(Closed) Do you like your first name?

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 106
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I love my name! I am one of less than 10 people with my first name in my country, all but one born after me, and everyone with my last name is related to me, so I know for certain that I am the only person in the whole wide world with my full name ๐Ÿ™‚ ! 

My name is a city in the US (I’m not named after the city though, I’m named after a model and writer with the same name), and a city where not many tourists go. But this summer I got the opportunity to go there and it was so much fun! All the people who saw my name said it was so cool, and for the first time in my life I could by things with my name on it! 

The only downside is the constant misspelling, misunderstandings, and “what is your real name?” questions.

Also, unfortunately my name is similar to the word for knickers in my language, so that has provided some not-so-funny moments and bad jokes.

Funny story though: when I was going to be baptised the priest called my parents to make sure they weren’t drunk when they signed the certificate! He said I would be bullied for the rest of my life, but I’ve never actually had anything else than compliments once people understand what my name actually is. And I know that some of the other girls with my name are named after me, because their mothers used to be my mum’s clients.

My nan wasn’t a supporter though, she called me by my middle name for a full year before she gave up.

But all in all I am so happy this is my name. It makes me unique ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 107
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

 

My Name is Caroline. I never realliy minded my first name but hated my middle name which is Jane. I used to get called Caz at school which I hate so much. At college people started calling me CJ which I dont mind. I dont know many Carolines

Also, my brother chose my name with the assisstance of my God mother. My brother who has brain damage didnt speak until he was 4 and is 5 years older than me. When going through the baby name book it was the only name he attempted to say.

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Post # 108
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

When I was younger I didn’t  like my name, but now I love it! It’s not a weird name but it’s pretty uncommon and my name is a little different than the normal version. I know a couple would with my name, but I don’t know anyone who spells it the same way. Which is sometimes annoying because people always spell my name wrong, and my married name is simple, but it’s so simple no one can spell it so I automatically  have to spell out my whole name to people.

Post # 109
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I like my name, its not super common and it cannot be short formed. Which was my parents’ goal when naming me.

I have a nickname but its not a shortened version of my name, its the same length as my name with the last letter being different. Which is odd and I’m not even sure where it came from, but it doesn’t annoy me so I can deal.

 

Post # 110
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Not really. My first name is Blair. I am a woman and it’s usually a guy’s name. However, I love my middle name <3

Post # 111
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Helper bee

My name is Clover ๐Ÿ™‚ 

 

i love my my name and never heard anything nasty about it. 

The worst part is people jist being thick. For example at an old workplace a member of HR refused to address my paycheques to Clover *surname* as ‘it wasn’t my real name’ it on my birth certificate and ID, she kept telling me how they can’t call people by their nicknames. 

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Another annoying thing is when people get my name so wrong, I understand if they call me Chloe  as it sounds similar bit I’ve been called Charlotte, Chantelle, Caroline, Christine… The list is endless. 

 

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Post # 112
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

lavenderstone:  I love my first name, but it’s really frustrating because no one seems to ever get it right. It’s Katrina. Not Catherine, Katarina, Kaitlyn, or whatever variation they pick. I end up going by a nickname usually, but I’d rather go by my real name. I’ve never thought my name to be a really difficult one to comprehend, but people still get it horribly wrong. 

Post # 113
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Bumble bee

My first name is Lily (I think I’m the only one in this thread, unless I missed it?)  Growing up it was always an uncommon name.  Until the last couple of years I had only ever met 3 people named Lily and my great grandmonther (who I was named for, was one of them)  It’s actually really weird getting used to the name getting popular.  Before, if someone yelled my name I was 100% sure they were talking to me.  Now, there’s lots of little Lilys around.  

There was a time in elementary school in a class full of Ashleys and Brittneys where I wished I had a “normal” name.  Then my great grandmother told me how happy she was that I was named after her. Our family is huge and I was the only one named for her.  She showed me her beautiful gold locket with a L on it and said she wanted me to have it.  I realized then how special my name was.  I really do love it ๐Ÿ™‚  

Post # 114
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

cls9q:  I’m a Cassandra as well!

I’m sort of indifferent about it although I get Cassie a lot which I don’t love.

Post # 115
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

eeniebeans:  I have always loved the name Erin. Not Aaron though, funny enough. I actually know two Erin-Aaron couples!

Post # 116
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

Whitney. “Oh, like Whitney Houston?” Yep. 

People often mishear my name as Wendy. It doesn’t help that I have red hair and looked very much like the fast food mascot when I was younger. 

I’m ok with my name, it’s uncommon enough that I didn’t have others in my class growing up, but common enough that people can spell it. 

My last name, on the other hand, I hate it, always have. It’s a verb, so my name is basically a two word sentence. Something like “run,” for example, so I got “Run, Whitney, Run” all the time. Good news is I’m ditching that name this month!

Post # 117
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Worker bee

Both my sister and I have common names which I like, as our last name is one of a kind – if you Google either of us we’re the only results. While I love having a common name, I spent a lot of time in my early teens wishing I’d been named something less boring, like Evangeline nn Evie or Scarlett which were the names my Mum had wanted to use, but my Dad didn’t like.

I love and appreciate my name now; it’s pretty, easy to pronounce and spell, classic and will sound lovely with my SO’s last name. His last name isn’t common but it’s easy and I love that I can give my children less common names (like Genevieve or Sebastian) and not have their full name be a complication for them throughout their lives.

Post # 118
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I don’t really like mine. I’m named after a grandmother I never met, and the name is also biblical, which I don’t enjoy. I prefer going by my middle name, but didn’t get the courage up to do it until I was older, so different people call me different things! I don’t mind when people still call me by my first name, but I feel more like my middle one.

Post # 119
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My name is Jill. I’ve always liked it and only have met a couple other Jills. I like that it is short, simple and doesn’t get mispronounced. I’ve been asked a lot of my name is really Jillian but my mom liked just Jill. Sometimes though people think I’m saying Joe instead of Jill. 

Post # 120
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Jacksonville Inn

My name is Shannon and I love my name. I have always loved it and I think it suits me very well. I have met men named Shannon but it just feels like a female name to me. Of course I am biased…………..

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