I have to admit that I hated my given name while growing up. I went to alot of schools as we moved around quite a bit, and I was the only 'Roberta' at every school I ever attended.
I wanted a name that would ensure I was lost in the shuffle. I wanted to blend in like the 'Patricias' and 'Lyndas' and 'Margarets' did. But, I wasn't so lucky. If my name was mentioned, everyone knew who the person was. They didn't have to ask what the last name name was.
I wanted a different name and it didn't matter what it was.
Now, I like my name. My mom gave it to me and that's all that matters.
Thank you Mom! I love you!