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do you like your name?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Sheep, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. Sheep

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    we don't get a say in how we are named, and thus some people might end up not liking the name they were given at birth. how do you feel about your name? do you like or dislike it? if offered an immediate opportunity to change your name, would you? if so, to what?
     
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  2. Hraesvelgr

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    I changed my name, but not because I didn't like it tho.
     
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  3. awney

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    im pretty indifferent about my name. although i wish i went by my middle name
     
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  4. Sheep

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    Would you mind sharing why? If not, totally fine -- just curious, because I rarely see those who legally changed their names. <3
     
  5. Sheinxy

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    My name is Raphaël, and I love this name, I wouldn't change it for anything in this world,
    Heck, my username was even Raphitou (which is a nickname that comes directly from Raphaël) for like almost a year (until I kinda started to realized that I wasn't really comfortable with that nickname x)), and on a lot of discord servers I just rename myself "Raphaël", and I really like when people call me by my name instead of my username, I just really prefer to "stay true to myself", not hiding behind an username, identifying myself as, well, who I am, and I am Raphaël
     
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  6. Hraesvelgr

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    I'm trans and my previous name was strictly female. That doesn't really fly when you're a man on paper nor does it hep with identity issues.
     
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    I'm okay with my name. If given the choice, it's not what I would have named myself; still, it's not a bad name, and it's become who I am. But as for changing my name . . . I might. But I have no idea what I would change it to.
     
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    I don't have any issues with my name. Even with all the many times I was made fun of because of my name, I wouldn't change it for anything else. It's grown on me.
     
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    I'm fine with my name. It's kind of common with people around my age range, but meh. Doesn't bother me too much. Got a bit confusing in high school though when there were like 10 other Isabellas there and the teachers would sometimes mix us up. Haha
    Now, my surname on the other hand...
     
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    I absolutely love my name. Being born with it, I've grown to love the name that I was given upon birth, no matter where I go or how many times someone gets it wrong. Doesn't mean I wouldn't like to change it. If I could, I would, but not right now. I love my name, even if it's not special.
     
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    I got used to it. $80 to drop a single letter is too troublesome to deal with...
     
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    I have this really distinct memory of when I was like 3-4 years old, playing in one of those McDonalds playgrounds at the age where everyone was a friend regardless of whether I had ever met them before or not. There was another girl there and when I told her my name, I realized that it sounded weird to me. It's sounded weird to me ever since. I've kind of gotten more used to it since, but I'm still not a huge fan of my name.

    I have a nickname that I tend to go by more often around family and if I ever decided to, I'd probably change my name to my nickname. I think part of the reason is because my nickname is more neutral gender while my full name is very obviously female and I've always tended to act more androgynous. I don't think I'd ever go through the trouble of legally changing it. Maybe I would eventually, but that just seems like a lot of trouble.
     
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    I have a pretty common name that's spelled a little differently, so people tend to spell it wrong. Other than that, though, I don't have any problems with it.
     
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    I feel neutral about my first name. It's a fairly common one, and it gets a little confusing sometimes when I meet somebody else who shares the name, but I do like the nicknames that my family gives me. I just don't like it when somebody not in my family uses these nicknames.
    My last name on the other hand, I absolutely love it. It's a unique last name that has an interesting story to it, and it's always funny when people mispronounce it even though it's pronounced basically exactly as it's spelled. My favorite mispronunciation of my last name is 'Opulent'.
     
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    I chose my name so I'm pretty content with it, I've also only ever met one other person with the name, so that's cool.
     
  16. Skullbash

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    I used to not like my name as a kid, but now I’m indifferent about it.
     
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    I honestly never really liked my name. I won't reveal it, and @Fchicken77 don't even think about revealing it for me.
     
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    I’m fine with my own name. Wouldn’t waste money on changing it cuz it’s really annoying.
     
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  19. Dawn

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    It's not so much my name that bothers me, but the (incorrect but generally taken as correct unless contradicted which there is no easy way to really do) assumptions about me that come with it I suppose. I wish it was more...gender neutral, I guess. But people would still make assumptions about me based on my physical appearance then, so I suppose it wouldn't make a difference.

    I wouldn't bother getting it changed, though. Too much paperwork.
     
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    I love my name and don’t plan on changing it anytime soon.
     
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