I hate my birth-name with the fire of a thousand suns. Why? Because no one can pronounce it. Imagine having your name mangled every day for 32 years. See how you feel about it.
2) If you could change your name to anything else, what would it be?
As springdew said, I can and I will. Problem is deciding what. I used to want to change it to Sarah, which is the word-root for the name I'm currently saddled with; now I'm thinking Shira, which has the advantage of
a) just having the vowels transposed from my legal name, so people will adjust to it better,
b) actually meaning "song", and
c) being close to an '80s pop-culture reference.
3) What names would you consider giving your children?
Well, obviously I like "Elayna Jade". :) If she wasn't Elayna Jade, she'd have been Julia Erin or Emily Joy - Jewish naming tradition, naming kids with the initials of deceased relatives.
Were I to spawn again, Adam and I like Miranda, and I like Daniel Halloran. :)
4) If you had a band, what would you name it, and why?
Pumpkin Spider. (Long story, best told in person to utilize voice and gesture fun.) One of the fun parts of being a writer? I get to use all the fun band names I come up with! Pumpkin Spider and Driftwood Angels are bands in Shayara.
mgrasso, can I use Bindi Failure?
5) Is there a name that you completely hate? Why?
Mmmm. Not really. I've had icky people in my life, but their names have tended to repeat on good people, so no name is truly tainted.
This has been your obPost so my LJ calendar won't have blank spots. :) And I am taking the day off from my big project, because I deserve a weekend just like everyone else.