Thursday, December 18, 2008
How did you get your name?
Instead of ranting about corporate fuckheads and the impending loss of jobs for nearly everyone at Mr. Riot Kitty's work, I thought I'd come up with something with slightly less bile.
I have been snowed in most of the week, doing what work from home that I can, and reading news stories in between. Once a reporter, always a news junkie...
Anyway, I came across a list of the top 100 baby names for 2008. Mine wasn't in it at all; Mr. Riot Kitty's was #51. Actually, his middle name was #51 - his first/legal name is his late dad's name, but he's always been called by his middle name so they wouldn't get confused, and it just stuck.
Just curious - how did you all get your names?
I was named after a Beatles song. (And no, it wasn't "The Yellow Submarine," smart ass.)
My dad says before it came out, hardly anyone in the U.S. had heard of that (French) name. Now everyone just mispronounces it...
When I was little, I kept telling my parents that I had changed my name. Then, when I grew up, I changed my middle and last names - just because I felt like it.
When Mr. Riot Kitty and I got married, a few people asked why I didn't change my last name to his.
I replied, "I like my last name. I paid $500 for it!"