Would you change your name if you could??

Malaysia
May 31, 2007 5:29pm CST
When responding to a previous discussions about names, I had a thought.. Would you change your name? Do you like you name or hate it? I'm content with my name even though there have been many instances in my life where my name has been mispronounced. But I still won't change it.. Would you?? And if you could, what would it be??
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• United States
31 May 07
My name is made up (my mom and dad's name meshed together) so as a result no one has heard it, and everyone misspells it and mispronounces it. It's horrible all the different variations of my name I get! Lol, I'm quite used to it though, so no I would never change it. It's different but nice, especially so when people get it right! Haha. =)
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• Malaysia
31 May 07
Aww.. that's sweet! I have a few friends who's names are a mixture of their parents as well~! Mind if I ask what it is?? =P I'm sure it would sound lovely.. And maybe I could be one of those that pronounces it correctly.. =)
• United States
31 May 07
Oh boy!! Surely this will be the first (and most probably last! Heh!) time I'll say my real name around these parts.. it's Victania. Can you say it? It's pretty much said the exact same way it's spelled, Vic (of Victor) and Tania but put together. Vic-tania. I fail to see what's so hard about this! But you should hear the mess I get.. Victoria, Veronica, Viviana, Tatiana, Vickiana.. I could fill a 300 page book just of misspellings and mispronunciations! Lol!
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• Malaysia
31 May 07
OMG!! I love it~!! Seriously~! Victania...that wasn't so hard to pronounce. I got it right the first time I read it~! =D I really do think it's a beautiful name even though I've never heard of it before. Which i think makes it sound even prettier and unique~! Thanks for sharing Victania.. Oooh, I love saying that.. Sounds so exotic.. Victania.. Victania..
• Philippines
1 Jun 07
nope, i will not have my name changed, i just want to add a second name.. id like to have two names.. im content with my name right now, quite unique since i have fun when people have hard time pronouncing my name.. if you pronounce it correctly its a male name, if not then itll become a female name.. if given a chance to choose another name itll be alfred.
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• Malaysia
1 Jun 07
aaah.. ic! so why alfred anyway? any particular reason? then maybe once you have a second name, people might not call you by your first anymore, since it's hard to pronounce.. =P
• Philippines
1 Jun 07
one reason is that a seat mate of mine back in college thought my name was alfred, half of the semester! she and her friends thought that way too! and the other reason is that i kinda like the meaning of the name "wise counsel." ;)
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• Malaysia
2 Jun 07
LOL~! That's really funny~! Well, Alfred! I think it sounds cool, dignified and hmmm.. very wise indeed!
• Philippines
2 Jun 07
I've no plans of changing my name. I used to detest it when I was a kid. And I really got annoyed when people fail to pronounce it and assumes my name was for a boy! On the contrary, I'm totally lovin my name now.
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• Malaysia
2 Jun 07
hehe.. i used to not like it too! people kept mispronouncing my now, even up to this day! =)
• Canada
1 Jun 07
Actually my name HAS been changed lol. When I was born my mother named me Patricia Ann. Then when I was 10 weeks old, I was adopted, and thankfully, my adoptive parents had the good sense to change my name because I HATE Patricia. I don't look like a Patricia LOL. I don't mind my name now, though I do find it to be quite a common name. I would have liked something just a little more unusual, but I guess it was a popular name back in 1978 lol.
• Malaysia
2 Jun 07
LOL~!! Hmmm.. 1978.. Was it Summer? haha.. I just thought during that era with all the love and peace goin around.. Hehe.. Well, it looks like not everyone would wanna keep the names that were given to them.. Interesting~!
@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
1 Jun 07
No I would never change my name, I was named after an uncle. I have no idea why maybe my mom forgot to tell my dad he had a baby daughter, any how Robin it is and Robin it will stay. many people have tried to get me to change it to Robyn, but no thanks and some people just automatically think because I am a woman it is spelled yn, but I just laugh and tell them any one over the age of 30 with the name Robin it is spelled The old fashioned way.
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• Malaysia
2 Jun 07
LOL~! The old fashioned way it is then! Either way, I think Robin is still a nice name. It's still pronounced the same so I don't see the need to change the spelling~! =D
@xbrendax (2668)
• United States
1 Jun 07
Growing up, I hated my name with a passion! All of my friends had cute names like Debbie, Candy, Sandy, Mandy etc. etc. but I was saddled with a name I concidered awful, (Brenda) but you know what, as time went by, I grew to like my name and now it fits me to a T, wouldn't change it for the world now!
• Malaysia
2 Jun 07
Hey Brenda! Well, I sure do prefer Brenda than Candy! Although maybe back when you were a kid, Candy did seem to be cuter! =P Well, good to know you sticked with 'Brenda'. =)
@eyewitness (1577)
• Netherlands
1 Jun 07
yes i wanna change my name.I don't like mine.I always wanted an english or Italian name.But in some way i was named after my grandmother so i don't wanna change it entirely.Maybe my lastname:P i'll marry one with a nice last name
• Malaysia
1 Jun 07
LOL! It is kinda sweet to be named after your grandma. But I'm not sure if I'd like it either though.. But hypothetically, what would you change it to?
