What is your name? Do you like it?

posted 3 years ago in Names
Post # 76
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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megkate87 :  well that is awesome! I’m also Welsh!!! Then maybe I should have had the H after all! ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

Post # 77
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Sugar bee

My name was uncommon when I was born (27 years ago) but has been in the top baby names for the last ten years or so. I never meet other adults with my name and I was always the only kid with my name in school, but now if I’m out and about and I hear someone calling my name it’s inevitably a parent calling to their 5 year old. I love my name but I wish that it had remained uncommon. 

Post # 78
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Newbee
  • Wedding: Waimanalo Beach, Oahu

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bretagne422 :  I’m also Brittney, although spelled different. I don’t mind my name except that everyone constantly is misspelling it (thanks mom).

I’ve seen many variations on the spelling but the worst was Brightanie.

Post # 79
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

My name isn’t exactly unique, but it’s not really common. I think I’ve met maybe 3 others with my name. I never had to worry about having a classmate with the same name, which was nice. I think my name has gained popularity in the last 5-10 years (thanks, Grey’s Anatomy). I’ve heard of several little girls being named my name. 

I like my name for the most part. The only thing I dislike about it is that even though I’ve never seen it spelled differently than mine is spelled, 90% of people spell it wrong. I also tend to have people think I’m saying another similar name when I have to give my name out over the phone. 

Post # 80
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Busy bee

I have an extremely common name in America, I have always liked it. When I was in school as a child, I sort of wish I had a slightly more unique name. It’s not fun being known as “rosydelight A.” because there are 5 other kids in your class with the same name! 

Post # 81
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I’m amused that people are responding to the question without even answering it. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

my name is Jennifer. Not exciting but not awful. I HATED being called Jenny and obviously as an adult would hate it if someone called me that. Sounds patronizing. But maybe I’m crazy. My older family members called/call me Jenni. Still hate it, but, I live thousands of miles from my family so now I don’t mind it as a point of nostalgia. And that spelling at least makes sense to me. Lol 

I go by Jen. I must say, it kinda drives me batty when people spell it as Jenn. I often don’t bother correcting it, but it feels awkward not to when they’ll address me in an email as Jenn and I sign as Jen, ya know? Ahhh well. 

I like name well enough even though it’s soooo common and felt so boring as a kid. But I was honestly always jealous of those with the name Elizabeth or Catherine for their nickname potential. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

My sister’s name is Holly. She always hated it. She also hates that there aren’t nickname possibilities. We all just call her Hol. If it wasn’t such a pain in the ass, I think she’d have changed it as an adult. 

ETA: my husband’s name is Kyle. He’s always hated that it’s so short and there’s zero nickname potential for it. I mean, we could all call him Kylie or Kay but that’s not nice. Hahahaha 

Post # 82
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

My name is Caitlin. I like it but I get annoyed that no one ever spells it correctly. I’m told all the time that my spelling is weird. It’s actually the original Irish spelling, but no one seems to know that. 

Post # 83
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

I have only met one other person with my name. I love it – it’s unique, yet not hard to pronounce. My last name can be difficult for some people to pronounce/spell, but I love having a connection to my family heritage. That family connection is very important to me, and I hope if my fiance and I have children we will choose names that reflect that connection to their families.

Post # 84
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Bumble bee

My name is pretty unique in the US, not sure if it’s more popular in France.  It’s a french name.  It’s the name of a high end beauty company, think Coco Chanel< but not that one ๐Ÿ˜€  I am always told my name is beautiful, so unique, no one has ever heard it before etc etc.  I do love it!  

Post # 85
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2019 - Canadian Rockies

I love my name (Cara), but it gets mispronounced a lot more than you’d think. It’s supposed to be Care-uh, but I get called CAR-a, Carie, Kira, Cora…. But I’d rather have a less common name that gets misprounounced. It looks like it’s around #95 for the top names of 1988, but spelled “Kara.” I love my first/middle name and the spellings, so good job Mom! Lol

Post # 86
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Newbee

I hate my name.  I have always felt it was very old fashioned but I accepted it and now don’t think about it much.  Of course, I’m in my 40s now, lol, but when I was younger I’d make plans to change it to my middle name of Christine.

Post # 87
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Helper bee

I’m Rachel. I hated it when I was younger, because I thought it was such an old lady name. I like it now–And I don’t run into many Rachels that are my age.  I was one of only 2 Rachels in my high school when I graduated back in ’94.  But then “Friends” happened, and Rachels are everywhere!  My 14 year old daughter (Who has her own unusual name, Sage)has 4 or 5 in her freshman class alone!

Post # 88
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I love my first name and have only met a couple of people in real like with my first name. I work for a large government agency, so there are people who share first and last name and middle initial with a dozen other people in the agency and that is confusing. I do have one other person with a similar name,  but she works for a different component and has a slightly different spelling.  My last name is crazy common though song can’t wait to marry fi who has a really uncommon last name. Hopefully I’ll stop getting work delivered to me for another person on my team that shares my last name. 

Now fi’s name is incredibly common,  first and middle,  but he still likes it.  Now that I think about it,  most of the men marrying into my family all have 4 letter,  common names lol.  It’s funny one sisters husband and another’s boyfriend have the same first name and that first name is fi’s middle name. Oh the commonness of John. 

Post # 89
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2021 - Dracut, Massachusetts

My first name is Gina and I hate it. I have forever been called Va-Gina or Gyna… thanks Dad.

Post # 90
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

Used to hate my name as a kid but I’m ok with it now. It wasn’t very common (only one at my high school) but not unheard of, especially now – as a teacher I have at least two girls with this name every year so definitely gaining popularity in the English world. 

My last name is impossible to spell and my immediate family are the only people on the planet with it because my dad literally made it up on the customs paper when he immgirated to Canada. No one can pronounce it, even with explanations syllable by syllable lol. 

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