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    An Invasive Poll (w/Questions) About Your Birth Name!

    I know some people are going to think this thread and poll are lame, but I've always been genuinely curious about names. I used to spend hours at a time researching names on baby websites, just so I could discover new/unique names from all different cultures and countries. So, I'm curious about my fellow MDSers: what is your first name? Why do you like, or dislike, your name? Were you named after someone? Do you think your first name fits your personality/who you are as an adult? And what is/are your favourite nickname(s) derived from your name? What are some of your favourite names (same and/or other sex)? Feel free to answer all, none, or some of the questions... but at least vote in the poll if you don't want to discuss. :) Here are my answers:

    Name: Emily!
    Like/Dislike?: I don't particularly like my name. To me, it's very plain, and there were always multiple "Emily's" in my classes. A lot of people think it's a very classic name, but I would've liked a prettier name.
    Named After Someone?: Nope.
    Name Fits Personality?: I just don't see myself as an "Emily." I think of an "Emily" as a classy/sophisticated name, and I am neither of those things. :lol:
    Fave Nicknames: Emmy, Emster, M&M, Eminemily.
    Fave Names: Daisy, Angela, Veronica, Theresa. Max, Brandon.

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    Re: An Invasive Poll (w/Questions) About Your Birth Name!

    hahha, you are a total dork.  but i'm in. :lol:

    my name is holly. 
    i love it.  how many hollys do you know?  chances are none and if you do know one, i am better. :D
    i am named after a holiday bush since i was born the day after xmas.
    i dunno?  i think i look like a holly?
    holler, holls, hface
    dolci and lola, for girls.  and i'll probably just name my son after his father or gfather. :shrug:  i'm not picky about boys names.

    Don&#39;t argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.<br /><br />[quote author=bowieluva link=action=profile;u=5553 date=1236809919]<br />ALEX IS WATCHING YOU THROUGH A HOLE IN HIS FACE [/quote]

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    Re: An Invasive Poll (w/Questions) About Your Birth Name!

    Thanks, Holly. :D I love that name also, by the way! I only knew of one Holly in high school, I believe.&nbsp;

    I forgot to add Glory and Joy to my list of fave names. I'm sure there are more that I'll think of over time, but I promise I won't keep coming back and posting to myself. :lol:

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    Re: An Invasive Poll (w/Questions) About Your Birth Name!

    My name's Rob, which is a one syllable word which means to &quot;rip someone off.&quot;

    It's a common name, but I'm impartial to it. &nbsp;

    Maybe I'll start going by &quot;Bobby.&quot;
    I'm moving on alone over ground that no one owns past statues that atone for my sins
    There's a guard on every door and a drink on every floor
    Overflowing with a thousand amens - Tom Petty

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    Re: An Invasive Poll (w/Questions) About Your Birth Name!

    [quote author=Nomad link=topic=16516.msg1024266#msg1024266 date=1222885733]
    My name's Rob, which is a one syllable word which means to &quot;rip someone off.&quot;

    It's a common name, but I'm impartial to it. &nbsp;

    Maybe I'll start going by &quot;Bobby.&quot;
    [/quote]



    Robby is hotter than Bobby. ;)

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    Re: An Invasive Poll (w/Questions) About Your Birth Name!

    my name is a long story, and with it comes history, and when I hear it, I know how long I've known you for.
    The cause of it: my parents fighting as always, the day I was born was no different from all the others.

    that is all I wish to say.
    for now. &nbsp;:oops:
    [quote author=Olivia link=topic=7606.msg1221694#msg1221694 date=1237710360]<br /> She is in the death queue.<br />[/quote]<br />You got me all wrong.

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    Re: An Invasive Poll (w/Questions) About Your Birth Name!

    [quote author=vaga link=topic=16516.msg1024269#msg1024269 date=1222885839]
    my name is a long story, and with it comes history, and when I hear it, I know how long I've known you for.
    The cause of it: my parents fighting as always, the day I was born was no different from all the others.

    that is all I wish to say.
    for now. &nbsp;:oops:
    [/quote]

    :sleep:

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    Re: An Invasive Poll (w/Questions) About Your Birth Name!

    I'm bored so I'm in

    Name: Rachel&nbsp; :|

    Like/Dislike?: I don't like my name but I'm getting used to it.&nbsp; At school there were three of us in my class alone.&nbsp; Plus my name means &quot;ewe&quot; (as in a sheep!) in Hebrew.&nbsp; I don't really need any other reason to hate my name.

    Named After Someone?: No.&nbsp; My parents can't even remember where they got Rachel from (that's how much it obviously meant to them&nbsp; :lol:)

    Name Fits Personality? I guess so.&nbsp;

    Fave Nicknames: Rach or Rachie. I absolutely hate being called Rachel!!

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    Re: An Invasive Poll (w/Questions) About Your Birth Name!

