Laurel

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Hey guys!~ ^-^ I hope your all having an amazing day!~ ^-^
So as quite a lot of you know, my real name is Laurel, however when i was little, mostly in elementary i got bullied because its not exactly common... i remember the summer when i decided that i wanted people to call me Lauren, because Lauren is far more common and at the time all i ever wanted was to fit in :( now that i look back on this, it seems kinda like a dumb decision, changing my name so that i would fit in... i 100% dont recommend to do this. :confused: But whats done is done, and i cant exactly go back in time and reverse that choice. When i came to McCities, i was still somewhat dealing with the issue, so thats why i had my forums account name as Lauren, and i always introduce myself to people as Lauren. However when i actually played more and more on the sever, i realized that my name is just fine the way it is, and everyone still loved me the same no matter if they knew me as Laurel or Lauren. ^-^ this has certainly been a journey... and i feel like at some point i do want people to know me as Laurel, and i dont want to just fit in, and i dont mind standing out ^-^ im just not sure when or where to start...i think it will take time to change... and i just wanted to ask you guys what you think, im also trying my best to not confuse people xD
So comment below Laurel or Lauren ^-^
I just want to say, if you ever are going through the same thing as me, defiantly dont do the same thing i did, your name should be something you should be proud of, not something you want to change. Standing out is a wonderful thing, and be ready for not everyone to accept it, but know that you are beautiful both inside and out!~ ^-^ <3 Thank you guys so much <3 and have a wonderful day!~~ ^-^ Dont Forget To Smile <3 BAIIIII
 
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I prefer Laurel because it sounds more graceful and pretty, but don't be surprised if a person says "yanny" in the comments.
Also, I feel like Lauren is pretty basic. As you said, Laurel is uncommon, but that's the beauty of it. Heck, my name is Rachel and it's not as pretty as Laurel.
Embrace your name. I love yours, and I'm sure everyone else does, too! <3
 

BootsieBear

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Laurel, 100% :)

For a long time in my life, I wanted to fit in. To be average everything, and not stand out at all. But let me tell you - that is bOrING. Now, I really don't care if I fit in or not. And I'm a lot more happier than I was when I was trying to fit in. You always give me great advice, and now it's time for me to give you some. Embrace who you are. Name, looks, likes, dislikes. Because that is the only thing that separates you from everyone around you. :) Love yo self (actually the name of one of my Pinterest boards xD)
 

MehLife

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Laurel,
I understand what you feel like. Wanting to fit in is tough especially when you think you don’t fit in. And other kids bully you. It’s hard because all you want to do is be like everyone else. But, what people don’t know is that being like everyone else is boring and standing out is what makes it unique. So what if you have an uncommon name? Who cares? Those kids? And what can you say to those kids. Leave, I’m done. Go away. I’m proud of who I am. Tune them out. You might think it’s a big deal because what they say is everything that matters. But want to know what really matters? Who you are, not your name, who you are! If someone downs you for your name, they’re crazy. And they’re rude. Everyone stands out in an amazing way. And I am extremely proud of you for standing out. It’s tough sometimes, I get it. I experience similar problems with my name but guess what. It doesn’t matter! It’s all cool! If anyone makes fun of you, you can always talk to me. Because I am supportive and I feel you. I really do. So, again. I am extremely proud of you and how you told us this today. We all love you! :)
 

jazz450

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Laurel,
I understand what you feel like. Wanting to fit in is tough especially when you think you don’t fit in. And other kids bully you. It’s hard because all you want to do is be like everyone else. But, what people don’t know is that being like everyone else is boring and standing out is what makes it unique. So what if you have an uncommon name? Who cares? Those kids? And what can you say to those kids. Leave, I’m done. Go away. I’m proud of who I am. Tune them out. You might think it’s a big deal because what they say is everything that matters. But want to know what really matters? Who you are, not your name, who you are! If someone downs you for your name, they’re crazy. And they’re rude. Everyone stands out in an amazing way. And I am extremely proud of you for standing out. It’s tough sometimes, I get it. I experience similar problems with my name but guess what. It doesn’t matter! It’s all cool! If anyone makes fun of you, you can always talk to me. Because I am supportive and I feel you. I really do. So, again. I am extremely proud of you and how you told us this today. We all love you! :)
jesus christ, inspiration alert
;)you do have a way with words though, Meh.