I like my name as it is, but I do like the way some names roll off the tongue. My parents' explanation for the namesake pleased me enough and it's a name I share with several individuals I hold in high regard.
i like the name Mika, but i'm sure everyone here would say it wrong and theni'd be in the same boat as i am now. i deal with rednecks trying to say "Tamria (tam-rah)" as "Tam-ree-ah or tam-air-ah" everyday of my life as it is..damn that hooked on phonics...
I hate my name and would change it in a heartbeat. It's not something "caucasian" like Jane or Sue, so nobody knows how to pronounce it and 99% of the time they don't even try nor do they want to, and they just end up calling me a bastardized, garbled version of it or just not addressing me by name. I'm tired of correcting these people so I stopped making an effort back when I was younger.
The only problem is I don't know exactly what I would change my new name to. For now I would just go for anything pronounceable, but not immensely boring (like Barbara or something ).
I like my name. I used to hate it (and I can't even remember why), but for some years now I've been very satisfied with it. You see, it fits me. The meaning of it is very dark, ranging from 'the furious one' by 'the grieving one' to 'broken-hearted', which is lovely to go with my gothy image (even though I generally feel happy and balanced ). Aside from that, it's near to unique. In combination with my last name, I think it's unique in my country.