Your name,

Stephen.

People call me Steve, Ste, Stevie, Stephen, my last name, a shortened version of my last name, and a nickname not related to any of my names.
 
My name isn't me is like saying a tree isn't what we call it.
Names shouldn't be translated. I understand how many came to be in the same way many words in different languages came from the same root. But there's more to a name than the word.
People shouldn't be forced or coerced into changing their names except very few cases when the name is just impractical. Yakov shouldn't have to be Jacob.
How do people get Bob from Robert, Jim from James, Bill from William, Ted from Edward, Cindy from Cynthia, Ginger from Virginia, etc???
 
Unfortunately, I am wrong. Apparently, Zaki [or even Zeke] is a short form for both Zachariah and Ezekiel but they are not the same name. Zakariah comes from Dhikr [or Zikr] and means "remembering God" while Ezekiel means "strength of God"

Very informative. Long story, but everyone simply calls me Zac, which is fine by me as I have seven names; I don't know what my prents were thinking and they won't own up anyway :D
 
Unfortunately, I am wrong. Apparently, Zaki [or even Zeke] is a short form for both Zachariah and Ezekiel but they are not the same name. Zakariah comes from Dhikr [or Zikr] and means "remembering God" while Ezekiel means "strength of God"

I love the name Zeke. There was a stray cat I was going to take in and I was gonna name him Zeke, but for some reason I never saw him again.

My first name is Jessica. You can't do much with that, but I love the old Jewish version of it. Yiskah.
 
Are you proud of it ?

Do you ever shorten or change it to something else ?

I've taken recently to telling people to call me Bob in RL, simply because spelling and saying my name is too time consuming and inconvienient.

But I'm sorta regretting doing that, It's convienient sure, but It isn't ME!.

Gah.. Oh well, I won't make that mistake, Or was it even a mistake, because to be honest, it's practical and convenient.

i never change my name i dont ahve any need to,

when i got married i kept my maiden name, and my kids have my maiden name aswell
 
No , I'm not ashamed of my birth name because I had nothing to do with choosing it. However after repeated conflicts with the police and incarcerations, I've had to change my name a few times so that no one really knows who I am, even me at times! :D ;)
 
I hate my name because it's so common and popular. It has many stereotypes associated with it so people automatically assume I fit those stereotypes. I also used to anger myself when I did fall into some of the stereotypes, but I'm over that now. When people think of my name the usually think dumb, preppy, bitchy, cheerleader. But when I tell people my name the first thing they say is "that's such a pretty name" I don't know why they say that maybe it is a pretty name. :shrug:
 
My first name's Calvin, its a fine name, hasn't done me any harm, my friends mostly call me Cal or by my last name, or they call me dumbass, whatever works, it's just a name.

I also get all the nicknames associated with being tall and hairy, you got your Bigfoot, Sasquatch type names, and for some reason a few kids started calling me Sledge hammer... :shrug:
 
Most of my friends call me 'Avatar'.
I also don't think of my name as me. But it's an ok name, nothing wrong with it.
 
I love the name Zeke. There was a stray cat I was going to take in and I was gonna name him Zeke, but for some reason I never saw him again.

My first name is Jessica. You can't do much with that, but I love the old Jewish version of it. Yiskah.

Thats interesting, I believe there is an Arabic name Iscah
 
My first name is Vienna, my complete name is Vienna Aurora Dufresne Bousquet.
My father name is Jacques Bongrand. So my short name is Vienna Bongrand.












Oh wait. That is all the character in my French course book :eek:
 
My first name's Calvin, its a fine name, hasn't done me any harm, my friends mostly call me Cal or by my last name, or they call me dumbass, whatever works, it's just a name.

I also get all the nicknames associated with being tall and hairy, you got your Bigfoot, Sasquatch type names, and for some reason a few kids started calling me Sledge hammer... :shrug:

Nothing wrong with Sledgehammer. :D

I have been known at various times in my life as...Cat, Jessie Cat, Trinity (I went through a phase of doing my hair like Carrie Anne Moss. Fuck, I got through soooo much hair gel. My hair was not designed to lie flat against the skull...), Damage(because I spill and break things a lot), some others I can't recall..
 
Nothing wrong with Sledgehammer. :D

I have been known at various times in my life as...Cat, Jessie Cat, Trinity (I went through a phase of doing my hair like Carrie Anne Moss. Fuck, I got through soooo much hair gel. My hair was not designed to lie flat against the skull...), Damage(because I spill and break things a lot), some others I can't recall..

I never get cool nicknames like that. All of my nicknames are different versions of my own name or insults my brother came up with.
 
I also get called Brillo by most of my friends, which is supposedly Latin for "bright", although that is not why I'm called it.

Also I get called a lot of variations on my last name and variations on shortened versions of my last name by a few people. Jebbo being one of them.
 
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I have a common name. So when I go out to restaurants I use another name. I use the name Maddog. So if you are ever in a restaurant and hear them call for Maddog, it is moi.
 
If you don't like your name, I'm confident you can change it legally anywhere inthe US. In some states you may need to claim you're going into show biz or some BS.
 
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