my name . . . I always wished it were a little more feminine, i.e., Catherine or Elizabeth . . . something *fancier.*

  21. sulli301

    pear / 1764 posts

    As a child, not really, but only because I couldn't find stickers of pencils with it on them! It bothered me! But luckily I was never picked on for my name. Now my name is actually popular, so lots of little girls have it which is crazy! '87-'12=BIG changes in names!

  22. Mr. Coco Bee

    grape / 76 posts

    I love my name and am pretty proud of it. I was named after my father and my grandfather, so there is some history to it.

  23. Clementine

    persimmon / 1329 posts

    It's one of those old fashion names that you don't really see many people with it unless they are in their 70s, but it's growing on me.

  24. photomommy

    cherry / 128 posts

    I was teased a little as a kid, since my name was pretty unique and they came up with silly things. It's pretty common to hear it for little girls these days. I've always liked it though (Paige)

  25. Mrs. Confetti

    blogger / pomegranate / 3491 posts

    my name is biblical, boring and overdone but i got used to it by.....college.

  26. Grace

    cantaloupe / 6730 posts

    @MsLipGloss: That's exactly the way I feel! There's nothing wrong with my name, but I certainly wouldn't have picked it.

  27. Mrs. Lovejoy

    clementine / 972 posts

    Yeah! I do. I didn't used to, but its grown on me. It's not very original of a name but I don't know many people that have the same one. The only hang up is that it can be gender neutral so I often get Dear Mr. so and so in emails and correspondence.

  28. Amelieisme

    persimmon / 1361 posts

    I like my name and the way it is pronounced, but my parents didn't spell it phonetically so it always get mispronounced. It is also unique which I like, but people always forget how to pronounce it and it's soooo annoying correcting people multiple times so I usually just give up. For my son, I wanted to give him something relatively unique but with only one pronunciation so he wouldn't have to repeat himself multiple times in introductions for people to forget anyway


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