Why don't I like my name?
My name is Angela. I was born in the 60's. I always ask people to call me Angie, as I much prefer that for me. I don't mind hearing my name for other people, but I don't like it for myself. My mother refuses to call me Angie, which really irks me.
I'm not much of a girlie girl, so I've always thought Angela was much too prissy for me. I also grew up in an abusive home. Maybe I just don't like my name because of who named me. My mn is Kay, which I like.
I would like to get past my feelings about my name, but I'm not sure how to do this. Our names a huge part of our identity. How can I feel better about my name? Any ideas would be helpful.
Wed, 05/23/2012 - 2:24pm