What name would you have liked to have been called?

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  1. Anna Haven profile image79
    Anna Havenposted 8 years ago

    What name would you have liked to have been called?

    We don't choose our birth names if we did, what would it be? Something wild or would you keep the one you were given?

  2. Just Ask Susan profile image93
    Just Ask Susanposted 8 years ago

    I always had wished that I would have been named after my mother. "Margaret". When my mother chose my name my grandmother said to her it would be nice to name Susan, Margaret. My mother felt that because her name was Margaret and my grandmothers name was Margaret it would be too much.

    1. Anna Haven profile image79
      Anna Havenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I was named after my grandmother and didn't like it when I was young but I appreciated it when I got older, so I totally understand why you would have liked that. Thankyou for answering Just Ask Susan.

  3. Renee Abbott profile image81
    Renee Abbottposted 8 years ago

    Linda was the name I wanted when I was little, but as I got older I began to really like the name my parents gave me-Renee

    1. Anna Haven profile image79
      Anna Havenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thankyou Renee Abbott for reading and answering, I have liked my name better as I have got older too, maybe we grow into them?

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    Joanne M Olivieriposted 8 years ago

    I have never liked the name Joanne so I certainly would not have chosen it and I don't know why my parents chose it.  I always loved the name Christina so when I was confirmed and we chose a name Christina is the one I chose.   To this day, I hate it when someone calls me Joanne.  I tell everyone to call me Jo smile

    1. Anna Haven profile image79
      Anna Havenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Jo is a nice name for a girl, I will remember not to write Joanne when I leave comments on your hubs smile Thankyou for answering.

  5. bravewarrior profile image93
    bravewarriorposted 8 years ago

    I hated my name (Shauna) when I was little because it was unusual at the time (I was born in 1957).  I was called Sharon or Charlotte by those who didn't pay attention.  Now I like my name.  However, when I was a young adult and frequented the bars, I would tell people my name was Joanne - not because I liked it but because I didn't want my unusual name (or me!) sticking in their minds!

    Shauna fits me, but then again, so does Bravewarrior!

    1. Just Ask Susan profile image93
      Just Ask Susanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I love the name Shauna! I was born in 57 too. It was a very good year smile

    2. Anna Haven profile image79
      Anna Havenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thankyou for answering Bravewarrior.  Shauna is a good name and Bravewarrior is even better, it suits you smile

    3. bravewarrior profile image93
      bravewarriorposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The cars were pretty cool in '57 too!

  6. Beata Stasak profile image79
    Beata Stasakposted 8 years ago

    I like the name Bianca, my best friend's name, my name is similar so they often call me this name and I don't mine. It smells of the sweet grapes, golden vineyards reflecting in sun setting sun, Italy and a glass of rose sweet wine...

    1. Anna Haven profile image79
      Anna Havenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Your answer had me sitting sipping in the sun there Beata smile Thankyou for answering.

  7. Windclimber profile image77
    Windclimberposted 8 years ago

    My name is Mike, which is a fine name but just way too common.  I swear I have yanked my neck in shopping malls when some stranger has said, "Hey, Mike!" to someone else.  There are several Mikes among my cousins and uncles, and one father-son combo is ALWAYS referred to as "Big Mike" and "Mikey-Mike".  Here at my marina, there are so many Mikes that the joke is that if you forget someone's name, just call him Mike and you'll probably be right.  For years now I've been going by Mik, a variation of my boyhood "Mickey", and it works much better.

    Anyways, what would I rather have been named?  Well, "Supreme Overlord of the Galactic Empire" or S.O.G.E. for short would have done nicely.  Oh well, another lost opportunity . . .

    1. Anna Haven profile image79
      Anna Havenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You made me laugh with this answer, which is no mean feat after a hectic morning!
      Thankyou very much Supreme Overlord of the Galactic Empire.......

  8. ocfireflies profile image77
    ocfirefliesposted 8 years ago

    I can relate to what it's like to have a common name.  If I could have named myself, I would have chosen Ava Grayson.  : )Kim

    1. Anna Haven profile image79
      Anna Havenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ava is nice.
      I think Ava sounds like a beautiful heroine in a black and white movie. Thankyou for taking the time to answer ocfireflies smile

  9. Rachna Rai profile image60
    Rachna Raiposted 8 years ago

    I do not have any complain with my name! 'Rachna' is a Hindi name and its English meaning is 'Creation'. I love the name given to me by my parents.

    1. Anna Haven profile image79
      Anna Havenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thankyou for answering Rachna Rai smile

  10. joanveronica profile image73
    joanveronicaposted 8 years ago

    I have two first name, and I would have liked to change the order in which they appear on my birth certificate. I would definitely have liked Veronica to be my first, first name. I live in a Spanish speaking country, and Veronica is easy to pronounce both in Spanish and in English, plus being a beautiful name.

    1. Anna Haven profile image79
      Anna Havenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thankyou for taking the time to read and answer Joanveronica.

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    thegeckoposted 8 years ago

    I like that my name is pretty unique. The only other person I know that has it is my grandfather. I think though, if I ever became an author, I would mix my pen name up a bit...

    T.S. Warren

    1. Anna Haven profile image79
      Anna Havenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thankyou for taking the time to read and answer thegecko.

  12. Candicetricks profile image59
    Candicetricksposted 8 years ago

    I always think my name is special. My name is Candice Gryffinder. Actually, my dad's name Coly Griffinder. I liked the name Gryffinder very much because it came in the harry potter film and i really felt prouder. Candice is named by family and too my grandma and grandpa. I really loved that name very much.My friends always call me Candy Gryffin. I feel too icy when someone spell my name.

    1. Anna Haven profile image79
      Anna Havenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thankyou for taking the time to read and answer Candicetricks.

 
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