If you could change your name to anything you wanted to what would it be?

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United States
September 26, 2007 10:04am CST
I know we're all used to the name we were given but I have always hated my first name...Elizabeth. For some reason from the day I was born my whole family called me by my middle name...Linda and that's probably why. I never got used to my real first name or some nickname of it. Of course for anything legal I'm referred to Elizabeth and I cringe when I hear it but I'm getting used to it. I don't like Liz at all and I'm using Beth at my new job...that I don't mind so much but sometimes forget they are talking to me...lol... My oldest daughter is named Rhonda after the Beach Boys song "Help Me Rhonda" and she hates it. She says the first time she's introduced to someone they immediately start singing the song..lol....I actually like the name and I wouldn't mind having it!If you could have any first name what would it be? Do you have a favorite name that you named your kids if you have them? If you don't have any do you already know what their names will be?
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@poohgal (6845)
• Singapore
26 Sep 07
Hello there. I love my First name and Last name. My first name sounds nice and my Last name is unique. I think we should learn to love our names as our parents took great pains to give birth to us and name us. =D
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• United States
26 Sep 07
I was named after my two grandmothers who just happened to have the same name. I don't think my parents put much thought inot it. One of my aunts gave me the second nAme.
• Germany
26 Sep 07
I actually like Elizabeth. I like those old names, they have a very regal sound. Hearing those names I always imagine very beautiful, tall, intelligent women. I wouldn't mind if my name evoked images like that =) My name is Desirée and I love it. Its translation is 'the desired one' or, perhaps a better translation, 'the awaited one'. My parents named me after Desirée Bernadotte, the first fincée of Napoleon Bonaparte, who has later become the swedish queen. She was a very strong woman and my parents wanted me to become like her. So I've never wanted any other name, but I've thought about names for children (we don't have any yet). For a girl I like Aida after the Nubian princess in Verdi's opera. I also like Claire. For a boy I like Noah and Luca.
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• United States
26 Sep 07
I love Desiree' and it was one that I wanted to name my daughter but my husband wouldn't have it! I had read a book and I think that was the name of it.
@worldwise1 (14885)
• United States
26 Sep 07
Don't get me started about my name, ctry! All of my life I have had a love/hate relationship with my name. When I was growing up I began to hate it for the simple reason that it was unlike any of the other kids names that I knew. Add to the mix that nobody could pronounce it correctly, and I would always feel like I stood out because of that fact. I did, however, learn to live with it as I got older. By the time I finally matured I learned to love it because it was different. I was deeply honored when my oldest daughter told me that she had named her baby daughter after me.
• United States
2 Nov 07
Oh, but you never told us what it is!!!
@peanutjar (5198)
• Canada
26 Sep 07
Hello hope all is well!:)Ive always loooved the name VANESSA.Im soo in love with this name its not even funny!lol.I always wanted to be named this but i knew it cost too much to have my name changed so we gave it to our daughter and its suits her to a natural T!Its not hard on the tongue and flows out easily.:):):)
• United States
26 Sep 07
Vanessa is a beatiful name and I think it's one of the "old fashioned ones". Years ago it was a popular name and I would like to see it come back.
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@Meg414 (19)
• United States
26 Sep 07
My name is Megan and I kinda hate it. My first name is Stephanie so I guess I could go by that but everyone knows me as Megan so....no, don't think I'll do that, lol.
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• United States
2 Nov 07
I have always loved the name Meghan or Megan. I wanted to name my first daughter that but my husband said noooo. Oh well!
• United States
26 Sep 07
Isabella, I always love that name and I want to name my child that if I have one. I like my name but people confuse Teri for a boy name so I get alot your a girl when they see me. Also there is way too many ways to spell my name I am always having to correct it and it is annoying
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• United States
2 Nov 07
I love Isabella...it's a very nice old fashioned name...very pretty!
@beyonce03 (2331)
• Canada
27 Sep 07
I always loved my name and I never thought of changing it. My name is Gabrielle. I like it and everyone else around me like it even if almost everyone called me Gaby. I don,t have any children for themoment (but I'M 3 month pregnant) so I don,t hvae any name. I always loved the name Tamika for a girl. I heard that name in a Immature song. But right now, the name I would give to a girl would be Alexia.
