Do you regret the name you picked for your child or your parents picked for you?
December 18, 2006 11:06am CST
Most of us name our children before they are born or at birth. My question is, do you sometimes wish you picked a different name, especially after they get older and you see more of their personality? I sometimes do, I think the name I picked for my youngest is too fragile and delicate for her. She is such a strong personality little girl, her name just does not seem to fit her. Do you wish YOU were given a different name?
24 Dec 06
My name is Ruriko. I used to absolutely hate it when I was younger because it is a Japanese name, and is very uncommon among irish-backgrounded Australians. People used to comment on it and think it was weird. However, when I got a little older (14), people would tell me my name was nice, interesting, and I got to know it better. Because of its heritage it encouraged me to learn a little Japanese, and learn how special and how priviliged it is to have a Japanese name. I really appreciate my parents now for giving me such a pretty, strong, and independent name. I really love it now! By the way, Ruriko means 'Emerald Child' in Japanese, which I think is nice enough a reason to like my name.
• United States
22 Dec 06
I like my name (Some mistook it as a boy's name which I wonder cause it obviously a girl's name. I don't know anybody, personally, who has the same name Although a lot of people finds it difficult to pronounce (again I wonder why) or simply mispronounce it. That's why, now, I go by my nickname (which a lot a people misspell).