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greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
Nov 11th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting M. Johnson:</b>" So number one thanks everyone for bashing my name. Number 2: Richie was allowed cause it's not that ... [snip!] ... to Rikki which matched the book I loved. I thought this was a site to talk, not to bash. WOW...I just learnt sooo much."</blockquote>




I would never let my kid change their name to something like that for those reasons, and especially not their first and last name.
You said Richie after Richie Rich, never "shared" that it was your dads last name.
Without knowing it was your fathers last name it sounds really dumb.



This site is public blahblahblah anybody can respond with any opinion to things you put on here.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56012 posts
Nov 11th '12
Quoting M. Johnson:" So number one thanks everyone for bashing my name. Number 2: Richie was allowed cause it's not that ... [snip!] ... to Rikki which matched the book I loved. I thought this was a site to talk, not to bash. WOW...I just learnt sooo much."


Lol you said NOTHING about it being family names



Just that it was Rikki from Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and Richie from Richie Rich



But way to backpedal and try to save face

House of Estrogen Washington, District of Columbia 625 posts
Nov 11th '12

I named my kids with thought. If they don't like their first name because it's too old-fashioned, they can use their middle names instead. Their middle names still aren't all too common but common enough that they can use them.



My kids love their names though so I don't see it as a problem right now. They have professional sounding names and all have nicknames that are extremely common names. They get the best of every world.

Ronnie RadKat 4 kids; Arizona 23343 posts
Nov 11th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting mamaluvsher4babies:</b>" Oh Lord I went through this with my son when he was 15-16..He wanted to change it to Jacob because of ... [snip!] ... FB! I wouldnt call him by it. He is now 18 and everyone in a while..I will say Hey Jacob..He gets so mad and embarassed hahaha"</blockquote>




My brother did this too when he was 12 or 13. He called himself Ace after Ace Ventura. His name is Stefan and that's what he goes by now lol

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42788 posts
Nov 11th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting M. Johnson:</b>" It does make since and I wanted something that most girls wouldn't have so I picked a "different name". ... [snip!] ... together and they do if you say them our loud. Rikki Richie... :D So that's what I stuck with and went by my whole life now :)"</blockquote>



....wow. Ev would still have her birth name if she'd had that taste.

M. Johnson 2 kids; Tennessee 39 posts
Nov 11th '12

I didn't give all the details into our (my families) decision cause I didn't think it was that important. I'm sorry to mislead anyone. Now I wish I never would have said anything cause instead of having my words looked at as an opinion they're looked at and critized for the choice. I didn't know that my own name would be a something that makes so many other mothers feel as if they have to be rude, and attack my actual name. I apologize for any bother I placed on anyone with my choice's in my life.

LolaMcKitten Due May 30 (girl); 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
Nov 11th '12

I choose B. I went through a phase in my early teens of hating my name. I grew to love it and I am glad I never changed it, I think a lot of kids go through this phase. Either their name is too common or too unusual or they just don't like it - I'd say most either grow out of it or don't actually care enough to go through the trouble of a legal name change. If by the time they were legally an adult and they still hated it and really truly wanted to change it, I would assist them and call them by their new name. But I agree - I see a TON of shitty names being used these days, so I will be interested to see if the number of people changing their first names goes up dramatically by the time these kids are adults. :lol:

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
Nov 11th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting M. Johnson:</b>" I didn't give all the details into our (my families) decision cause I didn't think it was that important. ... [snip!] ... if they have to be rude, and attack my actual name. I apologize for any bother I placed on anyone with my choice's in my life. "</blockquote>




Wow all anyone said was that we wouldn't let our kids change their name to something for those reasons(a childrens book and movie).
How do you think your mom felt when you told her you hated the name she chose for you?
You can have an opinion but nobody else can?

Ronnie RadKat 4 kids; Arizona 23343 posts
Nov 11th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting LolaMcKitten:</b>" I choose B. I went through a phase in my early teens of hating my name. I grew to love it and I am glad ... [snip!] ... to see if the number of people changing their first names goes up dramatically by the time these kids are adults. :lol:"</blockquote>




I agree with this, I went through a phase where I hated my name too but now I don't see myself as anything other than my name.



Thankfully so far my 14yr old loves her name and my 11 yr old likes his as well.

user banned 1 child; Golden, Colorado 28482 posts
Nov 11th '12
Quoting M. Johnson:" So number one thanks everyone for bashing my name. Number 2: Richie was allowed cause it's not that ... [snip!] ... to Rikki which matched the book I loved. I thought this was a site to talk, not to bash. WOW...I just learnt sooo much."


Hey kiddo, if you back-pedal any faster you are going to be flying into Canada any damn minute!!!!