These are some really great answers so far guys! Thanks for taking time out of your day to respond!
I can't say I've ever felt like I'm obligated to be anything. As some of you have seen my real first name on FB, I'll confess that I run into people who like to make jokes about my name, or silly puns. I've run into kids who have asked me if my parents were hippies, if I was a hippie, and when I was younger, people used to talk about me behind my back, and upon my confronting them, would say that they were "talking about the season". It was annoying, but it made me a stronger person, and over time, I learned to really like having a unique name.
I think it's different with everybody, but I think, at some point in their lives, everyone doesn't like their name, even if it's for a little while. We all consider changing it, and some actually succeed in doing so, but looking back on it, unless your name is something absolutely horrid or has a connection to something you don't wish to be affiliated with any longer, in retrospect, what our parents called us wasn't so bad.
Heck, I even have a namesake as part of my name, and I've never felt obligated to be anything. If anything, it's made me feel connected to my elders that I would otherwise have no relationship with (my middle name is after my Nana, who died when I was about a year old).
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