What's in a name?

Philippines
September 3, 2008 1:08am CST
Do you like your name which your parents gave you? If you were given a chance, would you like to change your name?
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9 responses
• United States
3 Sep 08
Eh, I guess I like my name. It's alright - it's just UBER common. I think I would change the spelling of it, from Megan to Mehgan.
• Philippines
3 Sep 08
Megan or Mehgan either way is a very sexy name and that's who you are! Thank your parents for giving you such a sweet sexy name.
• United States
3 Sep 08
Ha, well, thanks (: I use to tell people it was "Meygan" like the Bratz doll :P
• Philippines
3 Sep 08
That's cool too! You can just retain the right spelling of your name and pronounce it in several ways depending on your mood. He he! Meygan is like French, sophisticated...Mehgan is kinda sultrybe emphasized) (h should ...
@dong1970 (1573)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
Actually i don't like my real name,It makes people confused of my gender every time.they taught that i am a female,but i don't have any choice my parents give me that name so i'm beginning to love it.
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
Hi dong! Thanks for the response. By the way, may i know your name (if you don't mind)? I'm curious now... I think it really doesn't matter if your name sounds like of a girl's name as long as you are comfortable of your own sexuality. Names are just names and what matters most is your personality who bears such name. A nice name with a foul attitude is not good at all.
@dong1970 (1573)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
My real name is "JOY"
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
My male college friend's name is also Joy. But he has two names, Arman Joy. Just be happy with your name. I'm suppose you're a happy person and you should give justice to your name. You're such a big joy to your parents. =)
@potrish78 (742)
• Philippines
3 Sep 08
I do love my name. It's pretty unique. It was actually a combination of my parents' first names. It came out pretty well. Although, when it was spelled it was more of a masculine name rather than a feminine one. I was always mistaken as Mr. lol... But the pronunciation was very much feminine. So I think I will stick with what my parents gave me (as if I have a choice to change them..lol)
• Philippines
3 Sep 08
Hi potrish! That's good that you love your name. You must be very thankful to your mom and dad. Maybe your parents thought of a very unique name...It's really cool a named spelled like that of a masculine's, but the bearer is a pretty lady. That's so cool! If you don't mind, may i know your know? I'm curious...
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• Philippines
4 Sep 08
My name is Gerfel, the pronunciation is instead of a "G" it's a "J" like Jerfel. My parent's names are German which is pronounced with an "H" instead of a "G" and my mom is Felisa. Lol... Our names are pretty complicated don't you think? hehehe. There you have it, My name and the roots of my first name.
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
So, that is how you got your name. I came out from the love between your parents. Gerfel is a very unique name!
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• Australia
4 Sep 08
No I think my parents chose a very suitable name for me and my initials are pretty cool. My initials are JAZ and my Dads initials are DAZ. How about that for nifty, I wonder if they planned it that way? I do know people who have confided in me that they never thought of themselves as their name. Names do seem to conjure up stereo types. You hear a name and just by their name you may have a preconceived idea about the person. Usually you are totally wrong but sometimes you meet a person with a certain name and just say to yourself yep you are exactly the type of person I thought you would be.
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
Hi Ingenuity! Yes, a name tells about something about a person. Sometimes people tend to stereotype. But a person should not be pre-judged by his/her name. Maybe if your name has a not so good meaning, I think you have to behave like the total opposite of it. That way, people will remember the good things in you. Let's be happy with name given to us by our loving parents.
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
I really love my name!
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
Hi rodelbulan! Correct me if I'm wrong, is your real name Rodeland why do you like it? Do you know how your parents came up with such a name?
@razor123 (979)
• India
4 Sep 08
Yup I'm happy with my name my parents gave me. Its not a very common name around here in my country and its a foreign one. I wouldn't want to change my name.
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
Yes, we should be very happy for the names we got from our parents. We are given our respective names for a meaningful reason.
@alecz23 (486)
• Philippines
3 Sep 08
Well at my childhood years I always hate my name CZAR and most of the time I why did they chose that name to me? As I'm getting older I then realize they got it from a Russian emperor, it is a title that is attached to their name and it is pronounced "zar" When I'm young I always ask to how it is pronounce and they usually mistaken it "Ceasar" and whenever I'm called by a new teacher in class they would always ask me and I hate it really... If I would given a chance I really like the name brad, jason, josh, chad, cause the sound of it makes you really hunky or gorgeous hehe...
• Philippines
3 Sep 08
Hi Alecz! Czar is a really nice name. It signifies power and might. You're a macho man with that name. However, you like names which are kinda sweeter to hear, hunky and gorgeous. But you know what Czar is a real unique name and very few guys are named like that. Your parents thought of that name for many months and not just overnight. Let's thank them for their effort because they know our respective names are also meaningful to them.
@mykmari_08 (2466)
• Philippines
3 Sep 08
Honestly, I could say that I do like my name not because of any meaning associated with it; but more because my parents chose it for me. I've discovered long ago that my name is the same name of the Roman goddess of wisdom in mythology; but in another form. She is the Roman counterpart of the Greek goddess Athena. I would like to believe that I do fit perfectly to its meaning and as an added bonus, I assumed that my mom added a letter h at the end of my given name to indicate that her own name is close to mine. I really don't know if this is logical or not, but just the same, I do believe this is true. Now that I'm already married and we do have a daughter, my husband and I decided even before we had a child to give him or her two names to signify my name and his. My spouse's name begins with the letter R and mine starts with M. He chose the M part and I chose the R. I also did some research for her name to give it some good meaning. I know that some would like their names changed but I, on the other hand, like my name just the way it is, eventhough some would spell or pronounce it erroneously.
• Philippines
3 Sep 08
Hi Mykmari! Our parents took several months to think on what name they would give us. We should be very grateful for that. Aside from the gift of life, a beautiful, meaningful name is given to us. I suppose you are Venush? Am I right? The goddess of beauty and that is so nice. Now, that you are a mother too, I'm sure you and your husband really thought of a perfect name for your baby...and that your baby should be very proud and thankful of you.
• Pakistan
3 Sep 08
My name is "Kashan". I live in Pakistan. My name is rare that's why I like it and if I would have given a chance to change it, I WOULD NEVER!!!
• Philippines
3 Sep 08
Hi Kashan! That's a very nice, unique name you have. It sounds like magic! And that's very interesting.