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@maribea (2366)
• Italy
27 Sep 07
actually I am fine with my name right now..maria beatrice..just can say that I got used to it. But it was very different when I was a child or a young girl because I hated having two names and I wished I had a simpler name, one you cannot turn into strange nicknames!!! Now I feel I am maria beatrice or maribea or beatrice, not maria anymore..but my favourite name is still Rebecca..the name I was giving to my daughter in each game I invented!!!I also love Ginevra very much!..so maybe I would be called Rebecca if it were my choice..Now I am in love with..Elisa, too..my mother's name!!!
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• United States
26 Sep 07
My first name is Jessica and I guess it's ok but my middle name I can't stand and there are a few people that call me that and like you I cringe..Well I guess I will tell you what it is but don't laugh cause it's stupid...Arlenna...yuk...But I always loved the name Seneca so my oldest daughter was named Seneca,,,and I likedthe names of my other 2 daughters,,,Alexis,,and Madison....But I really haven't thought of a name that I would change my name to.
• United States
26 Sep 07
Those are all awesome names. I especially like Madison. Those are all such "today" names!
@lexus54 (3572)
• Singapore
27 Sep 07
My first name is a Chinese name, since I am a Chinese. In my official birth certificate, I've not had a Christian name, but when I was young, my sister gave us all Christian names, and mine was Victor. I've been using this name since, but only some of my relatives and friends know me by this name. I'm not really particular, and neither like nor dislike the name. It's fine for me, I guess. But for official things, I apply my Chinese name, since that is what is on my official birth document and identity card.
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• India
27 Sep 07
I would like to have neha as my name,coz this name suits my personality
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@ailema4ever (2668)
• Finland
27 Sep 07
Elizabeth is a beautiful name IMO. ;-D Well, there was a period of time in my childhood when I disliked my first name: Amelia 'coz in Indo there was this children song with my name in it...so sometimes people would sing it, too. However, other than that I don't think I'll change my name 'coz I like my name. One thing I'd want to add, though, is my husband's last name, but since he's Finnish whereas I'm Indonesian, I have to do some paperwork first before I can do that...I don't like bureaucracy, so I'll just wait till I become a Finnish citizen, then I'll add my husband's last name to my name. ;-D
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• Canada
27 Sep 07
If I could change my name, it would be to Anastasia. always loved that name. I cant have kids so never really though about what id call kids ifI was to have any.
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• Philippines
27 Sep 07
well i like my name a lot but if given a chance to change it i would like to be something aggresive like a rockstar attitude name something like slash yeah thats a cool name ilike it how bout you guys
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@MGjhaud (23099)
• Philippines
28 Oct 07
Hey, I understand because I also hate it when people call me by my first name. In school, students don’t call me by my first name because if they do, I would correct them right then and then to just call me by my middle name. Including my teachers :), believe me. so like if someone from school would like to irritate me, they know what to do, just by calling me by my first name. hehe… My family calls me another nickname.
@Stiletto (4579)
27 Sep 07
I don't hate my name but I just think it's a little dull. My favourite name is Natasha which is what I called my daughter. I guess that would probably have been my choice although there is a lot of names I like. I've always liked Melissa - I think I would have made a good Melissa lol!
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@twoey68 (13627)
• United States
1 Oct 07
I used to think I wanted to change mine but now I'm glad to have mine. It suits me and plus my Mom named me so that's good enough for me. She named me Tina after the actress Tina Louise who played the movie star Ginger on Gilligan's Island LOL **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@joshboz (1209)
• Australia
26 Sep 07
i will change it too a famous name like george w. bush or an actor brad pittmaybe in this way ill be famous and misconcepted or presumed to be the famous guys in the t.v. what do you think is it a good idea for changing name? yes i think so. how i wish i could do that legally but its only a wish.good day.
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• Macedonia
26 Sep 07
my name is Dejan. I love it and i will not change it :D
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• Malaysia
26 Sep 07
My current name is Jermyn, well I kinda like unique name cause it is like chess, hard to pronounce but easy to remember. But if I can change my name, I would like to be called Jay :) Sounds, simple
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