Well yes and no. I like the name Kristina but I don't like is that tu can shorten it to Tina. My sister's name starts with a T and it's kind of annoying if tu say it. Tina and T-. For my sister's sake I won't say her name.
yes and no. i like my name because it is unusual and i find it funny no 1 knows how to say it correctly when they first see it. Oh and no 1 knows how to spell it corecctly either. i don't like because 1 it's a mix between my moms first name and middle name. 2 i should let tu know that my name is Jalynne (Jay-lyn) and every one nicknames me jay-leno. i don't know why but that gets on my last nerve.
No. It's old and boring and means bItter. It has no nicknames, so I am forever "Mary". I understand the appeal completely. Its pretty. It works well with the rest of my name. It's short and easy to spell. It's also very traditional and religious and my father is both. There are many reasons it was dado to so many millions of girls in the past hundred years, but none of those reasons change the fact that it's my name and I am therefore obligated to hate it.