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If you could change your first name, what would you change it to?

I've always hated my first name- Dawn. I was called Donald, Dawn gets the grease out, the crack of Dawn and so on... My middle name is Melissa and my family and friends have always called me Missy. I even argued with my kindergarten teacher because I thought THAT was my name. I never understood why my mother just didn't name me Melissa Dawn if she was going to call me Missy- a name I would prefer to have.


Asked by IhartU at 9:09 AM on Sep. 6, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • I wouldn't change it, it was given to me

    I really feel that so many new parents should stop with the selfish immature attitudes when naming a child - generally, a name is for life - and if not for life, it's certainly for the formative years. You're not naming a puppy or a goldfish, and it's not a game. It's an honor and a privilege to name a person.

    Answer by yoliplus6 at 9:48 AM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • I like my name "Eliza" short for Elizabeth :)
    I wouldn't change it

    Answer by elizabiza at 9:11 AM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • My name is Tabatha and I wouldn't change it.

    Answer by Tab2 at 9:21 AM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • I would prefer almost anything over the name 'Joy' ... It's not even really a name...It's a word. lol. I used to want my name to be Nicole. I thought that was the most beautiful name!

    Answer by But_Mommie at 9:12 AM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • Well my real name is Jane (I hate it) but everyone calls me Janie. I would change my name to Angelina. I really like that name, but not for my kids.

    Answer by janieishappy at 9:27 AM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • My name is Alexandra.  I hated it as a kid (too pretentious) but I've grown into now, besides I would never get used to a new name.


    Answer by beeky at 9:30 AM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • Hey, my middle name is Joy! LoL!
    My pick would be Valerie.

    Answer by dullscissors at 9:38 AM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • I wouldn't change mine for the world.
    My mom gave me my name for a special reason and I am actually fond of it. :)

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 10:22 AM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • I wouldn't change mine, but just for hypothetical purposes... lol. Either Honey (which is my middle name), or Patricia (which is what my dad wanted to name me).

    Answer by TessaHoney at 10:39 AM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • Tab2... I've always loved that name. You're so lucky!

    Comment by IhartU (original poster) at 9:22 AM on Sep. 6, 2010