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There really isn't a name that I would have an issue with. My aunt dated a guy for years that has the same name as my dad and I have an uncle that married someone with the same name as my mom. I hate when people mispronounce or misspell my last name. People have shortened my legal first name numerous ways and it just frustrates me so I really make an effort when it comes to other people's names. I do hesitate if someone has a name that is hard to pronounce or has a weird spelling.
Such a neat thread; Names are so important and I do believe they have some bearing on the person. I look for the meaning of a name as well as how it sounds and what I hope to convey by it. When I was pregnant with my second child and we knew she was going to be a girl, my father-in-law was after me to name her after his mother, who was still living and the oldest female alive in either family. Her name was Inez. I really didn't like Inez at all. So I asked her one day if she had a middle name and she said, yes but I don't like it very much. It was Victoria. So, she became Victoria Genevieve (pronounced the French way), and we call her Tori for short, rather than Vicky. When I was pregnant with Joshua, I knew I wanted to name him after my uncle, but wasn't too excited about either of his first names, George or Herbert. It was a family practice to alternate Herbert George and George Herbert every other generation until my brother George came along and my mom changed it to George Edward. So, Joshua became Joshua Wagner, using my uncle's sir name. Pete named number three after a character in one my stories, which he liked,Brianna Marie and with number four, I realized everyone's name ended with an A, so limited my choice to names with an A, and she became Samantha Lorraine, the Lorraine after my mom.
As far as fella names, I do pause when someone is named a variation of David for an old high school ex and I do pause when someone is named Pete, it seems somehow odd to think about dating someone with the same name as my late husband, although I would like to think I'd be able to overcome that should I be invited to dinner by a Pete :-).
Name likes change as well. There was a time, when I thought Emma was old and dated and icky, and now I love the name and would definitely love to have a little Emma running about some day. . .as a grandbaby most probably lol. . .
I don't really care for my own first name, and loved that the military used "PS" (my rate abbreviation) as the term of close acquaintance, or last name only, and for formal Petty Officer H. I prefer to be Mr. "H," honestly, not spelled out/said out. Kind of the British way. . .
When I was 18, I worked with a Phoebe. She was the young niece of a big wig in the company. She had red hair, was about 90 pounds soaking wet, would wear a beret to one side. She was such a rude, spoiled brat! She had it in her head that she was the most important person on the planet. I worked reception for a few months and each time she'd call the desk, she'd say, "Yeah, what was your name again?" Then she'd ask rudely, "was my phone ringing, did I get any messages?" Some people were talking and laughing across the way from her cubicle. She screamed nastily at them, "I'm on the phone here." I hated that job and quit after a couple of months.
** why do people never use their middle names?? **