“I love my name,” says Misty, a 44-year-old who was born in Virginia, but now resides in South Carolina.
“It’s not a nickname–I was named for the song my parents loved to dance to when they were dating.”
Misty’s name was one of the top 1,000 names in the nation from 1960 until 2000, and it was in the top 100 from 1973 to 1984. It ranked 574th the year she was born.
What does Misty like most about her name?
It’s a symbol of my parents’ love for each other and it makes me happy. I never had to deal with stupid nicknames, since my name was so short. And there aren’t many Mistys running around.
What does Misty like least about her name?
I hate people thinking it’s short for something, and not accepting my answer when I tell them it’s not. And I hate people mispronouncing it as Missy or Mitzi or misspelling it. M-I-S-T-Y! It isn’t that complicated!
I don’t ever dislike my name, though – I just end up disliking the people who can’t be bothered to get it right.