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Introducing Myself 2
Actually my name is Yuliya. Yuliya is one of the most common names in my country, like Ann or Alex. When I was in a high school, there were three girls in my class with the same name. I can`t even imagine how many girls had the name Yuliya in the whole school. One of them had the same first name and last name, and her patronymic (name) sounded almost the same as mine. My full name looks like this: Kim Yuliya Aleksandrovna; and hers: Kim Yuliya Alikovna. You see! And when we needed to check a list of our grades, usually the teachers wrote our first and last names. But it didn't work for us. So I asked my mum why did she named me Yuliya. And she said because it was the most popular name. Oh. The point is I [prefer ??] for rare, unusual names. Because when I already know someone -- let's say, a Mary -- and the next day I meet another Mary, I unconsciously compare them. If my parents had been a fan of Star Wars and named me Obi-Wan Kenobi, I would have been so grateful. At least my name would have been easy to memorise, and the most part of the world wouldn't have that name. Thanx for reading this.
As someone who is not Russian, I have noticed that most Russians tend to share a relatively limited universe of given names. Maybe that's where your patronymics helps to distinguish you from someone else.
Your paragraph was very well written, and quite humorous.
Most of my "corrections" had to do with tenses. Because you state near the beginning of your composition that, "when I was in high school," it was necessary to put many of the verbs into the past tense.
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