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I Use My Middle Name Instead of My First

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    I chose to be Michael Gerard, and added the surname of Curtememorie (AngloFrench for "short memory").  But there are so many Michaels that I've long been introducing myself as "I'm Lord Gerard."  And it IS my confirmation name, too.
    GeorgeTSLC GeorgeTSLC 61-65, M Apr 5, 2009

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    I Don't, But My Friend Wanted To Make Sure This Didn't Happen

    I know quite a few people who didn't like their first name, and so chose to use their middle name. A friend of mine who used to be an avid soccer player feared that this would happen with his son. You see, he decided to name his son after his father, Emanuel. His solution was to...
    accomplice accomplice 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 15, 2012

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    No Choice

    I don't have any choice but to use my middle name. I'm an Jr. and my Father was already using my first name so I have to use my middle name.
    LateNightGuy LateNightGuy 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 20, 2008

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    Dad's Name

    My parents weren't exactly expecting a baby when they got me, so they weren't prepared yet with a list of baby names. I ended up with a first name that was way to similar to my father's name, and a name my DAD got off a SOAP OPERA. Whenever anyone would be talking to me, or...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F 1 Response May 28, 2008

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    Team Lindsay!

    My full name is Jessica Lindsay Briar. I go by either Jessica or Lindsay. I don't mind which you call me. But for some reason, I kinda like Lindsay more. I feel more like a Lindsay.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 16, 2011

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    Thinking Of Legally Changing My Name.

    I've been called by my middle name, all my life.  My parents fully intended for it to be this way and I really like my middle name, Brad.  However, my present employer will not allow me to use my middle name on the job and I wear a name tag with a name that means...
    coffeemugg coffeemugg 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 25, 2010

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    It's My Parent's Fault.

    They had two names chosen for me, one of which they preferred.  But the names sounded better together in reverse order, so the preferred one became the middle one.  Bit of a hassle at times, but the first name just isn't me, so I stick with the name I've always used.
    EBunbury EBunbury 46-50, M May 28, 2008

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    "Julie" is probably my first daughters name. And the last two letters are for her middle name (the a) and her last name (d). This way my real name remains hidden too haha
    juliead juliead 18-21, F Mar 27

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    I have a list of names that i love on my Ipod, some of them have middle names, and some don't: Girls: Adrianne Cheyenne Kylie Reagan Emerson Kate Elodie Oakley Melaina Boys...
    anovasiangel anovasiangel 13-15, F Mar 25

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    SunshineC23 My mom calls me her sunshine. So I used that and my first name starts with C. And my dad adopted me on the 23rd day of May almost five years ago. So 23 has become a...
    SunshineC23 SunshineC23 18-21 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Maqeurious At school we had twin boys called Aqeurious and Constantine. I misheard his name and thought it was Maqeurious. I thought it was wicked, and stole it. Have used...
    maqeurious maqeurious 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I wrote a story earlier bout my first love but to refresh your memory or incase your too lazy to read the other one lol i went with my fam to mexico for a week and i saw him and we...
    JenniferArvayo JenniferArvayo 18-21, F Mar 31

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    There was that girl I have met long ago. Well, not that long... but before I have met her, I never believed that something like love on first sigh exist. I mean isn't it funny to...
    TsukiyoChan TsukiyoChan 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    fang,she is one of my classmates that i am fond of.before graduating, i told her about my heart.sadly she refused. after graduating from the school,we rarely meet each other...
    jindfish jindfish 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    The Demise of the Pinafore.Pinafores were such versatile useful garments for women and girls. But now they have all but passed into history.I guess part of the demise of pinafores...
    margaret3 margaret3 61-65, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I learned a lot of useless things in school (elementary, middle and high school) like remembering all the states names and capitals, planets, history. I use very little of what I...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 26-30, F Apr 1

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    How Alternative Energy Companies Use Big Data Tokyo Westward Group Energy Alternatives The latest monitors can help homeowners track their energy consumption in greater detail than...
    hannaremaley hannaremaley 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    If you want to add me as a friend, please at least try to talk to me. How are we friends if we don't even talk? I will (probably) add you regardless but I will probably also delete...
    Caelestial Caelestial 16-17, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Just for fun I again used both my real name and my username Wraithorn. Again I received rather similar results. The first is for Wraithorn, although i must say that i do not...
    wraithorn wraithorn 41-45, M Mar 26

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    I'm Shaina Nichole and yes, that's my first name. A lot of people think that is my first and middle, but it's just like Mary Kate or Mary Beth or whatever.
    ShainaNichole ShainaNichole 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    It happened just 5 days before my 24th birthday, and yes I know that it's kind of pathetic that it took me nearly 24 years to get my first kiss, so save your comments. Anyways, it...
    Hatebreeder59 Hatebreeder59 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 31

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    My first love was in Middle school. He was very a nice person and we started dated in 6th grade till 7th grade and we broke up after because it didn't work out that he changed a...
    AllyMai AllyMai 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    So I have had some stories about how men disrespect women I figure I should state this one. There are some women out there, who use their assets to use good men. They use them for...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 7 Responses Apr 4

