What kind of name do you have?

[name_f]Do[/name_f] you have a trendy, date-stamped name, a classic name, or something else? And do you like it? [name_m]How[/name_m] has it served you through life up until this point?

My name is [name_f]Addie[/name_f] and I’m not a kid or teenager, so it was pretty unique when I was growing up in the 90s. I only ever knew of two other Addies in my life who are my age. It was my great-grandmother’s name, so it wasn’t chosen for style reasons, although it may be considered fairly trendy for today’s babies. Other than that, I can say I like it and I honestly haven’t thought much about it. It hasn’t been a hindrance; all people generally tend to say is that it’s unique.

[name_m]How[/name_m] about you?

I have a very trendy, dated, stereotypical late-80s/early-90s name ([name_u]Ashley[/name_u] [name_f]Marie[/name_f]). I don’t hate it, but I do dislike that it’s so stereotypical for my age group. I also wish I had something more feminine, as I share my FN with my uncle, and I’m not terribly keen on that. :slight_smile: Most people don’t comment on it, but occasionally I’ll have someone who says that [name_u]Ashley[/name_u]'s a lovely name, or a beautiful one, but more often than not, they’ll just say, “Oh, I have a daughter named [name_u]Ashley[/name_u]!” :confused:

ETA: I also rather hate the stereotypes that come with my name. Invariably, Ashley always comes up as one of the names for “the mean girls in my school were [insert list here]” threads, and if I’m not expected to be a mean girl, I’m expected to be a mindless cheerleader. Can’t I just be a quiet, kind, and intelligent friend sort of person?! rant over. :confused:

I have a kre8if first name and an out-there, nature middle name. :stuck_out_tongue:

My first name, [name_f]Gwendolyn[/name_f], is wonderfully unique (especially for someone my age–it was in the 700s, at almost an all-time low, the year I was born!) People seem to find it princessy, but to me it feels kinda stuffy, a little quirky, and grounded but with an aristocratic Victorian vibe. I like that it’s almost clunky but not quite.

Of course, I go by [name_f]Gwen[/name_f] most of the time, which I like even more. It’s nice to have a sleek, no-frills nickname that still feels feminine.

My middle name is [name_f]Beth[/name_f]. I don’t like that it’s a nickname for [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] (which is my cousin’s mn, much to the confusion of our poor grandparents) rather than a name in its own right, and I also dislike its plainness and boring sound, but it’s all right. My parents chose it to honor my aunt [name_f]Beth[/name_f] [name_f]Anne[/name_f], who I adore, but it feels like a rather tenuous connection since everyone in our family calls her [name_f]Annie[/name_f].

I used to hate my full name, and I still occasionally forget to answer to [name_f]Gwendolyn[/name_f], but now I like it and think it suits me. And even when I hated my name, I liked that it was at least unusual. I was a snobby name nerd from a very early age, lol.

I never get comments on either part of my name.
My first name is [name_f]Heather[/name_f] and feels very 80s to me. Most people don’t recognize that it’s a nature name either.
And my middle name is a word name: [name_f]Joy[/name_f]. I feel like it’s just filler.
I don’t care for my name, but I also don’t hate it. It is what it is.

My name is quite dated in English but rather classic in Germany (think [name_f]Emma[/name_f] instead of [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f], just not as popular).
I really dislike my full name in English which is why I do use [name_f]Polly[/name_f] as a nickname!

I have no idea. My name was before it’s time. It’s a variation of the Irish saint [name_u]Kieran[/name_u]

I have a very unoriginial 90s name, [name_f]Jennifer[/name_f], with a filler middle name, [name_u]Lynn[/name_u]. I hate that anywhere I go there are so many other Jennifers. At the school I work in, there are 2 other Jennifers. What makes things worse is that my last name is [name_m]Brown[/name_m]. There was another girl with my exact name at my college and they have mixed us up a few times. I can’t wait to change my last name soon.

I have a gorgeous classic name ([name_f]Josephine[/name_f]), that was pretty much unheard of when I was growing up in the 90’s. Teachers and my friend’s parents always complimented me, but people my age had never heard of it. I still have never met another [name_f]Josephine[/name_f], and I still get lots of compliments on it.

