When I was younger and we moved from the South the New England, I thought about going by my middle name instead of my first. My first name is very unisex, and having to share it with boys while I was in school was horrible for me. If I changed it, I would've been Kayla, which is a variation of my middle name (before I changed it to my maiden).
Thank GOD I didn't. I couldn't imagine being anything but my name. Sure, it bothered me in school, but what DOESN'T bother you like that when you're a kid? I think I totally grew into my name, and I love that it's not very common.
My kids are going to have the same problem, b/c although I don't name them things like Apple, or Shiloh, I don't use very common names.
~ the artist formerly known as babywavy ~
Please excuse any typos. For the time being, we are blaming it on my computer.