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  • Michelle how's it going today hey good Lindsay how  are you I'm great I'm feeling fresh coming off the  

  • weekend and feeling ready to be on the mic so all  good same here same here Lindsay do you ever have  

  • people ask you like clarify your name or they're  not sure what your name is or yeah yeah for  

  • sure sometimes people will say oh is it Lizzy and  like oh it's not really it's not I don't and I'll  

  • correct them you know it's important to correct  people when they get the name wrong but yeah so  

  • there are sometimes there's issues with names what  about you Michelle have you had that happen to you  

  • I remember that in Middle School uh there wassubstitute teacher who kept on calling me Michael  

  • Michael yeah because interesting yeah I I don't  I don't know I guess she didn't uh I I don't know  

  • but she she was mispronouncing my name and you  know she was a you know like I should have said  

  • no it's Michelle that's the thing is I think  sometimes when people mispronounce someone's  

  • name the other person is just kind of like  whatever especially if it's not gonna be like  

  • a long-term deep relationship so but yeah what  do you think about that what have you ever heard  

  • of people kind of just saying whatever whatever  yeah you say my name is yeah I don't like that  

  • that kind of bothers me too Michelle because it  is a sign of confidence when you correct someone  

  • and you say no it's you know it's Lindsay it's  not Lizzy I'm not a huge fan of the name Lizzy  

  • right like right just my personal opinion names  are very opinion based right uh and so I don't  

  • want people calling me Lizzy it's Lindsay uh  and so I think it does show real confidence  

  • and assertiveness uh when you do take the time  to correct someone for sure yeah absolutely  

  • um so and we're going to talk about this  a lot today today guys this episode is all  

  • about names yes but we have something  important to do first Michelle we have  

  • something really exciting to share with  you guys um we have a a trophy because

  • um amazing I have passed 100 000 subscribers  on the all ears English YouTube channel and  

  • we received this wonderful Trophy and we just  wanted to share this with you guys because you  

  • guys are the reason this happened I know we want  to say thank you for to you guys for believing  

  • in connection not Perfection for being right  here with us now YouTube is a really great way  

  • to consume this podcast because you get to see us  on videos you know our Smiles our expressions of  

  • course if you love just listening on the podcast  which personally Michelle I'm more of a podcast  

  • listener than a video Watcher myself so nothing  is ever going to change over there guys you can  

  • always listen on Spotify Apple podcast Google  podcast but YouTube is a really good option right  

  • Michelle and you'll have more than a hundred  thousand other fans of all ears English over  

  • there listening I love it yeah guys really thank  you so much when Lindsay told me that we hit 100  

  • 000 subscribers I was like wow I felt really proud  I felt really good about all yours English about  

  • our team and the hard work that we put in but  we put in this hard work because we love doing  

  • it we love doing it for you guys and just thank  you for sticking with us all these some of you  

  • have you been listening almost 10 years so true  it's amazing our long time listeners we love you  

  • guys and we're gonna keep going for as long as  we possibly can here at Euler's English so hit  

  • follow whether it's on YouTube or on Apple  podcast or Spotify and keep listening to all  

  • ears English good stuff excellent thanks guys  all right Michelle so I loved when I got this  

  • question from our listener because I thought it  was a unique question it was different it was fun  

  • you know it's something special so should I go  ahead and read the question from our listeners  

  • yes okay all right here we go so you know this is  a shout out to our listener I don't have okay this  

  • is May from China all right this is the first time  I've ever reviewed a podcast normally I'm just a  

  • quiet listener but I really want to say thank you  to your team I've been following it uh For Five  

  • Years Learning many useful English Expressions  that I have no chance to get from the textbook  

  • so it's such a fruitful experience of five stars  love the word fruitful Michelle fantastic this is  

  • great oh actually this is not a student who asked  the question is it it's a different student yeah

  • um because we don't have the question here  oh that's weird no the question is below the  

  • question is below here we go I'm not sure if it  was the same student or if we're just calling out  

