On 07/09/2011 05:35 PM, Mia S. Soderquist wrote: > Lee wrote: >> Curious. I don't feel I have lost anything by having been given the >> "standard" first, middle, and last names. But maybe I feel that way >> because I know the story behind why the names were chosen for me. > > My original name was actually a mistake. I was supposed to be named > Carrie Ann, after the song, but I ended up named Sherry Ann. Yay, > heavily medicated childbirth. (Not that it matters. Carrie isn't me > either.) My name was typical of the era in which I was born, so it > kind of dated me too. Whenever I tell people what my birth name was, > they inevitably say that it doesn't suit me at all. > > This was the second time in my family that there was a naming mistake > that people just decided to roll with-- my mom grew up with just a > middle initial "K", which was supposed to be "Kay". My mom has no middle name. That alone can create bureaucratic issues, one of which shows up on my birth certificate. I'd had to see the arguments that having a single name will bring up.