Meaning of Name Assignment:
My name is Nicole Michelle Lianto. My parents named me Nicole simply because they were watching a movie with Nicole Kidman and they figured it was a nice name. Michelle is my mom’s first name; they gave me the middle name of Michelle because I was the first born child. My mom got her name from the Beatles song, Michelle. My grandpa was a big fan of theirs. Lianto is my dad’s last name. Lianto is not our true last name, but I don’t really know the story well enough to tell it. Technically my last name should be Lee. I have never been embarrassed of my name. I think it’s because my name is quite common and quite easy to say/pronounce. I have never changed my name or adopted a new name. I have had nicknames though, such as Nikki or Nik. I really only get called these names by family or close friends. I used to prefer Nikki, but as I got older, I began to like Nicole more.