Do you like your first name?

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My name(Alexander Alex)? Yeah it's not too shabby. And with a just few minor edits you get Axle, which is way more badass, so that's hard to complain about.

My last name is another story. I don't dislike it, but it is unfortunate and also doesn't really sound good with a lot of names, though works alright with mine.

My name's Gavin. I believe it is of Scottish origin (although it has variants in Welsh, Celtic, Norman and Middle English as well). It means "White Hawk", which I think is pretty awesome.

Thomas, or Tom, Tommy. I don't like it. I was named after my grandfather, and his. Than my last name literally means "dull town". Super boring and when my mother was alive well, when people called her easy to mishear and think people were calling for me.

I'm going to change my name one day.

Yesterday, I was told by a friend that every single person she knew with my first name was a dick except for me. For the record, I've found it to be roughly true in my experience. But that doesn't mean I don't like my name; in fact, it makes me like it even more. I'm bucking the (perceived) trend.

My name is Nick, and I like it.

Lev

It's fairly unique, outside of the Russian-speaking community, and I like its simplicity.
Yet there are still idiots that insist that I spell it out.

I like Tim.
Though usually the name is portrayed on little wussy characters, there are some nice exceptions...
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I'm fine with mine (Aaron), but I have a stutter (blocks), so it can be a nightmare introducing myself or talking on the phone.

Einar (say the letter "A", followed by "-nar", to pronounce it)

It's Nordic descent. Means great warrior of the I-can-handle-this-myself caliber. It's related to the title "Einherrji", given to warriors who ascend to become guardians of the gods, according to the old viking faith.

It's safe to assume that I like it.

I like Austin. It's... unique and classy.

Wyatt.

I always thought it sounded kinda finny, I'm pretty indifferent when it comes to my name though.

My name is Corey. I've never really thought about it. I've never seen anything wrong with it, other than the fact that everyone always spells it incorrectly (they assume there's no E).

Like it?! I love it! Our first child is three, and we have another on the way.

(Luke)
I love mine, I think it befits me perfectly. Brief, sharp, well dressed, still common but slightly unusual, and apparently quite a few girls like it.

My name is Mike. There are many names like it, but this one is mine.

Matt. Yeah, original.

The name's Charlie.

I think it's an okay name. Nothing too special. But I do think it suits me.

Another Steven here, bit annoying that it is also common to spell Stephen so I have to correct people every now and again. Doesn't lead to any nicknames though. My nickname as Phisi (fish) is a long story but the problem I have is my full name is: Steven ?????????-?????, at least I have a short middle name 'Roy' though but I don't like it :/

Laggyteabag:
I like my name (Joe), but when its combined with my middle name (Ross) people start to realise that im named after "Friends" characters. Oh well, at least i can be happy that neither of my names are "Chandler".

interesting, my brother is John Ross but he is named after the Antarctic explorer's uncle whom we are related to.what else that's interesting is that all of my family's names end in 'n'.

My name is pretty simple, just like me I guess. So it fits well, Ed. Just two letters. I refer to myself either as Jester(my first tattoo and how I act in general) or Morbius(steam name) anyway.

Ashley is a cool and interesting name for a guy, It helps me stand out even more which I love.

My last name is a first name which i think is so dull :/

Victoria, which always felt a little weird to me with my last name (maiden name from Portugal), but it did have a nice syncopation to it.

I rather like it, been in my family for generations. My closer friends call me Jebba (short for Jebediah) which is a name I gave myself when some year 4's kept asking for my name and I didn't feel like giving it.

And I have an awesome last name. Tis amazing, but not so much for my sisters :P

Not particularly.

My parents are devout Catholics so I got saddled with a Saint's name.
One that they didn't bother to check if it was perhaps more widely synonymous with the antagonist of a series of then popular horror movies.

My childhood was a living hell.

These days I don't really think about it that much since the only place I hear my name spoken out loud is at work. My friends and I all more or less refer to each other by our various nick names, pen names, pseudonyms or handles.

I've been called by my middle name (Isaac) as opposed to my first name (Gordon) for 20 years. Safe to say it's strange when people call me it.

karmachameleon:

UncleUlty:
I'm okay with it as it was a pretty uncommon name when I was younger(Eli), at least where I lived. Not that I hear it more often I kind of get jealous and protective of my name. I know it's silly but I can't help it.

