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Name change anyone?

instinctivelymeinstinctivelyme Posts: 30Registered Users
I was wondering if anyone disliked their birth names or wish they had something a little less common?
For instance my name is Natasha. Where I'm from that's one of the most common names. In HS there were 5 Tasha's in the band. Lol
Am I the only one out there with a common name?

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  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,771Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    My name is Jennifer and growing up there was always a ton of others. I don't hear it as much now, in fact I can't think of the last time I met one?

    For a long time I wanted something different, but now I like it..it suits me! Plus, I have about 30 nicknames, all stemming off my name and it would be weird to lose those :lol:
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  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    I love my first name. Thelio. How many thelio's do you know?

    i'm thinking of changing my last name. its my mom's dad's name. my grandma gave all her kids her last name except the two oldest. i should be a graham!!!

    fyi: i named my sister tasha. after my parents vetoed rocky and bullwinkle:-(
  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Posts: 24,963Banned Users
    Thelio, I love your name!
    J...One of your nicknames always reminds me of a porn chick :laughing7:
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  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,771Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    J...One of your nicknames always reminds me of a porn chick :laughing7:

    What really sucks is, I've always wanted to name a daughter Jamison :( :lol:
    I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
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  • teejayteejay Posts: 537Registered Users
    My first and middle names are very common. A lot of girls in my graduating class had the same middle name. It was very popular during the time we were born. I never really wanted to change them though. I figure my mother chose them for a reason. Now my last name is a different story. I took my husband's last name which is extremely common. My maiden name is less common. If I had to change one of them, it would be my last name.
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  • annabananaliseannabananalise Posts: 1,913Registered Users
    I love my name: Annelise

    It's starting to become more common, and I always gnash my teeth whenever I hear someone has it haha.

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  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,771Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I love my name: Annelise

    It's starting to become more common, and I always gnash my teeth whenever I hear someone has it haha.

    That's my middle name! It's my Oma's name and she has always hated it. She wasn't impressed when my Mom used it. I love it though and for awhile in high school considered using it as my first name :)
    I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
    Audrey Hepburn
  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    Thanks wile! To top it off~ it means "a gift from the gods"

    My guy cousin's name was jamison, we called him jamie.

    I like annelise. it reminds me of an 18th century lady. (and a good way) i would name a daughter that.

    i always figured if i ever had two daughters, the frist would be athena and the second would also be an A name. i think annelise fits the bill.:toothy7:
  • annabananaliseannabananalise Posts: 1,913Registered Users
    For 18th or 19th century type names, I've always loved the name Lorelei. Too bad Gilmore Girls got to it first.

    And yeah I rarely hear of any annelise's. Though they did use it in a Barbie movie. Not cool haha

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  • NalliaNallia Posts: 2,979Registered Users
    When I was young, I went through a period of wanting to change my name because it was thought of as odd. In my whole life, I've only met two other people named Athena. I wouldn't give my name up for anything now. :)

    An aside--thelio, all the firstborn girls in my family have "A" names: Alison, Athena, Aurora, Amanda, Alicia, Alessa, Abigail...
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  • JayneeJaynee Posts: 2,039Registered Users
    I love my name and would never change it. Tara, pronounced like Sara, isn't super common and I love that. Now if I could just get people to stop pronouncing it wrong!

  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    Nallia wrote: »
    When I was young, I went through a period of wanting to change my name because it was thought of as odd. In my whole life, I've only met two other people named Athena. I wouldn't give my name up for anything now. :)

    An aside--thelio, all the firstborn girls in my family have "A" names: Alison, Athena, Aurora, Amanda, Alicia, Alessa, Abigail...

    Abigail is another "old" name i like.

