If there is one thing that sticks with you for life, it is your name. Well I know you could change it but not that many people tend to.
Personally, I love my name and I couldn't think of anything else I would rather be called. I suppose it's because after 22 years I have become quite accustomed to being a Gillian - funny that! To an extent though I do think your name does shape your personality.
I'm a Gillian with a G, so technically I should be Gillian pronounced Gill-as-in-fish-gill-ian but it's pronounced like Jillian with a J. My mum actually wanted it to be pronounced like it is spelt but people didn't say it like that that so it never stuck!
Depending where you look the meaning of my name is meant to be 'youthful' , 'young at heart' or 'downy haired'. Um, when I think downy haired I think of some unfortunate genetic condition! I prefer to lean towards 'young at heart' as I like to think I will be young forever and I think that shines through in my personality.
For a bit of fun I searched Gillian on Urban Dictionary and this was the first entry:
"An amazing person inside, attractive, can be shy on the outside to new people but once you get to know them very outgoing and silly in a good way. Best friend to possibly have, never tells secrets. Sometime insecure because others put them down. Gillian is a truly fun person to be around."
Some of those things describe me, I am definitely outgoing and silly in a good way ( that's what I tell myself!) , don't tell secrets and am fun to be around.
So tell me about your name? Do you like it? Would you change it? What does it mean? Tell me all!