I don’t own my first/last name .com domain name. Someone bought it several years before I was buying domain names, and he seems to happily use it. I would love to own the name, but it’s not important enough to me to buy it.
The first lesson many public people learn is to buy their domain name in the .com. For most people, their matching domain name is available to hand register. I have helped people buy and/or register their name .com, and it’s a smart thing to do if it will benefit them (ie if they’re running for office or are building their own brand). Even if there is no “need” for it at the time, it can be a good thing to own.
Do you own your first+last name .com domain name?