What do you think of your name?

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  1. Flashy

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    Do you like/love/hate your first/middle/last name? do they piss you off? do they get mispronounced all the time?

    is your name a "family name" or does it have special significance or meaning?

    do you wish you had a different 1st/middle/last name?

    did you change your name or go by another name, or a nickname?

    (obviously you do not have to tell your real name, just tell how you feel about them)

    ME:

    -Hate my 1st name
    -Love my middle name
    -wouldn't mind my last name, but it always gets mispronounced in a bad way that is rather annoying :mad:
     
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    There has been a thread similar to this a while ago, but I'll play again....
    I hated my first name so much that when I became and adult, I legally changed my first name to my middle name. My brother and I were adopted by our stepfather when we were children and had his last name...that I did not dislike, but I disagreed that the decision was not mine, so I changed it back to the name I was born with. I have an additional name because I'm a member of Screen Actors Guild. My first name is a nickname from childhood and another family name for the last. I have to love this name because I picked it out!
     
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    ooops....sorry...:redface::redface::redface:

    it is getting harder and harder to be original here :wink:
     
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    There are tons of new people with new stories...I never mind a new thread as long as it's not titled "Is Mario Lopez hung?"
     
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    Your christian name is common however you probably think mine is too :tongue:
     
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    I really like my first and last names, never got a middle name :)
     
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    That's interesting I was always told the origin of our name was jewish and was later adopted into other cultures. I'll have to look into it. BTW not common at all!
     
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    LOL...

    is Wilder Valderrama hung? :wink:
     
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    i used to hate my last name. when people use it to describe a place now i get alittle annoyed but accept. in the end i decided to accept my name and that my aim in life was to get it noticed enough that when people say it theyd think of me and not the other meaning. if that makes sense
     
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    My real world last name is an americanization of KOHEN, A direct descendant of Aaron, brother of Moses. My first name rhymes with Dick.
     
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    It is Jewish as far as I've always been led to believe and means "Beloved". I was teasing with the "common" bit :wink:
     
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    Rick Cone? LOL :biggrin1::wink:
     
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    My given name is the dog's bollocks...seriously, the best name in the world. I love the way it looks in writing, love how it sounds when I say it, and love even more how it sounds when others say it to me.

    I appreciate the familial significance of my middle name, but I could take it or leave it.

    My legal surname is adopted, and I have ofter considered reverting to an ancestral family name.
     
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    First and middle names are very biblical, but otherwise ok. Not too keen on my last name since it's my father's. Have actually thought about changing it.
     
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    I got a raw deal with my first name.
    In my Primary school class there were 3 Christen's, 3 Kylie's and 2 Kelly's. I wanted to be a Christen.
    I can live with my second and third names.
    My surname nobody can spell let alone pronounce correctly.
     
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    useless first name (thanks dad!) middle name no issues. i've always been known by my nickname(s). new people i meet, and the workplace, get the middle name.
     
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    I like my first and middle names. They are long and roll off the tongue nicely.

    My surname is hard for English speakers to pronounce, but that's ok. Interestingly, Turkish people generally have no problem spelling or saying my last name. In N. America it gets throughly mangled.

    It use to bug me that I always had to spell out the surname. But as I get older, as with so many other minor things, I just don't give a crap.
     
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    My name is one of the most common and plain jane of names. It's actually kind of WASPy sounding. I went though a brief phase where I hated it around 18-20, but then realized just how lovely it looks at the top of a resume. :cool: It's easy to pronounce and is rarely misspelled.

    1st name - noble one
    2nd name - favored grace
    last name - easy to say but people always want to put an 'e' on the end or after they get to know me a 'berg' :confused:
     
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    Wow! Pretty darn close! Cohen. Cone would be funnier, it could describe my prepuce.
     
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    I like my first name. A Spanish monarch is my namesake, although the way my name is spelt is very atypical.

    I don't mind my middle name (which is my mother's maiden name). It's very common amongst Spanish and Indian people.

    I love my last name. It's never spelt or pronounced correctly, but when it is, it sounds/looks strong. It means 'oak' in English.
     
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