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Writer's Block: A rose by any other name

Do you like your birth name? If you had the opportunity to change it, would you? What new name would you choose?

I'll be honest about this one, my given first name IRL is Sarah, and I hate, hate, hate it! I was born in 1983, and I swear that every tenth female baby born between 1980-1990 has the name Sarah, or some variation thereof. It's a name from the Old Testament, and this didn't help matters when I moved to a very Jewish neighborhood in the fifth grade. Ironically, the class was finishing Sarah Plain and Tall, and guess what two descriptors fit this Sarah at the time? I also dislike the fact that it means "princess" in Hebrew, which is something I've never been, though I have met a couple other Sarahs who were nasty, stuck up little brats. I'm not sure what I'd prefer as a first name, something a little more fierce perhaps. Thing is, I can't think of any really "fierce" names that don't sound like an exotic dancer's stage name. Maybe something gender neutral would fit me best.
My surname I'm not going to reveal here, but when I was a little kid, I thought it sounded goofy. I like it now, but I do get irratated when I get the odd bit of junk mail in Spanish.


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Jun. 10th, 2010 02:17 am (UTC)
I'd change my name to Harper, Joanna or Lydia. All the other Lindas I know I can't stand. I have a huge hang up on names.
What would you like your first name to be?
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