Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Blatant ripoff

In the tradition of Crystal, I too am ripping off Dirt.

I was just thinking today about how weird it is that our parents name us and, most of the time, we use those names for life. What if we had one name for a while, then everyone had to change it when they were like 10? Or 20? Or 23 (for example)? What would yours be?

Some names that I think are awesome right now:


I wanna hear some other good ones.


At 3:21 PM, Blogger Mari said...

this seems dangerous to me. if i had been allowed to change my name during my formative years, i would now be called either ariel (as in the little mermaid) or mariah (as in carey). so i sort of feel like i dodged a bullet on that one.

At 5:42 PM, Blogger Paul Tsikitas said...


At 11:12 PM, Blogger Courtney said...

if i had changed my name at 10, it would have been Aurora because i was obsessed with sleeping beauty. at 15, it would have been britney. at 20, britney. at 23...britney...

i'm noticing a pattern here.

anyway awesome names are awesome. so that's cool. beauregard is fucking awesome. i also like the name royal. it's so ug if you look at it as roy and then al. but together, its like royalty. der.

At 12:15 AM, Blogger Dirt said...

I'm biased. According to family history I was named by god (no shit). Ironically my name means 'judged by god' in hebrew. At the same time I'm not Jewish, so whatevs, right? Either way I've always wanted to be called Max. Which means, 'God freaking LOVES you man!' in Gaylick.

At 7:35 PM, Blogger Crystal said...

Actually I think Drew is pretty least it's flexible so you could be Andy on Mondays and Andrew on Tuesdays and Drew on Wednesdays and El Drewderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing.

Also, everyone in my life called me Crissy Bear until I was 10. (Seriously, my report cards from school said "Crissy Bear Bergemann") until I had a freakout one day and made my parents cut out the bear entirely and the crissy except in private.

At 10:33 PM, Blogger ChristineB. said...

So actually, I had never seen the show.

Low and behold the USA channel had like a 10 hour marathon of Law & Order today.

I've actually never really thought about having a different name. So I am of no good use to your post.

At 2:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 2:11 AM, Blogger KDHL said...

Great name changes:

Bob Dylan
Marilyn Monroe

Not so great:

The Artist
P. Diddy
J Lo

At 5:17 AM, Blogger j. leo said...

Good Christ, I hate Justin so much. That would be my last pick now. Jeff or Joe or Jay would be so much easier. Sometimes, since I hate saying it, people misunderstand me when I introduce myself and think it's Jason or Jesse. I would start lying to people but I'm too lazy to remember what I told them and adjust.

Why did my parents have to be so trendy??? I never changed it mainly because I didn't want to hurt their feelings... they were nice, this is the only thing I ever got mad at them for.. well that and living in Amish land. But I could change that.

But the easily memorable last name made up for it, so it's okay.

I like Robert De Niro's name in King of Comedy: Rupert Pupkin. That's classy.

At 6:16 PM, Blogger Werd said...

Ok, responses!

Mari -
You would be a wonderful Ariel.

Paul -
Yes, yes, yes, yes. A face full of yes!

Courtney -
Nope, no pattern. Don't know what you're talking about.

Dirt -
Is that a veiled Annie Hall reference?

Crystal -
You should know not to reveal this shit to me, cuz you'll never live it down.

Christine -
Still wicked jealous. You have to tell us when the episode is on.

Stev -
Well, yea. Obvi.

This is the only time when you're allowed to dig Prince, cuz you're right, that was a bad choice.

Leo -
Dually noted. And yes, but I would argue that _anything_ De Niro does, I'll agree with.


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