Riven its my name too, and when I was the same age as your dd I hated it too. Now I love it as I am the only Heather I know IYKWIM. Its nice to go to work and be "Heather" - not Clare S or Joanna P or Helen T?
I also get H quite a lot from family/friends which is nice.
Also had heifer jokes at school, but hey there arent many names these days that you cant make a joke out of.
Thanks for the responses. I forgot all about the gold diigger Mills-McCartney... Shoudn't be the risk of her being 'Heavy' or 'Heifer' - as both DH and I are tall and skinny. And I think most of us go through a phase of hating our names at some point. I'll keep it on the list for now, and DH and I may make a delivery room decision!
Anyway, the other "heather" association she gets is "lady heather" from CSI. (She was a high class ummm domanatrix character who kept appearing in CSI vegas - nice character though, grissom adored her...I digress...embarassing myself