Have you ever met a person who did not "match" their name?

posted 3 years ago in Names
Post # 3
376 posts
Helper bee

Apparently I’m one of those people who don’t match their name! My name is Shona (rhymes with Mona). It’s the feminine of Shawn, which is Gaelic for John. My Mother is from Scotland. BUT The Shona are also the largest ethnic population in Mozambique. They speak the Shona language. My peeps! lol

I’ve had people say they expected me to be of African or Indian background, but I’m white with blond hair and brown eyes. I guess I could be of Dutch-African background?

One guy at my work, who had immigrated from Nigeria, told me he spent weeks “trying to figure out who the white girl sitting at Shona’s desk was. And where was Shona?” We both had a good laugh because I had spent weeks trying to figure out who “Mbimangil” was. He went by his “English” name, “Michel.”

Post # 4
242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Kukahiko Estate

@alaha:  I don’t think I can remember this happenning to me, but I do have a quick story along the same lines.

My FI’s name is Evan…we were meeting up with one of my friends for some reason and there were a few of her friends that had not met Evan yet.  Afterwards, my friend mentioned to me that one of the new people we met commented that Evan was just not the same as he had pictured…because he’s Asian.  He thought an Asian person with the name Evan was strange.  I persoanlly thought that was weird of him to say that but whatever haha.

Post # 5
4134 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My parents named me a name that is typically (like 99.9%) a male name. No one is ever expecting a woman to walk in. 

My SIL has a very fancy, feminine name. But she’s very athletic, laid back and not fancy like her name makes her sound. 

Post # 6
6666 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have a friend named Angel.  I have thought many times how the name is just so wierd for her- not that she is bad or anything- it just really doesn’t fit.

Post # 7
2578 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ve never really met anyone who doesn’t match their name, but I do know of someone (an aquaintance) who kind of switched up her name to suit her personality better. She went from Nicole to Nikkyta.

Growing up I never thought my name suited me… I hated it, and even tried writing different names on my work in kindergarten, lol. That being said, when I look at myself now, I realize my name suits me (much better than Christine, which my Dad was hoping for). LOL!
Also, when my DD was born, there was an entirely different name I wanted for her (much to DH’s dismay). We chose something else in the long-run, which I didn’t think suited her at-the-time, but now she’s grown into it. She totally suits her name.

Post # 8
3828 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yes. this pudgy little tom boy i know named Sophia.  Doesn’t fit her AT ALL in my opinion. 

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