Hey You.......?

@MsTickle (25191)
Australia
March 29, 2010 5:58am CST
Every single one of us has a name. Yet, we had no say in the name we were given at our birth by our parents. Have you changed your name? Do you like your given name? If you could pick your own name, what would you choose? I hate my first name and like my second name which is Rosalie. There are some very beautiful names around these days but I'm not adventurous enough to choose something too fancy. My first husband used to call me Rosie which I loved. That was a long time ago.
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@bunnybon7 (51403)
• Holiday, Florida
29 Mar 10
when i was little, i hardly knew anyone, or very few that had my name, Bonnie. i hated it for that reason. my mom named me after a childhood friend that my uncle had cut out of all the school pics to keep himself as that was his crush/gf. so i couldnt even see what she looked like i loved my middle name of which i passed on to my daughter that also came from an aunt i liked. even as a young woman i didnt care for it and the kids knew it. therefore none of them named one after me. problem is, now i like it, very much but still no grandkids named for me except the middle name. so, the middle name has lived on for freakin 5 generations that i know of... but i always wanted the name my cousin had growing up and if i was made to change it it would be that one. i named my daughter after her, Darlene!! the middle name? has been Kay, passed down for 5 generations.
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@MsTickle (25191)
• Australia
29 Mar 10
I had a next door neighbour whose name was Bonnie...I had never heard it before and I thought it was a beautiful name. She was a really nice lady. At least you got to use the name Darlene by calling your daughter by that name. Does she like her name?
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@bunnybon7 (51403)
• Holiday, Florida
30 Mar 10
sadly she doesnt. they teased her in school sometimes and made up darlene, sardine kids who are jealous try anything i guess.
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@madteaparty (2754)
• Japan
30 Mar 10
I'm very very glad that where I come from, people don't have middle or second names . I like my real name, and I don't think I would change it, as I have been called by my real name since I was born and it would be weird making people to call me by a different name
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@MsTickle (25191)
• Australia
30 Mar 10
I understand why you would feel that way, weird, I mean. To me, weird is not having 2 given names and a surname although I understand different cultures have different ways of naming people.
@Opal26 (17682)
• United States
29 Mar 10
Hi MsTickle! I hate my first name and my second name! I haven't changed them because it is too much of a bother to change them legally anyway so I have just been stuck with them! And I hate my last name too and since I never married I am stuck with that one which is the worse one because I hated my father! So, I would totally like to change my entire name and identity! So, what do you think I should change it too? Opal sounds nice?
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@GardenGerty (147369)
• United States
30 Mar 10
That is what is nice about having an identity online. Believe it or not, I do not like the name Gerty or Gertrude, if I were to name a real person, but Garden Gerty is a sweetheart of a clown. My real name is popular now, but when I was given it fifty six years ago some people even mistook it for a boy's name, Seeing Heather, and thinking Heath. My middle name is supposedly made up, but I think I have seen it online. Never in baby books, though. I like my name.
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@MsTickle (25191)
• Australia
29 Mar 10
I just typed out a really long response to you and hey presto...it disappeared when I hit "submit". I thought that issue had been addressed. Grrr. I thought at first you were an Aussie when I saw your user name. It's such a pretty gem - colourful and soft, mysterious and magical. I think it's a lovely name. There are so many pretty names to choose from these days.
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@zed_k4 (17618)
• Singapore
30 Mar 10
All of us have nice user names, and I'm sure real names too.. @ Opal, GG and MsTickle..
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
29 Mar 10
I like my first name well enough. Mostly because you can make a lot of variations from it, and several nicknames. I've never cared much for my middle name. I guess that's because the only time I heard it (growing up) was when it was strung along with my first name - and I was in trouble for one thing or another...
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@MsTickle (25191)
• Australia
29 Mar 10
Ahh yes, I remember well when my mother would call out variations of my name. Depending on what she called decided me as to whether I would come a runnin' or stay hidden as if I hadn't heard the call. I was usually in the garage with Dad and he would say "I'd stay here if I was you" or, "You'd better go see what she wants."
@MsTickle (25191)
• Australia
1 Apr 10
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
30 Mar 10
Hahaha! Sounds like your dad was listening to the sound of her voice, too!
• United States
29 Mar 10
I actually kind of like my name. When I was younger I did not like my middle name, but I have even gotten used to that. My mom told me the name that they had chosen for me if I had been a boy, and I am definitely glad that I turned out to be a girl!
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@MsTickle (25191)
• Australia
1 Apr 10
Oh NO!!
