Everybodys done it. It’s not like it’s dirty or anything. But you don’t normally tell everyone about it. If it comes up in converstation, fine. But don’t go and brag about it cause that’s not on. It’s called Ego-surfing and it’s all about looking your name up in google.
Some articles I’ve read talk about doing it for your own private security to guard against identity theft but I think that is bullshit. It goes deeper in to your psyche than that. I think it’s human nature to wonder if you have a doppelganger somewhere in the world and this is one way to test the theory. Or find out if you are a googledork.
In my ego-surfing google life, I am a:
When you choose a name, does it define what you will end up being? If your name is Mary or Diane will you be a care giver? If you are Iggy or John will you be a rock star? What about if your name was Kelly – would you be condemened to a life a bad ankles? Does it so happen that if you choose Gavin for you son he will grow up to be a dropkick? (couldn’t resist).
My cousin’s name is Leif. I have always thought it was a cool name but when she was growing up she wanted to be called Lisa as it was a name that fit in more with the kids at school. That is a completely understandable reaction as kids can be cruel, but now she has reclaimed her original name as she obviously more comfortable with herself and it. (Hope you don’t mind me saying this Leif)
I can’t say I’ve ever been uncomfortable with my name (it’s got a wanky meaning like beloved friend) but is anyone here pissed off with their parents for their chosen moniker?