Did You Have an Almost Name?

Did You Have an Almost Name?

Question of the week: Was there a different name under consideration for you before you were born?

For me it was Lydia or Laurel, both of which I kinda prefer to Linda.

So, have your parents ever revealed to you the other choices they had discussed?  Was there a whole list, or just one main contender?

Was it a close call?  At what point was the final decision made?  Did your almost name almost make it onto your birth certificate?

Do you think it would have fit you as well—or better?–than the one that won out?

About the Author

Linda Rosenkrantz

Linda Rosenkrantz is the co-founder of Nameberry, and co-author with Pamela Redmond of the ten baby naming books acknowledged to have revolutionized American baby naming. You can follow her personally at InstagramTwitter and Facebook. She is also the author of the highly acclaimed New York Review Books Classics novel Talk and a number of other books.