@MsTickle (25191)
• Australia
29 Mar 10
Aww - go on purple...tell us what your name would be if you had be a boy. Enquiring minds want to know doncha know??? Was it Humphrey?
• United States
30 Mar 10
MsTickle, they were going to name me Wayne - can you believe it?!
@Draeke (324)
• United States
29 Mar 10
I haven't changed my given name because it WAS given by my family, and I feel that holds something for them. I have other names that have been given by friends and classmates, but I mainly go by Draeke lately. I usually go by names that relate to dragons by my own chosing, drawn from my love of the creatures.
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@MsTickle (25191)
• Australia
29 Mar 10
That is a lovely family sentiment Draeke and I admire you for it. I'm really impressed by the name Draeke though as I love dragons as well. My Eastern Zodiac symbol is that of the dragon.
@MsTickle (25191)
• Australia
29 Mar 10
I was born in 1952 so my element is water. It's quite exciting as the next year of the Dragon/Water will be 2012, seeing as there are 5 elements. The year 1976 is the Dragon/Fire year; the year 1940 (or 2000)is the year of the Dragon/Metal.
@Draeke (324)
• United States
29 Mar 10
I'm a metal/fire Dragon in the Chinese zodiac. I've found the description to be quite close to what i think of myself.
@Polly1 (12646)
• United States
29 Mar 10
Hi Rosalie, its nice to meet you. That is a very pretty name. You haven't told us your first name, My "real" name is Vickie, I have always liked it. When I was young I used to wish my name had been Victoria. My hubby always said I looked like a Maggie, I was his Maggie, I liked it when he called me that. My stepdaughter calls me by my middle name, Lynn. And I have lots of youngens calling my Grandma, thats music to my ears.
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@MsTickle (25191)
• Australia
29 Mar 10
Ahhh. Vickie is one of my favourite names and I like Victoria as well. Maggie is a long way off though but who cares when it is hubbies pet name for you. My grandmotherly name is Grandy and I love hearing that too. I still like your name Polly though.
@Lakota12 (42605)
• United States
1 Apr 10
REally never cared for my first name ,never used my middle name altho it was my grandmas and my moms middle name. My hubby had a name for me that I did like but sometimes he would change it he had a nickname for every one lol. I like my name I use in here but to old now and to much to do to change given name.
@Lakota12 (42605)
• United States
1 May 10
DId I tell you my first name? been a month ya know so cant remeber lol. My dad was the only one that called me sone differnt and some people now try to change my name to that altho not spelled that way if a person calls up and asks for that name no one here by that name lololol
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@MsTickle (25191)
• Australia
27 Sep 10
(No alert) I've known your first name from the beginning...that was years ago.
@MsTickle (25191)
• Australia
1 Apr 10
I love your user name here. Your first name is the same as my dear, dear Godmother's and I like it for that reason. Many years ago, probably about 10 or 15 years, I started to use the short form of my name as that is what my peers called me. The long form is still on my bank statements and driver's licence and such but otherwise I use the short form always. A few years ago, I asked my family to use the short form...do you know, the only person who remembers to do so is my 96 year old forgetful father??? My sisters and brother still use the long name which I hate. The funny thing is, both my sisters have short forms of their name...the older one uses both, the second one prefers the long form. They still call the second one by the shorter name! Family...Grrrr! I think my father can relate because he changed his own first name and uses his official second name....even on official documents.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
30 Mar 10
My parents named me and i am happy with my name...I have never thought of changing my name..I supposs it is the parents right to name their children..My sister has made a few statements about her name , she does not like it..They named her Winifred, so instead of changing her name she just goes by "Winnie".....I was luckey i like my name.....
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@MsTickle (25191)
• Australia
30 Mar 10
Winifred? Ouch! I think I'd rather be called Freddy. Winnie is too close to "the Pooh".
@abbey19 (3106)
• Gold Coast, Australia
30 Mar 10
Hi Rosie! I love that name! My mother had no say in my name when I was born - my grandmother insisted I was named after her. I was born in Scotland and they tend to give their children surnames as middle names, so I ended up with my first name which is Barbara and two surnames - then my father's surname! So I have 4 names in all. Apparently when I started to talk, I pronounced my name as Abbey - and it stuck! However, since I emigrated to Australia, I get called Barb mostly - but that's ok with me. I like either, and would never dream of changing it as it means a lot to me that I was named after my grandmother.
@abbey19 (3106)
• Gold Coast, Australia
30 Mar 10
Haha bunnybon - glad my grandma wasn't called Fanny either!
