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I hate my real life name. It is like an acid-dipped dagger that sits in my heart and whenever someone says my name, the dagger twists and salt is poured into the wound.

I wish instead of sticking to tradition, my parents had given me a different name. A cool name. Something with power and awesomeness.

Instead, I have a rather obvious name for an INFP and the meaning is: victory of the people. :|

Hmpf! Do any of you hate your RL names?
 

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When I was younger I disliked my name. It is a very easy target for bullies. Now though, I havn't really even thought about those days. So I suppose that the answer is no now.
 

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I always disliked my first name when I was a kid. Although my parents seemed to think that they were being original and wanted to give me a name that had a lot of family history behind it, it was rare for me to end up in a class at school without at least one other girl with the same name (ah, to be a child of the 80s :p). Once there were three others, haha. I especially hated it because I always felt so different from my peers. Other kids seemed to have impressions of what someone with my name should be like, and more often than not, they were completely wrong.

In my mid-teens, I started going by one of my middle names instead (yep, I have multiple middle names) -- or rather, a short form thereof. It suits me a lot better and it's relatively uncommon. The only downsides I've discovered are that people often don't know how to pronounce a name that includes a 'j' that's meant to sound like an 'i' or a 'y'. I considered spelling it with an 'i' just to make it easier... but nah, I'm keeping the 'j' in there. Probably if I lived somewhere in Europe instead of Canada, I wouldn't encounter that problem, as my name is relatively common in some European countries.

Also there's apparently a porn star with the same name. :S Thankfully not many people seem to be aware of that, haha.
 

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i used to hate it.its supposed to be spelled with that "s" with the tail-like thing :p(don't know what to call that) which has that "shuh" like pronunciation ,but my parents made a mistake and they put the usual "s" on my birth certificate and it just sounds crappy.wish i had a cool name like amadeo.

p.s.- my name means saint.. *i can hear you laughing*:angry:
 

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p.s.- my name means saint.. *i can hear you laughing*:angry:
My three names mean "princess", "god is gracious" and "pure", in that order. "Princess" always bugged me because I thought it sounded really stuck-up, and "god is gracious" just sounded too old-fashioned and also bothered me a little because I'm not religious. Though I'm not sure I'd go so far as to say I'm "pure"... I always liked that meaning best. Incidentally, the name that carries that meaning is the one I've chosen to go by. I kind of like to think of it meaning "pure" in terms of still being a kid at heart in some way, and also maybe "pure" as in "authentic" or "genuine". I'd like to reach the point where I could truly say that I'm being as genuine a version of myself as I can possibly be.
 

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My three names mean "princess", "god is gracious" and "pure", in that order. "Princess" always bugged me because I thought it sounded really stuck-up, and "god is gracious" just sounded too old-fashioned and also bothered me a little because I'm not religious. Though I'm not sure I'd go so far as to say I'm "pure"... I always liked that meaning best. Incidentally, the name that carries that meaning is the one I've chosen to go by. I kind of like to think of it meaning "pure" in terms of still being a kid at heart in some way, and also maybe "pure" as in "authentic" or "genuine". I'd like to reach the point where I could truly say that I'm being as genuine a version of myself as I can possibly be.
well i could go with pure(if i were a girl,that is) .it sounds appealing to me as well.its got a beauty , like acoustic instrument beauty(think piano).

and there is something about parents....
 

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wow! I thought i was the only one haha, except it's not a dating site, it's a lesbian travel site.
Haha, that's hilarous. :p

I discovered the dating site one day when I thought, "Hey, I wonder what I'd come up with if I typed my name and .com into my browser?" :p Then I spent a while doing the same thing with the names of friends and family, haha.
 

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there were at the very least 8 other girls who had the same name as me in my grade throughout high school. my name is suuuuper generic and pretty common from the USAsian perspective. i'm not unhappy with it though. it's just a name. i mean i've been stuck with it my whole life it just feels natural but i'm sure anything would feel "natural" after being called by it for 19 years. so yeah, *shrugs* i'm just pretty indifferent about it. but i did have the luxury of not ever being teased about my name so that's probably a factor.

(oh and i guess i liked being one of eight. i have the second most common last name in the US and i love the anonymity that that affords me. something about just blending in and blah blah blah.)
 

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I don't mind my name. It's not very common. I've only heard of a few people with the same name (slightly different versions of it are quite common though).

There is a French cosmetics company with the same name -_-
And a car (almost).

My real name is my username btw.
 

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Yeah I'm not really a fan of my name. It takes on a different meaning when spelled backwords though, but still. I wish I was named Adam.
 

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I've always wondered what it must be like to dislike your name. Never expected to find so many of such people in this thread. I've never disliked it, but after having been called it for so long it feels synonymous with me, a part of me. It helps that it's somewhat uncommon in this country (though apparently really common in Ireland). It's a shortened form of 'William', which means 'the protector'. I always feel slightly annoyed when I see someone I don't think is "worthy" of my namesake, haha :tongue:
 

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I like my name a lot. My first and middle names are the first and last names of my maternal grandfather, a wonderful man with a warm, inclusive friendliness that I strive to embody. I am proud that it is me, out of all my siblings and cousins, who is the one who carries his name. My surname is uncommon and from another language. It means beautiful child. I like my name all around.
 

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I've always liked my name. Its not common, but it is often heard of. I often get a "oooh that's a beautiful name!" My only problem is it is unisex, so often times some papers has my gender incorrect.

Funny thing though, I now despise unisex names. My children are named after family members (whom they know and love now.)
 

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I'm indifferent to my name. It's about 30 years past its prime and I couldn't count the number of times I've been introduced to someone and they say, "Oh that's my mom's name." or "Oh that's my aunt's name". All the people with my name are around 60 years old right now. haha. But I think that's fine, I don't mind having an older sounding name. The only thing I don't like about it is that colloquially it means someone who talks all the time. Totally not me.

But my full, unshortened name means "Pure" and "Genuine" so I can get with that. I think the full version of my name is much more graceful and proper than my nickname and I kind of wish I had been called that from the beginning. But oh well. I don't really care that much.
 
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