If you could change your name, what would you change it to?

United States
March 16, 2007 12:39pm CST
Aside from all the sentimental reasons, or chance encounters that yielded your name, etc, what would you like your name to be? Where does that name come from, or why is it significant to you? Has, or will, one of your children carry the name you wished to have for your own? I've always loved the name Connor, and yes, if I'm lucky enough to have a boy one day, that will be his name (if I can get my pretty young lady to agree, naturally). I always liked Irish names, and I don't often meet people that have them, so the child wouldn't have to worry about going through school as Mike #2 or Big Mike, or Junior (I hate that...I'm a junior).
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• United States
25 Mar 07
I sure would change my name.I don't particular care what it would be changed to as long it wasn't the one I have now.
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• United States
16 Mar 07
Babe Ruth, then I would have instant name recognition for the search engines! Though that might not be a good thing because I might get lost behind the real Babe Ruth. What are popular baby names these days? My name, Mike is always up there. I think Indian baby names are popular and so are Irish baby names. Not sure I oulw pick either though. I'd look for a more unique baby name to use. My Aunt did a legal name change from Sophie, which he hated, to Katherine. Do you think Surnames are just as important? Mine is pretty unique so I wouldn't change it I guess.
• Canada
16 Jul 07
I have the name I have always wanted. In 2001, when I turned 19, I changed my last name to my mother's birthname, which is Danish. I had my father's Canadian surname, and I didn't like the male dominated tradition, nor the fact that no one knew I was half Danish. For those two reasons I took my mother's birthname.