Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Gracie: 1 Year Ago

She's practically a different person! No hair and a moustache! Still cute as a button, though.

I have a question on my mind and I require an answer from all my readers.

Lately, I've been thinking about my name and how satisfied I am with it, generally. I think I can safely say I don't have a problem with my name. It's never been one I've hated all growing up but when I was younger and I used a pretend name, it was always "Kim Wilcox."

Now, I'm satisfied with my name and glad I never took any drastic measures to change it.

I have talked to several people over the years who Hate their name and have their whole life. But when I ask them what they would want to change it to, they don't always have an answer.

So are you satisfied with your name?

Would you ever consider changing it?

And most important, what would you change it to?

I've always been curious and this is the perfect place to get my questions answered.

(I hope I'm not stepping on your HTT, Mrs. Dub. This questionnaire just happened to land on a Tuesday and it will certainly not be a weekly thing.


emidinkl said...

Wow. I actually have thought about this. I'm always leaving ridiculous epistles of comments on your blog. Sorry.
Yes, there have been times in my life when Emily just didn't seem to fit who I was. The Kabalarian Philosophy dedicates a website to helping people find name meanings and informs about the name-change process. I don't know how serious I actually was about changing it, but I did enough research to know that I LOVE the name Annika for me. But I am satisified with my name. It does the job.

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Karen said...

You are funny. I've never really thought that my name suited me (it seems boring and I most certainly am not). However, I love that my parents picked this name for me and I would never change it because of that.

Anonymous said...

My mother wanted to name me Gail or Veronica, NOW I really can't imagine people calling me that. The only thing I don't like about my name is when I'm 60-70-or 80 years old Debbie just doesn't seem to fit. I was really bummed I didn't get to see your mom or dad at stockshow!!! I wish you could have been there too. Kari and Leigh enjoyed a stockshow burger and of course pie and ice cream. Luvs to you Mel. Debbie Hooper

Amber said...

Wow, Gracie has really changed!
I haven't always liked my name. I can remember when I was younger asking my mom why she didn't name me Laura Ingalls Wilder...lol. Her first choice for a name was Lacey, but paired with my married name, sounds very much like a stripper, so I'm glad my grandmother talked her out of it. When I was born, my mother had never heard of anyone with the name Amber, of course now it's common. This is going to sound super corny, but I think I really started to love it when I met my husband. He rarely calls me by my first name, it's generally a pet name, but when he does, I just love the way it sounds.
When I was in school I did toy with the idea of going by my middle name for a while and I always liked the name Missy, but I'm glad now that I left things alone.

Robin said...

I love that picture!

I have always pretty much likes my name and the spelling of it, I not Y. I never really thought about what I would change it to. My mom said I was almost a Brooke- I am glad that I'm not, it's too common.

AmyK said...

I like my name .. short and to the point like me!!

I am named after my Great-Grandmother Amy so its always been pretty special.

My mom wanted to name me Amy Lucinda, Lucinda being my dad's grandmother. But my dad won that argument and named me Amy Kathleen.

He's called me Amy Lou all my life .. I think just to tick off my mother LOL!

I once wrote a story when I was about 7 or 8 about some people named LeeHog & Fooley MaGillicutty ... so I'd stick with Melanie if I were you :)

Layton Clan said...

My name was the most popular name in 1980, the year I was born.

What is my name? Jennifer.

My middle name was what I always longed to be called, and what someday my daughter will be named.

What is my middle name? Marin.

That way, when someone calls her name there won't be four thousand and sixty seven people responding to the call.

All in all though, it's a great name and has served me well.

Fun topic Mel.

Tina said...

I've never particularly liked my name... Christina is too long and has bad memories attached to it... when I heard "Christina", I was either in trouble with my mother or was being called back to see the doctor!! And "Tina" is so juvenile... At almost 58, it sounds so kiddish... oh well, not likely to do anything about it.

Sadie said...

I love my name. I can't think of anything else that I would remotely even consider...
When I was younger I wanted to be named Jessica or Alyssa, but now I really don't like those names at all.
Love that pic of Gracie and so does Ryder. He keeps pointing , laughing, and saying "baby".

Mrs. Dub said...

Totally missed this yesterday - and am totally happy to share the heat on any Tuesday - but I'm indifferent about my first name. I don't hate it, but sometimes if I start to say it over and over it just sounds weird. And I'm not fond of the whole Lor-a, Lar-a, controversy.

As for my middle name, I totally hate it. And yet I gave it to Baby Zee so she could have a piece of me with her. Hope she isn't mad about that.

Jami said...

Mel that is hilarious, I know exactly what you mean. I always wanted to be Allison Walker. I'm not sure why, but later on in life I found out there was a real person named that (the actress from the tv show The Profiler). That made it even cooler to me somehow. I guess I'm satisfied with Jami Warner now. And I like Melanie McKinnon much better than Kim Wilcox, just so you know.

Devin and Chelsey said...

I always wanted to change my last name from Sheldon to Holmes. I ALWAYS wanted to be a Holmes. But now that i'm married I Love my new name and the family value that comes with it!