Long name or short name?
March 7, 2008 3:13am CST
All of us have names. Names are important because it is how we are called and recognized. Some people have long names or even two or more names, others have short names. If you can choose your name, would you like a long name or a short name? Why?
• Dominican Republic
7 Apr 08
I have a 7 letter name that is (well, was) quite unique - old fashioned until one of the royal family named her second daughter this... It is hard to pronounce but I love it. I think at one time I had over 20 nicknames... now it is down to 2! When people say, don't you have a nickname? I always say no and that they are not to worry if they can't pronounce my name correctly, I am happy to repeat it until they get it right.
• United States
9 Mar 08
When I was younger I hated my name because of all the jokes, not just my first name but first, middle, and last Faith (are your sisters Hope and Charity, keep the faith, have faith, hey I know a church named after you), Alice (hey Alice in Wonderland), and Wright (are you right or are you wrong, hey left)... When I was old enough I was going to change my name but except for marriage changing my last name I haven't been able to think of any name that fit me better or that I felt comfortable with. Now I'm divorced I'm seriously thinking about going back to my maiden name and becoming Faith Alice Wright again.... 3 short names but they are me.
• United States
7 Mar 08
I have an 8 letter name. It's an ok length but there isn't a nice shorter version to use which I'd prefer. If I could rename myself I'd probably choose something with 6 letters or less and options for a nickname. My two girls have 5 and 6 letter names respectively and both have a shorten version. Of my boys, three have 4 letter names, 2 of which can be shortened further and my youngest boy has a 8 letter name with 3 different shorter possibilities. I think that all works out quite nicely.