My name is Addie.
My full first name is Addie. I love it, it was my mother's father's mother's name. Apparently, this has just been too much for some, throughout my life (I'm 25), to process. I have experienced endless incorrect spellings and pronounciations, believe it or not. And always, "What's that short for?" Is my name that "hard" or outlandish? I know it's not very common and was especially strange in 1988 when all my peers were being named Ashley and Britney, but it is a classic, traditional name from the 19th century. People used to give nicknames as full names more often, it's not that difficult. I would never change it, but it gets a little frustrating that so many seem to have trouble with a very simple, two-syllable name. I recently moved to New York City from New Mexico and it's been described as very "Western." I never thought of that. Also, the Namipedia here at BabyNameWizard boldly declares, "is not bestowed as full given name," or something to that affect. Hello!? HAHA. I'm also scared that it is becoming trendy, but maybe that is a narcissistic fear of everyone with an "uncommon" name. I've only ever personally known two other people with my name (both my age) and it is rarely heard in the media. I always kind of liked that, but as I start contemplating my own future children (I'm engaged), I'm tending to gravitate more towards historically common names. Has anyone else with a rather uncommon name experienced the same experiences or felt the same?
Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:33pm