People Who Change your Perception of Names

Have you ever had a certain opinion/impression of a name, before you knew anyone with that name.

But when you met an actual person with that name, your perception of the name changed. (Positively or negatively.)?

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By nym
April 26, 2013 4:06 PM

Happens all the time. Working as a substitute teacher. I see all sorts of names. I have had a few kids absolutely ruin names for me. After a day or two of saying. Stop it Mason, Go sit down Mason, quiet Mason, I was done with Mason :) It's gotten to the point that even certain types of names are ruined with me. I can't name kids anything ending with ius because I've had so many bad Tavius, Amarius, etc.

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April 29, 2013 11:55 AM

Absolutely. One that sticks out to me is a name I actually had not heard of before. I know a little girl named Elke and it suits her so sweetly! She's a talented, lovely girl and I've grown to like the name because of her. Of course after looking it up I now know the name has history behind it but I hadn't heard of it until I met her.

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By PJ
June 12, 2013 12:25 AM

It's funny because I was just thinking about this. I recently met a little girl named Phyllis.

Before that, I would have considered Phyllis exclusively an old lady name, but now it seems

positively young and light and sweet.