If you could choose a new name for yourself, what would it be, and why?

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  1. executivecatering profile image61
    executivecateringposted 11 years ago

    If you could choose a new name for yourself, what would it be, and why?

    This was originally a question asked by my teacher at school to the entire class and only one person said they wouldn't change their name; so I am guessing majority of people would like a new name!


  2. anupma profile image70
    anupmaposted 11 years ago

    I also don't want to change my name. In fact I love it. Name reflects the personality of a man. And with the passage of time we become like our name.
    This is what I think.

    1. ComfortB profile image89
      ComfortBposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Indeed, in time we become like our name.Jabez knew that (the bible story).

      'And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez,
      saying, Because I bare him with sorrow. And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying

  3. shampa sadhya profile image77
    shampa sadhyaposted 11 years ago

    I will never change my name not only because I like it as it sounds sweet and has a beautiful meaning. My name 'Shampa' means electricity which drives out darkness. The main reason for not changing my name is that as a new born child I had no identity of mine but my loved ones gave me my first own identity. That is what makes it very special and an attachment with my loved ones makes it more special.

    There is so much of scope to choose another name for using it as pen-name, username and so on then why to change my first identity on this earth.

    1. executivecatering profile image61
      executivecateringposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I like your name it's very nice

  4. hi friend profile image60
    hi friendposted 11 years ago

    I am satisfied with my present name.  There is no need to follow for an another name.  Persons usually with a quirky mind will be worrying about their name.  If we have confidence for any decision making such worry will have no meaning.

  5. Ciel Clark profile image74
    Ciel Clarkposted 11 years ago

    Love this question...  My mother told me (actually I remember, but I was about two or three years old so I will give her version) that I decided my name was Aku-Aku.  I think she has some of my first writings signed like this. 

    I still liked my birth name, but this was my Other name.  Years later I lived in New Zealand for a few years  and had started applying for citizenship.  I was in love with the Hokianga area. 

    and at some point my mother told me to check out the name Aku-Aku + New Zealand. 

    Interesting!  I don't believe in luck or magic (I love the idea though) but I do believe that sometimes funny things happen.  Aku-Aku

    1. executivecatering profile image61
      executivecateringposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      That's a very nice story thanks for commenting :-)

  6. Beata Stasak profile image81
    Beata Stasakposted 11 years ago

    When I was little I hated my unusual name (at least unusual in the part of the world I was born:) and I wanted an ordinary name, just lke my classmates. My father has chosen my name and now when he is gone, my name is my link to him. And also just like anupma said, we really become like our name.

    1. executivecatering profile image61
      executivecateringposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I am sure he is very proud of you

  7. alexatomas profile image60
    alexatomasposted 11 years ago

    I would change my name, actually. I have 2 problems with my first name: since I'm Portuguese, people from other countries can't really say it; also there's a lot of people with the same name in Portugal. I don't know what is worst, to be in another country and people can't say my name or being in my own country and someone calls my name, I turn around and it's not for me... akward.

    I guess I like Alexa (from Alexandra, my middle name). It's uncommon enough in Portugal and everyone can say it pretty decently.

  8. yssubramanyam profile image60
    yssubramanyamposted 11 years ago

    name do not bother me. our involvement and contribution besides our reputation in given field will title the self. we will be identified with nick name , which is pleasurable. i was called as miracle man in aviation field by virtue of my dealing aircraft snags, after retirement i started maths coaching, at present i am caqlled as maths mystic. it is my joy of comment. i love the hub.

  9. SidKemp profile image88
    SidKempposted 11 years ago

    I have been given new names as my life has progressed. I was born Sidney, but chose Sid. In my spiritual tradition, I've been named Clear Truth, Heart of the Heart, True Full Taste of Awakening, and Eternal Spring. I live into each of them, and keep growing. I wrote a hub about this called "the power of a name."

    Tam Tam is the Vietnamese pronunciation of Heart of the Heart. I really like that one.

    1. executivecatering profile image61
      executivecateringposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      One of my friends is called sid i like that name

  10. Emmyboy profile image78
    Emmyboyposted 11 years ago

    I will simply choose Nick Carter after my hero of the Nick Carter AXE Killmaster spy thrillers.

    Oh by the way, did I mention that name is already by facebook name?

    You see...?

  11. ComfortB profile image89
    ComfortBposted 11 years ago

    My birth first name is Comfort. I didn't like it when I was a child, but I've grown to love the name. I thank my parents for giving it to me. They chose the name because my birth brought so much joy and comfort to them at a very difficult time.

    I wouldn't change my name for anything. It's who I am. It defines me.

    1. executivecatering profile image61
      executivecateringposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      It's a really nice name

  12. mbergo profile image61
    mbergoposted 11 years ago

    I have a typical Norwegian name (Magne) and would love ANY new name that I do not have to spell to non-norwegians. Particularly since I haven't lived in Norway for 15 years.

    1. executivecatering profile image61
      executivecateringposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      lol must be frustrating

  13. profile image0
    msorenssonposted 11 years ago

    I will not change my first name. It was given to me by my mother and it has history, the name of heroine in a British Novel she was reading at the time I was conceived.

    I am amenable to having a third second name (the first two are Maria and my maternal grandfather's last name which I use for legal documents) and use that in my future signatures.

  14. Johnathan L Groom profile image36
    Johnathan L Groomposted 11 years ago

    Sir Johnathan the Miracle-One  III

    1. mattdigiulio profile image79
      mattdigiulioposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      My name is Matt, and I thoroughly approve of this message.

  15. sangre profile image94
    sangreposted 11 years ago

    Madison or Sommer are names I would have liked to be called. They sound different. In Ireland everyone has names like Patrick, Mary, Ann, Margaret. They are lovely names but nearly everyone has a friend or family member with these names.

    Different is sometimes nicer.

    1. executivecatering profile image61
      executivecateringposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I agree it's good to stand out I have noticed that about Ireland and names

  16. freecampingaussie profile image62
    freecampingaussieposted 11 years ago

    I wouldn't legaly change my name as my mother chose it and I would hate my girls to channe their names ( Tania Jessica, Gemma Kimberley & Danielle Brittony) however since my second marriage I call myself Kris instead of Christine for a change .

    1. executivecatering profile image61
      executivecateringposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      i like the name Christine it reminds me of a sweet girl from my school


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