Seriously speaking, I have never liked my name. Pooja is such a common name. Every person you know might know one or the other Pooja. I always have felt that I should have been named something more appealing and something less common. But, for some unknown, spooky reason, I have been the only Pooja in my class throughout my schooling and college life. Some consideration I must say!
To top it all, most friends call me Poo, Pooj, Pooji and Pooh. Pooh is my favourite out of the lot. Thanks Mana..I like the way you call me :) My mom calls me Pooju sometimes. Again, these are common nick names. Well, with a common name Pooja, I couldn’t have expected to have a less common nick name.
Now you must be thinking why I am ranting about names and nick names today. Well, I was trying to create a new E-mail ID for myself with my name in it and lo, it is just not possible to create one with my actual name in it. Firstly, Pooja is a common name and if that was not enough, Sridhar is another common name. And, Pooja Sridhar in combination is another common name!! Google gives me weird suggestions, but, I am not happy with any of them. I tried adding special characters, numbers and what not but it just does not give a proper username. If it is something I like, they seem to exist already.
I have now dropped the idea of creating a new account. I will create a new Email Id only after I get married now. My only respite is that I find a guy with an uncommon name. Atleast then, maybe I can have an Email Id which I like!