If you could change your name, what will it be?

@zeraeign (163)
Philippines
November 11, 2010 3:13am CST
Apparently, many people are not satisfied with their names and so do I. The reason why is this. When I was born, I was given the name 'Paul Ponce', both of which comes from my grandfathers. It's fine if its just 'Paul' but the 'Ponce' sucks. Why? Because 'Ponce' is also a last name here in the Philippines. It sucks having to be made fun of by people who knows someone with the 'Ponce' last name. What's ever harder is when your teacher has a last name 'Ponce'. My name really sucks. If I could change it, I would totally change it to 'Syhan Lix'. Cool name, huh?
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15 responses
@joysantos (132)
• Philippines
12 Nov 10
If I could change my name, I would like it to be Joy Zsanelle...But I love my name now. It speaks of happiness.
@zeraeign (163)
• Philippines
22 Nov 10
So your name is Joy? Well, that is a very common name here in our place. If I'm going to name someone, I'll name him or her an uncommon name. :D Just saying.
@mandy8611 (154)
• China
12 Nov 10
my name is very ordinary in China, I don't like it very much, but I will not change it, because it's given by my parents. it's my first present from them.
@zeraeign (163)
• Philippines
20 Nov 10
It's actually fine by me if I have a common name. What's not fine by me is that my name is someone's last name. I know. I know. I've already mentioned this several times in my reply. But anyway, I like your way of seeing things. So positive.
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
12 Nov 10
I have no problems with my real name and like it because I was named after my father, making me a junior or the second. Plus, one of the cool characters in on of my favorite RPG games have the same name as mine so I'm really cool with it. Anyway, if I really had to change my, I'd probably pick something from an RPG or one of those Russian names that are hard to pronounce in our country and add it with a Greek name or from a myth. I also like the name Lestat, from the Anne Rice's vampire character or maybe Murdoc.
@zeraeign (163)
• Philippines
20 Nov 10
Wow. I super like your taste dude. I mean, I like the name Lestat and I also like your idea of using hard names. I also do that. Whenever I play online games, I use hard names. I mean, I make new names. :D
• Tunisia
11 Nov 10
hello,well my name is hedi and it means "calm",sometimes i dont want to be really calm specially when i am with a beatifull girl so i hate it at that moment, but if i have to change it i will choose deviiiiiil;))
@zeraeign (163)
• Philippines
20 Nov 10
Oh. Sorry dude. I thought Hedi was a girl's name. What country are you from anyway? Definitely not from the Philippines or in America, right? Anyway, I don't think Devil is a nice name.
• Mexico
11 Nov 10
Hi zeraeign: I don't have any problem with my name, thanks God and I'm basically satisfied with the name that my parents have chosen for me. My name is Alvaro just as my father but if one day I think about changing my name, I will think about a name that sounds good and a normal name in my languaje because I would like that everyone can pronounce and write my name correctly. I like the names "Carlos Andres" and "Diego" too ^^ but as I mention, I'm pretty satisfied with my current name. Thanks for starting this discussion. ALVARO
@zeraeign (163)
• Philippines
20 Nov 10
Dude, I like your name Alvaro. I don't know anyone in our country with that name. I'll probably name my future son in your name. LOL. I'm still studying but I really like Alvaro. Diego, however, is common here in the Philippines. Just wondering. How do you read Alvaro? Is the stress of the pronunciation in the first syllable or in the second?
@creyos (276)
• Indonesia
11 Nov 10
Same case with me, but I have never thought about the new name preference. I just wish I can change my name and have the new feminine one. It's because in fact, my name and surname, represent the name of a Man gender while I'm a real Woman. And it's always happened when the unknown party called me for something, they will call me as "Mr". Even there's few times that they didn't think and believe that the person they are talking to is me, just because they assume that I should be a Man!