My name is VERY dated! As in dated in recent! Hearing my name, [name_u]Abby[/name_u], you would say I was born late 90’s to present, is my assumption right? On top of having a top 25 name the year I was born and a top 10 name from the most recent statistics, my parents decided to use a different spelling. [name_f]Do[/name_f] you know how many people have spelled [name_f]Abigael[/name_f] right on the first try? None. In fact, it sometimes takes a while for them to spell [name_u]Abby[/name_u]. [name_u]Abbey[/name_u], [name_u]Abbie[/name_u], [name_u]Abi[/name_u], [name_f]Abbi[/name_f], [name_f]Aby[/name_f], and [name_f]Abbee[/name_f] have all been tried. When I introduce myself to anyone, the response is always “Oh my daughter/granddaughter/niece/cousin/friend/someone I know’s daughter is names [name_u]Abby[/name_u]!” No surprise there. I probably had the name before all those girls though so…

@[name_u]Ash[/name_u], my name often comes up as a mean girl too! I don’t really see it for [name_u]Ashley[/name_u] or [name_u]Abby[/name_u] but others have their own perceptions.

My name is [name_f]Cami[/name_f], and I don’t really love it. I know of several other [name_f]Cami[/name_f]'s (or [name_f]Kami[/name_f]'s) and they are all at least ten years older than me (I’m in my early twenties), so it feels very dated to me. I also think it’s very short and plain. People are constantly asking me if it’s short for [name_f]Camille[/name_f], or [name_f]Cambria[/name_f], etc. and I kind of wish it was. Especially since I don’t have a middle name, which bothers me as well.

My first name is [name_f]Rea[/name_f] (well, I don’t exactly know why it’s not [name_f]Rhea[/name_f]). It is a really sweet name but not for me. I never liked this name and I will never do so. I always go with my middle name ([name_f]Eleonora[/name_f]). I have no nickname, people call me [name_f]Nora[/name_f], [name_f]Norita[/name_f], [name_f]Leonor[/name_f], [name_f]Leonore[/name_f] etc. My close friends and family call me [name_f]Leonora[/name_f], but it’s not a nickname or so but my name pronounced quickly :slight_smile:
I really love my full name, although it contains three r’s which makes it very difficult to pronounce it without trouble. In Germany, it is pronounced differently in every region but I don’t really care about that.

I would consider [name_f]Emily[/name_f] to be a modern classic. It was used in the past for sure, but certainly not to the degree that it’s been used for the past 20 years or so. I’ve never been bothered by having such a popular name. It suits me perfectly.

My name was very popular back in the early 90’s. I think it was in the top 25 the year I was born (1991). I’ve always liked it though. It’s feminine, but not frilly which is how I am. (Although I adore long, elegant and frilly girl names) I just hate that no one spells it right. I either get [name_m]Aaron[/name_m] or some weird spelling like [name_f]Eryn[/name_f] or [name_f]Erinn[/name_f]. I don’t really understand why. My name is only 4 letters long. lol

My name is [name_f]Tara[/name_f], I was born in the 90’s when the name had been down trending for quite a few years (maybe a decade) but during school I happened to have 2 friends with the same name. Though I haven’t met many other people with my name (6 at most) and I get compliments on my name from Eastern Europeans a lot. I’ve feel the name is a short with some spunk and I really love my name now.

My middle name however is very 90’s- [name_f]Amber[/name_f].

I have an unusual name. It has never ranked in the USA, but is very common in Greece (probably in the top 5, if not the top 3). So it is difficult for Americans to pronounce, which has always bothered me. I think it suits me though and can’t imagine going by any other name, even a nn. My middle name is common in both Greece and [name_u]America[/name_u], but I think my name flows really well and suits me.

I have two classic names, and I’m always told what a beautiful name I have. It’s classy, feminine, and flows well. I love it!

My mom thought my name, [name_f]Grace[/name_f], would be less common than it turned out to be. It was #57 in the US the year I was born, possibly because [name_m]Will[/name_m] and [name_f]Grace[/name_f] started that year? I was born a few months before that though.
I know a lot of Graces. There are at least four that go to theatre camp with me.

I guess I have what you could call a classic name. It’s [name_f]Caroline[/name_f], so it’s not mega-popular, but you hear it around. I think it’s a pretty name, and it does suit me well, but I hate the fact that it’s very popular where I live. I hate being [name_f]Caroline[/name_f] (enter last name initial). In fact, in my theater class, there’s a girl named [name_f]Caroline[/name_f] who has the same last name initial as me! It’s pretty confusing.

As for my middle name, it’s a pretty uncommon boys’ name. I love having my middle name be [name_u]Blaise[/name_u], because everyone thinks it’s so cool. There have been so many times I’ve considered to start being called [name_u]Blaise[/name_u] because I love it so much.

A classic name here, first and middle, won’t win points for originality but it’s a name built to last.