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

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#1 of 42 OFFLINE   Paul_D



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Posted April 17 2002 - 12:14 AM

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. Posted Image (Brits Posted Image ). 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." Posted Image

Some more cool names that might be cool:

Aurora Borialis (if I were female)

Rock Hardens Posted Image

Jake Bullet (for Red Dwarf fans)

Johnny McClane

Hanson Solo

So, what do you all think of your names? Any others you'd prefer?
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#2 of 42 OFFLINE   Artur Meinild

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Posted April 17 2002 - 02:11 AM

I pretty much like my name, although people usually misspell it! Posted Image
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#3 of 42 OFFLINE   TheoGB



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Posted April 17 2002 - 03:50 AM

Hey be glad Paul. I once heard of a Paul Mycock...Posted Image

#4 of 42 OFFLINE   Jeff Braddock

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Posted April 17 2002 - 04:26 AM

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

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#5 of 42 OFFLINE   Bill Eberhardt

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Posted April 17 2002 - 05:06 AM

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 of 42 OFFLINE   Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm

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Posted April 17 2002 - 05:20 AM

What's not to like about "Ange Hamm?"
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#7 of 42 OFFLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted April 17 2002 - 05:21 AM

I like my name, Steve is a cool sharp sexy name. Posted Image

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.

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#8 of 42 OFFLINE   Malcolm R

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Posted April 17 2002 - 06:17 AM

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. Posted Image

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.
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#9 of 42 OFFLINE   Howard Williams

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Posted April 17 2002 - 06:41 AM

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"
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#10 of 42 OFFLINE   Micah Cohen

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Posted April 17 2002 - 06:43 AM

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")

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#11 of 42 OFFLINE   MickeS



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Posted April 17 2002 - 07:26 AM

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. Posted Image


#12 of 42 OFFLINE   Holadem


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Posted April 17 2002 - 08:39 AM

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

#13 of 42 OFFLINE   John Spencer

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Posted April 17 2002 - 09:17 AM

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?
Never heard of this. I'm a honky.

#14 of 42 OFFLINE   Pamela


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Posted April 17 2002 - 09:43 AM

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 of 42 OFFLINE   Richard Travale

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Posted April 17 2002 - 09:57 AM

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!
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#16 of 42 OFFLINE   StanleyK



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Posted April 17 2002 - 10:26 AM

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

#17 of 42 OFFLINE   Dave Poehlman

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Posted April 17 2002 - 10:40 AM

I've always thought of David as being associated with wierdo magicians. I prefer to be called: "Big Daddy"

#18 of 42 OFFLINE   Scott D S

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Posted April 17 2002 - 11:14 AM

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

#19 of 42 OFFLINE   RobertR


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Posted April 17 2002 - 11:22 AM

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. Posted Image

#20 of 42 OFFLINE   Paul_D



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Posted April 17 2002 - 11:25 AM

I also wouldn't mind going by "Da Big Cheese". Posted Image
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