About Me

I legally changed my name in 1981 as I didn't like it. I chose my 'new' name in honour of my favourite female musician.

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My Recent Blog Comments
November 17, 2017 09:19 AM
In Response to Adventurous Word Names

Apart from Ocean, none of these names appeal to me.

October 4, 2017 09:42 AM

The reason we expect Hollywood  to be out of touch with normal naming is because Hollywood is out of touch with normal life in general!

September 20, 2017 10:50 AM

My grandniece is called Saskia.

July 26, 2017 09:48 AM

I love Lionel and Loretta. My mother's name was Joan.

June 13, 2017 09:31 AM

I always use full names until the bearer asks me to do otherwise. Two of my friends insisted I call them 'Judy' and Vicky' when I kept addressing them as 'Judith' and 'Victoria'. My own name (Agnetha) is difficult to pronounce in the English speaking world so I use 'Annie'.

May 30, 2017 09:02 AM

The name my mother chose is certainly not the name I call myself as I hated it so much I changed it and renamed myself after someone I admire.

May 16, 2017 08:21 AM

Most names transfer to different cultures. Think 'Maria' for instance, the Italian form of 'Mary' which is used worldwide.


I am not Scandinavian yet the name I use is a Nordic one - 'Agnetha'.


Go for it if you wish.

April 11, 2017 10:47 AM

I love Winifred and Lionel. But who is little Rupert?

March 21, 2017 10:11 AM

One of my celebrity crush's middle names is Jonas!

March 15, 2017 12:24 PM
In Response to Do you like your name?

One of the correspondents on here actually has my former name as a middle name!

February 21, 2017 08:25 AM

My original name has a q in it! But I changed it in 1981 because I don't like it.

February 1, 2017 10:46 AM

I have a cousin Harvey but he was born in 1971.

January 17, 2017 11:32 AM

'Sophronia' was a favourite name of Charles Dickens and he used it several times for his characters.

January 17, 2017 11:19 AM

The musician Sting called his daughter Elliott Paulina. She uses her nickname Coco in her singing career.

November 8, 2016 05:41 AM

I have a stuffed toy called Dallas!

August 17, 2016 04:37 AM
In Response to Do you like your name?

I have always hated my first name so I changed it. The name I use now is Agnetha.

August 17, 2016 04:28 AM

One of your offerings is my former name which I changed as I never liked it!

August 9, 2016 10:23 AM

My nephews (who are brothers) both have the same middle name.

August 2, 2016 12:54 PM

I agree, Tess. Apart from Abra which is an established name, the rest are rather mad.

July 12, 2016 07:02 AM

'Burke' as a forename would not work in Britain as the word 'berk' is used here to mean 'fool' or 'idiot' as in 'you stupid berk!'