After reading what Yannie posted about Christian names in her blog here, here and here, I was inspired to write a post about my past Christian names.
When I was in Primary School, I named myself Maria. After that, it daunted to me that Maria sounded like the name of a maid, so I dropped this name.
As I entered Secondary School, I loved the name Audrey but I found it too common and I wished to have something more unique, so I changed the "U" to "N" and adopted the Christian name Andrey, not knowing that Andrey is a boy's name (anyway, Charlie is also a boy's name but was used by girls before, same case for the name Chris which can mean Christopher or Christina). My male classmates liked to tease about my name because at that time there was a famous wrestler named Andrey, they called him Andrey the Giant, muahaha! After I graduated I never use the name Andrey anymore.
As I joined the working force, I wanted a Christian name other than my real name so I adopted the name Michelle as I quite like it because my favourite Mediacorp actress was named Michelle. But I was so not used to it and did not respond immediately when people called me Michelle. My friends also laughed at me when they knew that I named myself Michelle. LOL.
After I have a blog, I used the Christian name Libby as Libby belongs to a pretty and capable colleague of mine in my ex-company. She is a Caucasian.
See how fickled-minded I can be, playing with all the different Christian names, but I never put those Christian names in my Identity Card as it was just for fun. Only my real name is used most frequently in my daily life and I feel very comfortable with it.