    Mine's Kevin.
    I like my name, it's common but not too common. I like to party.
    KEVBO THE BIG KEVBOWSKI KEVAROOSKI MILMAN KBONE K-TRAIN KMONEY

    Ok, so I made those up... But I want you guys to start calling me one of them :)

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    Re: An Invasive Poll (w/Questions) About Your Birth Name!

    [quote author=skindeep_curiosity link=topic=16516.msg1024268#msg1024268 date=1222885787]


    Robby is hotter than Bobby. ;)
    [/quote]

    Everyone who knew me when I was a kid calls me Robby.&nbsp; Every single relative.

    But here, I'll fill out the rest

    Name: Robert

    Like/Dislike?:Impartial.&nbsp; It's a simple, uninteresting name but I'm used to it so it sticks.

    Named After Someone?: Yes, my oh-so-creative parents slapped a &quot;junior&quot; on the end of my father's name.&nbsp; That's how I got it.

    Name Fits Personality? I don't normally steal things, so no.

    Fave Nicknames: Rob, Bobby, Robby, Douchenozzle
    I'm moving on alone over ground that no one owns past statues that atone for my sins
    There's a guard on every door and a drink on every floor
    Overflowing with a thousand amens - Tom Petty

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    Re: An Invasive Poll (w/Questions) About Your Birth Name!

    [quote author=vaga link=topic=16516.msg1024269#msg1024269 date=1222885839]
    my name is a long story, and with it comes history, and when I hear it, I know how long I've known you for.
    The cause of it: my parents fighting as always, the day I was born was no different from all the others.

    that is all I wish to say.
    for now. &nbsp;:oops:
    [/quote]

    A woman of sheer mystery!!&nbsp; :? :)

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    [quote author=Natasha_XO link=topic=16516.msg1024270#msg1024270 date=1222885886]
    :sleep:
    [/quote]
    okay wick.

    sorry don't want my name out there on the streets homes!
    hahah you know I'll come back when I feel like sharing, spew all my personal
    information and then come back and delete it.
    come on.
    Patience my child. &nbsp;:lol:


    I have 10000x names. It may be why I have a personality disorder. (no I don't. Yes you do.)
    [quote author=Olivia link=topic=7606.msg1221694#msg1221694 date=1237710360]<br /> She is in the death queue.<br />[/quote]<br />You got me all wrong.

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    Re: An Invasive Poll (w/Questions) About Your Birth Name!

    Thanks for sharing, Leap and Kej!

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    Re: An Invasive Poll (w/Questions) About Your Birth Name!

    [quote author=vaga link=topic=16516.msg1024280#msg1024280 date=1222886036]

    okay wick.

    sorry don't want my name out there on the streets homes!
    hahah you know I'll come back when I feel like sharing, spew all my personal
    information and then come back and delete it.
    come on.
    Patience my child. &nbsp;:lol:


    I have 10000x names. It may be why I have a personality disorder. (no I don't. Yes you do.)
    [/quote]


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    I got an invasive pole for you.&nbsp; &nbsp;


    The name thing?&nbsp; Yeah, I like it.

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    Re: An Invasive Poll (w/Questions) About Your Birth Name!

    [quote author=HyperU2 link=topic=16516.msg1024287#msg1024287 date=1222886181]
    I got an invasive pole for you.&nbsp; &nbsp;

    [/quote]

    :oops:

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    [quote author=vaga link=topic=16516.msg1024280#msg1024280 date=1222886036]

    okay wick.

    sorry don't want my name out there on the streets homes!
    hahah you know I'll come back when I feel like sharing, spew all my personal
    information and then come back and delete it.
    come on.
    Patience my child. &nbsp;:lol:


    I have 10000x names. It may be why I have a personality disorder. (no I don't. Yes you do.)
    [/quote]

    you're scared to let people know your name bc you don't want them using it against you?&nbsp; how does that even work?&nbsp; &quot;ZOMG, you are SUCH a bitch bc your name is _________.&quot; or &quot;ugh, you're just saying that bc your name is _________.&quot; LOL, puhlease.

    it's fine if you don't want to share but at least make it a good and believable excuse. :roll: :lol: ;)
    Don&#39;t argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.<br /><br />[quote author=bowieluva link=action=profile;u=5553 date=1236809919]<br />ALEX IS WATCHING YOU THROUGH A HOLE IN HIS FACE [/quote]

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    Re: An Invasive Poll (w/Questions) About Your Birth Name!

    [quote author=beautiful.disaster link=topic=16516.msg1024262#msg1024262 date=1222885543]
    hahha, you are a total dork.&nbsp; but i'm in. :lol:

    my name is holly.&nbsp; &nbsp;
    i love it.&nbsp; how many hollys do you know?&nbsp; chances are none and if you do know one, i am better. :D
    i am named after a holiday bush since i was born the day after xmas.
    i dunno?&nbsp; i think i look like a holly?
    holler, holls, hface
    dolci and lola, for girls.&nbsp; and i'll probably just name my son after his father or gfather. :shrug:&nbsp; i'm not picky about boys names.


