Do you like your name?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Venixion, Oct 22, 2016.

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Do you like your name?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    8 vote(s)
    18.6%
  3. It's okay

    14 vote(s)
    32.6%
  1. Dachande

    Dachande Janitor. Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    Michael was the most common boys name for about a decade, and you couldn't yell it in a crowd without at least 25% of the people saying 'what?'. Hell, my neighbor growing up had the same name as me, so he used the shorter version and I used the full name.
    I didn't want to do that to my daughter, so her name is Gwendolyn. Nice for originality, but sucks because you can't find it on anything like keychains or mugs or bike license plates.
     
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  2. Wheeljack_Prime

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    Not fond of my first name at all. It's the masculine version of both of my grandmother's names. It also means my name is the same as one of Spider-man's villains.

    I go by a shortened form of my middle name.
     
  3. Weezie

    Weezie Well-Known Member

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    It's Louise.

    It's OK. Wish my parents had named me something more interesting.

    I won't share my surname but suffice to say it's a very common English surname (especially up north).
     
  4. Venixion

    Venixion Its always the middle of the night in Moonside

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    That reeks.
     
  5. Aernaroth

    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

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    I hear if you pay to join the Real Life Supporters Group you can get your name changed.
     
  6. Rodimus74

    Rodimus74 Well-Known Member

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    I was named after my father. It's annoying because my parents had 9 months to come up with a name and then I get stuck being a junior.
     
  7. Timothy.R

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    I'm named after my dad.. Tim.. It sucks because whenever I say my name, especially over the phone, people ALWAYS confuse it for Kim, or Jim. And I most definitely don't have a girly voice.
     
  8. Laser_Optimus

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    See, if Tim were my first name I'd probably go around introducing myself like the sorcerer in Monty Python Quest for the Holy Grail. :D 
     
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  9. Honorbound

    Honorbound Bayverse Optimus was in the right.

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    Me, I think I scored when it comes to names. Both the given and middle names are strong and dignified. When I was a kid, I didn't like my last name, but now I'm of the attitude that it's mine, dammit.
     
  10. Electro Rush

    Electro Rush Just a guy waiting for the perfect Whirl

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    No. It's my father's name and I've always hated that he gave to it me too while giving my younger brother a relatively "normal" name. When I was a kid I was always made fun of for it.
     
  11. andrewja

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    I find my first name rather boring; Andrew. Mostly because everyone always shortens it to "Andy," and I LOATHE that name. I actually like my middle name more, Jason, since the worst it can be shortened to is "Jace."
     
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  12. Sylent

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    I used to hate my name because it's different and exotic, not to mention androgynous (like Jamie or Jordan). I grew up in an era where most boys were named Josh, Mark and David, so I constantly got teased in elementary school. This is back when bullying was justified as "boys will be boys." I never really appreciated my name until I got to college and women started digging it, and it became a nice conversation starter and icebreaker.
     
  13. Thorns2010

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    I feel this thread is lacking in people not posting what their name is!!

    Anyway, I am indifferent to my name now, but for a long while I didn't like it. My name is Matthew, and growing up people at school and friends called me Matt, which I didn't overly like either, but eh. Family has always called me Matthew, and as I've gotten older I do prefer Matthew, but I still wouldn't say that I like my name.

    My wife's name is Sarah, so when she was pregnant with our daughter, I decided that we couldn't curse her with a boring overly used name like her parents have, but also I didn't want something completely odd. We ended up settling on Penelope, which I just love for its uniqueness, but also familiarity of it. Hopefully as she gets older she will like her name and not think its too odd or something.
     
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  14. seali_me

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    I'm not sure why people would do that. The name itself is already short.

    What's worse than Andy is Drew. Or the worst Dre.
     
  15. DemAlina

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    My name is Alina, i like it. Almost all common names are absolutely normal
     
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  16. Wheeljack_Prime

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    "Drew" is the name i prefer to go by...
    :( 
     
  17. Tristich

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    I'd say it's a pretty megalomaniacal name. It's okay, I guess.

    I tend to forget what my name is when I have to introduce myself. That's how little it matters to me, lol.
     
  18. Gort

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    Jeremy - never liked it, still don't
     
  19. Sylent

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    The recurring theme seems to be that most people don't like being named after their parents, particularly boys with junior. I believe George Foreman took this to the extreme by naming half of his kids 'George' and naming his daughter 'Georgina.'
     
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  20. seali_me

    seali_me RIP January 2018

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    :lol 

    Andreas and its derivatives means man, warrior,

    I don't know about you but Andy, Drew or Dre sound like a little boy's name.