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If you could choose your own name

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VintageLace Thu 10-Jul-14 10:32:42

What would it be?

burgatroyd Thu 10-Jul-14 10:46:53

Great question. I love my own name. Monosyllabic, strong, simple. Thanks mum! Possible something similar.

Beth, Tess...

As a kid I loved krissie and Joely.

Both dds names are far more fussy, pretty affairs. Mmmmm.....

Dizzywhore Thu 10-Jul-14 10:48:06

I love my name, wouldn't change it!

Molotov Thu 10-Jul-14 10:54:01

I like my real name very much as it is classic and timeless (that is what it is usually called on here, anyway!)

I would possibly choose Helena (pronounced 'hel-ay-na), Kate or Jennifer as an alternative.

EvilHerbivore Thu 10-Jul-14 11:02:52

I'd probably choose something a bit less common (as in 'popular') there were 4/5 of us in my year, something easy to pronounce and spell but still something classless/timeless but where I'd be the only on in an orgasnisation, any suggestions?!

TheNumberfaker Thu 10-Jul-14 11:05:21

Susannah. It's beautiful. My real name is ugly!

Angelto5 Thu 10-Jul-14 11:15:02

I don't mind my rl name-it's not that common & I don't think it's ever been in fashion.
Not sure what I would have preferred. Maybe Rachel or when I was younger I liked the name Kerry. smilegrin

Angelto5 Thu 10-Jul-14 11:15:51

Except Kerry rhymes with my married name so maybe not!!!grin

I hate my name and often think about changing it.

I like Kate or maybe my middle name of Lucy

Sophronia Thu 10-Jul-14 12:26:39


CPtart Thu 10-Jul-14 12:29:05

Natalie. Which is what I was going to be called ironically, if my DMs best friend hadn't beaten her to it!

Angelto5 Thu 10-Jul-14 16:48:58

I think my mom said that my dad wanted to call me Alison. Which I wouldn't of minded smile

combust22 Thu 10-Jul-14 17:01:46

Stevie. Lovely as a girl's name. Could be a burden though so I didn't use it for my own daughter.

TheScottishPlay Thu 10-Jul-14 17:11:23

I really do love my name. Also like Helen and Kate.

YellowStripe Thu 10-Jul-14 17:22:05

I hate my name - the way it looks, the way it sounds (harsh, Germanic) and the way it's spelt.

And yet at 47, I have no idea what I would change it to! I don't know what name I 'look' like. Something like Joanne maybe .....

Spottybra Thu 10-Jul-14 17:36:49

Depends what age I am when you ask me
Age 6- Summer
Age 10- Julia or Juliette
Age 12-Giselle (not ballet mad at all)
Age 14-26 - the nn I had that everyone adopted as my real name.
Age 26 + - Tess, Clara or Eleanor. Something that doesn't date.

MamaLazarou Thu 10-Jul-14 17:42:47


I do like my real name, though: it's classy and glamorous.

CruCru Thu 10-Jul-14 17:44:04

Probably my own name.

If I could't choose that, then either Claudia (DD's name) or Miriam.

ThinkIveBeenHacked Thu 10-Jul-14 17:49:52

I just wish my parents had been brave enough to give me my middle name (Nadine) first and my ten-a-penny put in second place.

ApplebyMennym Thu 10-Jul-14 17:53:23

I don't like my full name so chose my nickname - it has been mentioned here! Very fond of it.

HecatePropylaea Thu 10-Jul-14 17:53:24

Actually, I have begun to think of myself as Hecate. Which is rather disturbing. grin

I think Naomi is nice. I was supposed to have had Naomi as my middle name but my mum changed her mind at the moment of registering me (she claims she forgot my name but I know the truth grin ) and I got Maria instead.

Gugglebum Thu 10-Jul-14 18:19:56

Oh, almost anything else! Not at all a fan of my name. Today I feel like I'd be a Sophie or a Helene (Hel-EEN). Or Georgia.

Alita7 Thu 10-Jul-14 18:26:31

I think I'd just keep my own name I really like it and it suits me!

ComeHeather Thu 10-Jul-14 18:36:21

Clare or Ruth, most likely.

Or possibly Katharine.

My RL name is THE girl's name of the 1970s sad

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