Do you like your name?

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Nurse Ratched    pirate
05/09/2012 at 13:28

I like my name very much.  Parents decided to break away from the generations-old tradition of naming son after father / daughter after mother.

Who else chose not to change their surname when they married?  I was (and still am) really surprised by the number of people who asked, "Why not?",  as though I was doing something unthinkable!

05/09/2012 at 15:24

Hi Nurse Ratched, I've not changed my name to my married name. I would but after talking to hubby - it just makes more sense to keep my maiden name as it's simplier and easier to spell than his (it's very typical belgian).

05/09/2012 at 16:30

I like mine because I chose it

05/09/2012 at 18:58
EG Graham wrote (see)
You know what's freaky, when I started school aged 4, the kid sat next to me was also called Emmett

Where was that, West Virginia in the 1880s? He wasn't also your cousin, was he?

I have a weird name and no-one ever gets it right but I quite like it for its unusual-ness. Always wonder what it would be like to have a name that other people had and to hear it called but not to you. I think that would be strange. Can't imagine how often all the Johns must turn round when someone else is being shouted at across a pub...

05/09/2012 at 22:16

My son hates his name he wants to change it 

I said to him "Adolph.........."

05/09/2012 at 22:23

JvR - I was going to say that!

gingerfurball    pirate
06/09/2012 at 11:09

Emmet is quite common over here (I know at least 3 or 4) - it must be an Irish thing.

06/09/2012 at 11:15

I like my name but I don't like it when people decide to spell it how they think it should be spelt. 

06/09/2012 at 12:23
Vixx76 wrote (see)

JvR - I was going to say that!

07/09/2012 at 00:32
I was christened Karen but always called Katie by my family.

I have an Auntie Sharon whose shortened to Pam and an Uncle Dennis shortened to Dick.. I know, weird family.
07/09/2012 at 00:34
That should be "who's"
07/09/2012 at 05:44

Ginger - yes it is the Irish link

Ultra AJH    pirate
07/09/2012 at 07:23
I like mine because I can be two different people. At work I'm Amanda and it fits, if I don't know you that's how I will introduce myself and I actually like being called it. But family and friends tend to call me Mandy, if they get that far, it's normally Mand.

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