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April 18th, 2014 12:13 AM #46
My name is pretty rare. (My real name is not Anaxandra btw) When I was young I kind of wished I had a popular name just because you want to fit in at that age but it wasn't a huge deal for me, I feel pretty neutral towards my name really. I have to correct spelling and pronouncing all the time, it just becomes automatic. I sometimes get compliments on how pretty it is. It's a good name, I think, I never had reason to really dislike it and I guess I'm happy with it. I don't feel the need to be unique but I don't feel the need to fit in either. My kids I like to have names not in the top 10 but not off the charts either, that is, familiar but not ubiquitous. I'd prefer not in the top 50 but some of my favorite names wouldn't make it so I just accept that I like the same things everyone else does.
April 18th, 2014 12:44 AM #48Member
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Mine was pretty uncommon, especially where I grew up. I'm Francesca, and while I like it now, I didn't always love it as a kid. It seemed that no one could pronounce it on the first try (had lots of substitute teachers calling me Francisco, Fran, or coming up with the surprisingly common Fran-Jessica pronunciation). I don't mind having to help people say my name, but as a kid, I really wanted to have a "cool" name like Kristy or Jennifer. I was also so jealous of my friends growing up who could buy those tiny license plates with their name on it for their bikes... No tacky souvenirs ever had my name on them, haha.
That said, I think my name has increased in popularity/awareness now that almost everyone I meet knows how to pronounce it, and many of them know other Francescas. I've really noticed a big difference! I appreciate my name now that I have gotten older, and have even considered some similarly less-popular Italian names for when my hubby and I have kids.Leo is here! Born 11/4/15.
April 18th, 2014 10:12 AM #50Michelle
Mommy to Anna Sofia, Eva Celeste and Oscar Benjamin!
April 18th, 2014 10:16 AM #52Mother to darling Mika Felicia and expecting another princess in August
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April 18th, 2014 10:53 AM #54Senior Member
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