does anyone really get upset when…

posted 3 years ago in Names
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Well, since my name is common, I’d be in trouble if other Laurens upset me. But, I’m glad my secret girl name crush is less common

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think it’s pretty normal to want a name that isn’t super popular.  Especially when choosing a name for a child, that is a reflection of you.  I have a very unique name, and have only met two others with that name. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I don’t think it’s an issue of other people sharing the name, but who the person with the other name is. If you know someone named Frank who pulled your hair and called you names, you wouldn’t want them to have the same name. Sharing a name with a celebrity, you’d get compared to them all the time. It wouldn’t be your name it’d be their name that you have. My name is so uncommon, when I find someone who has it, I’m like, “Really? Where’d they get it from?”

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Kandiss16:  i didn’t think my name was that popular but a little over 10 years ago I became friends with a girl with the same name as me.  She is also one of my bridesmaids.  We have a close friend with the same name as well.  When the 3 of us go out, people are very confused.

Once a person asked us why our mother would name us all the same.  Strange.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

my name was kind of old fashioned. for the longest time, I only met older women with the same one, and many of them were very redneck. that was kind of annoying but for the most part I thought it was funny. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Kandiss16:  I despise having a common name. It’s frustrating to have to be differentiated from other amanda’s by random traits. I.E “WHich Amanda?” “The one with the big boobs” “oh her!”. This was basically how I was known in highschool and college. Amanda was one of the top names the year I was born. Also common names tend to have names that sound like them, I can’t tell you how many times I have been called Ashley or Amber. I get Amber all the freaking time. I feel like my common name makes me more anonymous. I want my child to have a name that makes them feel that people will remember them, but not crazy enough to where they become the butt of a joke. Mini rant of my own over 🙂

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Backyard Forest

I grew up as Amy K. Nobody just called me Amy… it was quite annoying for me because I always had to share a name with 2-3 other Amy’s in my grade. Not to mention the other 5-6 I knew of. 

For that reason alone, I want to name my children with unique enough names without being totally weird or choosing some stupid spelling of it. 

I want them to be able to easily spell their name by the time they go to school, and I want people to be able to read it without screwing up. 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

As someone with a super popular name, like six people in my grade on elementary school with the same name, It never really bothered me. We had a shared name club. 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I work on a construction site, and there are 5 people with the name Shannon here. 3 are guys. We all look when someone says Shannon. Some days it’s annoying, but most of the time we laugh, or just call each other by last name.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My real name is not the same as my user name, but I have never met anyone with it. When customers at work read my nametag, 99.99% will comment that they have never heard/seen the name before. The 00.01% is one person in my 23 years that has seen/meet someone with the same name as me before. I’d probably be excited to know that I’m not alone!

Not TTC and do not have children, but I have thought of baby names since getting married. I tend to prefer names that aren’t overly popular, but aren’t way out there either. But nothing I can do about it if someone else chooses to name their kid the same name I name mine!

Post # 14
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Helper bee

As someone with a “strange” name… it’s from Shakespeare, so it’s not like it’s made-up, but I hated my name as a little kid. I was made fun of, people couldn’t pronounce it, and most people think I’m a different ethnicity than I am, just because of my name. 

I wanted to name my kids something normal, that they will never have to spell for anyone, never have to endure mispronounciations or speak up when the teacher gets to their name in the class roster and pauses because they don’t know it. 

So I did. Named my DS after an Apostle, and my DD after a queen. Can’t get much more normal than that. And I don’t care who already has that name or if they’ll be the 10th in their class. They will never want to insist they be called, instead of my name, “Shy Violet” when they were 3 like I did. 

And no, I’ve never actually met anyone with my name. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve only heard of one other person with my name (a child being called for by her father at the fair) and a famous makeup designer (not sure if that’s what their title is).  I think it’s awesome when I come across my name…but I also love that it’s pretty unique.

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Kandiss16:  On our honeymoon, I overheard the waiter say “I bet I can make two ladies look up with one word.” He then walked up to our table and the table next to us, and went “Ms Samantha?”

Me and the chick at the next table had the same name! I LOVE meeting other Samanthas!

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