From about age 7 to 15 or so I seriously thought it would make life easier. What should be a simple name was always such a bothersome thorn to continually repeat as people couldn't pronounce it right. Or always wanted to know the story behind it. A kid just gets tired of it. Then I realized it was unique in a good way. The story was an easy ice breaker to use. If people didn't get it right (even after working with them for 3 months
) I didn't care. I knew when and if they were talking to me or about me. I grew very comfortable with just being different and having the label (name) to showcase that.