Post # 1
I used to hate my first name. It’s Rachel. Then the tv show Friends became really popular when I was in highschool and I started to warm up to it because of Jennifer Aniston’s character. When I started dating my husband, one of the first things I learned about him was that his little brother was going to be named Rachel if he was a girl. His parents have always loved the name. Because they didn’t have a daughter in their family, when we got married, they told me they finally got “their Rachel”. I was so touched!
So….if you’re comfortable sharing your first name, or just want to talk about whether or not you like it and think it suits you, tell me about it!!
Post # 2
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!
Post # 3
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 Fiance 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
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
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
- Wedding: May 2018 - City, State
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
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
OneDayMrsL: hahaha it’s by the band “Marillion” if that helps!
Post # 9
- 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 😛