Friday, September 12th, 2003
9:25 am - Friday Five - 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?
Wouldn't change a thing. I like my name.

3. Why were you named what you were? (Is there a story behind it? Who specifically was responsible for naming you?)
I'm a "III", so I'm named for my father and for my grandfather.

4. Are there any names you really hate or love? What are they and why?
I dislike names that parents have stuck on kids purely for shock value or to show how cool *they* are (e.g. Dweezil). Character names from soap operas rate pretty low with me, too. Names I like? If I couldn't have mine, perhaps Robert or Richard. I have no strong preferences as far as women's names go, other than to note that a lot of women that I have been attracted to over the years have been named Deborah (or Debra), or some combination of Mary and Elizabeth.

5. Is the analysis of your name at accurate? How or how isn't it?

Your name gives you self-assurance (I wish...), independence (Certainly...), and confidence (Usually...). You have depth of mind and the ability to concentrate and to follow a line of thought to a logical conclusion (That's what I like to think, anyway...). Your love of challenging the concepts of others invariably leads you to create your own ideas and to pioneer new lines of thought (Again, I am a legend in my own mind...). Your strong characteristic of individuality qualifies you as a leader (Actually, it's just that I'm the only one stupid enough to step forward...). You must be independent and you do not brook interference in any way (Well, yeah...). Although you do not tolerate interference in your own affairs, this characteristic does not prevent you from interfering in the affairs of others (I wouldn't call it interfering, exactly...). You are usually either telling or showing someone how to do something properly (Okay, that's a fair cop...). Although you are good-natured and never intend offence, still your blunt, direct and candid manner of expression strains friendships (I'm always amazed that people like me...); your honesty and sincerity earn respect from others. You have to be your own boss as it is most difficult for you to submit to direction from others (No, not really. I just couldn't be a cog, is all. If I respect the other person, I don't mind taking direction at all...).

Huh. That actually seems fairly accurate. A lot of it is certainly how I often think of myself. I can be awfully annoying. OTOH, the analyses that I'd get if I were a Richard or a Robert also seem to fit. I'm not sure what to think about that.

Edited to further analyze the results.
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Jessalterjess on September 12th, 2003 - 08:54 am
Hm. Except that I'm a lousy teacher, your name analysis suits me much better than mine did.
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