KLM672 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2578 posts, RR: 3 Posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2185 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, 6483 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2091 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.
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LH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2088 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: 13
Reply 10, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2059 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 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2059 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 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2051 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.