I think when I was very young, I hated my name for a quick second, but I got over it. Now I love my name, though I use another name in my profession. Thing is, at 36, it's STILL very rare for me to run into anyone else with my name. I have NEVER met anyone who spells it the way I do. Plus there is a town in North Dakota that bears my name... SO cool.
Yay, mom and dad!