  • a reviewer but anyways okay here's the actual  question here we go Michelle so I'm working at  

  • a company in Korea and I'm 41 years old andhave two children and I have a plan to work and  

  • live in the U.S in the near future with my husband  and my children currently I have no English name  

  • in my company and my counterpart has difficulty  pronouncing my first name but I'm not sure what  

  • English name is suitable for my age I would like  to have my own name but when I search the internet  

  • then only the common names are listing like  Olivia Mia Emma and and so on so could you please  

  • recommend some English name for me when you have  a chance because I have native friends so I can't  

  • imagine what kind of name will be suitable I'm a  career woman and I'm very passionate in any task  

  • I Undertake and very easy going and extroverted  if you suggest a female name for me then it will  

  • be very motivating to learn my English studying  because this time I'll be able to invest every  

  • day with others English it's one of my biggest  pleasures and you are my role models wow amazing  

  • I love that thank you thank you it's so good  and I actually think this is such an interesting  

  • question and it's true Michelle if you went ahead  and you know as a 41 year old this listener and I  

  • are the same age by the way and so I totally get  where she's coming from as a 41 year old if you  

  • go and Google common names you're going to get  names of kids now right right right right right  

  • right because you're looking at the popular names  from now so like she said exactly Olivia Mia Emma  

  • those are like alleles need a lot of like little  girls babies with those names yes exactly so we  

  • have a really good episode planned for today well  so I mean you before we jump into the you know  

  • our ideas the question is do people have to feel  like they have to change their name I mean I like  

  • part of it is is fun right so I mean I'm yeah this  isn't the same thing but I remember in high school  

  • in French class like they would have us choose  names wait did you take French or Spanish you  

  • said I took into French okay okay yeah what was  your name so my name was Michelle because you know  

  • but but then I remember the next year I was likedon't want it to be Michelle I want to have like a  

  • different identity a different feeling class so  I was Brigitte oh interesting yeah then I loved  

  • the name Bridget and yeah so I was Bridget and um  what about you did you have like a name and well  

  • we didn't we didn't have choices we didn't get to  choose our name we were assigned I think my French  

  • teacher was pretty strict and I was assigned  you did French too yes I did friend we have so  

  • many parallels Michelle it's so funny this was  fourth grade fourth grade French and I think my  

  • name was friend friends Francesco or no that's an  Italian name isn't it friends Francois Francoise  

  • Francoise is what it was um I didn't love my name  but I couldn't I didn't have an option to change  

  • it it was just Francoise yeah so we got to we  got to choosing and that was always exciting  

  • um and so it you know in some ways it's fun  but I just wanna before we talk about tips  

  • for choosing the name um say that you don't  have to change your name if you don't yes  

  • I totally agree with you Michelle it's a really  good take and a good way to start because part  

  • of learning a new language is bringing our own  identity our sense of humor our personality into  

  • this new language and so we don't need to bend  ourselves and become a completely new person when  

  • we speak English so that's the that is an option  to you is just going with the name and coming up  

  • with tricks to help people learn to pronounce your  name right and and you know don't don't hold back  

  • like don't say oh this is my name but I know it's  hard to say so don't worry about it like make sure  

  • you know give people a chance to learn it um they  will right but yeah so so I just wanted to say  

  • that like your name is part of your identity yes  but yeah sorry go ahead I was gonna say and it  

  • shows confidence when you have your name maybe  it's hard to pronounce but it's okay because  

  • you're going to help people with it exactly and  then they'll get it and then when they get they  

  • get it they'll get it however our listener is  asking and and I'm sure a lot of people have  

  • thought about this like how to choose another name  maybe maybe it's exciting or fun for you to kind  

  • of change things up a little bit I know I mean  you know if I were moving to another place maybe  

  • maybe I would for you know to to just I wouldwould change it if it was for you know fun like  

  • I felt like it was for a fun new identity but  I I wouldn't want to change it to you know feel  

  • like I was accommodating everybody else does that  make sense right I completely agree so in today's  

  • episode you know that's the first thing we want  you to think about for our listener here uh you  

