How well do you like your first name?

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If you’re like the staff of RVtravel, your name is probably pretty normal: Chuck, Emily, Diane, Jessica, Kim, Gail… But maybe you aren’t so lucky. Maybe your parents thought naming you Chris, your middle name Paul, and your last name Bacon (Chris P. Bacon) was a good idea. Nope.

Check out this list of 198 unfortunate names. You’ll get a laugh out of it, we guarantee it. (But please note: Some of these names are R-rated. You’ve been warned!)

Anyway, will you tell us in the poll below if you like your first name? Do you wish you had been named something else? Tell us in the comments if so. Thanks!

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Molly
1 month ago

When my parents named me, they chose 2 names from different branches of my mother’s family. My first is Dutch and I’ve never met another person with it, though it is not uncommon in the Netherlands. My middle name is actually pure ancient Latin and I am the sixth generation in a row to be named that. However, after burdening me with a double whammy, they also chose my nickname and called me that right from birth.
My mother had major run-ins with a couple of elementary teachers who would announce, “We don’t use nicknames.” And I refused to answer to my legal name. My mother would win. By high school, teachers didn’t care.

Edstep
1 month ago

Name is Edwin but shortened to Ed. At 67 ED means a lot of things and not all is just a name.

Mileen
1 month ago

I think rare names are something nice, but people will almost always misspell it or just call you by another name entirely. As someone who has to go through that, I definitely started to dislike my name very much.

To all the going to be parents out there:
Be sure to pick a name that your child won’t get bullied for. Your child is still gonna be special, even if they have an easy name.

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Kim Christiansen (@imkimc)
1 month ago

My mother wanted short names that you couldn’t mangle into something else and make fun of us.

My brother got Guy… I got Kim.

Yes, a tall, chubby boy named Kim. No one made fun of THAT (eye-roll).
Loved my Mom with all my heart… but I have never liked my name. It is what it is.

Bob Weinfurt
1 month ago

Call me by my name or almost anything you want, Just don’t call me late for supper.

Lizzy
1 month ago

A niece of mine named her son Legolas Artemis (+last name). Folks call him Lego.

Irv
1 month ago

I like my name. My first name is rare and my last name is much rarer. Put the two together and I can do a google search and not find anyone else with that name.

Wolfe
1 month ago

I like my real name fine in business, although this one is a nickname I use less professionally. Never actually been yelled at for using a nick on RVT until this week… ;S

Jim Collins
1 month ago

My first name is ok , my dad didn’t want me to be burdened with his first name, personally I would have been proud to carry it, his name was Friend.

KellyR
1 month ago

When working the Armed Forces Entrance and Examination Station, we had an enlistee named Structure Bridge. Not a nickname.

Marcia
1 month ago

My name is Marcia, pronounced MAR see uh. If I had a nickel for every time I’ve been called Marsha, I’d be rich.

Snayte
1 month ago
Reply to  Marcia

I did not realize I had been pronouncing that wrong my entire life.

Lisa Adcox
1 month ago

Those names make you laugh out loud

Diane M
1 month ago

I’m a retired teacher. I have taught or known of students with these names: Harley Davidson, Summer Camp, Jesse James, Shirley Temple, Honey Crisp, Bea Kinder, and Miracle Angel. As far as I know, they all liked their names.

Tom
1 month ago

I don’t mind my name. What really sets me on edge is being called, “Tommy.” I will not answer to it. I am not 6 years old.
My son’s name is simple, with no known “cute” variations.

CTK
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom

I am a “Tom” as well. Growing up, I always knew I was in trouble when my Dad called me “Thomas”.

Vanessa Simmons
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom

My sons name is Andrew. He had a teacher call him “Andy” all the time and refused to reply after telling her several time “My name is Andrew, not Andy.” She took him to the principles office where he told the principle “She keeps calling on some kid named Andy, I’m Andrew.” The principle told the teacher to call him Andrew.

Tom
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom

Only one person calls me tommy. My oldest brother. I too don’t answer to it

Snayte
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom

My name is Nathan and many people after having met me start calling me Nate. I do not like how they just assume that is ok with me.

Steve - Alaska
1 month ago

I like my name! Seems to fit well, as that is what everyone calls me and I always answer to,it. Must be a good fit!

paul sanchez
1 month ago

I like my name cuz that’s what everyone calls me

Robert
1 month ago

I shared my first name with my Dad. I am proud of it, always have been.

Sink Jaxon
1 month ago

Wellll… my name is complete fake! but I do like my real name…

Shannon
1 month ago

I have never used my first name, I’ve always gone by my middle name, and I mean always, since birth. My parents never intended to use my first name but thought the flow sounded better. Over the years I have contemplated legally changing my name to rid myself of the useless first name but I’ve never followed thru with it. But I love my name Shannon.

Dave J
1 month ago

Whenever I’d misbehaved i used to tell my folks it was all their fault, after all, they had named me after some youth that threw rocks a very big people (David and Goliath). Of course it didnt work and still oft get my tail warmed up a bit.