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I WISH That Was My Name!

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There was a scene in an episode of this season’s Girls in which a guy asks Lena Dunham‘s character her name, and she commands him to guess.

“Uh….Daisy?” he says.

Daisy?!? I WISH my name was Daisy!” replies the much-less-fancifully-named Hannah.

Which made us think, as many things do, of Nameberry and our Question of the Week.

What do you wish your name was?

It may not be your favorite name, the one you’d choose for a child.  But for whatever reason — and I hope you’ll tell us what that reason is — the name conveys how you’d like to be seen, who you wish others thought you were.

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When Name Hate Turns to Love

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I used to hate the name Raymond.

Hate, as in hate hate hate.  Maybe it was that creepy kid Raymond from 8th grade.  Maybe it was….oh, who knows.

The point is, if I’d made a list of all 50,000 names on Nameberry in order of how much I liked them, Raymond, would have been down there at number 49,999.

And then, something happened, something equally mysterious.  I began to like Raymond.  Then even to love it.

The nickname Ray is so cute!  Raymond itself classic and distinguished, yet not overused!

I can think of other names for which my former dislike turned somehow to love — Vincent and Leonie, for example — but I’m more interested in knowing which names you once hated that you now love.

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