Do you like your name?

I hope this hasn't been posted before, but... do you like your first and middle names? Why, or why not? If you don't, what would you change them to if you could? My fiance's name is David, which I think is a fine name but he hates it and says it's too common, plain, and boring. There ARE a lot of Davids in our area and a few that we know personally. I like my name and wouldn't change it at all. What do you think of your name? We often think about namer's remorse, but what about the feelings of the named? 

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March 15, 2017 2:24 PM

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

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October 5, 2019 11:52 PM

I used to feel defensive about my name because people would always call me Christina, or they wouldn’t hear me right and think it was Christie. (Christina keychains, magnets, and other personalized stuff abounded, but rarely a Christine.) I got the impression people either didn’t like it or that they didn’t think it was a real name. As a teenager I had some angst about it because I felt no connection to it, but I’ve mostly gotten over that now. My middle name is a classic name that I used to find an “old lady name” and therefore embarrassing, but I’ve come to appreciate it as I’ve gotten older.