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    Ah, a classic on a list of firsts. The first kiss. My first kiss happened with my second girlfriend. Now she was more experienced than me in relationships and "things" of that...
    Rydil Rydil 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My Life Of Drug Addiction By: An Addict named brad In the beginning, I shot myself in the head. Three times. With a nail gun. As I remember, it didn’t really hurt all that...
    sober4life sober4life 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    I am the middle of 5 2 older brothers 2 younger sisters. My brothers were always allowed to do what ever they want. Stay up late,drive, and lots of other fun stuff. My parents took...
    Jimmy1313 Jimmy1313 22-25, M Mar 26

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    I was seeing this guy and he kept meeting up with him and having sex then I realised that he was using me, he only used to message me when he wanted to meet up and have sex now his...
    anikaxo anikaxo 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Not all of them because I'm too indecisive with names, but I've had the name Josephine picked out for my future daughter since I was 12, and I still love it and am set on it after...
    puberro puberro 70+, F Mar 27

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    I was I was eight years old and lived in a predominately white neighborhood. I was best friends with this boy name Courtney. He was white and I was black. But we didn't see color...
    peacefullover peacefullover 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 5

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    First French Kiss This brings back memories. I was 11 and attending Intermediate when I met him. Grant Nicholson. He was shorter then me but oh so fine! Blonde haired, blue...
    maqeurious maqeurious 31-35, F Mar 30

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    1 - I believe in love and the power of love. I believe love has the power to turn a life around, for both the one who gives it freely and the one who receives it. I believe love...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 14 Responses Apr 4

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    At least I used to. My name (real name, not username) is either a deliberate misspelling of an already uncommon name or a combination of 2 common names, I'm not sure which. I later...
    PinkChocolate00 PinkChocolate00 13-15, F Apr 6

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    I used to catch the bus to work and she would get on the same bus to go to College. I always thought she was pretty but at the time I was still so besotted with my Ex Girlfriend...
    adewey adewey 26-30, F a week ago

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    Shortly after I came out to my family and I was learning how to walk, talk and act like a girl a fantastic thing happened. We were looking at dress at our local bridal shop. The...
    sandybrandy70 sandybrandy70 41-45, T 1 Response 6 days ago

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    "My Last Name" I learned how to write it when I first started school, Some bully didn't like it, he said it didn't sound to cool, So I had to hit him and all I said when the...
    KortneeAnne KortneeAnne 22-25, F Mar 28

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    1. I’m kind of shy. 2. I do things on my own. 3. I don’t like it when people stare at me. 4. I play guitar. 5. I don’t know why but I’m attracted to girls. 6. Don’t say...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 6

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    3.17.14, They say not to waste your first kiss and to save it for someone special or that means a whole lot to me. He meant the world to me at one point and now this all seems like...
    Ayroke Ayroke 13-15 4 days ago

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    IcedPhoenix is my username :)
    IcedPhoenix IcedPhoenix 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I was 16 and she was just 14. In the girls' hostel; her dormitory to be exact. On her bed. We always sleep together since months before, i used to think of her as a sister. A very...
    bellabong bellabong 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 20

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    I met my first true love in my second year of university. We dated for two years. He was wonderful, kind and thoughtful. I broke up with him, breaking his heart and mine in the...
    garcia78 garcia78 31-35 Mar 20

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    People keep missing my name by one "N". so it keeps being mispelled "Glen" instead of "Glenn"!!!! STOP IT PEOPLE! LOOK AT HOW I FREAKING SPELL IT!
    glennglog22 glennglog22 13-15, M Mar 20

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    People keep missing my name by one "N". so it keeps being mispelled "Glen" instead of "Glenn"!!!! STOP IT PEOPLE! LOOK AT HOW I FREAKING SPELL IT!
    glennglog22 glennglog22 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    When i was a kid, i stutter a lot. Other kids, being kids, looking for playmates they can talk with easily. That, unfortunately can't be me because i need as long as 10 seconds to...
    oneiric89 oneiric89 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    After giving it much thought, I think it time. More people are getting rid of their unwanted names. It's possible I may offend or raise questions. But really, my decision is my own...
    Sistahsky Sistahsky 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    Nike SB Supreme Blue is one amongst the merchandise within the 'High' Nike's product family. this can be a large family, and one that remains growing, with different siblings...
    mmogooglegame mmogooglegame 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    The saying "Don't judge a book by it's cover" is totally true. I once judged someone without getting to know him and every time I think about it, I feel like such a terrible person...
    CaliLove87 CaliLove87 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    And it was by no means perfect but I still remember it fondly. It was the summer of sophomore year. Me and a few of my closest friends decided to go to the lake one hot summer...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    Once upon a time I saw the phrase "her sphinx-like smile" in a book I was reading and, upon looking it up, found that it meant "mysterious, not allowing people to know what one is...
    LordSphinx LordSphinx 13-15 Mar 31

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    My last name reminds me every day of the first name of my ex. I hate my ex so much. And I seem to keep meeting people who's first name is my last. It's starting to get creepy/weird...
    phlyist phlyist 31-35, F Apr 4

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    My wolf name is Icy Aura. I have been lucky enough to find out my full wolf name, unlike most who only find out the first half of their wolf name. And since I've found out my wolf...
    IcyAura IcyAura 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I generally go into a situation with 2 fingers raised, middle and index. ..the peaceful approach. But I'll be the first MF to drop that index finger if I feel like I'm being...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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