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amother




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Post Sun, Nov 20 2022, 9:16 pm
Why or why not?

I’ll start- as a kid, no. It was hard for a lot of people to pronounce and it bothered me when they would mess it up badly.

Now, I find people are very culturally sensitive and used to dealing with foreigners. I get a lot of comments on what a beautiful name I have and I like it much better now!
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Rappel




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Nov 20 2022, 9:21 pm
Yes - but I only use one of my three. Smile

Filling out the name section on state exams was such a pain! LOL
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amother




Mimosa
 

Post Sun, Nov 20 2022, 9:24 pm
I've accepted it and it is who I am. I connect more with its meaning than its phonics.
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amother




Amaranthus
 

Post Sun, Nov 20 2022, 9:25 pm
I love my name always did!
And I only name my kids names that I really like
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hodeez




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Nov 20 2022, 9:25 pm
It's ok 🤷‍♂️
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amother




Yolk
 

Post Sun, Nov 20 2022, 9:28 pm
No. It's very hard for people to pronounce, and it never felt like me. I wish I had an easier, more modern name. I tried to give my kids names that were more pronounceable.
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amother




Hibiscus
 

Post Sun, Nov 20 2022, 9:31 pm
Mine's not common at all. But it means something beautiful, and together with my mother's name (my tehillim name) I have a very beautiful meaning all around. I was once with my husband at a gadol, discussing a personal issue, and then he asked me for my full name. When we told him, his response was "Wow, what a beautiful name!"

I do get people assuming my nationality, which is annoying, because they're usually wrong. And official things are annoying, because my legal name seems unrelated to the name I'm called by. I'm always the first to tell people here to just write on the birth certificate whatever you're going to call the child!

My second name, which I don't use much, is completely unheard of to most. But that was named after a very special grandmother and I actually love it!
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amother




Orchid
 

Post Sun, Nov 20 2022, 9:33 pm
hodeez wrote:
It's ok 🤷‍♂️


Feel the same
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amother




Chambray
 

Post Sun, Nov 20 2022, 9:34 pm
amother Hibiscus wrote:
Mine's not common at all. But it means something beautiful, and together with my mother's name (my tehillim name) I have a very beautiful meaning all around. I was once with my husband at a gadol, discussing a personal issue, and then he asked me for my full name. When we told him, his response was "Wow, what a beautiful name!"

I do get people assuming my nationality, which is annoying, because they're usually wrong. And official things are annoying, because my legal name seems unrelated to the name I'm called by. I'm always the first to tell people here to just write on the birth certificate whatever you're going to call the child!

My second name, which I don't use much, is completely unheard of to most. But that was named after a very special grandmother and I actually love it!


So curious to hear your name! It sounds beautiful
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amother




Hibiscus
 

Post Sun, Nov 20 2022, 9:35 pm
amother Chambray wrote:
So curious to hear your name! It sounds beautiful

Would totally out myself if I shared!
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amother




Chambray
 

Post Sun, Nov 20 2022, 9:37 pm
amother Hibiscus wrote:
Would totally out myself if I shared!


No I get it! I just love names that are special like that.
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amother




Honeydew
 

Post Sun, Nov 20 2022, 9:42 pm
as a kid not. it was too regular and typical.
as an adult, I'm ok with it and can appreciate the ease of having a common name.
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amother




Tangerine
 

Post Sun, Nov 20 2022, 9:44 pm
My name is Esther. I don't love it but it suits me. The meaning really embodies who I am. Whether I like it or not.
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Ema of 5




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Nov 20 2022, 9:47 pm
I’m great with my first name, but I don’t use my middle name ever.
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4g01o




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Nov 20 2022, 9:56 pm
I love my name bh, I always have Smile

From non Jews I often get told that it's a beautiful name.
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amother




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Post Sun, Nov 20 2022, 9:57 pm
amother Honeydew wrote:
as a kid not. it was too regular and typical.
as an adult, I'm ok with it and can appreciate the ease of having a common name.


So interesting! I always thought it was hard to have a hard to pronounce name and kids with typical names were luckier.
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amother




Crocus
 

Post Sun, Nov 20 2022, 10:25 pm
I have a unique yiddish name, grew up in a litvish community no one had Yiddish names...
Doesnt have a nice meaning particularly
I wish I had a typical name or at least a name with meaning...
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amother




Iris
 

Post Sun, Nov 20 2022, 11:16 pm
hodeez wrote:
It's ok 🤷‍♂️


I feel this way too.

I don't love it because, for non-Jews it's VERY difficult to pronounce correctly.

I hate having to use it over the phone.

When I went to a coffee shop, I'd always give a fake American name.

But it's okay. It's not an awful or ugly name.
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amother




Fern
 

Post Sun, Nov 20 2022, 11:19 pm
I like my name, and I tend to like more uncommon names that people don’t like.
I know at least 11 people that don’t like their middle name, but I love it!
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amother




Tanzanite
 

Post Sun, Nov 20 2022, 11:21 pm
I'm ok with it.
My name is pronounced differently than most ppl in my circle's pronounce it.
Think TAmar instead of TaMAR.
But it is what it is and I am who I am.
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