I hate being named after a luxury clothing brand – it feels so tacky

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    A girl named after a posh clothes brand is fed up.

    She revealed her moniker makes her cringe and she's planning to change it. On Reddit, she wrote: "My sister named me and my mother and father were dumb enough to listen to her.

    "My family likes my name and so do some people at school but I literally hate my name. I sometimes got picked on for my name as well."

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    Her name is Armani, just like the Italian fashion label. But she reckons it's not right for her, adding: "I don't fit it. I don't like how it's spelt or how I say it. I don't really want to say my name [because of] how embarrassing and tacky it is."

    Even though her family calls her by a nickname, kids at school still use her real name. "I really want to change my name when I'm older and spoke to my mother and sister about this and they got upset and said that my name is fine," she added.

    She can't use her middle names either they're Catherine and Anne, which are her grandmas' names. She doesn't think they fit her either, the Mirror reports.

    The woman shared: "If I did want to change my name I have no idea what to. My personality is quite shy and quiet at first but then I'm loud when people really get to know me. I'm one of the first people you notice in a room but because of my name people don't really forget me."

    Some Redditors told her to go for it and change her name, while others started thinking up new names for her. One person posted: "I think I'm a bit older than you, but I am in a similar situation. I don't like my name at all; it's trendy and just doesn't suit me."

    Another said: "As someone who can empathise, I'd say just change it. It's your name, and your life. If you want to make things easier for family and friends – and you are in no way obliged to, you could pick a name that is similar or starts with the same letter as your current name. But it's also ok if you want to go with something completely different."

    Another chimed in: "You can still change your name even if they don't approve. You don't need their permission or anything. My mum's cousin changed her name from Lisa, which she always hated, to Tristan when she turned 18. My mum said a lot of the family, including my mum, were resistant at first, but Tristan persisted and people have pretty much forgotten she ever was called anything else."

    Another social media user asserted: "You have every right to change it if you dislike it. It is yours after all. If you're not old enough to do it yet you could still decide what you want and start using it to introduce yourself. This gives you time to try out different things until you find one that feels more you."

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