Unique names...

@Lore2009 (7389)
United States
June 25, 2012 7:25pm CST
How unique is your name? If you have a plain name, did you ever want a unique name? Or did you feel sorry for people who have super unusual names? Are you going to give your kids a unique name or are you going to stick to something common? If you did have a unique name, did you hate it or love it? Why or why not?
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@celticeagle (114032)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Jun 12
I think my name is not necessarily unique but it is old fashioned. I am names after a naval hero and a queen. I actually have two names because of hackers back when I was on AOL I actually took on my great grandmother's name. I have even had a guy who thought I was commiting a hoax or fraud on him because he and I became friends and I wanted to tell him my real name and he got weird about it.
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
27 Jun 12
What a weirdo to think that as weird! hahah. I have a common name in my mother's country but it's not common here in the states.. so I've been teased about it during childhood but I still love it.
@celticeagle (114032)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Jul 12
Elizabeth is the queen but the other I will keep to myself. I didn't work at AOL,I was a member and kept getting hacked into on one of my accounts. They were using my account to send mass emails to other members. I was sent emails from AOL at first thinking I was the one doing it. Against their rules and on me about it. It took them awhile to find it wasn't me. I finally left AOL and went to Yahoo and have never had a problem!
@isohyeoh (223)
• Philippines
26 Jun 12
This is something- After I changed my cat's name to "Webster", he started coming home with medals and trophies..
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
27 Jun 12
Wow!!! hahahha
@isohyeoh (223)
• Philippines
28 Jun 12
I guess he told this secret to his friends because yesterday he brought home another cat and he's wearing Webster's name plate. Whew!
@katcarneo (1434)
• Philippines
26 Jun 12
My names are quite common, and I say names because I have three. As a kid the struggle was trying to fit three names and my last name on paper. Around the time I was born, the trend was naming girls Mary Something. I grew up with a lot of Mary Anns, Mary Janes, Mary Joy, and many more. Good thing I wasn't called Mary something even if my mother's name is Maria. When I was a kid, I disliked my name because it did not sound modern. I remember that my girlfriends and I changed our names just for fun, and I called myself Marie Jereah. I have got a name for a future daughter, Maria Allegra. Maria after my mom, and Allegra is the name of Amber Valetta's character in the movie Hitched.
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
27 Jun 12
Interesting name! This reminds me of a discussion I had with my friend regarding middle names.. and why some have them and not. It's probably because some countries game their children all the same names and to tell them apart they got their second names.
@katcarneo (1434)
• Philippines
9 Jul 12
When I was growing up and was in elementary school, when you asked a kid his or her name and this kid responded with a single name, say, James, you immediately asked "James what?" and you were not asking about family names. Middle name here in the Philippines means the mother's maiden name, which we use sometimes. On graduation days, names are read out as given name-middle name-family name. So whenever I got called for all the graduations I've been to, my name was a mouthful---1st given name, 2nd given name, 3rd given name, middle name (mother's maiden name) family name. I work with Koreans and usually siblings have got the same syllable on their names, for example, Hyo Jung and Hyo Seob, or Min A and Min Yeong. My high school best friend had the initials G.A.M.F.S., as well as her three other sisters. All of them have three given names, too. However, these days, it's becoming a trend to just have one name. My brother who probably also struggled as a kid in writing his very long name, just named his son Samuel. Grandparents asked, "Samuel what?" Just Samuel.
@jsae29 (1122)
• Philippines
26 Jun 12
Just like you, my name is so common. But I'm happy with it. I think my name suits my personality well.
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
26 Jun 12
I agree with you , I also think my name fits my personality well even it is a common name. Well , maybe that's because the way I know myself. But , in my opinion , it's the personality that makes the name and not the name makes the personality , although it can have some effect on the personality.
