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    Besides the fact that it is nearly impossible to switch the prename, I think I would try to change it only if my hypothetical name would be really extreme - "Sharon" for example.

    I´m totally okay with my prename "Julia", its not even Christian (it´s a Roman name...from the gender of Julians), but I think that some Christian names sound quite good, anyway. I find "Anna" or "Theresia" quite beautiful names.

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    I don't have this issue, but my first and middle names are Celtic and favoured by Gaelic Highlanders, same type of grouping as Dad, but Mum has both Biblical and sister both Greek. As a teenager, I seriously considered names like Erik and Ronald for my future sons, but my family tradition is to name after relatives, including for my own life and choices for sons. My wife has a Biblical first name from Shakespeare and a Roman middle name. One of my sons has a Greek name and the other has a Biblical one, with their middle names after mine, all in the family. My daughter has a Persian first name and a Roman middle one. At least our surname is thoroughly (North) Germanic!

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    I've already gone through a legal name change many years ago and I don't see myself doing it again. I had a deadbeat absent father who named me, my mom didn't choose my name. I decided to drop the full name he gave me. My first name was Bonnie. That's a Scottish name for "good, pretty, healthy". I chose Elizabeth for a first name. I like the name, I'm comfortable with it, and most of my female ancestors had the name. It's a common Christian name.

    Elizabeth is a feminine given name derived from a form of the Hebrew name Elisheva (אֱלִישֶׁבַע), meaning "My God is an oath" or "My God is abundance", as rendered in the Septuagint.

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    No, I wouldn't change it. It was the name my parents gave me and the way I was called by people all my life. It would feel strange to suddenly give myself a new name. Besides, many names are foreign in origin. We can't change the past, we can only change the future. How? By giving our children Germanic names.

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    Don't know , since I have Germanic first and middle names .
    Mk 10:18 What do you call me a good master, no-one is good .

    Gylfaginning 1.39 But on wine alone Odin in arms renowned Forever lives.

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