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06 December 2013

Friday Question If you had to pick a new first name, what would it be?
Since childhood, I've longed to be a Julie.
posted by bearwife 06 December | 13:45
posted by Senyar 06 December | 13:58
I've always been fond of Alice, but with the Brazilian pronunciation, ah-LEE-see. It's not too far off my actual name, which I've always liked.

I love the name Rosalind, Senyar, it sounds quite dramatic and romantic.
posted by msali 06 December | 14:03
Claudia, but pronounced "cloudier."
posted by Obscure Reference 06 December | 14:39
posted by Doohickie 06 December | 15:10
Something Chinese, with an Xh- or Zh- beginning. I think those names sound so cool.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 06 December | 15:45
I rather like my first name (Holly) since it's not too prevalent but it's easy to spell. I've never thought of alternate names.....

Maybe something exotic as a contrast: Nikita, perhaps.
posted by mightshould 06 December | 16:06
Maggie, I think. I think I'd make a good Maggie.
posted by occhiblu 06 December | 19:44
posted by Hugh Janus 06 December | 20:00
I think I would go for a Puritan virtue name. Something like Diligence or Freegift or Humiliation or Perseverance or Treadwell or Job-raked-out-of-the-ashes.
posted by fancyoats 06 December | 20:04
I have a hard time imagining myself as anything other than a Kate. In elementary/middle school, I sometimes toyed with making people call me by my initials (KC), but that seemed like a lot of work.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 06 December | 20:30
Veronica. I love it's sexy sound, plus I love the nickname "Ronnie" for a girl.
posted by redvixen 06 December | 20:49
I used to want to be called Shannon. Not sure why.
posted by danf 06 December | 20:52
Admiral Buzzman. ha. No, I like my first name; I suppose if I wanted to I could rotate it with my middle name.
posted by buzzman 07 December | 01:22
fancyoats, you slay me.

I'd settle for people using all the syllables of the one I have.

If I'm asked to give a name (for maybe a sandwich order, say), I use Stephanie. No idea why. I just know my real name is none of your sandwich business, what are you, trying to steal my soul?
posted by rainbaby 07 December | 06:59
If I'm asked to give a name (for maybe a sandwich order, say), I use Stephanie.

I tell them, "Sir."
posted by Hugh Janus 07 December | 07:45
I would have liked being Kate, Margaret/ Maggie, Madeleine/ Maddie, Hannah. I have a double name, and people often call me Mary instead of Mary Beth, which is even more annoying than Mary Ann, Mary Lou, Mary Jo, etc. A friend covers it by calling me MaryLouJoBethAnn. Friends call me MB, or Beth, which I like. My sister sometimes calls me MaryBethie, which is odd, but okay from her.
posted by theora55 07 December | 12:28
My handle here is the Frisian name of my grandfather. It's the name my parents considered giving me. But they thought Id get teased because of people not knowing Frisian names and the similarity to a Dutch female name. They didn't know yet I'd grow to be 6'6"
So Im called Joost (pronounced Yoast). Which I rather like; one syllable, singularly Dutch. One syllable words are the oldest germanic parts of North West European languages.
I must say I envied my brother a bit; he's called Sybren which is a very Frisian name that my father has and every eldest son going back centuries. Writing the S would be nice and the y is a bit exotic... Also; the germanic ethymology is 'flaming sword of victory'.
Which boy wouldn't want to be the Flaming Sword of Victory?
posted by jouke 07 December | 13:48
I did (pick a new first name, that is). When my last name was legally changed to my father's when I was eleven (long story), I wanted to change my first name, too (I was being teased about it in school). But now I kind of miss my original first name: Leona.
posted by Pips 07 December | 14:50
Which boy wouldn't want to be the Flaming Sword of Victory?

That reminds me of my maternal great grandfather, who changed his name upon reaching majority. Laverne Victor became Vernal Victor, "Spring Champion."

My dad changed his original middle name, Emil, to John when he turned 18.

That said, Flaming Sword of Victory is the best.

Aside from the aforementioned Crom (no middle or last name, natch) I would also accept August Emanuel, which goes well with my consonant-rich German last name. Gus and Man are my two favorite nicknames, other than Sam, of course. Maybe I could throw a "von" in there for formal occasions.
posted by Hugh Janus 07 December | 14:59
Stake combines the hot trends of twisting a popular name a bit and of vampires. So, naturally, if I could pick a new fist name I'd go with Buddy.
posted by danostuporstar 07 December | 18:14
I like my first name, but would have loved a middle name, Carmen.
posted by lysdexic 09 December | 14:58
December Musical Giftstravaganza, 12/6 Seattle Girls Choir edition || Dogs terrified of walking past cats.