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In thinking the only answer is to change my name?

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FloorSharon · 13/07/2017 21:16

My name, for the sake of this post, we shall say is Sharon.

I like my name. It is an alright name as names go. No problems.


  1. I also have two cousins called Sharon.
  2. My sister in law is a Sharon.
  3. My boss is Sharon.
  4. Two work mates are also Sharon.
  5. I have a friend called Sharon.
  6. Everyone found it so funny that there is now also a family pet at my parents house, called Sharon.

It's confusing at family get togethers, it's hard to hold a coherent conversation with someone about a Sharon and worst of all now is the impact in work. Regular mix ups with me getting the blame for something Sharon #3 has done.

I am sick and tired of it. Aibu to think of changing my name? I realise that there will always be another Sharon, or any other name, but i'm so tempted.

I considered just going by my middle name in work to take a Sharon out of the equation which lead to me thinking of just an entire deedpoll.


I'm thinking the more ridiculous the better.

**whilst I am half serious, please take this in the light hearted vein I mean it as. I realise that no matter what there will always be someone else with my name. I don't own it.**
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JohnnyMcGrathSaysFuckOff · 13/07/2017 21:17


NoClassWithNoDoodle · 13/07/2017 21:20

Change it to Sharon...

RandomMess · 13/07/2017 21:22

Curious to know what your name is!!

YANBU change it Grin

redshoeblueshoe · 13/07/2017 21:23

In work go for your middle name. I have worked with a couple of women who have done it due to popular names.

StillDrivingMeBonkers · 13/07/2017 21:25

. Everyone found it so funny that there is now also a family pet at my parents house, called Sharon.

I'm not sure if that's a compliment or not, to name your dog/cat/pot bellied pig after your daughter

C0untDucku1a · 13/07/2017 21:25

Why would you parents name a pet after you?

Aquamarine1029 · 13/07/2017 21:25

Wait long enough and outlive them all, eventually you'll be the only Sharon. Grin

SnowBallsAreHere · 13/07/2017 21:27

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SparkyTheCat · 13/07/2017 21:31

Three of us with the same name in my department! Cue much confusion Grin

HopefulHamster · 13/07/2017 21:36

Hi Helen

pandarific · 13/07/2017 22:14

Bet it's Sarah. Can we all agree that there are enough. Fucking. Sarahs?

I seriously know more than 10 and I don't even know that many people.

AllThatIsGoldDoesNotGlitter · 13/07/2017 22:20

I bet it's Helen! Or possibly Claire.

I second the suggestions that you either use your surname or acquire a nickname...

BaronessBomburst · 13/07/2017 22:21

DH's family recycle names. It's quite disconcerting when you visit the graveyard.

Schvitzing · 13/07/2017 22:22

Claire. Or Sarah.

Nestofvipers · 13/07/2017 22:23

Channel Phoebe from friends and change it to princess Consuela banana hammock. If you're going to change your first name you may as well just change the whole lot while you're at it.

shaggedthruahedgebackwards · 13/07/2017 22:27

I can't believe you haven't already adopted a nickname or variation of your name to distinguish you from all the other Sharons

It's not like this situation has arisen overnight!

TartanDMs · 13/07/2017 22:30

Laura. I reckon it's Laura. Or Emma.

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