Long name or short name?

@heart143 (1204)
Philippines
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?
5 responses
@wickedangel (1636)
• 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.
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
7 Apr 08
Oh, that seems to be an interesting name. I wonder what could that be. Since you said it hard to pronounce, I think I'll prefer you calling by your nickname .
• Dominican Republic
8 Apr 08
My user name here is much longer but easier to say that's for sure and as my initials are ET - yeah, I phone home regularly!!! You can imagine what that was like when I was growing up!
@byfaithonly (10716)
• 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.
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
10 Mar 08
You have a very nice name! And don't ever, ever change it! It's very unique and it's really yours. By the way Faith...nice meeting you...my name is Bless.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
10 Mar 08
No I can't imagine changing it now - it suits me. Also very nice to meet you Bless, I've never known anyone with that name.
@lovedude (4454)
• India
7 Apr 08
i would like to choose long name.. like ashtakamaldalpadamprakashbhai.. hehe.. so that people will remember by my name only.. ;)
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
7 Apr 08
Hahahahaha! I'm afraid they will not even bother to remember it, but for sure they will not forget you. They will remember you as the person with a tounge twister name .
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
12 Mar 08
I am satisfied with the length of my name - it has an ideal number of syllables that do not tire anyone out for having to pronounce it, hehe. I am not usually called a nick name.
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
12 Mar 08
You are correct. I can't even find a nice nickname for you. Your name is just right!
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• 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.
@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
9 Mar 08
I see you have really preference for short names. My real name has 9 letters but I've got a short nickname which I also prefer. But we gave our daughter a much longer name, I don't know what she's gonna say when she grows up, lol.