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    Do any of you have names that you hated as a child? I am Katiebear online , but my real name is Martha Reaci after my two GM's. I always went as Reaci. It wasn't until I moved to Kentuckey from Colorado that people knew how to pronounce it. I guess it is an Applacihan SP? name and my GM was from Georgia. Nowadays unique names are in. but when I was growing up (late 50's to early 70's) my name was considerd weird. I still don't really like it, but I don't like Martha much better. My DD says since I am so Crafty and domestic that I am living up to my Martha ( as in Stewart) name. LOL.

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    My given name is Robin. But my Aunt Joe always called me Nancy......LOL
    My brother called me Prima Donna.
    And my husband calls me......Baby

    In grade school.....I was always asked where Batman was.

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    Well I was teased about my real name and was so glad when I finally got nicks. I was called "francis the talking mule". I hated the teasing. And I hated my name being misspelled too.

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    Hi Katiebear. My online name is Joanie2 but I've always hated to be called Joanie because it made me feel like a little girl. Problem was that I was very tiny as a little girl. When my mother was angry with me she'd call me
    Joan Lorraine and then I knew I was in trouble. My name is after my father JOhn, my mother ANita and my grandmother.
    As I got older I disliked being called Joanie more and more.

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    Not as a child but as an adult... My middle name is Guadalupe and at work they would call me Guadie or guacamole :roll:

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    Mary, in a catholic town. In grade school we had 18 girls five of which were named Mary and only 4 boys. I always dreamed of having a unique name! Of course thebn I went on to give my kids very comman names also. LOL

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    My name is Cathie, and when I was in school there were always 2 or 3 more, who spelled their names much more interestingly than I did (Cathy until I was about 12). I hated it then, wanted to be Bobbie or Candy or Trinket or some such. My husband loves my name, and now I don't mind it.

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    my name is patricia i hate it when people call me pattie my grand
    ma called me pattie ann

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    Well I grew up with a name ..Charisma. Who wants to live up to that? I don't have alot of problems with people mispronouncing it now...but all during school ...I could always tell when a new teacher came to my name on roll call! But I gues syou get used to it and it doesn't effect you anymore.

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    Aw, I think your name is pretty! My last name was a pain! Its REIN, so they always pronounced it like rain, when it should be like rhine!!!!!!!! Even the teachers would say, oh, its reining, lol, I used to be so embarraced!

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    My real name is Patrice. I loved that it was different but every teacher would look at the name and end up calling me Patricia. It always upset me.

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    I HATED my name...Edwina. Not too many people around with a name like that. I used my middle name when I was growing up.

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    True story... I wasn't christened until I was 9 months old and the minister looked at the name my mom had written down and said NO WAY. That's a nickname not a REAL name. By this time I was used to being called Lori and they wanted to keep it. SO he said it could be lengthened to something more appropriate like Loriann, Lorilynn... but my mother in all her infinite wonder and wisdom stuck "ta" on my name, so officially I was Lorita (rhymes with Lolita). Can we please have a chorus of laughter here!?
    NO ONE could pronounce it and I was always Lori to everyone who knew me anyway! So when I was married my husband helped me go through the process of changing it to Lori. Cost all of 25.00 and we had to fill out a few forms! I highly recommend it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    My real name is Patrice. I loved that it was different but every teacher would look at the name and end up calling me Patricia. It always upset me.
    ahhhh, yes. i'm a member of that club. :lol:

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    my real name is Melita I only had a problem with 1 teacher religues education every time he walked past me he would call me malta because malta was called melita in the days of the apostles,

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    My first name Is Musa with a long u I have always gone by my middle name Darlene. My uncle always called Musa Darlene. I was named after my mother her only name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    My real name is Patrice. I loved that it was different but every teacher would look at the name and end up calling me Patricia. It always upset me.
    ahhhh, yes. i'm a member of that club. :lol:
    I love that name!! My little cousin was/is named Carla Patrice and I always thought Patrice was such a beautiful name. Still do :D
    My name was pretty common in school. Of course I hated it. Don't know too many ppl who liked their names, hair color, etc. I got to like it all as I got older. Who cares?? Besides, my Dad named me and that made it special !! My middle name is for my Italian grandmother, Margharita, his Mother, and that makes me happy too!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marymc
    Mary, in a catholic town. In grade school we had 18 girls five of which were named Mary and only 4 boys. I always dreamed of having a unique name! Of course thebn I went on to give my kids very comman names also. LOL
    I was also named Mary and went to a Catholic school. My parents who named me Mary always called me by my middle name, Renee. Why? Who knows. EVERY year at school, on the first day, I'd have to explain to the teacher that yes, my first name is Mary but I go by Renee.

