I remember Shakespeare saying “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Let’s for the sake of arguing here assume that shakespeare actually did say that, and not someone else who was penned as Shakespeare for pissing off some Queen? Anyway back to the roses, or the names.. which was it?
I love names and what a name says about a person because by the time you’re my age the name you were given should suit you. If it doesn’t well then you might consider a big sarcastic “THANK YOU” to your parents. As for me, my name fits like a glove- simple, elegant, can be trashed up just enough by adding an ‘ie” at the end and calling me Annie. Dont particularily love being called Annie, but in my 30’s I dont hate it anymore either.