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I Use My Middle Name Instead of My First

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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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    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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    Only In the Sca

    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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    I actually go by my first

    and middle name. My first name is Summer and my middle name is Rayne, but I prefer to be called Summer Rayne.
    x0UnionJack0x x0UnionJack0x 22-25, F 4 Responses May 26, 2014

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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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    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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    My first name is Andrea,

    my middle name is Alexis but go as "Lexi". I just wanna use my first name from now on lol
    Asdfghjklasdfghjklllllll Asdfghjklasdfghjklllllll 18-21, F May 26, 2014

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    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    ThisIsMarie ThisIsMarie 13-15, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    michellerozsa michellerozsa 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Sillylittleredheadchick Sillylittleredheadchick 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 26

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    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 7 Responses Apr 8

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    Mark:What your first name means:Swedish Male Warring.Shakespearean Male 'Antony and Cleopatra' and 'The Tragedy of Julius Caesar.' Mark Antony, roman triumvir and Cleopatra's lover...
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    Sillylittleredheadchick Sillylittleredheadchick 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Being a middle child isn't easy. You aren't the oldest so you don't get all the responsibility, but you also aren't the baby, the one who gets all the good attention. No, I was...
    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell 16-17, T Apr 8

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    I remember I was 12 and I went to use the bathroom in the middle of math class and I saw some blood in my underwear so I went oy the office and called my mom to come pick me up. I...
    Maggie2244 Maggie2244 22-25, F Mar 24

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    I totally agree with Ali (an egyptian man from port said)who I met in Brighton many years ago when life was a little better and he told me that all white people hate us and if the...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F Mar 31

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    I totally agree with Ali (an egyptian man from port said)who I met in Brighton many years ago when life was a little better and he told me that all white people hate us and if the...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F Mar 31

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    I totally agree with Ali (an egyptian man from port said)who I met in Brighton many years ago when life was a little better and he told me that all white people hate us and if the...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    My blood is boiling and I'm full of rage ...I'm a non white woman who is physically and mentally unwell living in the uk .. I had three admissions at the psychiatric hospital and I...
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    DBXDBX DBXDBX 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    Sonoluminescence Sonoluminescence 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    TheArtisticOne TheArtisticOne 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F Apr 6

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