Do you like your name? If not, what would you rather be called?

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  1. Paul_D

    Paul_D Cinematographer

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    I've always thought Paul was a bad name. It has a soft sound, and is decidedly too common to give its bearer any name-based memorability. Although you can certainly find many cool people who hold the name Paul: Paul Newman, Paul Thomas Anderson, some guys in the bible, Paul Gasghoine. Oh shit no, strike that last one. [​IMG] (Brits [​IMG] ). I'd never actually legally change my name, but I would willingly spend the odd minute here and there, fantasizing about a life which is underpinned by a different, cooler name. e.g. Max Power ala The Simpsons. "Max Power does not abbreviate." [​IMG]
    Some more cool names that might be cool:
    Aurora Borialis (if I were female)
    Rock Hardens [​IMG]
    Jake Bullet (for Red Dwarf fans)
    Johnny McClane
    Hanson Solo
    So, what do you all think of your names? Any others you'd prefer?
     
  2. Artur Meinild

    Artur Meinild Screenwriter

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    I pretty much like my name, although people usually misspell it! [​IMG]
     
  3. TheoGB

    TheoGB Screenwriter

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    Hey be glad Paul. I once heard of a Paul Mycock...[​IMG]
     
  4. Jeff Braddock

    Jeff Braddock Second Unit

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    At least your not named after the race car driver Dick Trickle. You should be thankful for that.

    I had a friend in college that always said he was going to name his kid Sebastian so he could abbreviate it and call him C. Bass
     
  5. Bill Eberhardt

    Bill Eberhardt Stunt Coordinator

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    Well, you can call me Ray. Or you can call me Jay...

    I can't complain about my name. I had a mate in college that was named Tom Collins. He was a heavy drinker - go figure?
     
  6. Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm

    Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm Supporting Actor

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    What's not to like about "Ange Hamm?"
     
  7. Steve Christou

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    I like my name, Steve is a cool sharp sexy name. [​IMG]
    At one time I was thinking of changing it to Steve Juan Villa-Lobos Ramirez, but nah Steve Christou is ok, has religious overtones even though I am not in any way a deity worshipper, or even dietry worshipper.
     
  8. Malcolm R

    Malcolm R Executive Producer

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    Well, I probably wouldn't have chosen "Malcolm," but it's better than "Bruno" which is what my father wanted to name me. Apologies to any Brunos out there, but thank heavens Mom talked him out of that one. [​IMG]
    I've always been partial to "J" names: Joshua, Julian, Jackson, Jason. I also like "Marc" and "David." My cousin named her first son "Jamison" which I thought was pretty cool.
     
  9. Howard Williams

    Howard Williams Supporting Actor

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    I like my name. I think it looks very bold and dignified in print. I was named after one of my fathers' Naval Officers. My mother wanted to name me Paul, in honor of the guy in the Bible. I've always been partial to French names. I've always liked "Andre"
     
  10. Micah Cohen

    Micah Cohen Screenwriter

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    Bond. James Bond.

    S'got a nice ring to it. Definitely doesn't work with my given name. But chicks three-sheets to the wind never seem to notice.

    MC (or, should I say, "JB")
     
  11. MickeS

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    I like my name (Michael). Micke is the Swedish nickname for Michael, here in the US it's Mike of course. I feel like it fits me. [​IMG]
    /mike
     
  12. Holadem

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    I firmly believe I have the coolest first name on earth!

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    Holadem
     
  13. John Spencer

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    I've always been partial to the name Haywood Jablowme. I find it to be a real conversation-starter.

    On a personal level, I've always wanted to be referred to as "Master," but my friends keep telling me that the only way that would work is if my last name were "Baiter." What's that all about?
     
  14. Pamela

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    I like the name Pamela. It's not over-used. It goes nicely with the rest of my name. People call me Pamela Sue (which I'm not) or Pamela Lee (which I'm not, thank God). Pamela Jane _ _ _ _ _ _ _. Works for me!
     
  15. Richard Travale

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    Richard or Rich is an ok name. I never let people call me Rick or even worse, DICK.

    Of course if I could choose my name it would either be Viper or Flame Boy!
     
  16. StanleyK

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    My name is spelled S-T-A-N-L-E-Y but it's pronounced Throatwarbler Mangrove.
     
  17. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    I've always thought of David as being associated with wierdo magicians.

    I prefer to be called: "Big Daddy"
     
  18. Scott D S

    Scott D S Supporting Actor

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    I'm okay with Scott but my last name begins with "S" as well and I am not a fan of the alliteration.
     
  19. RobertR

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    Robert works for me. And it's one of the most flexible names there is, because there are so many variations--Bob, Bobby, Rob, Robby, even Roberto and Robaire. [​IMG]
     
  20. Paul_D

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    I also wouldn't mind going by "Da Big Cheese". [​IMG]
     

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