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Thursday, November 7, 2013 If you had to switch your first name, what name would you choose and why?

Well technically, I have.
I’m Millie, it’s not my name. My name is Amelia. I haven’t used it since I was 15 (ish.)

Why did I change? Because I thought Millie was a cooler, and easier to pronounce than Amelia.

I remember my mum telling me that the midwives, at the hospital I was born in, suggested I be called Bernadette, as I was born on St Bernadette’s day. Although I can’t remember why she picked Amelia, possibly just to spite the midwives.

There’s no massive reason behind changing to Millie, when I was 15 I moved from Bedforshire to Lancashire, and the complete change of location have the chance to do a straight change. And my first day at my new school I just introduced myself as Millie, and that was that.

I think I read that Millie was an abbreviation or nickname for Amelia. I didn’t pick it to be named after a super star or someone else.

So if I had to change my first name I’d choose Millie.