I'll go first..
  1. My name's Rosie Beth Goldsmith. Mum wanted to call me Daisy but my Dad didn't like it (appazza reminded him of a cow) so they compromised with a different flower. Also my middle name was meant to be May as that's when I was due, but then my lazy butt was 3 weeks late & I was born in June, which my mum hated as a name so they gave me Beth instead.🌹
  2. I was supposed to be named Kelly (my little sister's name) but when I was born my parents looked at me and said "Nahhh, she's not a Kelly." My dad told my mom to pick, and she chose Emily. 💖
    Suggested by @theemilywest
  3. My name is Elissa Rose. If I was a boy I was going to be Aaron. When I was born, even though I am a girl, dad wanted to call me Elvis, because I had a massive mop of black hair on my head. Elissa is the Scottish & Italian form of Elizabeth, and mum loved roses. When I was naughty, I used to get called Elissa Rose-Thorn. I had comedians for parents.
    Suggested by @elissapoletti
  4. My name is Sarah Elizabeth Smith and for a while when I was like 8 I wanted to go by Sarah Beth, but my older sister wouldn't let me because there was a girl in her class that she hated named Sara Beth
    Suggested by @sarahsmith4
  5. I was almost named Sam/Samantha (a name I also would've liked) but my parents went with Sarah because they loved that Fleetwood Mac song and decided the name looked better with an 'h' on the end.
    Suggested by @sarahmccoy
  6. Hey I have a Li.st for that!
    Suggested by @pathb
  7. If my older brother had been a girl my mom would have named him Susan. Then by the time I was born all her friends had named their girls Susan. So my Mom invented a name no one else would have. Janna. Of course in the fifty (gulp) years since it has become more common. Mostly spelt wrong @cvlop61 😜
    Suggested by @jannychan
  8. My name is Cristina
    My aunt chose the name, she helped my mom a lot through her pregnancy... funny thing is... my dad's first girlfriend had the same name... I'm 25 and my aunt still makes fun of this ( she married my dad's brother, so it's double) and I met the now famous girlfriend a couple of years ago... she got freaked out when se heard my name
    Suggested by @criscd
  9. My full name is Lexington, like the city, but everyone has always called me Lexy/Lexie, except for when I was 4 and I went through this phase where I made everyone call me Lexington.
    Suggested by @lexie_elyse
  10. Brent Mitchell Wiggins
    I don't know if it was an inside joke, but my initials couldn't have been accidental. BMW, really? I prefer my own acronym: Batman/Bruce Wayne.
    Suggested by @BrentMWiggins
  11. My dad campaigned to name me Batman. Sadly, my mom objected.
    Suggested by @Nicholas
  12. My aunt wanted me to be named Olympia.
    I was born the day that it was announced the Olympics would be held in our city. I'm glad they went with Kaitlyn, I definitely don't suit the name.
    Suggested by @kaitmaree
  13. Amie Sue
    My dad spelled it the odd way when he filled out the birth certificate because of the song by Pure Prairie League. I'm so glad he did. My middle name is after my second favorite aunt.
    Suggested by @amieshmamie
  14. I was named after Audrey Hepburn because my mom thought she was a good, kind, caring person. My middle name is Marilyn after my paternal grandmother who died in a car accident when she was 50. My parents were both extremely close to her so it would have been to hard for Marilyn to be my first name so it's my middle name instead.
    Suggested by @audreypalumbo
  15. My name is Leah (feat. my biblical and actual sister Rachel). I was going to be named Reagan after Ronald Reagan (gross), but my dad's friend told my mom that would make me sound like I was from Greystone (uppity side of town).
    They named me Leah instead to match my older sister Rachel (I know they got it backwards) and I have always been resentful that I was named after the "ugly sister" in the bible.
    Suggested by @ladygoggog
  16. Kelsey Kathryn. My father wanted to name me after his mother, Catherine. My mom doesn't like "naming kids after dead people." She compromised by changing the spelling & using it as a middle. My dad secretly told the nurse it was Kathryn Kelsey, and that was on my birth certificate until literally last week, when I had to get a legal name change 🙄
    Suggested by @kelseyV
  17. My father wanted to name me Christmas, my last name being carroll I thank him for not doing it. I got saddled with Jennifer Ann, but all through elementary i thought my name was Jennifer and Carroll. Lol
    Suggested by @elmospimpingme
  18. i am apryl with a Y and not an i; i was born in april though my mum claims that if i'd been born in march or may, it's still the name she would have given me (so at least people tend to remember when my birthday is...). i desperately hated it until i was about 15/16 and realised that having a "different" name was kind of cool 😎
    Suggested by @aprylhm
  19. My name is Sarah Anne Moore so my initials spelled Sam. My family on my father's side always called me Sam until my cousin who was put up for adoption came into our lives. Her name is Samantha so now I'm just boring old Sarah.
