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

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Capixt 6 June, 2022 - 17:18

I have two names and bouths are very commons but the most common is María I think that big part of latins womans are called María in fact in my family all the women have this name. Maybe my surname is a bit uncommon many people get confused when they have to write my surname. But nomather how common or uncommon is my name, I like it.

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01286746 27 August, 2021 - 20:55

My name is America, a not so common name, it means "heroic princess", it also refers to the American continent and apart from the reason why my parents put me like this is because of the soccer team: the eagles of America. :)

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Elpro202 17 August, 2021 - 04:14

My name, Alonso, isn't unusual at all, at least in the place and enviroment that I live in: Chile.

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Gymnastics100 19 May, 2021 - 17:20

Hi! my name is Ivanna, it means "A Gift From God". I don't think my name is very unusual, but I really love my name, and I only know three girls that have my name.

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Kostantinus 27 February, 2021 - 07:30

My name is Kostiantyn. This name is common in Ukraine and Russia, but it seems to me it's not very popular now, I would even say it's kind of rare nowadays. Kostiantyn is an antic latin name which means constant. I am really kind of constant in something so I think, my name effects my life and have an importance for my future.
To sum up, I would thank to my mother for giving me the name with good meaning.

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bloomybloom 8 July, 2020 - 02:33

My name is " ZAHRAE" , it's an Arabic name that means Flower . Actually I love my name so much because I love flowers haha , My mother called me Zahrae because she always had a dream of having a Flower shop, and Now she got both ;Me and the flower shop :)

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amartin 16 June, 2020 - 19:33

My name is Alberto. It is not a strange name, but it's not one of the most common names in my country, Spain.

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butterflyJ 21 May, 2020 - 03:40

My name is' Najla' , its not a weird name in Arab people and its mean big and beautiful eyes, i love my name and like it for sure<3...My dad called it to me because the year i born there was a Famous actor women called 'Najla Fathi' she is from eygpt , she has a beautiful face.My father wish i will be like her LMFO.

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Scottish_jajaja 13 October, 2019 - 12:06

Personally, I do adore my name still
It's one of a beautiful first name of Greek origin - Anastasia'

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Mihael 24 September, 2019 - 15:35

I have unsual and complicated names that my friends sometime making a jokes on this. It has a strange pronounciation, but it's ok then... I love my own name.

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pedroelpeter 29 August, 2019 - 17:06

My name is Alberto, without the H. I know Alberto has no h in the name, and that's what I said. Do or die.

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BillyHerrington 15 April, 2019 - 20:11

My name is Vova. It's very popular name among ukrainian and russian people. "Vova" is a short form of name, but "Volodymyr" is a full size . One of the meaning of this name is possesion of the world. I am very proud, that Vova is my name.

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bilko 26 July, 2018 - 11:37

My name is Bilge. It means WİSE. It's not very common in my country. I like my name since it's meaningful and useful. In my opinion, names affect the character. :) :) :) (^_^)

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CherryBlossomEnglish 3 March, 2018 - 15:34

Hi, my name is Sophia, and that means "smart" and "polite". It is not an unusual name, it's more common than rare in my country.

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