- 2 years ago
- Wedding: July 2017
My name is uncommon. I’ve only met one girl with the same name, and hers was spelled differently. No one I know has ever met anyone with my name.
My name is pretty uncommon. I’ve only met two other people with the same name, one spelled a little differently. I love my name, and I like that it’s rare but not bizarre or “creatively unique.” It’s easy to spell, which is nice, too.
My name is Sarah. I’m Jewish so I know a LOT of Sarahs. But I still like it. When I have kids I do want to give them more uncommon names so they can stand out a little more. Lol.
I’m Kelli. It’s very late 80s and I’ve never met many others much younger or older than me. I like it, but if I could have named myself I wouldn’t choose it. I’ve actually gotten compliments over the years that it’s such a nice name, which always seems kind of odd to me. If I’m doing something important I specify that it’s an I and not a Y, but it’s never really been a problem.
My name is Sarah. Super common, but growing up I only knew a couple other Sarah’s. I’ve always loved my name 😁
My name is Alexandra. Overall, I like it and I’m happy with it, but the biggest cons to me are:
1) It’s a long name, kind of a mouthful to say, so people WILL try to shorten it. (Although this is kind of a pro, if you’re somebody who’s into nicknames.) I managed to avoid getting a nickname until middle school, when my classmates started calling me Alex, which perturbed my parents because they had picked out a pretty name for me and people were trying to shorten it. After going back and forth a couple times over the course of college and my adult life, basically the way things are now is that I am Alexandra to my family and in formal/professional settings, but my friends and fiance usually call/refer to me as Alex, and at bars or informal settings I usually introduce myself as Alex. People kept wanting to call me Alex, so after awhile I just went with it and owned it. There are a few people I know who will call me Lexy, Lex, or Alexa, as well.
2) There are a bunch of “Alex” names, and people tend to confuse all of them. My name is commonly mispronounced or mis-typed as “Alexandria” with the extra i in there; less common is “Alexander”, but that’s happened numerous times as well. People also call me Alexis, Alexa, Alexia; my former boss was from Mexico and always wanted to pronounce my name as Alejandra, and my current boss is from Italy and keeps wanting to pronounce it as Alessandra. I’ve gotten to the point where I just respond to anything that resembles my actual name, lol. It’s easier that way.
My parents named me Nicole but have never once called me by that name my entire life. I’ve always been Nikki and it drives me crazy when people call me Nicole because it just doesn’t feel like my name. It’s amazing how hard it is for people to spell Nikki, even though I’ve never met anyone else with a different spelling.
My name is Jessica & there are a million Jessica’s. However I love my name but DO NOT call me Jess
My name is Nelly and I love it. It wasn’t to common of a name growing up but it was easy to pronounce, the same thing with my new last name
My first name is Abigail and my middle name is Molly. It wasn’t a very common name growing up in the late 80s-early 90s, but it is one of the top 10 names in the US now. I love my name and have never really gone by Abby. I’ve always preferred the full version, but no one can ever spell it right. I get Abigal, Abegayle, Abbigail, Abagail….Everyone always messes the spelling up! My married name will be Irish so it will fit pretty well with my middle name!
I do not like my name at all. It isn’t a bad or particularly uncommon name, but it just doesn’t suit me. It brings to mind a frilly little girl, and I am not that. I’m feminine, but strong. Growing up, I acquired a nickname that stuck, and my whole family called me that – they still do. When I got married, my husband used that nickname as well. But it is in no way proper for anyone outside of them to use, so I couldn’t use it socially or at work. (It’s not inappropriate, just pretty odd.) I LOVE the name Kate, and wish I could change it, but I’m way too old to do that…it would be REALLY weird to even try at this point.
And nope, I’m not going to say what my name or nickname is, just wanted to take the opportunity to say how much I dislike my name!