Do you like your first name?

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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670 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

My name is Kayleigh.  I was named after a song from the mid 1980s.  I’ve never listened to the song in case I hate it, though.  I’ve always liked my name, minus the fact that I always have it spelled wrong on official documents (my drivers licence even had it spelled wrong … oi) or I have to spell it over the phone for people when I’m dealing with the phone company, for example.  It’s unique for our very conservative town, without being too strange.  🙂

As a note, I’ve always LOVED the name Rachel!

  • This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by  kayah.
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I love my name!  I’ve always loved my name!  It’s Damara.

People hate strange names because they’re pronounced wrong all the time and hard to spell… to be honest, I could care less.  I don’t mind if people struggle with it one bit, because I’m the only Damara I know, and I like it that way 😉  My last name is short, but very uncommon, as well.  My FI has a common last name, so I guess I won’t have to spell out my entire name for people as soon as we get married 😛

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

My name is Erin and I have never liked it since kindergarten when a little girl told me I had a “boy’s name”. I hate how it is phonetically similar to Aaron and it has caused weird confusion in various instances. When I named my girls I picked names that could not be confused as gender neutral.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

My name is Devon, I always loved it being so original! I had like 3 friends called Rebecca, 4 Emmas and a couple Michelles and Rachels so I loved that no one else had my name. It made me feel special without feeling like my name was weird (think, Peaches or Apple, haha). 

Until I moved to Canada (originally from Melbourne) and I had so SO many people think I was a boy – that was a bit annoying!

 

When I have kids I would love to give my children unusual, but not weird, names. 

 

kayleighclaire:  I’m going to look up that song! I’ll let you know 😛

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: TBD

Mine is Amanda. I hate it because I’m constantly called A-Man-Duh. It’s so annoying. BUT, I was named after a cool Boston song 😉

Post # 7
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3195 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My name is Holly and I love it! It was my grandparents’ last name/mother’s maiden name so it’s got a lot of family history. I also have only met about 2 other Holly’s in my life, so it’s not a common name although it’s a traditional one. People always assume I was born around Christmas though, which isn’t the case.

Post # 8
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670 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

OneDayMrsL:  hahaha it’s by the band “Marillion” if that helps!

Post # 9
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279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016 - Highfield House, Stanley, Tasmania

I quite like the name Madeline. It is old fashioned and classic, which I really like, but I often get annoyed at people calling me “Madison”, which about half the girls in my younger sister’s class are called. I sort of resent that. I also often wish I had a more gender-neutral name.

Post # 10
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1437 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

eeniebeans: aww I love the name Erin! For one thing, I love the character on The Office (US version) with that name. I think it’s beautiful!

I’ve always loved my first name, Katina. Pretty, unusual, and not that complicated. However, as a kid I always hated being called Katrina occasionally, especially since I never even met any Katrina’s for a long time, but now that I get that it’s just an honest mistake. Still not exactly a fan though lol.

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

OneDayMrsL:  When I read your name I thought it sounded like a boys name, but I’m from Canada too so that must just be us!

Im Sarah. It’s all right, after all it means princess! I HATE how common it is though. All through elementary I had to go by my middle name, because there was another Sarah in the class with a VERY similar last name to mine (like the difference between mickey and nickey). Several times people thought I was either a joke or a typo. It took me a long time to like my name after that, and it drove me crazy when other kids kept their middle name a secret but all knew mine! 

Post # 12
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670 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

MadsTheGallifreyan:  WHOVIAN!  Wooo!  But to be on the topic at hand, I’ve always loved Madeline as a name, too.  It’s so classic, girly and sweet.

Post # 13
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6344 posts
Bee Keeper

My first name is a little unusual and often mispronounced. It bothered me a bit when I was younger, but now I appreciate the uniquness because I am slightly quirky at baseline. 

Post # 14
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3193 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My first name is very unique.  So unique that I have not met anyone with my first name. So I do not plan on sharing it here   But it was so unusual and unique that it helped shape me into the person I am today and I’m grateful for that.  I was teased a lot as a child due to my name and now I am a stronger person because of it.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

Tigerlilybride:  I think that in Canada and the US it is pretty dominantly a boys name. When I was younger honestly every single person I met thought it was a very feminine name and no one had heard of it before. But as I get older there are more and more (not heaps but I keep hearing of a few here and there) popping up. It’s pretty gender-neutral hear, like Jamie or Shannon.

It’s funny because FIs name is Shannon and in Canada people always presumed I was Shannon and he was Devon 😛

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