    Fast forward to adulthood. I married a Smith. So now my driver's license says Mary Smith. Talk about dull. When I used to have to fly to New York frequently on business, I'd always be pulled aside as being on the 'no fly' list. I always told them, if I were a terrorist I would certainly come up with something more exciting than Mary Smith. The problem was, the sign at the gate showing a person holding their ID - the name on that ID was Mary Smith.

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    I was Peggy as a child, which I hated. I was named after my grandmother, Margaret. And she was an Irish servant. Her employers called her Maggie, without bothering to ask what she wanted to be called (Margy) and she really hated it, because it was a 'servant name', so she made sure I was Peggy.

    I changed to Maggie when I went to college- I don't think there are too many associations with that name now. Most of my friends call me Mags, and my DH calls me magdelaina, when he's feeling romantic.

    Margaret Mary is a total nun name, and I was frequently called "Sister Margaret Mary".

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    I actually loved my name...Betty Jean...growing up. In a small, West Texas town, everyone knew me and I was happy. When I went to college, profs et al called me Betty. Went to work, bosses and coworkers called me Betty. I hated that. So, I started going by BJ, which I like. My family, in-laws, and old friends all still call me Betty Jean.

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    My name is Mina Jessie. I was named after my 2 grandmother's (both had passed before I was born). To this day it is always mispronounced and during my 7th grade my teacher called me Myra the whole year. Since I have grown up and learned more about my grandmothers I have more or less embraced the names because of the women I was named for must have been very strong to live during times when women had to be very strong. Mina was born in Minnesota and widowed with a 5 & 7 year old. Jessie died in childbirth in NW Pennsylvania.

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    I always went by my middle name of Alfreda (long e sound) and in school I hated being teased about it. Remember Captain Kangaroo with Alfred the Airsick Eagle? Fred Flintstone? Red Skelton's Freddie the Freeloader? In the third grade I came home from school crying. An older cousin was there visiting. He caringly put me on his lap, gently put his arm around me, wiped my tears away, then told me that if I'd stop getting upset they'd stop making fun of my name. That dirty dog lied. The only thing that happened was that I quit minding it. Even my nieces and nephews to this day call me Aunt Fred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katiebear1
    Do any of you have names that you hated as a child? I am Katiebear online , but my real name is Martha Reaci after my two GM's. I always went as Reaci. It wasn't until I moved to Kentuckey from Colorado that people knew how to pronounce it. I guess it is an Applacihan SP? name and my GM was from Georgia. Nowadays unique names are in. but when I was growing up (late 50's to early 70's) my name was considerd weird. I still don't really like it, but I don't like Martha much better. My DD says since I am so Crafty and domestic that I am living up to my Martha ( as in Stewart) name. LOL.
    My name is Christina Elizabeth after both my GMs... but will never answer to Tina! I hated that nickname from the first time I heard it. Generally I'm called Chris. Growing up my sister and I shared the same nickname of Loosh (for our last name of Lucier). Nowadays I jokingly call her LooshChange because she's always worked in a bank and she calls me LooshThreads because of all the threads she find clinging to my clothes.

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    My first name is Sally. It was already old fashioned when I was born. I was named after an aunt. It seemed that all famous Sally's were negative, like Dirty Sally, Mustang Sally etc. I was always known as Nan or Sally Ann at home so as not to confuse me with my aunt. I was called Sally at school. I now use my nick-name Nan for on-line and quilting.

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    My name is Alexis Ann. I never thought much of my name, never got tease for it either - but mostly because I was homeschooled I think. Everyone's always called me Lexie (a variety of spellings) or Lex. One or two have called me Alex or Alexandria (which I didn't like).

    My dad took to calling me Lulu sometimes when my little sister was young and couldn't say my name - she'd call me Lulu and it kinda stuck for my dad. It makes me feel special when he calls me that, I don't know why!

    And finally, my maiden name is 'Boellner' which was ALWAYS pronounced wrong. It's actually pronounced 'bell-ner' as the o is silent. I constantly had to correct people who thought it was 'bowlner.' :P

    But when I got married that all changed. Hunter is a nice, easily pronouncable last name.

    Although Alexis Hunter kinda sounds like a teacher's name to me. :P

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