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The Letter "m"

Well, ever since I was 13 I would introduce myself.

"My name is Melissa-Alison"
"Hey Mel"

Mel turns into Melanie. "It's not Melanie."

Frankly, since I've been 8 I've wanted to change my name legally. Going to for my 21st birthday in December. My friends are supportive and excited. It's only just under $200, just a bit of a nuisance to let the bank, landlord, work, etc know.

I like having a short name of Mel, but everyone then assumes it's Melanie and I hate being called Melissa. I have no middle name, just a long, hyphenated name.

I can't wait to legally be Mona. It feels right, it's an embodiment of what I seek.

Some of my friends will still call me Mel, I expect this, it's fine.
toffeeflower toffeeflower 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 17, 2010

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i love Mona! it's creative, original, and unique! go 4 it girl!!!

Annie? hahaha Weird!!!

Alexander's a gorgeous name, but people will shorten it to Alex, constantly I bet. You're the most impulsive username changer I know, haha. <br />
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Thanks! Mona is easier to hear, too. People quite often think my name is "Bell" over the phone. I like the stronger letters in Mona, it articulates better. Plus when someone yells "Mel" or "Melissa" several girls turn around. <br />
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Can still get some cute nicknames out of Mona, thinking "Mo" or "Momo" haha.