Woo! Another Eli!
I'm actually the only Eli I've ever known, so it still seems rare to me.
When I was younger I didn't like it -- I wanted to be Eric. I thought that was the epitome of awesome names. Now I'm content with the rarity of my name.
Unfortunately, when I first attend a new class, and the professor takes role, they tend to pronounce it like the girl's name, "Ellie". Which confounds the fuck out of me. Eli is very simple to pronounce: Ee-Lye. Simple.

Teachers used to do that all the time to me especially substitutes and I got tthe shit teased out of me.Oddly enough the only time it happened in college my friends ended up making fun of the teacher for it instead.

Adam, it's okay, I mean, thank god I didn't get a stupid name like Rylan or Aaron (no offence to people with those names)

Another Michael here, it's kinda boring, but it fits me & it could have been much worse. I suppose i like it, but no child of mine will be named Michael.

PotluckBrigand:

BrotherSurplice:
Alexei. Its pretty unusual where I come from (Britain). I have yet to meet any other Briton called Alexei and have only heard of one other; the Liverpudlian comedian Alexei Sayle, the man I am named after.

But in answer to the question, yeah I do like it. Its not massively wierd, and only seems unusual to most people I meet because of where I'm from, but it's unusual enough to be interesting to a lot of people.

However, if one more person tells me its a girl's name I will beat them to death with a portrait of Alexei Leonov.

Congratulations! I entered you in my "Coolest Name" contest and you won! Your prize is nothing except you get to go through life with a badass name.

Ashley (the boy's name) wins runner-up. It's true here in the US it's almost exclusively a girl's name, but I always thought it sounded cooler for a guy.

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Oh snap.

Thats actually pretty awesome. Now I love my name even more!

EeveeElectro:
It's okay.
It's actually spelt Emily but I thought that was crap and boring, so I've been spelling it Emilee for the past 5/6 years now. Just thought I'd try be different in the sea of Emily's at my school xP

What have you done to our beautiful name? :(

I haven't seen if anyone else has my name or not, but I am kinda happy not a lot of people usually do(it's Morgan). I was the only Morgan in my schools until I got to High school. I got kinda disappointed in that. However I didn't like my name for a while because people used to make fun of me for it. Eventually I just stopped listening to the haters and enjoyed the fact that I didn't have to ask if the teacher wanted me or the other Morgan to answer them. : )

UncleUlty:

karmachameleon:

UncleUlty:
I'm okay with it as it was a pretty uncommon name when I was younger(Eli), at least where I lived. Not that I hear it more often I kind of get jealous and protective of my name. I know it's silly but I can't help it.

Woo! Another Eli!
I'm actually the only Eli I've ever known, so it still seems rare to me.
When I was younger I didn't like it -- I wanted to be Eric. I thought that was the epitome of awesome names. Now I'm content with the rarity of my name.
Unfortunately, when I first attend a new class, and the professor takes role, they tend to pronounce it like the girl's name, "Ellie". Which confounds the fuck out of me. Eli is very simple to pronounce: Ee-Lye. Simple.

Teachers used to do that all the time to me especially substitutes and I got tthe shit teased out of me.Oddly enough the only time it happened in college my friends ended up making fun of the teacher for it instead.

Yeah, it's how my friend and I, who also has a name that people mispronounce often, (Kamal, pronounced Kuh-Mall) use the professor's ability to pronounce our names as a gauge to determine what kind of teacher they'll be. It ends up being pretty accurate, I think.

Maegan. It's Gaelic for my family in Scotland and Sweden.

I've never met a person who could spell it correctly the first time. I like it though. The 'ae' part looks neat lol.

I wouldn't have picked my first name, but I like it well enough (it's Shakespearean actually!), or at least I did until it became a really popular name in the US in the 90's. Now there are armies of talentless pop-tart celerities and spoiled little girls who have my name and it's very disturbing...

My first name is Delight. That's a marvelous name. (NotSoLoneWanderer's Mom)

It's very common (Nicholas) but I like it. My parent's second choice was Michael, and I'm glad they went with Nick.

If I didn't like the name that my mother gave me then I would have changed it by now. I still might change it one day, and I definitely want to change my middle name.

My first and middle are Patrick Fraser. I'd never change my last name, but I feel no attachment to my first and middle.

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