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AllegraLilac Fri 24-May-13 20:25:16

You have to choose a new name. Was there a name you loved as a child and always wanted to be called?

Have you never felt like your name suits you? Come across a marvellous name you're jealous isn't yours?

I'm a Felicity and I do like and suit my name. As a child I wanted to be Ruby Eleanor. As a grown up I really fancy being Claudia Kate.

None of this 'I'm happy as I am crap. Choose, it's supposed to be fun.

DontMeanToBeRudeBut Fri 24-May-13 20:32:06

I always wanted to be a Sarah. My real name is also 80's as anything grin

Felicity is a lovely name envy

iklboo Fri 24-May-13 20:33:11

I always wanted to be Rachel or Rebecca.

WilmaFingerdoo Fri 24-May-13 20:33:41

I like my name and it suits me although I hate the shortened version. It is typical of girls born in 1974 though.

As a child I wanted to be Colette.

As an adult I quite fancy Antoinette.

aftermay Fri 24-May-13 20:34:39

I wanted to be Michaela.

picnicbasketcase Fri 24-May-13 20:34:54

I wanted to be called Belinda when I was little, but I don't like it at all now. No offence to any Belindas.

MolotovCocktail Fri 24-May-13 20:36:37

I've always fancied Louise, or Louisa, for myself. I love that I could have been NNed Lou, Lulu or even Lola.

I should have been Abigail, but my parents thought I looked more like the name I was given when I was born.

I do really like my real name, but I wonder how life would have been different as Abi grin

aftermay Fri 24-May-13 20:40:15

Picnic - you think Belinda is bad? I went through a phase of wanting Brenda. And dreamt of a Brian. WTF?

NotYoMomma Fri 24-May-13 20:41:48


turkeyboots Fri 24-May-13 20:42:20

I always wanted to be Helen. My name is a variety of it, but Helen seemed so much cooler when I was 7.

As a child, I wanted to be Jane Louise. My actual name is unusual and it's been a pita my whole life. Now, I quite fancy being Katienne Violet.

AllegraLilac Fri 24-May-13 20:43:40

Just realised how much of an age giveaway the childhood names are!

Wishiwasanheiress Fri 24-May-13 20:44:40

I have a name already mentioned. It's the mn hated hyphen though. I always loved that. I used different parts for different times in life eg school then Uni, then work. Now I'm known by initials. It sounds so fing cool and is always commented on. I repeated for dds. They will love us for such cool names. Well hopefully!

blueberryupsidedown Fri 24-May-13 20:45:16

Yes I do love Sarah. I'm French speaking and I wish I had a name that would sound beautiful and sexy in both languages. Instead I have a name that is a man's name in most languages and most English people can't pronouce. Sarah, and I also like Anna, or Jane. Or Laure/Laura. Laura Jane - I like it.

BrevilleTron Fri 24-May-13 20:46:14

I wanted to be Lydia
But Laura suits me
Only certain people can get away with calling me 'Laur' or 'Laurs'

My name is double barrelled so I'm Laura-Louise or Laura-Lou

PicardyThird Fri 24-May-13 20:52:20

I wanted to be Lucinda, or Miranda, or Clover (from What Katy Did). I still fancy being called Lucy/Lucia or a variation thereon. I would also like to be Florence, or Charlotte, or something like Penelope or Alathea. My actual name is very common in my generation, but moving abroad has given it a certain something.

LentilAsAnything Fri 24-May-13 21:00:06

MolotovCocktail, I'm an Abigail/Abi. I like it well enough.

I really love the name Indiana. I'd have rocked that name! smile My other favourites are what I have lined up if I ever have a daughter, so as yet, I'm not telling.

TicketyToc Fri 24-May-13 21:06:46

I wanted to be called Rebecca or Abigail

marriedtoagoodun Fri 24-May-13 21:10:03

I wanted to be Saskia (Sassy as a nickname) or Helena. They were both older girls at my convent school and were very beautiful.... I was the chubby one, with pink NHS glasses and a bob that had a huge cowslick. SIGH if only I had been Sassy it would have been so different grin

TicketyToc Fri 24-May-13 21:12:02

I wanted to be called Rebecca or Abigail. My name is Deborah and I hated it when I was a child but I quite like it now.

Layl77 Fri 24-May-13 21:52:00

I have a new criteria for girls names. Would I want to be called it, rules out a lot of tempting cutesy names for me!

ImaginaryHat Fri 24-May-13 22:10:03

I always wanted to be an Emma or a Sophie. Or Darrell from Malory Towers grin I also have a pretty 80s name myself.

Now as an adult I'd quite like to be an Edie.

AllegraLilac Fri 24-May-13 23:40:55

Layl77 that's the most sensible baby naming rule I've ever heard.

Nodney Fri 24-May-13 23:46:38

I wanted to be called Sherry or Cherry when I was little.....can't think why!

borisjohnsonshair Sat 25-May-13 00:08:28

Sorry to say it, but I love my name. And it is one of the names that's been mentioned here. I hate just about everything else about myself mind you, but my name I'm very happy with.

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