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  • TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    what would you want to change it to?

    For me, I think Julia. While I’m really leaning away from using it for a DD because I want something more meaningful, for myself, I really like it. :)

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  • kimiha
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    when i was in 6th grade i wanted my name to be julia. now i think i would change it to maya. i was going to use it for a daughter but now there are other names i like and i could see this one on myself. i mostly think of myself as a hannah though because my name is similar to that. but wayy more annoying. so now to keep it similar to my name i would choose hannah

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    Funny thing is, Maya is another one I thought of! It doesn’t work well with our last name though.
    Now I am curious what name is “similar to Hannah but wayy more annoying”!

    lcd1912
    lcd1912
    Participant

    Violet. It is definitely a top contender for future use, but one of the reasons I hesitate is because I feel kind of selfish using a name I wish I had! Haha I’m definitely not one of those who hate my given name though!

    ashthedreamer
    ashthedreamer
    Participant

    I don’t have one name, but for years when I was young I vowed I would change my name, and I still sort of am sad that I never got to actually have a new name and the excitement that goes along with it. So I still think of it sometimes. :) These are probably my highest contenders:

    Annabel (och, I could pull off Annabel so well! I think I look like an Annabel, and it has that same down-to-earth, friendly, kind, natural-beauty sort of image I feel my real name–Ashley–has. I even have an “Annabel” nametag I wear at work when I don’t have my Ashley one. :) )
    Lillian (I think I could pull off Lily seemlessly, too, and I love that it’s everything that Ashley’s not–feminine, timeless, not trendy at all–while still having that same kind, natural-beauty, down-to-earth thing that Ashley and Annabel have)
    Elise (I’ve taken to going by Lise some–I like it as a nn, and I feel I can get the “lee” sound from Ashley, and the “S” from my surname–and I think it suits me really well. I’m not sure I’m as much of an Elise as just a Lise, but I think Elise is so gorgeous, and I would have no qualms changing my name to Elise just to make Lise a bit more obvious)
    Hannah (not totally sure about this one, but I think it sort of fits me. I love the Biblical Hannah, too)
    Eleanor (I just looked at myself one day, and thought, “You could totally be an Eleanor!” I’ve liked it as an option for me ever since. I think Annabel and Lillian probably suit me better, but I still like the idea of being an Eleanor. I like the nns Ella and Lena, too)

    I’d probably use the mn Daisy–because I love daisies, and floral names in general, and their tie to my mom–or Grace, because it’s my grandmother’s middle. I’d get rid of my own middle, Marie, in a heartbeat. Because I hate it and it was chosen to be filler, really, and I don’t like the tie to Marie Antoinette at all. :) I might keep Ashley as a first middle, and be Annabel Ashley Grace/Lillian Ashley Grace/Elise Ashley Grace/Eleanor Ashley Grace/Hannah Ashley Grace/etc.

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    Ash, I could definitely see you with any of those names. :)


    embra
    Participant

    Hmmm. I like my own name fine, but if I had to pick one, maybe Audrey or Nadia? Audrey is getting a bit popular for my taste, but I think it would suit me.

    yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
    Participant

    I like my name (Kendra) but if I were to chance it, I could see me as a Rachel or Sarah.

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    Ooh, embra, I like Nadia!

    Kendra, I could definitely see you as either of those. :)

    Inga
    Inga
    Participant

    I’ve always been a tomboy, so I have a hard time picturing most names on myself. I don’t exactly love my name (Jen/Jenny), but I’m used to it so it’s ok. If I could steal my husband’s name, Alex, I might. It’s probably the only name I love love for both genders. No idea what it would be a nickname for. I’m really drawing a blank though. I’d prefer a girl’s name with a tomboyish vibe, but nothing is immediately coming to mind.

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    Alex is a great name. :) Is his given name Alex or is it short for something?
    So how did you pick Inga as your screen name? I’m so used to thinking of you as Inga so it’s hard to picture you as a Jen/Jenny. ;)

    Inga
    Inga
    Participant

    His given name is Alexis, but his family and everyone else have always called him Alex. I got the nickname Inga my freshman year in college as a random thing from a friend who thought I needed a nickname. My friends liked to introduce me as Inga to new people and since I rarely spoke in front of new people, they all seemed to think I was an international student. It was amusing.


    embra
    Participant

    Jen-Inga (Jenga?), If there were a like button, I’d push it.

    Inga
    Inga
    Participant

    Funny you mention that. Inga morphed into Jinga and Jinga is the one that stuck over the years.

    jenni_lynn91
    jenni_lynn91
    Participant

    Inga,
    My name is Jennifer nn Jen or Jenni. I have a similar story. When I was a junior in high school, a boy in my history class randomly called me Shaniqua one day. The rest of the time I was in high school, people in that class called me Shaniqua in the hallway.
    My best friend from sixth grade also made up Japanese names for us. Mine was Shizuka, which means “quiet”.

    Inga
    Inga
    Participant

    Love the nicknames Jenni_lynn. Shaniqua and Shizuka would definitely stand out more in a crowd.

    MissFreckles
    MissFreckles
    Participant

    Amanda Rene.


    kimiha
    Participant

    twosapphires, my name is Haana… its pronounced like ha-na. rhyming with ohana like on lilo and stitch. its a korean and japanese name and possibly hawaiian. so i like that its legit but in the u.s. no one gets it right. they always say hannah. and it doesnt help that it has a terrible spelling. i think it looks wrong. i wish it were spelled Hana. some people might still say hannah but it would still be better.

    jenni_lynn91
    jenni_lynn91
    Participant

    Kimiha,
    If I saw your name written down, I would pronounce it Ha-Na. I think a lot of people are just too lazy to try to figure a name out so they just say whatever looks closest to that name. One of my best friends is named Sabah and she has her name mispronounced all the time.

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    Kimiha, I would guess Haana, too! I think it’s a pretty name but I can see how correcting pronunciation would get old.

    And Inga, that is funny! I have a similar story because my name was super common in college so my freshman year, I joked at one point that my name was Steve so I got Steve for a while, and then for several months I went by Dominique. I worked in the dining hall and my name tag there even said Dominique. ;)


    kimiha
    Participant

    oh thanks you guys. thats nice. i get compliments on it but its still annoying. how the heck can you say sabah wrong? SA..BA… that sounds like my name. HA…NA.. there are much harder names out there. i believe sabah is arabic and means morning.

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