@abbey19 (3106)
• Gold Coast, Australia
31 Mar 10
Please do continue. I'm just thankful my Grandma was called Barbara and not Fanny!
@bunnybon7 (51403)
• Holiday, Florida
30 Mar 10
very pretty name there. glad i wasnt named after my grandma tho..how about Fanny?? i would really hate that..apologies to fanny's out there, but her middle name was.....are you ready for this?? Spicey! poor grandma..fanny spicey
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@zed_k4 (17618)
• Singapore
30 Mar 10
I'm pretty comfortable and happy with my name.. it's kind of cool to see how others have unique names. Think Shiloh.. Angelina Jolie's daughter..that's a cute name to me..by the way your name MsTickle is nice..have an awesome week..
@MsTickle (25191)
• Australia
30 Mar 10
Hiya zed...I'm glad to hear you're happy and comfortable with your name. Yes, Shiloh is a great name, there are so many great names around these days. I like my name too....it has a cheeky but mystical feel to it.
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@zed_k4 (17618)
• Singapore
8 Apr 10
Cheeky and mystical.. you summed it up pretty right there..
@dawnald (85053)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Mar 10
One year, third grade I think, I went by my middle name, Elizabeth. That didn't last for long, and ever so often when somebody would come up to me and say "hi Elizabeth" it felt pretty strange. I've never been hugely fond of my name, I guess, but it's me and I identify with it.
@MsTickle (25191)
• Australia
31 Mar 10
Dawn is a lovely name and it goes so well with the rest of your name. I've actually called myself Dawnfyre on one of the sites where I play. Stop snickering...clips Dawny over the ear'ole.
@MsTickle (25191)
• Australia
1 Apr 10
Clips R over the ear'ole and runs away...he thinks it's you and you tell him you were dreaming....heheheheheh.
@dawnald (85053)
• Shingle Springs, California
31 Mar 10
Hey, I wasn't snickering, that was what's his face behind me snoring...
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29 Mar 10
Hi Mstickle, I was named by my father after his mother who was French, but I do like it, I have a friend who does not like her name so changed it by deep pole, to be honest, I don't care how many times you change your name, you will have the name you were chosen by your parents. Tamara
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@MsTickle (25191)
• Australia
29 Mar 10
Oh, I don't know about that. My Dad was christened Clarence John and he hated that name so he always put John Clarence on his forms. As far as I know it was never changed by deed poll and he has always been known as John...or Jack.
@artistry (4152)
• United States
31 Mar 10
..Hi there MsTickle, I stood up in seventh grade and told everybody in my class, at my new school to not call me by my first name and asked that everyone use my middle name. Everyone who knows me from before the seventh grade call me by my first name, those after seventh grade call me by my middle name. My first name is very feminine and it is a reflection of my artistic side, my middle name is reflective of my business side, which is why I used my first initial with my middle name, when I was working. I would not change my name, it is me, and I believe that our names were our names, even before our mothers and fathers met each other. Roslie is a nice name. Take care.
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@MsTickle (25191)
• Australia
1 Apr 10
What a great response...only trouble is....I'm going to be ever so curious now ...for ages even.
@artistry (4152)
• United States
31 Mar 10
...Rosalie, not my misspelling, sorry "o).
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@wolfie34 (26772)
• United Kingdom
29 Mar 10
I have changed my middle name, thanks to my father I was given a very embarrassing middle name which he stated was his father's, it can be a boys and a girls name but I've never ever heard of a guy with a name I was saddled with so I changed it to a far more appealing one of my choice. My first name is Brian and I get so sick and tired of so many people spelling it incorrectly, the amount of people throughout my life have spelt it Brain, I mean look at it, it's obviously WRONG! My mum wanted to call me Shane and I would much rather have been christened Shane than Brian.
@MsTickle (25191)
• Australia
29 Mar 10
My ex best friend named her eldest boy Shannon which was always shortened to Shane. Brian is not one of my favourite names but it is not a most disliked either. I cannot stand the names Wayne or Barry. (with apologies to any Waynes or Barrys out there)
• United States
30 Mar 10
You can also spell Brian with a "y" to make it easier for people to spell without having to change your name. I have seen it spelled Bryan quite a bit, and the parents spelled it this way on purpose. I like the name Brian (no matter how you spell it), but I can also see why you would prefer Shane, since that is a very nice name, too.