  • have the option to not do this to opt out of it  right but we're going to give you a good framework  

  • of if you do decide you want to things that  you could think about in today's episode right  

  • Michelle absolutely we will give you some tips on  choosing your name so things that you can think  

  • about when deciding on this name so guys before we  uh do that we want to let you know about all yours  

  • English episode 14 1872 which is this episode is  calling your name personification in English so  

  • that's something fun to listen to very fun go into  I actually that was a really interesting episode  

  • we talked about how we can in English we could  talk about how our computer has an attitude or  

  • becomes a person in the language very different so  check that one out guys okay Michelle where should  

  • we start today for our listeners who do want to  change their name where can we start okay so I've  

  • we've come with about six things to consider um  and so we're gonna try and get through most of  

  • them if not all um and here we go so the first  one we will say is the year and I think Lindsay  

  • you really uh picked up on that with this this  question yeah you know the question The Listener  

  • mentioned names like Mia and Emma and you told me  that you actually emailed the listener back right  

  • Lindsay yeah I I loved this question so much  that I personally responded to this listener  

  • and sometimes I do that guys sometimes when you  do send in your question you'll get a personal  

  • response from me not every question but the  really good ones do get a personal response  

  • and so I did I immediately went to a website  and found you know baby names from 1981 because  

  • it's the same age as that I am and I was curious  too what are those names um so that would be the  

  • first thing and we will put a link uh in the blog  post this is a blog post to that but just go to  

  • Google right Michelle and just type in baby names  1981 USA right if you're going to be working in  

  • the U.S right so there are there are sites like  babycenter.com that's the one that you you that  

  • you had so take a look like for example on this  list tour Jessica right we know the name Jessica  

  • um Lisa Heather you know so so names like that  whereas if you're if you're 41 well I mean listen  

  • names can be popular at any age I mean I think  they can't I think I'm as pretty Emma is pretty  

  • classic I mean but uh sure it is one of my closest  friends in high school was named Emma and she was  

  • my age yeah right so there you go like you don't  but like but something to consider maybe maybe  

  • that is also on the 1981 list but you don't have  to if you feel like oh I want to kind of have a  

  • cool new trendy name but something to consider is  like when when were you born and what names were  

  • popular in this year yeah I've been I've become  kind of disappointed that I've found that a lot  

  • of Millennials have my name I'm kind of a Genor cusp cusper right between Gen X and Millennial  

  • and so many Millennials have the name Lindsay but  not very many gen xers so my parents they thought  

  • they were you know on The Cutting Edge of a trend  but it turns out now all these people I know who  

  • are millennials have the name Lindsay so okay okay  I don't know yeah maybe it doesn't make sense to  

  • play the trends just go with something you know if  you're naming a baby for example that you that you  

  • like right but that's a different story different  question yeah right because some people might want  

  • their child to have like a trendier name um  something that a lot of people have and some  

  • like the more unique name so it's just personal  preference and that kind of leads us into the  

  • second one which is just how does it sound to you  do you like it right I mean that's I mean that is  

  • something to talk about do you like this name um  so yeah do you like the name you have to like it

  • yeah exactly I mean I think people have a names  are so opinion based and often it's based on  

  • someone else we knew at one point that we liked  or didn't like that had that name and that just  

  • colors the name for us in our minds right right  right right right right right that's true so if  

  • you like the name the the way it sounds or  maybe like there's a celebrity you like with  

  • that name maybe there's maybe there's um  a friend or a person that you've met who  

  • has a name that you like as well um so just  think do you like it I mean it's pretty simple  

  • yeah exactly exactly I would add one thing to  this before we go into the others is think about  

  • how your last name and the and the first name go  together if you're going to use them that way like  

  • I'm not sure if our listener would do that if  she would take her new adopted name and put her  

  • last name after that but if in general you would  want to think about that how does it sound as one  

  • full name right does it flow right does it havenice a nice flow together something to think about  

  • um and then what's the third thing so the third  thing would be do you identify with it right