Thinking about changing my name.
My name is Molly and I first thought about changing my name when I was a little girl. My name wasn't popular the year I was born nor where I was born, and I was the only Molly in my school. I have never met another Molly before, but I've heard of plenty of dogs with my name. I have a cousin who named her dog Molly, but as I've gotten older I've come to like my name... I just don't know how well it suits me or works in my favor. People always spell my name wrong and mistake me for an Emily, Polly and other names. And then I often hear things like "Good golly miss Molly" and worse references which don't really help. Someone even called me Ollie once.
I've wondered time and time again if it would be better having a different name. I realize the grass isn't always greener on the other side, but something that wouldn't be as easily mistaken as something else. Something that suits when and where I was born. I checked the top 100 names for the year and location of my birth, and Mary was on the list. I found out that Molly was traditionally a nickname for Mary. So perhaps I could be Mary and use Molly as a nickname. I've seen a lot of people saying that Molly doesn't sound professional or adult enough, but I am an adult Molly. I am wondering what others think about my situation. What would you do? What do you think? Thank you for taking the time to read my post and in advance for sharing your thoughts.
Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:24pm