We should all be proud of our names and our identities.
My name doesn’t have a particularly amazing story–it was just a name my dad happened to like. I’m a twin, and my brother’s name also starts with an A (Alexander,) so I suppose that was a factor–Alex and Amanda sound nice together. As a younger kid, I never liked my name very much–for some reason, it seemed a little clunky and just not as pretty as other names I heard. But now, I feel like I’ve really grown into my name–not because my traits or behaviors have changed, but simply because I now find I like my name–it represents me and all the experiences I’ve had thus far.