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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG View Post
    I'm personally opposed to women changing their last name to their husband's when they get married. I mean...why?
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    Yeah, it doesn't make sense to me. Too messy.

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    Seriously disliked my old name. Love my new one. Love-love-love it

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    I don't mind my first name. I do not answer to shortened versions though. My middle name I hate because it's so generic, but it's family tradition so I have to lump it. My last name is kinda rare, but ever since a world leader came to fore people pronouce it wrong and it irrtates me when people correct me on how to say it. I know how to say my own name, people!
    Out of curiosity, as a female, do you prefer Miss or Ms (or if you are married, Mrs)? I go by Ms. I feel displeasure when people call me Miss. Nobody calls me Mrs.( What! don't I look married?) I prefer Ms. because it's nobodies business if I'm married or not. I will probably keep my last name if I ever get married. Unless I really like my husband's, but I'd probably double barrel it then, because I know it irrates people
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    My first name is fine.. I guess I'm neutral/positive towards it. I don't think about it much.

    When I was really young, though, I didn't like it at all. I wanted to be 'Lindsay' instead of 'Lynn'. lol.

    I've always liked my middle name a little better than my first, though. And as for my last name, it's fine too. Actually I kind of like it at this point, just because it's so uncommon.
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    I changed my first name because I had always associated it with a painful time in my life. Indeed, I felt like a new person after the name change, so I'm glad I did it.
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    i really like my first name. it's pretty and relatively uncommon but not too long or complicated. it also means something very nice my middle name is a curiosity to me. i like the way it sounds, but the meaning bothers me a bit from time to time. i do like that it's a little more traditional, to pair with my unusual first name. i think my parents chose it mainly because it sounds nice. tinkling, like stars. my last name is just a pain in the butt

    anyway, all that said, i find it odd to say my own name. you know how jason derulo often sings his name in the beginning of a song, or ludacris drops a "LUDA" somewhere in it? i would find that so ridiculously awkward.

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    My first name is so common that I see it as nothing more than a barcode with no significant meaning. Sometimes when I hear it it's sorta weird to know that's how I'll be acknowledged in the eyes of society, or that it's my name, whereas personally I'm pretty disassociated from it.

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    I like my names (since my mum had much more horrible ideas of what to name me...) but I don't feel particularly connected to them. They are just there and what people call me, nothing more.

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    Not really. I like it well enough, but I'd feel more connected if it were hyphenated with my middle name. (My Father picked all the kid's first names, my Mother the middle names and somehow I can feel that). There's a variant pronunciation of my first name that I really like, but it would be a nightmare to try to get anyone to call me that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrystalViolet View Post
    Out of curiosity, as a female, do you prefer Miss or Ms (or if you are married, Mrs)? I go by Ms. I feel displeasure when people call me Miss. Nobody calls me Mrs.( What! don't I look married?) I prefer Ms. because it's nobodies business if I'm married or not. I will probably keep my last name if I ever get married. Unless I really like my husband's, but I'd probably double barrel it then, because I know it irrates people
    I'm too old for "Miss" nowadays, sigh. Plus, I've been married before.

    I typically go by Ms. on official correspondence. If I remarry, I'm fine with Mrs -- although I do agree that technically it's no one's business whether I am married or not, and it has no bearing on the content of the correspondence or people who would use that terminology for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kasper View Post
    Seriously disliked my old name. Love my new one. Love-love-love it
    Heh... here's a question for ya.... do you still do double-takes when someone uses your old name around you (when talking about someone else)?

    My old name was about as prevalent as my current name is.
    I still sometimes have to avoid turning my head when someone with my old name is called out nearby.
    It's been getting better with time, but it was freaky the first year or so... names really get ingrained.
    I also wanted to really avoid the social faux pas of responding to the wrong name... that just would be bad...
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