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Old 09-20-2010, 02:20 AM   #1
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Anybody else hate their name?

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Old 09-20-2010, 02:26 AM   #2
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With my name irl, I don't hate it, I mean, I don't have much of a choice, I didn't name myself, and don't plan to. And actually a good friend of mine also has the last name Dent.

As with the whole gamertag name i like mine cuz it's original and simple. Not really into the whole "xxx" or "l33t" text for usernames (except for my youtube acc.)
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Old 09-20-2010, 02:26 AM   #3
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Old 09-20-2010, 02:35 AM   #4
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imagine your name being Mike Hunt
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Old 09-20-2010, 02:42 AM   #5
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imagine your name being Mike Hunt
I kid you not, I went to high school with a Michael Hunt.
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Just be glad you don't have this guy's name.

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Old 09-20-2010, 03:48 AM   #7
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I kid you not, I went to high school with a Michael Hunt.
I was on a conference call a few weeks back when a Mike Hunt came on. If that was youre name, you'd never let anyone else shorten it, let alone yourself.

Needless to say, I had to mute the call and laugh for 5 minutes. And then finish with "Whats the best way to get in touch with Mike Hunt?"
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Old 09-20-2010, 04:12 AM   #8
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Christian Shepard. Terrible name. XD
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Where I work, one of the accounts has an employee by the name of "Cam To". For those who don't get it

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Cam is short for Camille
due to accent the girl says it as "Cam Mel"
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I actually have no reason to hate my name.
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Oh god I completely forgot my landlord's name.

Richard Woods
slang for Richard? Dick
Dick Woods

Yeah...he prefers to be called Dick. Probably for that reason haha. Imagine (if you've seen the show) Uncle Red from The Red Green Show (a Canadian comedy) just slimmer going by the name Dick Woods.

And as far as my name goes, I don't hate it, but it's just confusing and common, which is why when people called me "The Apocalypse of Wyoming Area" after Columbine (thank you news retards for painting me perfectly as a potential homicidal rapist! asshats) I started using that out of spite and it stuck. Sounds better then Jason, and works well with my last name, which has people greatly confused. It's actually German, but for some reason people think I'm Jewish because of how it's spelled. Weiss instead of Weis.

But if it bothered me so much I'd go and just have it changed legally...to The Destroyernateror!!! Destroyernateror Weiss...has a nice ring to it, don'cha think?
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:06 AM   #12
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I was on a conference call a few weeks back when a Mike Hunt came on. If that was youre name, you'd never let anyone else shorten it, let alone yourself.

Needless to say, I had to mute the call and laugh for 5 minutes. And then finish with "Whats the best way to get in touch with Mike Hunt?"
Did you really say that? That is awesome. What did they say in return?
"Buy a few rounds of drinks"

How about this loser? Think he goes by Howie?
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:12 AM   #13
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I like your real life name, and I think it's cool you rock it on the net as well. While some people value their anonymity on the internet, it gets used in some of the most annoying, troll-ish ways possible.
Personally, I think I always kind of put myself out there - being mysterious and unknown is overrated. ;]

As far as my RL name goes, it's Edelita. Most people can't pronounce it correctly. ./shrug
It's been shortened as Eda, which gets mixed up with Eva all the time.
My mum calls me Lita.
I still prefer Eksy.
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My name is John...i hate it. To common and its my fathers name -____- wish my parents would have been a little more creative...not that there is anything wrong with being named after your dad or mom i just dont like my dad much lol
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my real name is David, which is a decent name. not too many people over here is called David. so i'm a one of a kind over here

Edelita was an interesting name. you should be proud of it
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:29 PM   #16
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My real name is Jason, don't really hate I kinda like, apart from when there's some scumbag on Jeremy Kyle (People from the UK will know what i'm on about) is called Jason which seems to be a popular name for a guest on that show.
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Ugh I wish my RL name was my RL name...
When I was christened, my parents thought it would be a smart idea to name me a different name then what is on my birth cert.

Now everytime I need to fill out offical documents, say a passport, everything gets confused and it's just one big headache...
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I think Gareth Dent's a pretty cool name TBH. My name was James until three people in my class had the same name and then I changed it to Jamie lol. I would never change my GT simply because 6 pound is a rip off lol and I kinda like it (even though no one else does :-P).
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Old 09-20-2010, 02:19 PM   #19
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I'd rather stay with my nickname.

