Would you believe I have had 3 names since I was born. When I was first born and before I was put up for adoption I was identifed as Baby Girl Smith. When my parents took me home they named me Jennifer Jane and for the first six weeks of my life I was called Jennifer. My Mom always told me that they thought it would be so cute that they had a Jennifer and a Jimmy.
Well, when I was six weeks old my parents took me to Minnesota to visit my Dad's parents. During the visit my parents were going through some old family stuff and came across someone on my Dad's side that was named Caroline Ann. I can't imagine doing this after six weeks, but my parents decided right then and there that my name was going to change. I have several pictures of msyelf when I was a baby that say Jennifer and Jimmy on the back of the picture. My baby book has Jennifer Jane marked out and Caroline Ann written right next to it.
Growing up I hated my name. I didn't know anyone else that had my name except for one or two Carolyn's. And everyone spelled it wrong. I think part of the reason it was always spelled wrong was because my family pronounced it Carolyn and not Caroline. The summer between 5th and 6th grade I told everyone that my name was spelled Carolyn and insisted that everyone change the spelling. That lasted the summer and I eventually went back to spelling it correctly.
Now that I am an adult I love my name and I would never consider changing it.
So, my question for all of you: Do you like your name? Have you ever thought about changing it?