@zeraeign (163)
• Philippines
20 Nov 10
I feel sorry for you. I actually have classmates before who's got the same problem with you. Well, I'm not sure if these things should be treated as a problem but this is indeed annoying. Anyway, I remember this happened in a class. Someone called someone with the use of 'Ms.' despite being a guy. LOL. It's funny but I don't think its funny in the side of those who were called.
@acey76 (1278)
• Philippines
11 Nov 10
Hello zeraeign , well my real name is grace, though i really like tha reason why my parents gave this to me, they say i'm God's gift to them...but if i were to choose a name i would like my nickname acey...
@zeraeign (163)
• Philippines
20 Nov 10
Hi there Grace. I do like you name. If I'm going to have a baby girl, I'll probably name them Grace too. I'm not yet married though. :P Anyway, doesn't Acey sounds like a guy's name. Here in the Philippines, it kinda sounds like one.
@ipenk1000 (207)
• Indonesia
11 Nov 10
for me... we should appreciate it because our name is attached to the granting parents. your name may a meaning,try to ask question and do not forget to thank for them
@zeraeign (163)
• Philippines
20 Nov 10
My name Paul came from my grandfather in my father's side - Paulino, the Ponce came from my mother's side's grandfather Ponceano. Both of their names are names of ancient people. LOL. I don't like it.
@maean_19 (4662)
• Philippines
11 Nov 10
Oh! My grandfather's second name has Ponce on it, but it is pronounced as "PONS". However, the surname Ponce is pronounced as "PON-SE". I think, that's the bad side of it when your second name Ponce is read as your last name. It is better if it was your first name so that it will not be mistaken as your last name and it will be pronounced as "PONS". Anyways, I have no regret with my name. It is just that it is too short. I like the name Margareth and Meg is the nickname.
@zeraeign (163)
• Philippines
20 Nov 10
Ponce is a part of my first name. I haven't had an experience having a classmate with the Ponce last name but I did have an experience with a teacher. It's kinda annoying because they tend to make fun of me though only slightly. It's funny but I don't like it. Margareth is a nice name though. :D
• Guam
11 Nov 10
Hi my name is Rindolf and I love my name. My name came from the middle syllables of my parents first names - Lorina and Rodolfo. Although my classmates tends to tease me as "Rudolf the red nose reindeer" it doesn't bother me; why? First of all, this made me popular that it also reached the other grade levels; Second, being mad with it is also like being mad at yourself and you are just letting them win. Look at the bright sides. Apparently, they are just jealous of you because you have a unique name or maybe they are just lacking of attention and want to be a popular kid in the school. Remember in school, most of the student's point of view is "if you are popular no one can harm you and everyone will respect you" which is wrong. Be proud of your name since it is your identity
@zeraeign (163)
• Philippines
20 Nov 10
Apparently, we don't have that kind of school system here in the Philippines. I simply don't like my name because it's somebody's last name. No strings attached. By the way, no one makes fun of my name. Filipinos are nice people in case you don't know. :D
@katie0 (5212)
• Japan
22 Nov 10
i think it would be to Agatha, i'm agatha christie's number one fan, i also write, love her name and her as a person as i didn't born an agatha my daughter's name it will be
• China
16 Nov 10
I have thought about this many times before,but for it being given by my parents,I will not change it!I do have some nicknames!But they are just given by my friends friendly!If you don't like this name ,you should take this to your parents,then change it!Name is just a sign,which is less important than your happiness! Good luck with your name!
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
13 Nov 10
I have never wanted to change my name. I don't have a common name, and this made me feel special for having it. If i would have a more popular name, then i might have considered the possibilities of having another.
• Philippines
13 Nov 10
if I could change my name,I would love to have it changed as Adriana,Alessandra,Lily,or Isabeli.I find these names lovely and sexy.I wouldn't change my last name though.my name is very generic - Michelle.I think it will sound nice if I were named as the names I mentioned.
@trixyteddy (1072)
• India
12 Nov 10
I guess when a name is new, it sound weird...but once we get used to it, no second thought is given about it. It just becomes your identity. I wouldn't want to change my name at all. So no thought is given to another name.