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Old 05-06-2007, 05:35 AM   #1
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If You were to name yourself, what would it be?

If youu were given the chance to name yourself, what would it be? I am happy with my name and can't think of another name, but in school during my teenage years I asked friends to call me Lantana or Lantie.


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Old 05-06-2007, 05:40 AM   #2
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No desire to cahnge mine.

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Old 05-06-2007, 08:11 AM   #3
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I would probably take up my middle name and disgard my first completely.
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Old 05-06-2007, 08:34 AM   #4
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I wonder, if we could change our names, would it change our personalties?
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Old 05-06-2007, 08:50 AM   #5
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Actually, I sort of did that about 25 years ago. I changed my name to the Gaelic spelling. Never really liked my given name and was kind of an unplanned name anyway. One of my cousins was born shortly before I was and was given the name my mother had chosen for me. Instead, I was given the reverse name. My proposed first name became my middle name and my middle name became my first name. I never considered myself either of these names, but liked the Gaelic versions. I petitioned the court and was granted the change. Instead of Kathleen, I became Caitlin.
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Old 05-06-2007, 08:53 AM   #6
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I'd keep the name I have. Too much trouble changing bank accounts, subscriptions and ordering new checks.
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Old 05-06-2007, 09:41 AM   #7
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Rhett might be kinda fun
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Old 05-06-2007, 10:10 AM   #8
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I'm O.K. with my name . . . It's been attached to me for 47 years!
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Old 05-06-2007, 10:39 AM   #9
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Growing up I couldn't stand my name. When I got into my 20's I liked it so I wouldn't change it now. But if I had to I'd probably just shorten it to Ree (pronounced ray). I always loved unisex names like Ray, Shane (Shayne),
Alex, Jordan (Jordyn), etc...
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Old 05-06-2007, 10:44 AM   #10
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Gee, I was named after the woman who was considered "Hollywood's Sweetheart" back in the 50's and so was every other girl my age--unfortunately in 5th grade there were 3 of us in the same grade and to distinguish us, our Southern belle of a teacher with her most magnolia scented accent (a one syllable word was drawled into a 3 syllable one) called us Debbie and then our middle names. What had began as a rather pretty name morphed into a Petticoat Junction sounding "hick name". I cringed everytime she called me "Debbie-AAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNN". Now I like my name but back in 5th grade "no".

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