Friday September 12, 2003

By Any Other Name

The Friday 5 for this week... Names

  1. Is the name you have now the same name that's on your birth certificate? If not, what's changed?
  2. If you could change your name (first, middle and/or last), what would it be?
  3. Why were you named what you were? (Is there a story behind it? Who specifically was responsible for naming you?)
  4. Are there any names you really hate or love? What are they and why?
  5. Is the analysis of your name at kabalarians.com /triggur.org /astroexpert accurate? How is or how isn't it?

  1. Is the name you have now the same name that's on your birth certificate? If not, what's changed?
    It's the same.

  2. If you could change your name (first, middle and/or last), what would it be?
    I've often thought of changing my middle name (sorry Mom). But, as I can't think of anything to change it too I simply use my middle initial.

  3. Why were you named what you were? (Is there a story behind it? Who specifically was responsible for naming you?)
    If I recall correctly, Mom always told me she "liked Vicki" so she named me Vicki. But she figured I should have a longer, more formal, name for things like job applications, signing checks, etc., so she lengthened Vicki to Victoria. So in my case, Vicki is not "short for Victoria". Instead, Victoria "is long for Vicki".

  4. Are there any names you really hate or love? What are they and why?
    I've never been fond of the "made up names" that no one else can spell or pronounce correctly. I've always felt sorry for people stuck with names that sound like a great parental joke (Candy Barr, King Lear, Bob White, Ima Hogg...). I'm not personally fond of the idea of saddling kids with "Jr." either... it doesn't take that much creativity to give a kid his own name. But, none of that's really my business and at least my parents didn't pull any tricks on me.

  5. Is the analysis of your name at kabalarians.com /triggur.org /astroexpert accurate? How is or how isn't it?
    No.
    Surely you're joking.

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