My first is Micheal and thats fine. Friends call me Mikey but my school friends all call me Nozza.. Someone I hadn't seen in a very long time actually didn't know my first name because everyone knew me as Nozza.

Nozza comes from my surname which is, and btw I'm not overly keen on it, Norsworthy. Its to long, sounds posh and I have effin' spell each time someone asks!!! Also people when letters are sent get it wrong. We've had Norseworthy, Noseworthy, Northworthy and just the other day my dad got Nortsewothy <-- WTF? That doesnt even sound write, let alone spelt!

And I know my GT has OIIO in it but its actually for a reason. My b'day is on the 1st of the 10th so.. Yeah 23 in a few weeks
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well my last name is one of a kind, and I get told its awesome lol

Its Trigger, if you hadnt guessed by my forum name.

Also, I call myself TubZ because I got nicknamed it in school and its just stuck. Also as you said, it just rolls off the tongue nicely too
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Somebody in my schools called Hazel Hazel, don't ask me why her parents named there daughter with her own surname. Surnames/Nicknames that end with z, s or n and normally the best because they're easy to finish and don't murder your sentence.
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I hate my last name, it can be changed up to much and people just love to get it "wrong"
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well my last name is one of a kind, and I get told its awesome lol

Its Trigger, if you hadnt guessed by my forum name.
Unless your british, you would have never heard of Only Fools & Horses. But thats exactly what i thought when you said your name was trigger.
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there are people out there named Richard Small and Richard Little... imagine being young and your friends taunt you with Small Dick or Little Dick
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Yeh my name sucks - Robin Hutton - I quite nicely got bullied for like the first part primary school because it :P

But ever since Counterstrike I used Bezzin (cause i though it was a cool name) as my online name and that has just kind of stick as a real nickname and been further abbreviated into Bez, which I love

P.s Dent is cool, like Harvey Dent

P.P.S I find it weird that your GT and your avatar AND signature are all about your name - unless you made them after this thread got a good response?
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P.s Dent is cool, like Harvey Dent

P.P.S I find it weird that your GT and your avatar AND signature are all about your name - unless you made them after this thread got a good response?
Thank you, and yeah that was it. After some of the nice responses i figured i might as well just accept it, be proud of it and show that i am
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Dent? Ohh that's not that bad... just have everybody start calling you Harvey..... you'll start use that as your first name and BAM!.... you're known as Harvey Dent.
Or you could always change your name... i think someone legally changed their name to optimus prime.
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Unless your british, you would have never heard of Only Fools & Horses. But thats exactly what i thought when you said your name was trigger.
Looks at Harvey's sig, oh great, now I look like a Harvey Dent fan boy :-P. Atleast having a short last name you didn't get people shouting it out. I used to get "WHARTOOOOON!!!!" it was quite funny though. In our school we didn't have first names, it was always nicknames and last names we were referred to by. Anyone else get referred to by their last name except Nozza lol.
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Dent? Ohh that's not that bad... just have everybody start calling you Harvey..... you'll start use that as your first name and BAM!.... you're known as Harvey Dent.
Or you could always change your name... i think someone legally changed their name to optimus prime.
I couldn't see it, he'd go to write down his name ona job application and the boss would be like, pfft thats not funny write your real name down son.
Or what if he went to prison i could see the headlines "Optimus Prime sent to the jailhouse" Maybe his accommplishes to break him out would be bumble bee and megatron
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I didn't like my name much when I was a kid because it's a different name and it gave people fuel for picking on me. My full name is Khalil Shalom Webb. Khalil is Arabic, Shalom is Hebrew, and Webb is English, which is most of my heritage. I'm not an Arab or a Jew, I'm just a white boy with hippie parents. I was called Cleopatra most frequently I think. Not too insulting, I know, but when you're a chubby, nerdy kid, you don't want to give anyone any extra ammo.

I like my name a lot now, though. It's unique, kind of throws people off if they've never heard it before. I get a lot of "Wow, that's cool" or at least "Well, that's different." Sometimes I even get "Were you named after Kahlil Gibran?" if the person has hippie leanings. Which I was. He's a Lebanese writer who's most famous for The Prophet. Mine is just the Arabic version of the same name.

The only nickname anyone ever came up with for me was Keebs, which I guess I don't mind much. It's easier to pronounce.
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