KLM672 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2518 posts, RR: 3 Posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1794 times:
Just wondering if you like your first name? Mine is Andre, its not very common at all here in Vermont, USA I guess its ok, although I would prefer a more common name (Joe, Jamie, Ken etc), but its not like I really had a choice in my naming.....
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6381 posts, RR: 32
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1700 times:
My first name is so common that I've never thought of it. Drives a couple of my friends crazy when we're out though. They hear people calling "Steve, Steve !" and can't understand why I don't react. Of course with names like Lorna and Dasha and Heidi, I guess I can understand what they mean.
BTW, Andre is a fine name. Just imagine if it were Fred.
it's getting harder not to tell people they are really odd if they think an airplan can be sexy.
LH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1697 times:
Just imagine if it were Fred
My legal name is Frederick
While that's my legal name, I have never been called by that. My parents called me Ted, named after baseball legend Ted Williams, however I find that name rather juvenile, plus I've had to explain a thousand times over to people how I get "Ted" from "Fred".
I prefer to call myself Erik, by taking Frederick and simply leaving F-R-E-D-E-R-I-C-K.
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Starship From South Africa, joined Nov 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1668 times:
My name is Nicholas, the third most common name in the USA according to a survey I read. I hate it. The only person that calls me that is my grandmother. She also accidentally used to call me Christopher when I was a baby
I was called Nicky until I was 13 and thereafter just Nick. I don't have a second name, so I can't even call myself by what might have been a better alternative. I've often thought of changing my name, or adding a second name, but try calling yourself by something other than your regular name and it sounds really weird. I wouldn't mind a different surname either - one that you don't have to spell every time and one that doesn't have 49 different variations in the spelling.
Turbolet From Cape Verde, joined Nov 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1668 times:
Same as CPDC10-30 here, my first name is Michael. I don't mind it at all, in fact I quite like it, I appreciate the fact that being born in Malta to Czech parents and living in Malta all my life, my parents didn't give me a hideous, typically Slavic name but went for something international. What I hate is when people spell my name Micheal, which is unfortunately quite common.
Ganymed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1660 times:
My name is Marco ,well that´s how everybody keeps calling me since my childhood days.
My real name (the one printed on my ID- card) is Marc (the french/belgian version of the originally italian Marco)
I think I like my name ,it could have been much worse.