Let me clarify. If my last name wasn’t [name]Taylor[/name], I would have certainly been named [name]Elizabeth[/name] because it’s always been my mom’s favorite name. I have been bitter about that my whole life, and have always felt as if it was supposed to be my name. I use [name]Betsey[/name] as my name on any video game or anything like that. I’ve seriously thought about changing my name to [name]Elizabeth[/name] and going by [name]Betsey[/name]. Through the years, the nickname I would go by has changed, but I’ve always wanted to be [name]Elizabeth[/name]. It is just so me.
So, should I name my daughter [name]Elizabeth[/name]? I feel sort of like that’s forcing her to be a mini-me moreso than even using my own name would be. It’s what I WANT to be, you know? Seems like it could be too much pressure. But on the other hand, what if I don’t use it and always regret it, like my mom. She’ll say “I should have just named you [name]Elizabeth[/name]”, and I’ll say that I wish she had! [name]Will[/name] I have the same conversation with my daughter?
I always think about whether or not I would like to be named any name I’m considering, but this is different. What do you think? Anyone else have a similar situation?