    Suggested by @SarahMoore
  20. Emma is not my legal name.
    Suggested by @DawnCloud
  21. Rachel Anne. I was almost a Rebecca, but my mom decided against it in case people would call me Becky. I am not a Becky!
    Ann is my mom's middle name. She thought she'd be fancy and stick an E on the end to be different. No matter, I still spelled it Ann until I was in 8th grade and found my birth certificate.
    Suggested by @rachelanne
  22. my mom let my dad name me. It wasn't until I was about fifteen when he told us that Christine and Elizabeth were two girls he thought were hot in high school.
    Suggested by @cem94
  23. My name is Tamar, pronounced with two short 'a' sounds, as in: ta mar. There is a singer whose name is spelled the same way but pronounced with a long 'a' as in tay mar. This is one of the array of common mispronunciations I have encountered over the course of my life despite the fact that is only 5 letters, and spelled phonetically
    It is a biblical name, appearing twice for two different people. It means 'date' both the fruit and the tree. It is very common in Israel think of it as Lisa. My parents told me it was one of two names they could agree on, letting me know it was hotly fought about in their profoundly contentious marriage. My mom saved me from being Masha meant honor my father's beloved grandmother whose yentavatisha name came straight from the shtetl. No one who loves me ever uses it. I've always hated it.
    Suggested by @1derpuppy
  24. My name is Kristen Michelle. My mom initially liked the name Justine, but one day she was passing a park and some mom screaming "JUSTINEEE JUSTINEEE!" after was her bratty daughter so she didn't like the name anymore lol. If I was a boy my parents were thinking of naming me Julian Richard or Richard Julian, but my aunt...
    ...ended up stealing a variation of those names when my cousin was born, so when my brother was born they went with Brian Michael. Way better than Julian Richard if you ask me!
    Suggested by @kaymaldo
  25. When they were picking out names, my mom suggested Tyler for a boy, and my dad was like, "What about Tyler for a GIRL?" and my mom was like, "hell yeah!" [paraphrasing] and that was that. My sisters and I all have "boy" first names and "girl" middle names: Tyler Faith, Cody Lauren, and Spencer Rose.
    Suggested by @roaringsoftly
  26. My name is Cory but was almost not. When I was born, my parents couldn't decide on a name. They kept vetoing each other's picks. Finally they settled on Cory, but secretly both of their number one name was Christian, they just never told each other until it was too late.
    My middle name is Mackenzie, and I used to hate it because I got made fun of for it. Now I like it though.
    Suggested by @twigvicious
  27. I'm Jamie Michelle, after my dad (James Michael).
    I'm the oldest, so I got the "junior" name, although feminized. I hated it growing up because there was nothing but boy Jamies at school. I took solace in Jaime Sommers, the Bionic Woman on tv (in the 70s). A girl Jaime!! And she kicked ads! 😍
    Suggested by @jhope71
  28. "Fuck that, call her Kaylee"
    My mom wanted to name me Grace, and my dad wanted to name me Jordan. Somehow they decided on Mikayla. When I was born my dad passed out and my mom was exhausted, so my aunt told the nurses to call me Kaylee. When my parents woke up they both loved it, and now I'm Kaylee Jordan. Still can't believe that crazy shit. My aunt was nut.
    Suggested by @gypsybeauty
  29. My name is Elizabeth Helene (hel-een, actually I don't even know how to pronounce is correctly). I was supposed to be Helene Elizabeth but before I was born my grandma Helene told my mom that if she ever named a baby after her she'd haunt her because she spent half her life explaining her name. So now I just spend some of my life explaining my
    Middle name. :). Also I was supposed to be Michael Robert if I was male.
    Suggested by @libby92
  30. My name is not on my birth certificate
    My parents have called me Elissa since the day I was born and have never called me anything else, yet my full legal name is Audrey Elizabeth. Audrey was my maternal grandmother's first name and Elizabeth is mom's middle name. The plan was for me to simply go by my middle name but my dad said Elizabeth is too big of a name for a baby. They found Elissa as a nickname for Elizabeth in a baby name book. I love being Elissa, and don't try to come at me with "so that's not really your name, then"
    Suggested by @elissa