Category: choosing a new name
We’ve asked this question before, but it’s a perennially fascinating one for name lovers: What new name would you give yourself, if you could start fresh with none of the attendant problems of name-changing?
What name do you think reflects the real you, given that you get to pick based on your actual fully-formed self, which is very different from naming a baby?
How does your name taste vary from that of your parents, and how do the changes in current styles and values influence your decision? Do you want a name that’s more unusual or easier to understand, stronger or softer, cooler or more straightforward than the one you got when you were born?
And is the name you’d choose for yourself the name you like best, or do other factors play into your decision — and if so, what are they?
Hey!, we thought. Here we are, a name site, with lots of regular visitors who are fascinated by names and think and know a lot about the subject, and yet they’re known by names they’ve invented for themselves. So where did those names come from?