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I Use My Middle Name Instead of My First

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 32 People

    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 46-50, 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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses May 26, 2014

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Guys, I have an awesome tale to tell you about my username.. Bflyboo, was my first username for club penguin. Like.. It stuck with me, so basically, I've...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I actually am in the process of getting rid of my first name (my new first name is my current middle name), and changing my middle name to a whole new name.
    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286 13-15, F 3 Responses May 12

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    My name is Adela Xochitl Carmine, and I'm of pure Danish heritage so I have no reason to have a weird Aztec middle name. But hey, twitter/instagram handles are easy to come by when...
    addyd addyd 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    My first name is rare. But the real shocker is that nobody can pronounce it. I love my middle name. And mostly tell people to call me by my middle name, because it's easier.
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    I go by my middle name on here which is Anastie because my first name is too basic
    Anastie Anastie 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    My full name is Keira Erica Audrey Glover.... So I put my username as my middle names, and my lucky number is 22. That is how the username EricaAudrey22 was born:)
    EricaAudrey22 EricaAudrey22 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    My first name is Hannah and it means kindness and generosity. My middle name is Suzanne and it means graceful lily. I love my name!!
    hannahboo1614 hannahboo1614 16-17, F 2 Responses May 5

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    First name: Keira Meaning: Dusky; Dark haired, intelligence and beauty Middle name/s: Erica Audrey Meaning-Erica: honour, ruler, loyal and strength Meaning-Audrey: Nobel, strong...
    EricaAudrey22 EricaAudrey22 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My name is Alissa The meaning of it is truth, noble . Then my middle name is Joan which was picked out because my great grandmother who was named Joan ; who died 5 weeks after...
    FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul 18-21, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    So in a little under a month I will finally be 18! Along with a slew of fun, new privileges, I will be legally able to change my name. My birth name is Joshua (I go by Josh), which...
    joshlikesblue joshlikesblue 16-17, M 2 Responses May 14

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    Oh yeah, it's up there. So is my middle name.
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 6 hrs ago

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    Just as a explanation this is about my first romantic kiss not like a little peck on the lips. So two days after my birthday I went to a old time music festival with my parents...
    Catmatix Catmatix 13-15, M May 18

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    I was named after the song Cara Mia , meaning darling mine . My middle name is joy so mum named me Cara joy which means darling joy . Sweetest mum eva
    omindigo omindigo 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    Much rather prefer my middle name
    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 16-17, F 3 Responses May 13

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    Jessica. I turned 23 last Valentine's day. My middle name starts with a C and I love reading. :)
    PrettyFatUnicorn PrettyFatUnicorn 22-25, F 3 Responses May 19

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    Nga. That is my name. Can you pronounce it? Probably not😅😂 but I do love it. I used it get bullied Because other peoples inability to pronounce it 😐 I'm getting my name...
    Ngatt1 Ngatt1 13-15, F 3 Responses May 17

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    When I entended middle school everything went wrong, and I really mean it. Beacause of I'm always been a outcast and a Loner i school I never got that time to known my fellow Clas...
    Chichikun10 Chichikun10 18-21, M May 20

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    It's really more of a story how I got my username. It goes back many years ago when I was playing an online game called dragon fable. In the game I got a pet baby dragon that had a...
    DrakeoMagister DrakeoMagister 16-17, M May 10

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    The name Equality 7-2521, comes from a book I read in middle school called "ANTHEM". Its about a post-apocalyptic world where society was forced back to the dark ages, and in this...
    Equality7 Equality7 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I had a bad experience from one of the ep members. The details I won't talk about. But base on her profile, she reminded me of some people in my real life and these kind of person...
    cmc2 cmc2 26-30 2 Responses a week ago

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    I was 13 years old and in 8th grade. My middle school best friend was having a sleepover for her birthday and I wouldn't miss it for the world. I had had a crush on her brother...
    alicornia alicornia 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I choose my username carefully. I believe it is important how we represent ourself. anotherlittlelamb Another - does this mean just like everyone else but nothing special...
    anotherlittlelamb anotherlittlelamb 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Man's defender - god is gracious - bright fame First, middle, and last. I honestly hate my full name.
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 May 5

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    Imagine Dragons Dream is track no. 9 off "Smoke + Mirrors". Imagine Dragons "Dream" lyrics In the dark And I’m right on the middle mark I’m just in the tier of everything...
    walkingwarrior walkingwarrior 26-30, F Apr 30

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    I have had so many relationships were we would pick names for our imaginary future children. That in each different relationship I have to come up with new boy or girl names...
    tornsin tornsin 31-35, M 4 Responses May 5

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    Well, it is nothing special. But, my name is Zeus and Vaz is one of my last names (I had misspelled it by accidentally pressing 's' instead of 'z'
    zeusvas zeusvas 13-15, M 1 Response May 10

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    I often think about him it's stupid but I was young and In love it's been about 1 or more that we broke up but I still remember all plans we had for eachother turn 18 and move to...
    Dezitorsmilez Dezitorsmilez 18-21, F May 3

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    It started with a breakup as these things often do. There was a fast too and I was on the fourth day of it before I realized that I needed to escape. So I packed a backpack, asked...
    pcflvly pcflvly 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I didn't sit well at exam this year therefore I got a terrible result, I feel so sad because I'm a stupid student can't be good at anything. I feel that I'm useless, I think of...
    lVll lVll 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    Captain Zumba's England Spade Ship Alpha Omega's Trip to the Habia..So, the Ship Has Sailed to Heaven. The Captain AlphaOmega is holding the Wheel.He picked up all from Cross...
    ROSAPARKFAN ROSAPARKFAN 36-40, F Apr 29

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    my name is strange even to people in my country since no body uses it any more . its my user name . its so unused that I can just use it as my account name and nobody before me...
    Amacey Amacey 16-17, F 4 Responses May 4

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    If i have a son, i have little doubt that his name will be Jashin. If i dont have a son and daughter instead, ill just make it Jashina.
    LordJashin LordJashin 13-15, M 1 Response May 5

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    Oh my gosh, when I saw this I laughed really hard. So, there's this girl I went to middle school with and her name is Nadia, but then the "Nads" product came out and ever since...
    medicinedreams medicinedreams 16-17, F May 5