I don’t think it’s to everyone’s taste, but ever since I met a woman named [name_u]Echo[/name_u] when I was 6, I have always wished that was my name. It’s simple but striking and not a name you hear everywhere. Growing up with a name where there were always, always other girls in class who shared it, I just wanted something that wasn’t everywhere, but also didn’t necessarily command attention. I also remember wishing I was [name_f]Winifred[/name_f] ([name_f]Winnie[/name_f]) when I was like 4 because I thought it went better with my little sister’s name, [name_f]Jennifer[/name_f]. Which is pretty funny because I’d find them way too matchy now.
Other names I remember from when I was in school that I always really liked:
[name_f]Emerald[/name_f] (who had sister’s named [name_u]Ruby[/name_u] and [name_f]Pearl[/name_f])
I grew up in a time where most girls my age were [name_u]Kelsey[/name_u], [name_u]Ashley[/name_u], [name_f]Britney[/name_f], [name_u]Haley[/name_u], [name_f]Amanda[/name_f], [name_f]Marissa[/name_f], [name_u]Andrea[/name_u], [name_f]Jennifer[/name_f]. So the names that stood out then still stick with me.