    My cousin's initials are MAB, so all his kids must have those initials. so far their are makayla akira, monet ariel, he once more. i'm going to suggest alessa or abigail. i likey those two. no clue about the m names
  • favoritecolorblufavoritecolorblu Posts: 287Registered Users
    Rachel...pretty common. And yet people still spell it wrong. They spell it "RachAel". My middle name isn't as common. But my last name...I've never met someone with it that wasn't related to me. It's German but it doesn't really sound like it. I guess it's the American version of the German one. I still get "how do you spell that?" I get mispronuciations too. I used to hate my last name! But it's part of my heritage. Now I love my last name and when I get married I'm hyphenating it.
  • teejayteejay Posts: 537Registered Users
    Jaynee wrote: »
    I love my name and would never change it. Tara, pronounced like Sara, isn't super common and I love that. Now if I could just get people to stop pronouncing it wrong!

    Beautiful name. That is my youngest daughter's name. :headbang:

    eta: We pronounce it the same way you pronounce it. People do massacre such a simple name.
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  • IAmJordanNicoleIAmJordanNicole Posts: 784Registered Users
    When I was little I used to cry because I had a "boy name." as I got older I starts to like my name and appreciate that it wasn't such a common name. Now I see soo many little girls named Jordan!

    One thing that I've learned is that my name sometimes gives me an advantage in finding jobs. I usually decline to answer gender on applications and when I get a call from a job they say "hi may I speak to Jordan" I say "this is her" and they're like "this is Jordan??" lol. But by then they're already interested in my qualifications, woman or not. Once I had to go away to train for a job. The job put us up in hotels and we had roommates. The day before we had to do a conference call. The HR rep called each of our names and we had to say "here" when they got to me and he heard my voice he said he didn't know I was a woman and had to change the hotel plans for the trip. I lucked out because I ended up with my own room!


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  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    i love "boy" names for girls!

    tony, jordan, thelio...

    i'm drawing a blank so i cant think of anymore, but you get want i'm saying.
  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    I like my name. It's definitely uncommon. I was the only person with my first name back when FB only had college students. Now there are a few others, but I'm still the only person with my first and last name. I also like my last name because while it's common, it's far, far less than many other Hispanic last names.
    Everyone pronounces my first name wrong unless they speak Spanish. It's kind of nice that my last name is so easy to say.
    I did get a name change when given the choice. I cut out my middle name, which was three words long and rather cheesy.
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  • favoritecolorblufavoritecolorblu Posts: 287Registered Users
    Saria wrote: »
    I like my name. It's definitely uncommon. I was the only person with my first name back when FB only had college students. Now there are a few others, but I'm still the only person with my first and last name. I also like my last name because while it's common, it's far, far less than many other Hispanic last names.
    Everyone pronounces my first name wrong unless they speak Spanish. It's kind of nice that my last name is so easy to say.
    I did get a name change when given the choice. I cut out my middle name, which was three words long and rather cheesy.


    I love long names! Is your name pronounced "Sah-rri-ah" or "Sair-ri-a"?
  • forbeeforbee Posts: 441Registered Users
    My name is common where it comes from, but not common here in the US. I used to hate the first day of school when teachers would do roll call and butcher my name...
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  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    Saria wrote: »
    I like my name. It's definitely uncommon. I was the only person with my first name back when FB only had college students. Now there are a few others, but I'm still the only person with my first and last name. I also like my last name because while it's common, it's far, far less than many other Hispanic last names.
    Everyone pronounces my first name wrong unless they speak Spanish. It's kind of nice that my last name is so easy to say.
    I did get a name change when given the choice. I cut out my middle name, which was three words long and rather cheesy.


    I love long names! Is your name pronounced "Sah-rri-ah" or "Sair-ri-a"?

    My name is Sairis. :)
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  • favoritecolorblufavoritecolorblu Posts: 287Registered Users
    Saria wrote: »
    Saria wrote: »
    I like my name. It's definitely uncommon. I was the only person with my first name back when FB only had college students. Now there are a few others, but I'm still the only person with my first and last name. I also like my last name because while it's common, it's far, far less than many other Hispanic last names.
    Everyone pronounces my first name wrong unless they speak Spanish. It's kind of nice that my last name is so easy to say.
    I did get a name change when given the choice. I cut out my middle name, which was three words long and rather cheesy.


