Changing My Name

Hello. My name is Michelle and in a year when I graduate high school I will change my name because I've always hated my name. My other two initials are an R then a W. I would prefer a name that begins with an M because otherwise I would have to change my email (mwaggss). I currently like the names Margaux, Morgan, Avery, Aveline, Marlowe, Zandra, Ivy, Nola, and Marissa. Any other suggestions or thoughts?


June 30, 2013 11:56 PM

I forgot to mention, I also like the name Marisol.

July 1, 2013 9:20 PM

I like the idea of keeping M as your first initial, so Avery, Aveline, Zandra, Ivy, and Nola would be out for me. (Of those, I like Ivy and Nola the best.)

Of Margaux, Morgan, Marlowe, Marissa, and Marisol, I prefer Margaux and Marlowe. Have you considered another female form of Michael, like Michaela? Though the McKayla's etc. have muddied the waters, I have a soft spot for Michaela.

Another suggestion is Maeve -- sort of like a combo of an M first initial + Ivy/Aveline/Avery, and it's Irish like Nola.

Good luck!

By EVie
July 2, 2013 1:43 AM

Of the M names, I really like Margaux and Marisol. I love a lot of other Mari- names as well—Marian, Maribel, Marigold, Mariel. I also really like Aveline and Ivy, though they wouldn't meet your M requirement. Eveline, Evangeline, Avital and Aviva come to mind as alternatives that might appeal to you. I will also second the suggestion of Maeve.

July 2, 2013 4:31 PM

Malia, Mireya, Macy, Maya, Marina, Miranda, Mirabella, Mila...  I particularly am liking Macy right now.

July 5, 2013 9:52 PM

I think any of the names on your list would be lovely. Thanks for including the non-M names you like -- gives a good sense of your style in names!

I'd personally go with Marisol, but that's because I have an irrational love of it (it's the name of the heroine in "Chalice" by Robin McKinley, which is not without its problems but it's a book-of-my-heart anyway). 

July 10, 2013 5:34 PM

What ever you pick make it a name that people can pronounce easily.  Spelling is also important but not as much as pronunciation. I would go with a standard spelling or you will be always having to spell it for people. take it from someone who has a sucky name.  I like Morgan, Margaux, Marissa out of that list you have. I would not use your email as the biggest weight in picking a new name.

February 10, 2014 8:34 PM

I second that about not letting your email be the biggest factor in choosing a name. It's not that hard to just set up a new email and have your old one automatically forward any emails it gets to the new address. However, I feel like the first letter of a name is the most defining aspect of it, however, and if I were to change my name, I would almost certainly try to keep the first initial I already have, just because it feels like mine.

I do really like Margaux and Maeve though.