My name is Jennifer and I have never liked it. It was the most popular name the year I was born so there are a lot of Jennifers out there, making me long for a more unique name. My mom told me she named me Jennifer because she liked the idea of calling me Jenny, but she never did! I always wonder why she didn't just name me Jenny if that's the name she really liked - it would have at least been a little different.My middle name is Rose which I've always liked better, and I tried to switch to it when I went to college, but I had gotten so used to Jennifer I never responded to Rose.
My name is Brittney and my middle name is Anne (my mom's middle name). I love my name! I've only personally known a few others with my name, but they usually all spelled it as Brittany. Same with my middle name. I've met a ton of people with my middle name but it's usually spelled as Ann. I love that my name is easy to pronounce however spelled a little different. If I have a daughter, I plan on giving her my middle name too.
@HotSauceSwagBag That's my name too!!!! Shockingly enough!!!! Because I meet very few my age. I agree with pretty much what you said.
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My name's Bonnie. I went through a phase as a kid when I hated it, but now I really like it. It's uncommon but not so out there that no one's ever heard the name or has no clue how to spell it. It's an older classic name without sounding too grandma-ish. Cute for a kid but mature for an adult as well, and I've never met anyone my own age with my name. I got "hey Bonnie where's Clyde" a lot but other than that, nothing to really tease about. It's funny how often people ask if it's short for something, though. What the hell would it be short for?
I was one of a million Jessica's born in the 80s in North America. It's always driven me crazy how common it is (there was at least two of us in my grade even in my small elementary and high schools...and one time I played on a softball team with three other Jessica's). I've always said my kids would have unusual but not unheard of names so they don't have to be one of many in their class, and thankfully DH is on board with that too!
My name is Candice. It's my name, so at this point I don't really mind it and can't imagine being named anything else. It's kind of an unfortunate name, though, that seemed like a good choice at the time I was born, but later ended up being not so great. If there's a character with my name in a movie, she's always a stripper, or a slutty gymnast, or an airhead. I prefer to think I was named after Candace Bergen instead. Although I don't think she was famous when I was born.I guess no matter how much you want the perfect name, they can all go awry. I'm sure my parents weren't thinking "let's name our youngest daughter something that will forever be associated with strippers!"