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    Are you happy with your name?

    I know not very many of us are on first name's basis, and some of that is to protect the guilty , but I am just so glad I have a cool name, at least I think it is. I won't give a list of what I consider names I'm glad I don't have to keep from offending anyone, but I am so glad my mom avoided certain Christian names.

    Ok, I am male, and my first name is Cary. Of course its not without its problems, like misspellings (Carey, Kerry, just to name a few), mistaken for other more common male names (Corey, Harry, Jerry, Gary), and yes, I have gotten made fun of for having a "girl's name." And it rhymes with fairy, which also left me as the butt of a few jokes. But nothing like the problems Jerry Seinfeld claims to have had with "Jerry Jerry Dingleberry" and "Seinsmelled." One time, I had a great combo name with my ex-bro in law, whose nickname was "Cash" for the first initial and his last name, and together we were "Cash and Cary". Pretty cool pun, eh? Too bad we weren't a home run duo

    As another part of this, I also was thinking of a name I would prefer other than my own, I've always thought Jeremiah was a cool name.

    Anyone else given this one some thought?
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    Re: Are you happy with your name?

    I used to loath it, Matt is used really well with lots of fun insults from kids, but I've gotten to like it, Matt's rock, it's also a good short name, nobody hears it wrong and only the occasional one T issue keeps it from being perfect

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    Re: Are you happy with your name?

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    I used to loath it, Matt is used really well with lots of fun insults from kids, but I've gotten to like it, Matt's rock, it's also a good short name, nobody hears it wrong and only the occasional one T issue keeps it from being perfect


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    Re: Are you happy with your name?

    Matt is a very cool name. One of my twin's middle name is Matthew, which he only gets called when he is in trouble
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    Yeah I got Matthew when I was in trouble too, real quiet like..made me wanna run for the hills
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    Re: Are you happy with your name?

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    Yeah I got Matthew when I was in trouble too, real quiet like..made me wanna run for the hills
    I always got Ronald when I was in trouble and when I was made fun of. It was my first and middle names when I got in trouble, and Ronald McDonald to be made fun of, but that could be worse, so I can't complain.

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    Re: Are you happy with your name?

    My name (John) is too common for anyone to have made fun of it. I don't really like the name, but I am the fifth consecutive John, all the way down to my great-great-great grandfather, so I suppose that's kinda cool.

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    Re: Are you happy with your name?

    John is cool, unless someone spells it "Jon" or tries to call me "Jonathan." Then trouble starts.

    I've also seen some folks try to spell it "Jonh." *shudder*
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    Re: Are you happy with your name?

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
    John is cool, unless someone spells it "Jon" or tries to call me "Jonathan." Then trouble starts.
    The "Jon" spelling bugs me as well, I remember trying to switch to "Johnny" when I was younger, but it never stuck.

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    Re: Are you happy with your name?

    Quote Originally Posted by jhiller21
    The "Jon" spelling bugs me as well, I remember trying to switch to "Johnny" when I was younger, but it never stuck.
    What about Jhonny, as in Peralta
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    Re: Are you happy with your name?

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor
    What about Jhonny, as in Peralta
    Strange spelling. What's Peralta's nationality? Wouldn't it be pronounced "Honny"?

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    Tried to talk the wife into Johnny for our last born if she was a he, but she was a she, so it didn't matter
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    Re: Are you happy with your name?

    My middle name is Thomas, have considered going with "C. Thomas" to go with my sophisticated personality
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    Re: Are you happy with your name?

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor
    My middle name is Thomas, have considered going with "C. Thomas" to go with my sophisticated personality
    My brother's middle name is Thomas. He did that for a while- it was way cool.
    My name is just solid- Steven. Named after the first martyr. Not sure what my parents were getting at there. I never use the full name though because it sounds like something I'm not, tall.
    I also never thought it was a particularly cool name until my wife told me that my name fits me perfectly; grounded, reliable, just Steve. Those are her words, obviously under the influence of something at the time. But I'm runnin' with it.

    We gave our kids names with the expressed intent on them having options that would be cool. Both have names that can be short or long, fun or serious. Whichever they choose.
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    "Team" is cool because it's all about togetherness and stuff.
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