@Divzs18 (442)
• India
1 Jun 07
My mom has given me my name as a kid when I was born. She named me after a girl who is in her college. Actually my mom liked her name very much so she kept it as my name. But as I grew older acoording to some astrologers my name was not according to what it should be so I changed my name but I am still called by the name which my mom had kept it for me. And I too liked to be called by that name.
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• Malaysia
1 Jun 07
So if you don't mind me asking, what was your previous name and your current one? But it is still okay to be called your old name since your astrologer thought that you should change it?
@321633wy (1795)
• United States
31 May 07
I like my name which it was given to me from my parents since i was born.For me it's the matter of respect and appreciate my parents for the name that they picked for me.
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• Malaysia
1 Jun 07
yeah.. i feel that way too.. =)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
31 May 07
I wouldn't change it. I am who i am, and i don't have any problem with my name. That doesn't mean that i think that my name is the most beautiful on earth, but it's my name after all. I wouldn't change it.
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• Malaysia
31 May 07
Good for you~! It's good to be proud of the name your parents gave you! Although there are some weird names that I know.. but that's beside the point.. =P Cheers, LightninStrike (hope that's not your real name.. =P)!!
@anonymili (3138)
31 May 07
When I was a kid I used to dislike my name as the kids used to rhyme it with other names and tease me. Not that it was considered bullying but harmless teasing. As I've grown older I am quite accepting of my name and am very glad my parents gave me an easy to pronounce name although some might say it's an old fashioned name as I don't often meet young people with my name :) So I guess I'm happy with my name and wouldn't change it to anything else. x
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• Malaysia
31 May 07
Care to share your name?? It's ok if you don't want to.. Wouldn't want those bad childhood memories to come back.. JK! lol.. I'm glad you embraced your name and love it.. I had mean boys make fun of my name when I was a kid to. Now I love my name~! And a friend told me that it meant heaven in Tamil.. nice.... =)
@Manoj_s (939)
• India
1 Jun 07
I think numerology consider that by changing our names will bring luck to us .Though now a days lot of people think or understand that the there is something in our names which may change our luck altogether and in india lot of people especially politicians change their names for getting luck in politics and it may not help them in politics atleast if they escape from the beat from their wife it will be good thing.
• Malaysia
1 Jun 07
yeah..sooo..would YOU change your name if you could?
@Manoj_s (939)
• India
2 Jun 07
No.i dont know the science behind the numerology and i dont want to .so there is no hope....
@aureliaz (1179)
• Singapore
2 Jun 07
Hmm..I have a love/hate relationship with my name (Stephanie) Love it because it IS a rather nice name with a nice meaning ('crowned one') but hate it because it is really really COMMON. In 2005-2006, my class had 3 Stephanie(s). Same spelling and everything. We ended up calling each other by our surnames just to minimize the confusion caused but it was still very inconvenient and irritating. However, this is the name my parents granted me and so I will just have to respect that. Besides I have grown used to it and changing it now will just be a hassle =)
• Malaysia
2 Jun 07
The crowned one.. that's nice! I used to have a friend named Stephanie too back when I was growing up in the States. I actually I had a few.. hehe.. and they were all nice! I like Stephanie. I bet it suits you just fine and yeah, changing it would be a hassle! =D
@yojspew (171)
• Philippines
1 Jun 07
When I was young, I always envy my friends who have beautiful names. I always asked my parents why they name me "Joy". They explained to me the reason why. Then I understand that my name doesn't sound so ugly after all. ^^;
• Malaysia
2 Jun 07
Hey Joy~! I'm sure there's a beautiful story behind the name? C'mon tell~! =P
@huahua (33)
• China
1 Jun 07
I will first name can't change second name i will change a better one
• Malaysia
1 Jun 07
That's interesting~! So what would you change your first name to? Do you not like your second name to? And if you could change both names, what would it be then?? So there.. lotsa questions for you to answer~~ hehe.. =P
@stacy624 (2777)
• Canada
1 Jun 07
HI there mean_Queen.....I really don't like my name Stacy I hated it as a child, I wouldn't change it just because I know this was the name that I got blessed with but I still have to say I still don't like it lol....
• Malaysia
1 Jun 07
Why would you hate 'Stacy'? I think it's not such a bad name.. Well, if you were to choose another name, what would it be then??
@shinjiao (1464)
• China
1 Jun 07
Hi,mean_queen! My real name is quite unique in Chinese so that I don't want to change it.My name is gaven by my parents and they hope me can be a gentle and peaceful girl.Though my name in Chinese is quite different and difficult to read,but I won't change it because my name is full of my parents' best wishes to me.
• Malaysia
1 Jun 07
Hi shinjiao~! I'm glad you like your name and is willing to embrace it. =)