How do I like my name? – Nancy’s interview with me. –

Hi people! πŸ™‚

Nancy at

Nancy’s Baby Names

has a series of name interviews on her blog, where she interviews her readers about how they like their names, how they feel with them. I always find it very interesting to hear about people’s views and relationships with their own names, so I really like this series – as I do her entire blog, being a name nerd – and so I thought I’d contribute to this too and answer Nancy’s questions myself, especially that I had a feeling like my name story could perhaps be interesting for people since I am not from the US and have changed my name legally.

And today Nancy has published the interview on her blog, and you can read it


Some of what I wrote for Nancy you may already know from my blog, but if you’re interested, go ahead and check it out. πŸ™‚ I also highly recommend reading her other posts if you haven’t come across her blog yet and perhaps aren’t as crazily into names as me but still have a bit of interest in it, it’s a great time for name geeks now because the SSA data about baby names used in 2019 have been recently published and Nancy, as well as other American baby name bloggers, are doing a great job of analysing them.


4 thoughts on “How do I like my name? – Nancy’s interview with me. –”

  1. I had no idea your birth name was so similar to my also-hated birthname! Both my M-word and your M-word are forms of the same name! That’s so weird. In my case, I like Margaret and wish I’d switched to it when I made it legal. I could still be Meg, obviously, or Meggie, Maggie, Greta, Marge, Margie, Margot, etc. Weirder still, and I think I’ve told you this before but my memory’s abysmal, I went to school and church with two sisters named Megan and Margaret. They went by Megan and Margot. But, like, what if they’d both wanted to be Meg?! Didn’t their parents think that through? πŸ˜€ Oh well.

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    1. Oh really? :O I was sure I must have mentioned the M-word thing to you earlier, because it has also struck me how ridiculously similar our situations are! πŸ˜€
      I do quite like Margaret as Margaret too, I especially like the nickname Maisie, but if I was a Margaret I don’t think I’d feel good with it either. I think I could pull off just Maisie as a full name quite successfully though.
      Oh my, yeah, I remember something about Megan and Margaret, poor girls. It’s called smothering your children’s individuality! πŸ˜€ Well okay Megan and Margaret have quite different vibes and don’t sound super similar but still… I wonder what would be their younger sister called if there was one, Peggy perhaps… πŸ˜€

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