Post by milkman's baby on May 15, 2009 13:25:24 GMT -5
If someone had a name that sounds hideous or unpleasant to your ears, would you be hesitant about dating them? Or if it was a guy named Elizabeth or a girl named Michael or something. Better yet, would you date someone with the same name as you?
I had a friend who liked this guy named Prince Tyrone Keeshawn, but she wouldn't go out with him because she thought that was too ghetto. She was pretty ghetto herself, but the name crossed the line for her I guess.
I'm just wondering if these things actually matter to most people
wow, really? My name's Alexandra but almost everyone I know calls me Alex. Just easier that way, and I kinda like that it's unisex and not so girly. I dunno, doesn't bother me but it is annoying when I get calls at work and people are surprised that I'm female.
I went on a few dates with a guy named Alex way back when. It was kind of weird and kind of funny, but we stopped seeing each other for other reasons.
As for the original question, there are usually ways to shorten names but some are definitely cringeworthy. In that case just go with a pet name. Shouldn't be too big of a deal.
There were two guys in my high school with the named Robyn and Robin - I don't know why they were different, though the former was half-Indian and the latter scottish. I once dated a girl with the name Yusleivis - kind of an ugly name, but who cares really?
nemesisgalofdoom, you really seem to have it out for androgeny in general. I thought at first it was a simple preference for manly men (and feminine women), but now that you have extended it to the realm of language I'm not sure what to make of it. Do you also hate manly cars in hot pink and frilly feminine dresses in manly colors (like forest green, gray, dark burgundy, and navy)?
I'm a distant cousin of Singaporean pop sensation Dìck Lee. Bruce would have been a lot cooler but I'll take it.
My name is Krispin... not exactly the prettiest name. I definitely won't discriminate.
I like it. It's unique. I have a strong dislike for generic names. Gathering from my own personal experience as well as in my family's experience, forever turned me off from common generic names. My former first name was very common and led to several misunderstandings and incidences usually involving mistaken identity with multiple people who had the same first-last name combo. My two middle names, however, were more unique, so I had my former first name thrown out and go by one(or both) of those now. I no longer identify with or respond if anyone addresses me by my former first name. When/if I have children, I plan to give them more distinctive(but still attractive) names too.
That said, it's obvious the concept of what an "ugly" name is is a subjective one. Can't recall ever coming close to dating anyone with a thoroughly horrible name, but I imagine it shouldn't be a huge factor. Worse come to worse, could probably just come up with some nick name.