I have wanted to change my name for as long as I can remember. It not only repeats two letters (and people love to only write one), but one of them is an "f" which is very frequently confused for an "s," particularly on the phone. In a way it isn't a huge deal, but at the same time it can be really annoying to have to spend so long spelling my name every time it needs to be spelled. I've even had a doctor's secretary try to convince me that I wasn't a patient at the practice because she kept spelling my name wrong and couldn't find it in the computer.
Although a name can really be part of someone, I thought for sure that I would want to change my name because of how irritating it is. But, then I, Christy, got engaged to a Chris. Has anyone married here married someone with a similar first name? My thought is that if I keep my last name, we won't be confused. Or, would we not be anyhow? I'm ok with giving up that part of my identity (I think), and I'm ok with the fact that I may suffer from the Donna Chang syndrome occasionally (he has an Asian last name, and I'm white). But, having such similar first names is really what is making me hesitate. And at this point, I'm completely torn about what to do!