(Closed) Do you like your first name?

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Post # 16
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Helper bee

My first name is Natalie, and I’ve always liked it.  It means “born on Christ’s birthday” so it doesn’t get much cooler than that! And with my FI’s last name, it just sparkles ๐Ÿ™‚ He has a really common last name, and I like the way they sound together.

Post # 17
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Buzzing bee

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kayleighclaire:  I’m on it (at least I will be when I get home from work!)

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I hate my first name. I’m a Jessica, and there are about 10 million of us in my age group. It’s way too common and I don’t find it to be a very pretty name (no offense fellow Jessicas). Shortening it to Jessie is even worse, I give death glares to anybody who tries that on me.

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

Mine is Caitlin. It’s fine, I like it. I always always always have to spell it for people. I like that it’s unique for someone my age, I don’t like that it got SUPER popular when I was around 10 and a people started messing with the spelling. Mine is the traditional Irish, and I once sat down and came up with 17 other ways I have seen it spelled. Clearly they are all wrong. ๐Ÿ™‚ (I don’t really think that way, although I do wish that people who know me would spell *my* name correctly.)

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eeniebeans:  I really like the name Erin. I had a friend Erin who hated her name though–her parents had picked it because they wanted to be sure it was something she could spell. Then they named her brother Vaughn. Because that’s easy. ๐Ÿ™‚ They weren’t super into being parents though, I think that was more her issue. Anyway, I always think of that. 

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I love my first name! It’s Natalie. My mom’s best friend in high school was Natalie, and she always loved the name, but when she found out my due date was right around Christmas, she knew it was perfect (it basically means “Christmas,” or “born on Christmas day” and my birthday is 2 days before Christmas). Growing up, I didn’t know anyone with the name (and in fact, I still don’t), so I always felt like it was “my” name (unlike all of the Jessicas, Jennifers and Ashleys I grew up with), but still common enough that it wasn’t mocked or mispronounced (like my last name).

Post # 21
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Bumble bee

My name is Amelia and I used to really like it. I was named after my great grandmother and it used to be an uncommon name, so I felt part of a little exclusive Amelia club. Now that my name is in the top 10 popular girl names I’m starting to dislike it. Several old classmates and an ex boyfriend have named their daughters Amelia, and I guess I’m glad I didn’t ruin that name for them 

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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FutureBride625:  Name twin! Was just saying I don’t actually know anyone personally with my name (though I know it’s common enough). Love it!

Post # 23
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’ve never liked my name, it’s April.. and all I’ve heard most of my life was people making stupid month jokes.

“I bet your middle name is may!”

“Do you bring may flowers??!”

ect, ect. It’s not funny after you’ve heard it from everyone.

My parents also considered Lidia and Angel, which I don’t think i’d like either of those, either.

Post # 25
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Bee Keeper

I hate my first name. “Patti” — not even Patricia, just Patti. It’s like I got stuck with a nickname but cheated out of having the whole name. Plus, it’s not even spelled the same way most people would spell it (Patty). So it’s always misspelled … I could never find anything with my name on it (this was way more important when I was a kid,  not so much now — LOL) … and when I’m a little, old lady I’m still going to be stuck with a “cheerleader” nickname. (Not that there’s anything wrong with cheerleaders — I was one, about a bazillion years ago. Ha, ha)

One time, I told my mom how much I hated my name. She told me that my dad was the one who picked it. She wanted to name me Cordelia, after her mother. I LOVE the name Cordelia. I so wish she would have won that argument. *sigh*

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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lavenderstone:  my first name is misti. I’ve been told I have a stripper/porn/redneck name lol but I’ve grown to like it. The spelling has always been tricky…Bless my mom’s heart for being creative hahaha ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 27
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Bee Keeper

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jenilynevette:  Oh my gosh! The ridiculous, totally un-funny jokes! I completely forgot about that. I probably blocked it from my mind, after growing up hearing: “Cow Patti” … “Peppermint Patti” … etc. Blah.

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I do like my name. I think it’s pretty. 

 

although, pretend my name is jessica. In grade school they would sometimes call me jessy. But then in about 4th or 5th grade I had a boy transfer in named jesse.. So. I hated it then. And started giving devil eyes (as PP said) about having a nick name. Haha. But it is a pretty long name, so I’ve since shortened it to an uncommon nickname for it, but I like it. I work with 2 other girls similar age with the same name (so it’s convenient I’m known by the more uncommon nickname). But I never knew anyone growing up. 

Another annoying tid bit.. My mom I guess wrote my middle name in the first name space along with my first name. So on all my official documents, passport (really irritating with getting boarding pass) health card etc. it’s ‘Jessica Marie’ not just jessica m, or cant even omit the middle name. Hahah

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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OneDayMrsL:  I’m Canadian and actually, the first Devon I knew was a female!  I was thinking of it and had to go get one of my class pictures from elementary school out to make sure I wasn’t imagining it.  Shannon, though, is always a girl name for me.  Your poor SO!

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blankenshiptobe:  I wanted the name “Misty”/”Misti” for years when I was little.  It was the name of my favourite character from pokemon ๐Ÿ˜‰  At least you have that!

Post # 30
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Busy bee

I like my name. It is a very traditional Vietnamese name, which is rough because I live in the United States. I have an English nickname (that’s also a legal alias) that everyone, including the people that gave me that traditional name, calls me by. 

The one thing that does bother me is that a lot of the older people that I work with always asks why I didn’t change my name when I became a naturalized citizen, well it’s because I was born in the U.S. It bothers me that people would just assume I would change my name.

i think the name thing is going to be a bit of a challenge though cause I don’t know if I want to take my boyfriend’s name or not. It’s going to sound really funny since I have a really traditional Vietnamese first name and he has a really traditional British last name. 

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