(Closed) Spinoff: Were you made fun of as a child because of your name?

posted 9 years ago in Names
  • poll: Were you made fun of as a child because of your name?

    Yes, my unique first name.

    Yes my common first name

    Yes, my last name

    No and I have a unique first name

    No and I have a common first name

    Yes and it really bothered and effected me.

    Yes but it didn't bother me.

    Yes a lot.

    Yes but they were isolated incidents.

  • Post # 47
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My last name is the same as the man with one glove. It spawned a lot of “haha your name should be michael” jokes. Didn’t really bother me.

    Post # 48
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I wasn’t made fun of beyond a few reference to Becky Thatcher from Ton Sawyer or Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (that book must be 100 years old lol)

    But my two boys have uncommon but easy to spell names. And I made sure to try and rhyme them with anything nasty or mean-I was just super concerned for their future. So they have been free of teasing.

    However, I had a friend name her son Gaylen right around the time I had my second baby. I don’t know WHAT she was thinking. Poor kid!

    Post # 49
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I can’t recall anyone being made fun of for their name.

    Post # 50
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Nope I was not made fun of for my name! I was made fun of for other things though, lol boo!

    Post # 51
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    My name was made fun of here and there but nothing too horrible. I was called “Megatron” when Transformers were really popular. Being called “Four-Eyes” or “Pizza-Face” hurt more. Now I can look back and laugh, tho.

    Post # 52
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    nope, I was only made fun of for being overweight. People are so cruel. Story of my life………..

    Post # 53
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    So yesterday the jerk Professor I wrote about earlier told me my parents should be shot for my name… HE IS AN ASS…

    Post # 55
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I did a little bit, but moreso in high school than when I was very young. And it wasn’t really “playground mocking” so much as some “cool kid” assholes who thought it was hilarious to call me by a shortened version of my last name which is a euphemism for penis (this short version, not the whole last name). I did not find it amusing. 

    Post # 56
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I have a hypenated first name, and its VERY old fashioned, even though i’m only 25.

    I love my name but to everyone else its the most difficult name to spell and pronounce. If you were to sepreate the two, then they are very easy. I guess its just the hyphen that gets people confused. I have so many stories of how people have managed to confuse my name, mispell it, etc. When I introduce myself to people I’ll usually have to repeat my name 3 or 4 times over. Seperate the names though (which I hate on their own and will correct anyone who tries to call me by only one of the names) and its a piece of cake.

    I have a tonne of nick names too, only my parents and bother call me by my actual name. If my friends or fiance call me by my full name I feel like i’m in trouble haha.

    Post # 57
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I wasnt teased for my name, but people did and still do look at me funny when I introduce myself

    Post # 58
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    Bumble bee

    …..the many times I got, “Step on me, step on me…” were unwarranted. It’s kind of stupid and ridiculous, looking back on it. LOL.

    Post # 59
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I share a name with a famous gay talk show host. I was teased relentlessly all throughout school. Some people still make comments. Grown adults, not kids. Really? It’s not even funny. Grow up.

    Post # 60
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    Bumble bee

    My name is Brianne… I remember getting called Breeny for a while in elementary which I hated but thats about all. The thing that drives me most crazy though is everyone always calls me Brianna.

    Post # 61
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    Helper bee

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    @Juliepants:  I am too a Jennifer. Ever school , ever year there were at least 3 – 6 of us in my grade. 🙁  My last name was a field day for the boys as we got older.  Can’t wait to change it 😀

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