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Thread: Renaming MYSELF: please help!
July 30th, 2014 03:21 PM #11Senior Member
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When I was in law school I toyed with the idea of changing my name to Mary or Margaret because I wish I had a formal name for when I wanted it. Ultimately it seemed too difficult and, well, "weird" to go about changing my name, but I have a lot of respect for people who go through with it.
From someone who considered the same path, to me it made a lot of sense to choose a name for which my birth name can be a nickname, so that people could still call me by my "old" name. And traveling/living in Spain and Latin America was part of my problem, too. My name sounds like Mole-y there. Not cute.
I oddly consider Rory more professional than Aurora - because Aurora sounds so princess to me and Rory sounds tailored, like Audrey. But that's subjective and if Aurora makes you feel more professional or more you, you should do it.
Other ones that can get you to Rory if you aren't sure about Aurora:
Catherine/Kathleen, Susan/Susannah, Anne/Anna/Annabeth, Jane, Margaret/Marguerite, Rose/Rosemary, Cecile/Cecily, Flora/Laura, Gwendolen, Paloma, Tabitha, Lucille, Beatrice, Harriet
Frederick, Hugh/Hugo, Wilfred, Basil, Augustin, Edmund, Arlo, Timothy
July 30th, 2014 03:30 PM #13Cynthia/Luna
twenty-something name nerd. infj
Seraphina Juliette Audrey. Evangeline Laetitia Odette. Catalina Ariadne Helen. Valentina Bellatrix Yvaine
Violetta Catherine Lenore. Isabelle Faustina Clare. Rosalind Anna Belphoebe. Guinevere Cassia Ottilie
Vanessa Rose Aphrodite. Helena Edelweiss. Talitha Caroline. Aurelia Madelief
Peregrine Lysander James. Gavriel Alexander Callum. James Luca Auberon. Edmund Frederic Altair
Perseus Arthur Flynn. Cassius Jason Alaric. Damien Alexei Orion
July 30th, 2014 03:36 PM #15Junior Member
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Molly is your name I'm guessing. Yeah, that one might be hard abroad too! My particular annoyance is that in Portuguese (I lived in Brazil before and will probably live there again), Rory is pronounced WHORY. It's hideous!! And didn't like always being called promiscuous.
By the way, I really like Molly. It's funny how you can dislike your name and the next person really enjoys it.
July 30th, 2014 03:42 PM #17
July 30th, 2014 03:53 PM #19
I think you should go for it! Your mom still gets to call you Rory, but you have a longer and more feminine to go by in the professional world. It's a win-win situation all around.Not expecting, just having fun collecting names!
My name is Erin. I am 24 years old and I have been a proud name nerd since I was 10.
Ladies: Juliet Elaine, Madeleine Audrey, Emilia Noelle, Lydia Caris, Elodie Katherine, Carys Emily, Victoria Elise
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