    I love long names! Is your name pronounced "Sah-rri-ah" or "Sair-ri-a"?

    My name is Sairis. :)

    That is a pretty name! What does it mean?
  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    Saria wrote: »


    I love long names! Is your name pronounced "Sah-rri-ah" or "Sair-ri-a"?

    My name is Sairis. :)

    That is a pretty name! What does it mean?

    Nothing. Heh.
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  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users
    My ex changed his name when he was 18 from Laknauth to Gregg. Big change, I wonder how long it took his family to get used to it but they are cool.

    I love my name (Nadia). It's common but not too common and combined with my last name it's rare. There is another person in the U.S. with my first and last name (urgh) who took the gmail address I want. I just have it backwards.
  • SarcasmIsBeautySarcasmIsBeauty Posts: 5,640Registered Users
    I hated my name when I was younger and still do. I wanted to change it but it was just too much work. Plus, everyone I know (except the bf, his fam, and friends) calls me by my first name or a nickname related to it.

    My bf calls me by my middle name, which I've always preferred. He also introduces me by my middle name, almost no one knows that isn't my first name :lol:. I always hated that my family didn't call me by my middle name, everyone who has a middle name in my fam gets called by it EXCEPT me. I always tell my mom it was pointless to give me a middle name if she didn't intend on calling me by it. She just ignores me when I mention this, what a jerk lol.

    But yea, hate my extremely common name. Always have, always will.
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  • cymprenicympreni Posts: 9,609Registered Users
    My name is very hillbilly sounding. I got made fun of a lot. I was named after a really bad country song. It's the type of country song people think of when they make fun of the genre. To say that I hate that song with a fiery passion of a thousand suns would be a gross understatement. People would sing it to me all the time in their worst singing voice.

    My first best friend was born writer. She often used me as a character in her stories. When one of my character names caught on with everyone I didn't complain. I've been going by that ever since.
  • ThickHairedQTThickHairedQT Posts: 542Registered Users
    My name is Asia and I thought about changing it but there's really no other name I could see myself having. And Asia goes nicely with my last name that also begins with an A. I hear the same old schitck: hey do you have a cousin named China? Or is your last name Minor as in Asia Minor.That was probably the most clever one I've heard. Bad pick up line a guy tried to use: Can I ride your Great Wall? People are so damn cheesy
  • LadyV69LadyV69 Posts: 3,397Registered Users
    That's funny. I have an uncommon first name and growing up, I hated it and wished I could change it to something more common that was easy for people to pronounce and spell. Now you couldn't pay me to change my name.
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  • kaybkayb Posts: 5,054Registered Users
    I love my name! Love it! My goddaughter has half of my name, which is way too cool :)

    ETA: I did a gogle search for my goddaughter's name and found out it's African and means "love," well, that hybrid turned out well. I also found quite a few people on facebook with my first name, now when did that happen?
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  • kdelishkdelish Posts: 85Registered Users
    I use to hate my name and wanted to change it when I was little(Kizzy) it's pronounced just how it's spelled and ironically it was always hard for my teachers to pronounce. I wanted sumthing plain and common but as I got older I know love my name. I can't see me being named anything else even though when I tell people my name they as me what's ur rally name I worked at a company for like 2 years and one day I was picking up my check the lady ask me what's my real name I'm like really do they put nicknames on checks now
  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    kayb wrote: »
    I love my name! Love it! My goddaughter has half of my name, which is way too cool :)

    ETA: I did a gogle search for my goddaughter's name and found out it's African and means "love," well, that hybrid turned out well. I also found quite a few people on facebook with my first name, now when did that happen?

    Your name is cool.:)

    Yeah, I felt the same when I checked for my name. Went from nobody else to almost two pages of results. I even found a Chinese (or maybe it's Japanese) Sairis!
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