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National Name Yourself Day

donmdonm Posts: 8,912 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

If you could choose any name for yourself for one day, what would it be? Is there any name you've wished you could have?

It's also National Prisoner Of War Day...a day to honor POW's. My dad was held as a POW by the Germans for 14 mos after bailing out of his P-51 Mustang over Germany. He had 3 kills before getting hit by anti-aircraft fire on a bomber escort mission.

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  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 13,779 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Probably some double entendre pun name with mischievous intent.

  • DvilleDawgDvilleDawg Posts: 316 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Any name other than the one I got. My parents went to Cherokee when mama was pregnant with me so I got a very odd english name. It might be a very common Cherokee name though. Then they topped the cake by using Jon as my middle name. Growing up in the 60's as a girl with an odd first name, the middle name was of no help whatsoever.

    A special prayer sent up for all POW's and a huge Thank You.

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 13,779 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    DvilleDawg. As a fellow child of the 60s, though male, it seems a girl having a masculine name back then could be sort of liberating.

  • DvilleDawgDvilleDawg Posts: 316 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    WC, it might have been if I hadn't lived in such a small town. A girl with the name Jon was unheard of and just weird to my friends and classmates.

  • FirePlugDawgFirePlugDawg Posts: 3,708 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Pardon the generalization. Girls and names. Knew a Mary Louise who insisted on being called Louise. Knew a Louise Mary who insisted on being called Mary. Many girls (and later as women) enjoy having a unique name. Guys generally are more conformist in my experience. Knew a guy named Hugh that hated his name. This is when Hugh O'Brien was big on TV (ancient). No figuring names.

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 13,779 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited April 9

    Dville - kids can be **** nozzles. If you'd been able to see as much back then, it might have had a liberating affect on your perspective. Once you're off the conventional wagon, you're free to be yourself. It happened in the south with people like Truman Capote in that era. If he'd conformed to standards who can say if he'd of developed his unique perspective and creative impulse.

  • VALDOSTADAWGVALDOSTADAWG Posts: 1,119 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
  • tfk_fanboytfk_fanboy Posts: 1,491 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
  • JoelSidneyKellyJoelSidneyKelly Posts: 2,188 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I'd change my name to Mike Trout.

  • donmdonm Posts: 8,912 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
  • orlandoorlando Posts: 1,484 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Had a regular customer years ago at local dealership who’s name was Horace Dick.

  • AnotherDawgAnotherDawg Posts: 1,699 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I wouldn't mind rolling with my p0rn name (you know, first dog + street you grew up on)?

    Rocky Longview

  • AnotherDawgAnotherDawg Posts: 1,699 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Also, when I was young, I had three close friends named Ran Barton, Trip Gray, and Fell Herdeg.

    Ran, trip, and fell. (No joke.)

  • FirePlugDawgFirePlugDawg Posts: 3,708 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
  • ghostofuga1ghostofuga1 Posts: 3,067 mod

    For some reason, Pup Carmel doesn't sound like it would make it too far in the industry......

  • JRT812JRT812 Posts: 3,064 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Same here.. sargeant (aka sarge) pepperdine III Hunter road or Sophia (aka Sophy) pepperdine Hunter road doesn’t sound real good in my opinion. Dad gave the black labs to me as a grad present.

    Always wanted to be called pistol pete, el hombre, or tiny tim’s peg leg. I would take those as names.


    Oh @donm bro, that is short but incredible story about your dad! Much respect to him and appreciate him

  • AnotherDawgAnotherDawg Posts: 1,699 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Ditto what @JRT812 said about your dad @donm.

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