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Do you have a common or an unusual name? Do you like your name? 

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AlMa24C 28 August, 2017 - 05:17

Hello, I'm from Perú. My name is Alfredo, my name is traditional and It's means "all" and "peace". My name has comes from English. In other language my name is "Alfred". I like my name because It's uncommon and unique.

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kaniza 15 October, 2017 - 18:59

Hi, I´m from the Basque Country. My name is Izaro. I am named after an island on the Basque coast. It is a very beautiful special place. I think I am lucky to have my name

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AnaClaudiaRr 27 August, 2017 - 20:46

Hello, I'm from Peru, I found the video very interesting and fun. My name is ANA, comes from Hebrew and means "beneficent, compassionate and full of grace". Also is known for the bible, Ana was the mother of the Virgin Mary. I like my name, it's short and simple :)

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Cellhuman2834 27 August, 2017 - 20:03

Hi! My name is Alonzo. I'm from Peru, here my name is traditional. Also, it has origin Spanish and meaning noble and ready. I'm a funny person and I like to do exercise. I love my name because it's very cool.
Thanks for all, friends!!! :D

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DanielZero 25 August, 2017 - 05:56

Hi! My name is Daniel! Meaning "God is my judge". Daniel was a Hebrew prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament. Also mi name meaning "American baby"...is so cool mi name, In others cultures meaning "atractive". Thanks a lot of my parents :) they put me a name really really cool! x3

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angymcp 25 August, 2017 - 05:28

Hi!! I'm from Peru. My name is Angy. It's from Greece. In my country, my name is unusual. It means angel. My name is usually be confused. My name is spelled A-N-G-Y but the people usually spell it as A-N-G-I-E. I like my name because it's unique.

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yei 25 August, 2017 - 04:07

Hi everybody, my name is Yisus and I really love this name because i think that it means peace and love.My parents thought in this name because they've always been too believers in God.My first name is Cesar but i like my second name "Yisus" .My friends sometimes call me by my first name but i prefer they call me by my second name because my dad is called Cesar too.So if you see me call me by my second name!!!!

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jccm 25 August, 2017 - 03:41

Hello, I am from Peru,my name is Jhan ,it is not a common name , since it is not a popular name ,but it is original in different countries,my name means mercy, it is also writeen in different ways like: jahn,jean, but the correct way my fathers put it was Jhan. I like my name. Thank you

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jcth 24 August, 2017 - 04:17

Hi!! I’m from Peru , call me jean, my name is very confused because my name is related to pants .My name has comes from English. I don’t know any celebrity who has my name but maybe I’m a celebrity jajajjaja

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jccm 24 August, 2017 - 03:22

Hi, I am from Peru, my name is jhan means mercy, my name is not common, but it is native to other countries. I love my name, but usually do not call me by my name, rather I say with my other name Christian. Thank you

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jccm 24 August, 2017 - 03:16

Hello,My name is jhan, it is not a common name, since it is not a popular name, but it is original in different countries, my name means mercy, it is also written in different ways like: jahn, Jean, but The correct way my parents put it was jhan. I like my name, thank you.

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canbeg 3 July, 2017 - 12:47

My name is Yavuz and it's a historical person's name. But he was a devil and half of public don't like him so do I. I want to change my name. If it could be passible I will change my name to abraham(ibrahim) in my country. It's also a revolutionary's who dedicated his all life to his people.

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BarbaraLYT 1 June, 2017 - 13:03

Ok, my name is so typical for my country, almost every fairy-tale has a character with my name.
and, i am Anastasia, what means resurrected, strange translation, don`t you find?

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Kate2002 20 May, 2017 - 15:30

My name is not unusual for my country - Ekaterina. It is a full name, but friends call me Katya. This name means "chaste". And yes, I like my name.

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phamvinhtien 19 May, 2017 - 17:40

Hi, my name is Tien. "Tien" means progression. I quite love my name but I am not usually called by my name. There is a dozen of strange nickname for me ._. Dog, ugly dog, inhuman, second-hand, buffalo kid ... But I'm quite happy bacause I think it's a way to show their interest in me. I dont know what you will think if you have a "deadening" nickname because we are not at a same culture, but I must say whatever name you have or are called, dont let it be serious, thinking it just a joke and smile to everyone :)

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javi8 22 December, 2016 - 10:27

According with the firt question, I have a common name here in Spain, my name in Javier that means "new house" or "castle" and It's from the north of the country. Also It has a femenine form, much less common, is Javiera.

This name was popularized by San Francisco Javier, of wich Javier was really the place where he was born, in Navarre. Nowadays It's a name very popular not only in Spain in Southamerica as well.

According with the second question, yes I do. I like my name because It has an interesting history.

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Cris22 27 July, 2017 - 12:30

I did't know that Javiera existed in our country! My name is Cris, from Cristobal... Not very common.

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AliceZ 27 November, 2016 - 11:39

Well... My name is Alice as you all see, and as you should know that is a very common name, right? Don't make me taking about "Alice's adventures in wonderland"again... My name is common doesn't meant I don't know uncommon names! Do you know Evangeline?

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hadia 27 November, 2016 - 14:34

Evangeline is a lovely name. Last week I was reading a book and there was a girl named Evangeline. Nick named as Evie or more oftenly as Eva. She was so fragile and innocent. And I just loved her character.

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MyAnh 19 July, 2016 - 17:10

Hello LearnEnglishTeens! I have a question. If I want to practise listening English with high levels, what must I do? Thank you very much.

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Tina - Coordinator 20 July, 2016 - 08:55

Hi MyAnh :)
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MyAnh 19 July, 2016 - 16:42

In my country, my name is not unusual. But it's usually be confused. My name is My Anh, but some people call me Minh Anh. No problem! I love my name because I think it's so beautiful.

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Aiana178 11 July, 2016 - 10:40

My name's Aiana and it means "the moon mother".My name is pretty rare in my country and that's why it's always misspelt.
Aiana sounds similar to Ayana(this name is more common in our country) and everyone that I tell my name to thinks that my name's Ayana till I don't write it down. I have many charters where my name is written as Ayana or sometimes even Aidana and Daiana. I was embarrassed by my name when I was in 3 and 4th grades and always tried to avoid mentioning it. I was going to gymnastics at that time and the half of my group thought that my name was Aisana.
But now I am not embarrassed by my name and think that it's very cool have such rare name.

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gianggiang 27 March, 2016 - 10:23

My name is Giang, it means A river, it's quite common. I don't like it, nor do I hate it. At home, my mother calls me " A wild duck ", my bro calls me ' A four-eye-spider" instead of my name. When texting, my friends call me Yang or Jang or Zang or even Rang or even Dang, all these words have similar pronunciations to the word Giang. But I feel very sad and disappointed when someone misspell my name, I hate it when they write my name: giagn ?

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Ken 28 March, 2016 - 08:17

You know what, Gianggiang!
Incidentally, your name sounds just like 'Ta-dah!'
in my language!
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...and my name refers to sb like 'straight arrow' 'healthy' and a rock! Do you agree??

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Ken 28 March, 2016 - 07:59

Oh your name is cool, Giang!
I wonder why your family call you 'a wild duck'? What do you pronounce it in your language?
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