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Offline Squeaky99

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Names! Argh!
« on: May 17, 2021, 05:10:12 pm »
This is maddening.  I'm working on a new name (MTF).  Mine is gender-neutral so I could easily keep it, but I'd like to explore a different one.  I started with the most popular names for my birth year.  Of course the first name on the list (also my would-have-been AFAB name) is that of my ex-wife.  Thats a no-go.

I'm looking for something Scottish, from the early 70s, without a lot of alliteration. 

How did you pick your name? 

I like Brooke, but I'm not sold on it.
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2021, 05:26:55 pm »
Both of mine were given me by two different unexpected sources. At first I didn't even realize they had, but whack me upside the head enough times and I tend to figure things out.

So you never know. There's no rush to settle on a name. It paid for me to take my time. I had to take my time.
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Re: Names! Argh!
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2021, 05:46:17 pm »
This is maddening.  I'm working on a new name (MTF).  Mine is gender-neutral so I could easily keep it, but I'd like to explore a different one.  I started with the most popular names for my birth year.  Of course the first name on the list (also my would-have-been AFAB name) is that of my ex-wife.  Thats a no-go.

I'm looking for something Scottish, from the early 70s, without a lot of alliteration. 

How did you pick your name? 

I like Brooke, but I'm not sold on it.

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Our names that we desire are very important to us in our relationships and in our work environments.

As  @Battle Goddess  stated in her reply comment, there is no rush to change your name... in fact, I like the name you presently have, it's certainly gender-neutral and more of a nickname but if it fits your personality and desires then perhaps keep it.  The other name you mentioned, Brooke, is a pretty name and definitely female gendered.

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Re: Names! Argh!
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2021, 04:18:19 pm »
I'm looking for something Scottish, from the early 70s, without a lot of alliteration.

May I ask why? 

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How did you pick your name?

I didn't. It chose me.

I think we stress about this way too much. Write down, say, 50 names. Then go through them, close your eyes, take some deep breaths, and feel which ones you resonate with most. That's your answer. :)

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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2021, 08:18:40 am »
May I ask why? 

While exploring new names I thought it would be nice to pick one with a nod to my Scottish heritage.  Ironically enough as I go through this process the one that is resonating with me the most (Amy) is French.  Go figure. ;D  The bigger thing for me was picking something that was popular in or around my birth year.

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I didn't. It chose me.

I think we stress about this way too much. Write down, say, 50 names. Then go through them, close your eyes, take some deep breaths, and feel which ones you resonate with most. That's your answer. :)

That seems to be what's happening.  Just had to live with it a bit
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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2021, 11:39:54 am »
While exploring new names I thought it would be nice to pick one with a nod to my Scottish heritage.  Ironically enough as I go through this process the one that is resonating with me the most (Amy) is French.  Go figure. ;D  The bigger thing for me was picking something that was popular in or around my birth year.

That seems to be what's happening.  Just had to live with it a bit
Amy is lovely, ma amie.

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Re: Names! Argh!
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2021, 02:24:11 pm »
There are many routes to one's name. If you're  Amy, you're Amy.

I agree. Go with what feels right for you. If you want to incorporate something to do with your heritage, you can have as many middle names as you want. ;) I know a girl who has Gregor as a middle name. Not even kidding. :)

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« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2021, 03:56:30 pm »
I agree. Go with what feels right for you. If you want to incorporate something to do with your heritage, you can have as many middle names as you want. ;) I know a girl who has Gregor as a middle name. Not even kidding. :)
Maybe for your middle name you can come up with one of those amazingly long Gaelic words that when pronounced correctly sounds like "Brooke."

Or not. Gonna be a bear to fill out forms.
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Re: Names! Argh!
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2021, 04:38:23 pm »
Maybe for your middle name you can come up with one of those amazingly long Gaelic words that when pronounced correctly sounds like "Brooke."

Or not. Gonna be a bear to fill out forms.

Lol, yeah, it could be worse. You could live in Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch

Which, I'm pretty sure, is the sound people make when they sneeze during a particularly heavy chest cold.

Like... just... why.

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« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2021, 05:22:46 pm »
Lol, yeah, it could be worse. You could live in Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch

Which, I'm pretty sure, is the sound people make when they sneeze during a particularly heavy chest cold.

Like... just... why.
You just know there was a village fair, a lot of beer, a certain amount of rowdiness, and a curse from the local witch involved in that one.
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« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2021, 05:29:16 pm »
You just know there was a village fair, a lot of beer, a certain amount of rowdiness, and a curse from the local witch involved in that one.
Hee hee - that sounds spot on!


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« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2021, 07:25:11 pm »
This is maddening.  I'm working on a new name (MTF).  Mine is gender-neutral so I could easily keep it, but I'd like to explore a different one.  I started with the most popular names for my birth year.  Of course the first name on the list (also my would-have-been AFAB name) is that of my ex-wife.  Thats a no-go.

I'm looking for something Scottish, from the early 70s, without a lot of alliteration. 

How did you pick your name? 

I like Brooke, but I'm not sold on it.


I do like the name Brooke.

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Re: Names! Argh!
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2021, 12:41:44 pm »
Lol, yeah, it could be worse. You could live in Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch

Which, I'm pretty sure, is the sound people make when they sneeze during a particularly heavy chest cold.

Like... just... why.

I might come up with one of those devilish Gaelic names just to mess with the hostess at restaurants  ;D
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« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2021, 03:42:01 pm »
I might come up with one of those devilish Gaelic names just to mess with the hostess at restaurants  ;D
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« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2021, 06:22:50 pm »
Battle Goddess, you're a sister after my own heart  ;D.  Not many things in life that don't have an appropriate Monty Python sketch
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« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2021, 09:40:16 am »
I'm going with Amy.  That name just keeps popping in my head every time I think about it.

Things are coming together  ;D

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« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2021, 09:44:03 am »
Congratulations, Amy. I love your name.
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« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2021, 05:34:31 pm »
Amy is very nice.

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« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2021, 09:55:46 am »
Thank you all.  I'm liking it more and more.  It's Gen X-appropriate, it's girlish without being too young for me, and I don't have any negative associations with it (no exes or satanic co-workers).  Plus it reminds me of my once and future celebrity crush, Amy Adams. :-*

One transition question settled, six million to go  ;D
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