Black People : Names ... do you like your first name? Ever thought about changing it?

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  1. Flavia

    Flavia Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    So, do you like your first name? Ever thought about changing it....or have you changed it? Do you believe that the name affects you (personality or destiny). A lot of people I know believe it does.
     
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    Names have power. That's why the first thing slavers did was to take our traditional names from us. Think about it - a brutha named "Lion Killer" is prolly going to break out and break those chains one day.
     
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    I love my first name, and never thought about changing it. It's unique, and where ever I go, I'm the only one.

    Peace!
     
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    Hmmm....my name. Well, it doesn't really suits me, lol. The meaning of it. It means "with fair/blonde hair"....and I've became used that almost every time when I say my name the first question is "What kind of name is this?" or "What does it mean?". And to have a lot of people remembering me by a lot of other names, only my name not. Seriously, I've known a girl for two months, and one time she called me "Lorina". Also Laura, Lauren, Lavinia, Olivia...I have an entire list of names people end up calling me:))
    Through, to be fair, my name has a quite funny history....it was decided long before I was even born. My father and a friend -they've studied together Roman Empire history decided one time at a party (have no idea if it was one of those uni parties with lots of beers, lol) that if either one of them will have a child, he will name her (if the child is a girl)- Flavia, and if the child is a boy- Flavius. Two children ended up with this names:)))))))
     
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    I am cool with my first name. It was given to me by the two people I respect the most My mom and dad. In my opinion changing it would be disrespecting them and not honoring their choice of a name for me.
     
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    I love my first name...would not change it for the world:lol:
     
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    I love my name, and no, I've never thought of changing it. To me, names hold a lot of mystery to them and great meaning, for the person holding it and those who give it, beyond what some might understand.

    I take great joy when people call me by name, because no matter the situation, it just feels like they're calling out to a deeper part in me. I especially love it when the guy I love says it. It's wooooooonderful. :luv:

    My friend found out how much of an obsession I have with my and other people's name and thought it funny to the point of calling my name every other minute or so. :lol:
     
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    I dislike my first and last name. Will be changing both in the not to distant future.
     
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    I've changed it several times in my life, but the government keeps changing it back...
     
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