    [/quote]
    I'm also a holly. &nbsp;I think i'm better too. &nbsp;
    I am named after Hollie Hobbie and my birthday is almost exactly 6 months from Christmas.
    I've been told I look like a sarah...
    Hollis or hollisann or hol &nbsp;are my nicknames
    I love alexandra (prob why it's my daughter's name), hayley, drew, and jordan for names

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    Re: An Invasive Poll (w/Questions) About Your Birth Name!

    [quote author=beautiful.disaster link=topic=16516.msg1024295#msg1024295 date=1222886371]
    you're scared to let people know your name bc you don't want them using it against you?&nbsp; how does that even work?&nbsp; &quot;ZOMG, you are SUCH a bitch bc your name is _________.&quot; or &quot;ugh, you're just saying that bc your name is _________.&quot; LOL, puhlease.

    it's fine if you don't want to share but at least make it a good and believable excuse. :roll: :lol: ;)
    [/quote]

    I'm a superhero who needs to hide her identity duh! &nbsp;

    I have a male first name, a very american middle name, and a VERY &nbsp;white last name.
    I was named after my mother. My middle name came from the nurse who helped my mom when I was born, which has variables to it. My father calls me one name, my mother calls me another, and my friends call me by my first. :D
    you all know me as vaga, which was a name that my mother also used to call me.
    see the confusion?
    It's too much to get into it. &nbsp;:lol:
    [quote author=Olivia link=topic=7606.msg1221694#msg1221694 date=1237710360]<br /> She is in the death queue.<br />[/quote]<br />You got me all wrong.

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    Re: An Invasive Poll (w/Questions) About Your Birth Name!

    I forgot to mention that I also dislike my name because my middle name is Kay, so I'm &quot;Emily Kay ___,&quot; quite reminiscent of &quot;Ellie May Clampett.&quot; :(

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    Re: An Invasive Poll (w/Questions) About Your Birth Name!

    [quote author=vaga link=topic=16516.msg1024304#msg1024304 date=1222886660]

    you all know me as vaga, which was a name that my mother also used to call me.

    [/quote]

    When I think of the word/name &quot;Vaga,&quot; it makes me think of the sound a celery stick makes when you crunch into it.

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    Re: An Invasive Poll (w/Questions) About Your Birth Name!

    Makes me think of Pulp Fiction.

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    Re: An Invasive Poll (w/Questions) About Your Birth Name!

    [quote author=beautiful.disaster link=topic=16516.msg1024262#msg1024262 date=1222885543]
    hahha, you are a total dork.&nbsp; but i'm in. :lol:

    my name is holly.&nbsp; &nbsp;
    i love it.&nbsp; how many hollys do you know?&nbsp; chances are none and if you do know one, i am better. :D
    i am named after a holiday bush since i was born the day after xmas.
    i dunno?&nbsp; i think i look like a holly?
    holler, holls, hface
    dolci and lola, for girls.&nbsp; and i'll probably just name my son after his father or gfather. :shrug:&nbsp; i'm not picky about boys names.


    [/quote]

    FAIL.&nbsp; I know lots of Hollys.

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    Re: An Invasive Poll (w/Questions) About Your Birth Name!

    Oooh, I'll play.

    Name: Katie
    Like/Dislike?: Hmm. I used to think it's boring, but there's not too many people just named Katie, so it's grown on me.
    Named After Someone?: Nope. My mom wanted me to be named Katelynn, buuut my dad hated it. So I'm Katie Lynn.
    Name Fits Personality?: I guess so. I don't see myself as anything else, really?
    Fave Nicknames: Hmm. I'm usually either just Kate or Katie. My mom calls me Katrina when she's angry and needs a longer name to yell with.
    Fave Names: Grace, Haven, Brady

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    Re: An Invasive Poll (w/Questions) About Your Birth Name!

    [quote author=skindeep_curiosity link=topic=16516.msg1024307#msg1024307 date=1222886805]
    When I think of the word/name &quot;Vaga,&quot; it makes me think of the sound a celery stick makes when you crunch into it.
    [/quote]

    Really? Taht's a new one, most get reminded of vagina when they see vaga! hehehe
    why did I come into this thread. &nbsp;:? &nbsp;:lol:


    [quote author=HyperU2 link=topic=16516.msg1024311#msg1024311 date=1222886920]
    Makes me think of Pulp Fiction.
    [/quote]
    omg if that was directed to me &nbsp;
    [quote author=Olivia link=topic=7606.msg1221694#msg1221694 date=1237710360]<br /> She is in the death queue.<br />[/quote]<br />You got me all wrong.

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