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  1. It’s pretty decent. I was named James Robert Buchana after two of my uncles. James Buchanan was also the name of the 15th president of the US. It’s debatable whether he or Donald Trump was the worst US president. However you order them, they make the two worst presidents.

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  2. Although my given name is the same as that of my paternal grandmother, my mother always insisted that that wasn’t why she chose it; she said she chose it because she liked it. Whatever…
    As a child, I hated my name, primarily because I got teased about it all the time. I used to daydream about moving somewhere where nobody knew my real name, and living under an assumed name.
    I was in my mid-twenties before I finally made peace with my name. I still wouldn’t say I love it, but at least I no longer hate it, and I’m glad I never gave in to the temptation to change it.

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      1. Over the years I’ve met lots of people who dislike their given names, and I’ve always been impressed at how few bother to change them. Most people just learn to live with them, the way we learn to live with all the other things about ourselves that we don’t like. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. The name I was given at birth , my middle name was my mother’s first name.
    The name I chose for myself. “Christine” Just because I like the name. “Ruth” (middle name) was named after the person who really helped me through my late teen and early twenties. “Neuner” was named after my maternal grandmother, who I adored.

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  4. All through Mum’s pregnancy with me they were convinced I was a boy and was going to be called Robert. When I arrived with the wrong plumbing, I was named after the lead character in a book my mother was reading about a girl and her horse. I’m glad I wasn’t named after the horse.

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