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
27 Jun 12
My name is actually not common in my country. So I've have been teased because of my name or mispronounced numerously. But still, I am proud of my name and I wouldn't have it changed.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
29 Jun 12
I have a pretty plain name...Jenny. I did give my daughters rather unique names...Kimber and Jessa. Not too out there but different. My new grand daughter's name in Keely, which is not one that I have heard before. I like unique names but I like traditional ones too. I think they hold as much meaning as the unique ones.
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
29 Jun 12
Those are all very beautiful names! I agree that the traditional ones do have a lot of authenticity as well.
@dorannmwin (36636)
• United States
26 Jun 12
I am a person that has a unique name and I can definitely can admit that there were a lot of times growing up that I wished I had a normal name. As far as my children go, they both have names that would be considered to be common names. My daughters name is Kathryn and my sons name is Paul. So both of their names would be old-fashioned as well. I have never been a person that liked trendy names.
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
27 Jun 12
Nice names! thanks for sharing.
@jayaramas (1372)
• Bangalore, India
26 Jun 12
Many of us starts liking our own names and find some thing unique in that.getting dislike to one's own name is a pessimistic approach.take my name: jayaram, in sanskrit jaya means victory. So i like my name more than any one else!
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
27 Jun 12
Cool name. Well, some people don't like their name because it's too boring or they get teased from it. I was teased for my name but I still love it.
@doroffee (4233)
• Hungary
26 Jun 12
I would have a unique name for my kid if it sounded nice, didn't have any connotations which would make a ground of them to be mocked by classmates in school and is not too hard to remember and pronounce for a little kid. In my country, there are really silly people who want to give their kids names after their fave football teams or Spanish soap opera characters (they sound horrible with the surnames in my language, and they have to be written phonetically which looks horrible, and they aren even pronounced with silly accents). My picks for now are more on the common side: for a girl, it's my language's equivalent of Julia, and for boys, my language's equivalents (or one of them) of George and Christopher.
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
27 Jun 12
Interesting! Spanish soap opera characters! ahah.
@stringer321 (2698)
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
26 Jun 12
If I had a unique name , I would probably like it because I'm also unique , at least in my area. My name is not too common among boys , more common among girls but there are also boys with a name like me. Anyway , I believe the man makes his name what it is. I'm going to give my kids names that won't be funny and no one can joke about , maybe their names will be after gems or after flowers , maybe after strong animals or maybe ordinary and short. I think a special and rare name has some nasty side that is like "hey , look how special and unique I am , I have a rare name" , so I think it is kind of towering...
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
27 Jun 12
Interesting. I do agree that some names can seem very flashy but I also do believe that I do want everyone to know my kids (if any) ARE special and unique. But if names have meaning to them, they are even cooler.
@GreenMoo (11842)
26 Jun 12
I have a not unusual name, but slightly different pronunciation. It used to drive me nuts having to correct people all through my school days. One of my kids has a fairly common name, although the diminutive is unusual where we live, and the other has a more unusual name which local people struggle with.
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
27 Jun 12
My name is unusual and the spelling as well, so I know what you mean about the driving nuts to correct people!
@echoforever (5192)
• United States
26 Jun 12
Ever since I was little I did not like the original name that my parents gave me. I ended up taking a nick name from a young age and I have gone by that for all of my life instead of my real name. The sad thing is that my original name is quite pretty and I have only heard a handful of people go by it. Sometimes I hear some names that I can not believe their parents gave it to them. Other times I have heard a few that I really loved. A friend of mine has two daughters, both with unique sounding names. Not only are they unique but they are beautiful and fit quite well with the child. I wonder if those two ever get teased for it, I know that I was teased a lot when younger and that is how I started to hate my real name and started using the nick name that I still use to this day.
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
27 Jun 12
My name is not common here either so I've been teased when I was little. But now I'm proud of my name and I love it.
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
17 Sep 12
I think no unique names in the world. You can check it if you are feeling a name is unique then next day you will find this name is already take somebody.
@inertia4 (26878)
• United States
4 Jul 12
I have a common name. I never really wanted to have any other kind of name. I am not saying I like my name, but it is my name. I never put much thought into that, really.