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What name would you choose to rename yourself?

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MistleTOEboughski Sat 16-Jan-21 17:41:15

If name changing were as easy in real life as on MN? I can't decide myself but my dd chose Avery. What would you choose and why?

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Thistles24 Sat 16-Jan-21 18:06:21

Kate. I’ve always fancied being a Kate.

MistleTOEboughski Sat 16-Jan-21 18:22:07

Yes Kate is a good name.

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Fishingforhappiness Sat 16-Jan-21 18:23:53

I have one of the most common names for someone my age and i hate it. I wish i had something more unusual, maybe something french sounding like emmeline or Cecelia

Imissmoominmama Sat 16-Jan-21 18:25:44

I really like my name, but when I was a child I wanted to be called Lucinda.

VienneseWhirligig Sat 16-Jan-21 18:28:36

Athena or Diana, both sound classy.

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CuntasarusRex Sat 16-Jan-21 18:30:31

Katherine, Hannah or Hallie

PeskyRooks Sat 16-Jan-21 18:31:46

Rosie or Jess

MistleTOEboughski Sat 16-Jan-21 18:32:00

I have one of the most common names for someone my age and i hate it.
Dd has a very popular name and that has put her off it, even though she kindly said she does still like her name but she wished she didn't have 3 others with the same name in her class.

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Spied Sat 16-Jan-21 18:33:42

I'm choosing Annabelle. nn Anna

Angel2702 Sat 16-Jan-21 18:33:59

Alice it’s my middle name. I hate my first name and have always wished it had been the other way around.

katesaregreat Sat 16-Jan-21 18:36:11

name changed (obviously) but as someone named Kate - spelled slightly differently but same name - I'm very flattered grin

I think I'd probably go for Cleo, or Diane. I like strong names.

MrsSmith2021 Sat 16-Jan-21 18:37:33

Alex. Always loved the name. I look like an Alex too.

Tier10 Sat 16-Jan-21 19:23:42

When I was younger I want to be called Nancy or Kim.

FenEel Sat 16-Jan-21 19:26:05

I really like my name so wouldn’t change, but if I had to I would be Laura.

BiBabbles Sat 16-Jan-21 19:26:58

I renamed myself. I chose a first name that written is very similar to the name I was raised with, but is pronounced in a entirely different way. Having a different sound was very important to me - it was the sound of the name I grew up that repelled me - and having an entirely different language origin and meaning that I liked was part of it - I've quite liked how the shift of a letter created something so new, like a slight shift in myself changed who I am too. I also like how it lends itself to multiple pleasant nicknames for such a short name, whereas the name I was raised with, the nicknames are pretty naff.

For middle names, I considered my different heritages and went for names with meanings that resonated with me. I kept my first 2 initials the same, and kept the second middle name a family name (and still a gemstone) just a different family member that I valued continuing on more.

If I had to rerename myself, I'd probably do similar - there are other names that could be made with a letter or two difference and I've actually since found some more resources on my family tree so I'd have even more family names to pick from.

EggyPegg Sat 16-Jan-21 19:29:19

Felicity. NN Lissy.

My mother actually wanted to name me this, but my dad said no as everyone would call me Felix the cat (which I wouldn't have minded). My dad's choice was Alison. I am neither of those names.

Camomila Sat 16-Jan-21 19:43:16

Isabella known as Izzy, or maybe Flora.

I like my name though.

PollyPorcupine Sat 16-Jan-21 19:45:38

I really like my name, wouldn't change it.

Blue2021 Sat 16-Jan-21 19:46:07

Adeline love the name.. would of been called this if I could choose. It’s what DS would of been called if a girl. Never know may get to use it. Also like the names Penny or Erika.

Ewanispurple Sat 16-Jan-21 19:46:36

I wish I was a Frankie

Cocolapew Sat 16-Jan-21 19:47:01

Stevie, I used to want to be called Shannon when I was young

hiptobeasquare Sat 16-Jan-21 19:48:06

Agatha. Nickname Aggie.

WankPuffins Sat 16-Jan-21 19:48:33


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