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What's Your Name?

(210 Posts)
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.

thegreylady Mon 14-Jan-13 17:16:21

fwiw I hate Valerie which is my mn I was always known by it though-my actual first name [and third] is Sarah smile

thegreylady Mon 14-Jan-13 17:21:54

I've read the whole thread and my absolute favourite so far is Jessamy with Loveday a close second smile

Serena2013 Mon 14-Jan-13 17:27:32

Have namechanged for this as so far I'm the only one...
My name is Serena, which I love. It's unusual enough that I have only ever met one other but it is easy pronounce and not too difficult for people to spell.

googietheegg Mon 14-Jan-13 19:32:20

Anna. I quite like it and have always felt like it fits anywhere. My sister is Kate, which I like too.

Pickles101 Tue 15-Jan-13 03:09:03

Joanna. Get called Jo by everyone but am Annie to my dad. Personally I hate it.

emmyloo2 Tue 15-Jan-13 07:01:15

Emma. Always liked it. Is quite popular (I am a 70s child) but I have always liked being called Emma. It's simple and quite pretty.

I am trying to settle on a name for my DD due in May and I want a name like Emma which is classic and stands the test of time. I am thinking Elizabeth.....any Elizabeths out there who like their name?

TheFallenNinja Tue 15-Jan-13 07:38:34

Gavin. Mumsnet is my guilty pleasure smile

rainbow2000 Tue 15-Jan-13 09:19:22

Martina but there wasnt many of us around.I dont mind it now but growing up i didnt really like it.

liftthatup Tue 15-Jan-13 15:35:30

Julia. Like it much more as I get older. Have only met one other- think that was the problem when I was young and wanted to be called Judy like the cool girls...

sooperdooper Tue 15-Jan-13 17:09:32

Shelly, not very popular either when I was at school or now - I have met a few others but they usually spell it with -ey or as a nn for Michelle

I like it, it's not popular enough to have too many people with the same name, but not so unusual people have never heard of it

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