Thursday, October 15, 2009

Assuming you didn't like your name as a kid *or* you liked it fine but wanted another name anyway: As a kid what did you want your name to be?

17 comments:

erin said...

I should have been a Marisa, but one of my mom's friends stole her baby name.

Chris In DC said...

Race

KLaw said...

Jamiroquai... or Kenneth Slaw

John said...

I actually wanted Adam Curry or Kurt Loder, so my parents were pretty close.

-John Norris

Beth R. said...

My sister and I both wanted to be named Stacey. We would play school and whoever was the student was always "Stacey R."

K8 said...

this is hysterical.

my dad wanted to name me jessica after the allman brothers song. my mother said hell no to that crap. so i secretly wished i was jessica. but i grew to like my name.

Leslie said...

I wanted my name to be Dana because that was the name of my 'cornsilk' hair cabbage patch doll. And yesterday a woman emailed me at work out of the blue from San Francisco and her name was Dana! (With my last name.) I immediately emailed her back to tell her how pumped I was. I now want to be her friend.

Janice D., Modeling Agent said...

I always wanted the name Andrew, but was told that it wasn't lady-like.

Justin said...

Matilda

Cate said...

so my folks named me catherine. apparently as a wee little one, i decided that they couldn't call me catherine and my name was cate. i was happy with cate. then i found out that my mom wanted to name me caitlin but my dad thought it was too "ethnic." once i knew that, i really wanted to be a caitlin.

Karen said...

i wanted to be bianca, which i think was the name of one of the rescuers (not to be confused with rescue rangers, though both teams were rodents). interestingly, my doppleganger, who is on all my children, plays erica kane's (susan lucci's) daughter bianca montgomery.

Mike said...

Cate always wanted a brother named Joseph McTaggert. A little off-topic but...

beenu said...

i wanted anything but my name b/c i thought it was dumb and had no connection to beenu (which is acutally my nickname). and i was really bitter that my sister got a cool name (jasmine) and i got screwed.

based on my fav books growing up, i wanted to be called matilda or eloise (she lives at the plaza! i want her life!)

Dan S said...

Max Power

Kipp with TWO P's said...

I'm pretty sure I wanted anything but my real name. I received the same four questions every time I introduced myself...

What's your name?
--"Kipp"
What's it short for?
--"Nothing"
Is it a family name?
--"No"
What's your middle name?
--"Chauncey"
Did your parents hate you?
--"Go F*ck Yourself"

Ken S said...

e a huge nickelodeon kid, and my favorite show was "The 7 Mysterious Cities of Gold." Hence, I used to steal my mom's pendants pretending I was finding Aztec treasure, and I called myself Esteban.

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carrie g said...

god i really wanted to be named destinee for a while. now i really like caroline but my parents almost named me mary jane which would have been pretty sweet as well.