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manicinsomniac Thu 22-Nov-12 17:48:40

We've done mother's, father's, grandmother's, grandfather's, children's names. But I don't think I've seen an inspiration thread based on our own (maybe we don't like our own generation's names!)

Thought it might be interesting though. For those who want to share.

Also, how common was your name when you were born? And do you like it?

I'm a Rebecca. I think it was in the top 5. Certainly top 10. I was frequently in situations where we had to decide who was going to be Rebecca, Becca, Becky, Bex etc just to distinguish. I still really like it though. But I don't like Becky and am not that sold on Becca and Bex either.

HeffalumpsAndWoozles Sun 25-Nov-12 01:26:33

I'm Victoria, didn't know many others my age while growing up but strangely now I know quite a lot, including my best friend. I hated it when I was younger, 27 now and have finally decided I actually like it.

InSPsFanjoNoOneHearsYouScream Sun 25-Nov-12 01:27:21

pixie I think you have confused with someone else. grin I have never been wise!

rhondajean Sun 25-Nov-12 01:27:40

I like my name. I've never known personally anyone else with the same name, my DDs have unusuall names too, bot unique but different enough.

InSPsFanjoNoOneHearsYouScream Sun 25-Nov-12 01:30:11

pixie my mums a Nicola but has always called her self Nikki. She gets annoyed if its spelt wrong.

rhondajean Sun 25-Nov-12 01:39:12

Sp cannot think of tou as a Kelly!

HeffalumpsAndWoozles Sun 25-Nov-12 01:42:06

Ive shortened mine to Viki since i was about 14, no one ever spells it right sad Its not as if its even that hard, there's only four letters!

ConfusedPixie Sun 25-Nov-12 01:48:52

Possibly SP, though your do seem to be the only fanjo lurking around grin

I always get people writing my name down as Nicola, apparently Nikki isn't a real name and I must be lying about it not being shortened! Glad to know that there is another Nikki out there though grin

I worked with a Nickie a few years ago. She looked quite masculine as well and I honestly thought that she was a slightly feminine bloke from the spelling of her name blush

GirlWithTheMouseyHair Sun 25-Nov-12 01:53:47

I'm Frances, pretty unusual but not out if the ordinary though I get really pissed off when it's spelt Francis

Was never Fran, Frankie etc but nicknamed Effie by my gran (Frances Emily = FE = Effie) and my uni friends adopted it as my NN. Thanks to Facebook its now stuck and many more people call me Effie thAn Frances.

Not bothered what I'm called but turn 30 next year and reckon I'll try to start using my proper name again

Stepawayfromthesweeties Sun 25-Nov-12 08:39:25

I'm a nichola, quite a few nicola's at school but I was better coz I had a 'h'. Found out later in life that I only got the 'h' as the registrar spelt my name wrong on the birth certificate and dad didn't correct her. Needless to say one very angry mother when he returned home smile. I really like it, I get called nic quite a lot

EggsMichelle Sun 25-Nov-12 09:23:01

Michelle... Like in my forum name!

BananaBubbles I also hate when people pronounce it Mee-Shell, or call me Mish or Meesh for short, have a particularly annoying uncle who insists on calling me meeshell and makes my skin crawl! Otherwise I quite likely name. There were 4 of us in my school year, but haven't met another one since!

greenandcabbagelooking Sun 25-Nov-12 09:36:06

Elizabeth. Only ever met one my own age. I don't mind it, but I do shorten it, because I've got a long middle name and surname.

I like it because it's common enough that people have heard it, can spell it and say it, but not so common that I've been Elizabeth A in school.

Dillydollydaydream Sun 25-Nov-12 10:40:53

Another Michelle. Was one of about 6 at school! Very imaginative parents. Also hate being called meesh or meeshell!

itsallinmyhead Sun 25-Nov-12 13:24:20

My 'Sunday' name is Kathleenann.

As a small child my mother made a point of telling me repeatedly that my name was Kathleenann not Kathleen, as people tended to shorten it.

I love my name but a lot of people (especially healthcare professionals for some reason angry) tend to see my name on the top of the notes they are holding and still call out Kathleen. It's a right bugbear of mine, so......

......I've shortened it to Kat and that's how most people know me. I do much prefer Kathleenann though grin.

Everlong Sun 25-Nov-12 13:37:24

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SoYo Sun 25-Nov-12 14:22:41

Siobhan. Nobody can spell it and. I got called sigh-oh-Bon at school but it never put me off loving it! Always enjoyed having a name that was a but different. Although saying that there was another in my year (That's Catholic schooling for you!).

HaggisMcNeeps Sun 25-Nov-12 14:44:06

My name is Haggis. Obvs.

fishcalledwonder Sun 25-Nov-12 14:50:47

I'm Carrie but Caroline at job interviews and when complaining about shoddy service. I liked it more before Sex And The City came along.

manicinsomniac Sun 25-Nov-12 14:58:33

I kind of think this thread helps the argument that we really don't need to worry about name popularity.

Most of us are of the generation where Sarahs, Lauras, Emmas, Rebeccas, Claires, Nicolas, Gemmas and Michelles seemed to be everywhere but most of these names have only come up once, maximum twice.

And I think whoever said that the really popular names now are less popular than the really popular names of the 80s - people have branched out.

manicinsomniac Sun 25-Nov-12 14:59:17

* 'was right' should have been in the middle of that last sentence!

buttercrumble Sun 25-Nov-12 14:59:48

Catherine, hated it as a child but have grown to love it.......

Cezella Sun 25-Nov-12 16:57:46

I'm a Ceri (Welsh form of Kerry)

I like it, it means love although a lot of English people I meet say "Seri"

Not popular by any means, but I know of plenty of others here in Wales

InSPsFanjoNoOneHearsYouScream Sun 25-Nov-12 17:01:20

Rhonda its a shit name tbh. grin

rhondajean Sun 25-Nov-12 19:48:22

I'm still crushed from discovering Sarah Stratton isn't really called Sarah Stratton too.

Artemis206 Tue 27-Nov-12 21:22:20

Alison. Have since found out its 80's chavvy and a teachers pet name shock

baskingseals Tue 27-Nov-12 22:05:46

Zara. i am 44. i hated it when i was younger, but quite like it now.

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