• India
30 Mar 10
I really dislike my name. the meaning of my name indicates that I’m supposed to light up other’s worlds and lives for them…I’m supposed to bring in the light…such a weak sacrificial lamb type of name as if I was born not for myself but for mankind…for all I care, my mom should have kept me at the nunnery! I haven’t really changed it coz it’s a big bother but I sincerely believe that the way we are named, reflects a lot of our personalities. I don’t know the logic or the science behind it or even if its true at all, but I wish I was names something better…something with a lot of character in it.
• India
31 Mar 10
Strangely you know, I’ve seen people with very forceful names, moving ahead in life and commanding respect more easily. Maybe my illusion but I too feel like you that if my name had a more commanding tone to it, then I would not have behaved like the perfect doormat always waiting to serve and ready to be walked all over LOL
@MsTickle (25191)
• Australia
30 Mar 10
I have to agree with you about our names maybe not reflecting our personalities but definitely influencing them. I was always very self conscious of my name and often embarrassed by it. I believe if I had been known by the name Rosalie, people would have thought better of me and treated me differently. Is this how you feel?
@twoey68 (13629)
• United States
30 Mar 10
Mine is Tina Marie. My Mom named me after the actress on Gilligan's Island Tina Louise. I've always thought my name was really plain and there weren't many Tina's around when I was growing up but now there are dozens of them. I like it alright now that I'm older and I wouldn't change it b/c my Mom picked it out for me. [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~[/b]
@MsTickle (25191)
• Australia
30 Mar 10
I've always liked the name Tina and I also like Nina. I think they are petite, feminine names. I used Marie for my second daughter's middle name...not so much because I liked it but that was the done thing back then...people put certain middle names with certain given names. Like I was going to call my first daughter Rachel Louise....her father changed it though at the last minute.
@unique16 (1531)
• United States
29 Mar 10
Hello Ms Tickle My youngest daughter wants to change her from Shawn to Shawnee since she is girl. Most people when I call to make appoinment auotmatically thinks she is male and not female and her middle is no better I picked Erin which could be a boy or girl. I want a full Irish name that well with my last name which is polish with a lot letters in it. I would let her if she wants to after she turn 18 which she tuned 18 March 4 of this year. No talk yet of changing her name we will see. I know it seems like a very male but she is girly girly etc... But it is also a strong name too(at least that what I thought when I picked it and pretty) and I am the Mom. Oh well I will let her decide when she wants to do it. Thanks and Have a Great Easter Weekend Sincerely Unique16
@MsTickle (25191)
• Australia
29 Mar 10
I've always thought of the name Sean, Shaun or Shawn as a male name and Erin as a female name...Aaron as a boy's name. I definitely don't like Shawnee as an adult name...it sounds babyish...maybe as a pet name. It's a shame when we don't like our names. My sisters were given unusual names which are not widely used. I received a name that was not popular at the time and which, as I grew up became more and more old fashioned. Mine can be used for a girl or boy and you rarely hear it these days. I hope you enjoy your Easter break as well.
• Philippines
30 Mar 10
sometimes our name given by our parents has a meaning. sometimes it could be joined by the name of our grandparents. but for me, i like my name because my parents give it to me. it doesn't matter for me if my name is not beautiful, but i like it. it depends on you on how to handle with your name., or if doesn't like it must prefer to select your nake-name a beautiful one.
@MsTickle (25191)
• Australia
30 Mar 10
So is the name given you a name made up by your family, your parents and perhaps others? In my culture our names are usually chosen from a whole range of names which have been used down through the ages. Some names are more popular than others and most names go through stages of popularity. One name might be at the top of the popular list for a few years then another name will take it's place and several years later that name may be rarely used.
@Ynodhady (95)
• Indonesia
30 Mar 10
hey you too......... LOL yes that's right every people in the world they found their name from their Parents or Anyone is considered to entitle their name when anyone since newborn... for example... 1. the Grandfather or grandmother 2. UncLe and aunt 3. kin Not ONLy our Parents decide what kind of name that suitable for their ChiLdren.. But sometime the parents ask to grandfather, grandmother, Uncle, aunt , kin to make the beautiful combination name that suitable for their ChiLdren.... Ok a little story of mine back to ur questions.... 1.have u changed ur name??? UntiL now i still remain with the original name since i was born and i will never change my name untiL die.because it is given from my parents so i must apreciate my parent because have given me a name. altought that name is bad or no we must accept it as The Mercy and accept with full sincerity. 2. do u like ur given name??? I So much Like my name 3. if you could pick ur own name, what would u choose?? i will choose "Rudam" as my name
@MsTickle (25191)
• Australia
30 Mar 10
Thank you so much for your thoughtful and lengthy response.