My mother worked as a preschool director for many years while I was growing up, and after school I always went to the school age class. So I have met a lot of people between school and preschool, and of course my mom has met even more.
I’m not TTC yet, but I have always been a name nerd. [name_f]My[/name_f] mom and I were chatting online the other night and the subject of names came up. I mentioned how I loved the name [name_f]Olivia[/name_f], and she said, “Oh please don’t use that name! [name_m]Don[/name_m]’t you remember that horrid little girl in your third grade class who was always being sent to the principal’s office for pushing little kids off the playground equipment?”
I remember her now. And now that I do, I have a little trouble with the name, but not enough to ruin it for me, I don’t think.
Have any of you been able to overcome an aversion to a name based on associating it with someone you didn’t like? Or does it pretty much ruin the name for you?